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Murchisons suspension kits are way overpriced. Look whats in the kit, then buy the bits from SBR off-road.
That's actually the best way to do it. SBR have always been cheaper than any other of the major Australian suppliers.
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Agree with above - an Engineer cert will add a lot of cost and possible problems you never saw coming, so if you're not going for broke, then is a reasonable call to keep it legal.

Some good shock and good coils and a Saturday with friend or two and some pizza and beer will get it done. Look at pictures for a tire you like - but be aware of track width restrictions or there is more engineering.

Pays to do research and ask questions, but you have to decide if you're going to need that cert first, as it is a game changer in terms of cost and what you can do.
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an Engineer cert will add a lot of cost
Not necessarily, I believe both DBOR and JeepKonnection charge around $600 to engineer a number of lifts (i've had mine done).
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Yes they do. AEV kits you can install yourself and have it engineered for $650 via JeepKonnection.

What's the real world difference off-road between 2" lift and say 2.5" and 3.5" lift?

Last time I was off road with no lift scraped the fuel tank plate, so not too sure 2" will be enough?

I'll be going with 34" (305/70R17) tires to keep it legal.

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That's actually the best way to do it. SBR have always been cheaper than any other of the major Australian suppliers.
SBR are by far the best place Ive ever bought my jeeps parts from. Great to deal with, fast shipping.
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Yes they do. AEV kits you can install yourself and have it engineered for $650 via JeepKonnection.

What's the real world difference off-road between 2" lift and say 2.5" and 3.5" lift?

Last time I was off road with no lift scraped the fuel tank plate, so not too sure 2" will be enough?

I'll be going with 34" (305/70R17) tires to keep it legal.
To start with 305/70/17 tyres on a JK are not legal unless you get the diffs engineered, (not going to happen on stock diffs, the largest is 295/70/17).

The AEV 2.5" lift kit is a good kit but I'd go with the Rancho drop brackets as they are welded not bolted together. I originally had the 2.5" AEV and drop brackets but I've been running fully adjustable control arms all round on the new AEV 3.5" springs I have due to the drop bracket snapping.

The Bilsteins in the AEV kits are specifically valved to suit the vehicles whereas the Fox shocks in the DBOR kits aren't, (I'm running Fox remote res shocks now as well).

Easiest way around your problem is to get Henry @ Jeep Konnection to put AEV 2" lift kit onto the invoice not the 2.5" and you'll have the paperwork you desire.
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To start with 305/70/17 tyres on a JK are not legal unless you get the diffs engineered, (not going to happen on stock diffs, the largest is 295/70/17).

The AEV 2.5" lift kit is a good kit but I'd go with the Rancho drop brackets as they are welded not bolted together. I originally had the 2.5" AEV and drop brackets but I've been running fully adjustable control arms all round on the new AEV 3.5" springs I have due to the drop bracket snapping.

The Bilsteins in the AEV kits are specifically valved to suit the vehicles whereas the Fox shocks in the DBOR kits aren't, (I'm running Fox remote res shocks now as well).

Easiest way around your problem is to get Henry @ Jeep Konnection to put AEV 2" lift kit onto the invoice not the 2.5" and you'll have the paperwork you desire.

Well my jeep has a placard that says 255/75R17 which is 815mm in diameter. 305/70R17 is 859mm in diameter, so the difference is 44mm. Well within the 50mm overall diameter, so I should be ok shouldn't I?

Thanks for the bracket recommendation, looks like a better option!
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