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Old 03-20-2014, 12:26 PM   #1
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Lift kit help

I have an 09 wranger sahara and im looking to put a lift on it about 3 to 4 inches. Ive been looking on 4x4 parts and it all the lifts ive looked at say it will fit the wranger x and unlimited and rubicons. Would it make a difference going on my sahara because I cant find an answer. Im new to the jeep world so im still learning and dont wana buy the wrong thing.

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Old 03-20-2014, 04:51 PM   #2
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Sahara/Rubicon/X is meaningless. The only thing you need to watch for is 2dr vs. 4dr. Even then they would fit, but because of the weight differential involved, putting a 4dr lift on a 2dr would result in a higher than advertised lift.

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Old 03-20-2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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Yea I saw the 2dr and 4dr warning on the website. What is a good brand of lift because Ive seen like skyjacker coils and shocks for under 1000 but then some other lifts are 2 to 3 grand what do I need to look for when buying a suspension lift and what to avoid. Like I said im new to this whole thing
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:52 PM   #4
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Get a Teraflex lift they ride better than most other lifts. I'm putting a their 3 inch kit on my jeep when it gets here.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:37 PM   #5
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First you need to decide on a tire size. There's absolutely no need for a 3-4" lift (most aftermarket coils yield more) unless needed and/or running big tires.
Research is your best friend here. A lot of these shops put a price on height when the kit is missing key parts to work. I see it all the time.
"Hey ... Ripoff off-road wants to sell me a 4" Procomp lift for $500 installed" ??? Run lol

Read this thread and others within the tech sticky
Newby's guide to lifting your JK

Here's another (3" plus lifts)
Jeep Jk, Caster and lifting.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:40 PM   #6
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TF is a very good choice. Stay away from budget lift kits for bigger lifts. Anything over 3-3.5" is a sizable lift for Jeep that still has function well on road 99% of the time. The kits that cost $3K usually include some parts that are absolutely required. Most lift kits provide more lift than advertised. So a 2.5" kit will usually give you 3.0".

How big you go is your choice but just be aware of the additional costs along the way.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:33 AM   #7
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Im thinking of just going with the teraflex 2.5 in lift with 33s. im not looking to do anything crazy with it just a little more clearance is all
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Im thinking of just going with the teraflex 2.5 in lift with 33s. im not looking to do anything crazy with it just a little more clearance is all
Good choice If you choose the option "no shocks or no extensions" a rear axle side track bar bracket is included which I recommend.

Currently Rancho has a promo going for a rebate on 4 shocks.

Looking at $750 or so total
Should be enough to get you going. If steering feels a little light. Front lower control arms or Ca Drop brackets raise caster and help handling.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:28 AM   #9
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Ok. Ill look into rancho shocks. Thanks for yalls help
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:09 PM   #10
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Another question. Pro comp or tera flex. They both have a 2.5 in lift which is what I m looking for and they are both about the same price. Who makes a better lift?
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Another question. Pro comp or tera flex. They both have a 2.5 in lift which is what I m looking for and they are both about the same price. Who makes a better lift?
Teraflex is one of the most known brands out there. Although procomp is as well, teraflex really specializes in their lifts. Definite go teraflex, they really give the best product and amazing customer service to go along with it. I can't say the same about procomp, although I haven't installed a procomp lift.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:46 PM   #12
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Absolutely. Teraflex has great QUALITY suspension products. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:09 AM   #13
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I rarely see Metalcloak mentioned in these threads, should take a look at there lift kits as well. Seems to be a quality kit

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