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Old 05-24-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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I am now so confused about SOA or SUA

I have read and read about lift kits and all the do's and dont's.
I would like to run 33's on my wrangler and lift it about 4 inches.
I will be using it 95% of the time on the road and doing a little trail driving.
Nothing aggressive.
I am thinking buying a spring kit 4 inch and upgrading to the better shocks.
Now I am lost as to what kit and shocks, I know this is a big preference thing but really can anyone help?

Could we list the better springs to give me a smoother ride and then list some shocks best first and so on?

I see the kits start at 500 bucks.
Money is not really an issue but I don't want to spend stupid money for something that's not necessary for what i need.
I hear skyjacker are good and also Rough country.
So I guess what I am asking really, is it better to mix and match or would I be better to just get a kit and upgrade the shocks, like I can with rough rider kits.

thanks all (newbie here)

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Old 05-24-2010, 09:40 PM   #2
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like you said it really comes down to preference. Personally I went with the cheap $500 rough country lift. I'm sure you have heard that this will not give you the smoothest ride, but it does come with everything you need. And you could always invest in better shocks which should help smooth it out. either way it gets you the 4" your looking for.

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For what you described I would get a 4" spring under lift. Its bone simple and will install with out much fuss no matter what kit you buy. I have been looking at the RC kit as its complete for mine. However if I had the money I would get some deaver springs and Old man emu shocks.. but that is way over my simple budget. Thus I will run what ever shocks come with the kit I get.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:57 PM   #4
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like you said it really comes down to preference. Personally I went with the cheap $500 rough country lift. I'm sure you have heard that this will not give you the smoothest ride, but it does come with everything you need. And you could always invest in better shocks which should help smooth it out. either way it gets you the 4" your looking for.
I did toy with the idea of getting the RC kit and going for there top shocks, seems a more sensible Idea as a lot of people have fitted this kit and say the same, excellent kit just a little rough on the ride.
I will do this for now and I am sure when I have this for a while then I will play and find my balance, just really need a good starting point.

Thanks all being a first time owner I appreciate all the comments

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hope all turns out well. If you choose to go with the RC lift its really simple to install and you said money is not really an issue, so I would suggest investing in better shocks if that is the case. The ones that come with the kit are really cheap. But whatever you decide to do just remember to put up some pictures when its done!
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hope all turns out well. If you choose to go with the RC lift its really simple to install and you said money is not really an issue, so I would suggest investing in better shocks if that is the case. The ones that come with the kit are really cheap. But whatever you decide to do just remember to put up some pictures when its done!
Thanks I think what I am going to do seen as this is my first, is to go with the rough country 4" lift kit and change the shocks to the nitro 9000 shocks this way when its done I can get a feel for it and then decide what I need.
I have been down the suspension road before took me 4 years to get my shocks for my ATV sorted and then had them custom made, but I run Nitrous on it and race across the desert.
This is all new to me but thanks everyone really appreciate the help.
I will post some pictures of the jeep as it is now later.
I am doing a complete restore down to the frame.

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