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Old 06-03-2014, 07:12 AM   #1
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Skyjacker 4 inch lift review.

Good Moring everyone,

Thinking about purchasing skyjackers 4 inch sport lift for my 2011 2D jk. cant find to many good reviews. So any reviews on Skyjackers lift kits would be appreciated. This kits is reasonably priced @ $600.00 comes with hydro 7000 shocks and springs. couple reviews estimated 5 total inches of lift, when lift was installed. I believe this is due to make up for the intended spring sag. Information/opinions on this lift would be appreciated.

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Old 06-03-2014, 08:21 AM   #2
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I don't know if this is still true but skyjacker use to be a really rough ride.

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Old 06-03-2014, 08:32 AM   #3
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If you research your bound to see 5 bad reviews to every 1 good one. Skyjacker is known across the inter webs for bad lifts.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:36 AM   #4
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What size tires do you intend to run
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:45 AM   #5
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The lift is cheap because it lacks parts that belong with that much lift. Driveshafts, steering/roll geometry, etc.
Plus .. Unless you're running 40" tires, 4" is totally overkill. Less is better on a Jk.

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Old 06-03-2014, 05:40 PM   #6
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I have 255/75r17 now so like 32 in a half.
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:41 PM   #7
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would a 2.5 inch lift be more suitable?
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:56 PM   #8
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Yes. You really don't need any lift. A 4 inch lift on stock size tires will be ridiclous.
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:56 PM   #9
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would a 2.5 inch lift be more suitable?
Absolutely Suitable/cheaper, less parts and less problems if not done right.

What are you thinking as far as budget ?

Edit: are you sticking with the stock tires ?
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:51 PM   #10
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KJeeper will shit on me when it comes to lifts, but basically 2.5 is the limit before having to mess with caster and drive shafts and such. If I were you, for a badass setup, go 2.5 inch lift of your choice (not skyjacker, go Teraflex, AEV, Rockkrawler, or synergy. They are all great brands) then, pick up some 35s, if youre really on a budget you can pick up 35x12.5x15 Goodyear MTRs with Kevlar for 200 a tire. That's a pretty good plan for some nice offroading and badass looks. Overall you have the 2.5 inch lift, 35s, and from there flat flares when available. That will be plenty.
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:52 PM   #11
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Big lifts and big tires are cool and many of us love them but they come at the expense of replacing secondary steering and driveline parts, rough rides and poor handling. Some of these issues can managed and delayed by installing a high quality lift kit that is well-engineered. A 4" lift kit is considered a big lift because lifts kits often net more lift than advertised.

Unfortunately, the low cost lifts like Skyjacker, Rough Country, Rusty's and a few others do not fall in the high quality category and will likely eventually cause you problems. You may consider buying one of them because it fits in your current budget and replace it later, however a significant portion of the cost is the money and/or time to install it. There is also the cost of the parts that subsequently fatigue including sometimes parts in the lift kit itself. Shocks specifically will make or break your ride so invest in a good set of shocks and not the throw-ins included by low end lifts. Shock extensions and the stock shocks is better than many of the low cost shocks.

If your budget is limited then stick to a 2.5" lift or smaller from a quality manufacturer. Start with Teraflex, Rancho even OME. If your budget is really limited then you will be better served by a Budget Boost (spacer lift) and dare I say maybe even a body lift.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:19 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the advice. I'm a technician and have access to all the alignment tools and shop tools in the world. I do NOT have the experience when it comes to lifting a vehicle. I understand you get what you pay for, and more lift = more problems. I was looking for a lift that would suit off road needs and daily driving. looking to spend about $600. time is no issue, for I work on vehicles for a living. and as far as my tire size I don't believe they are stock size but I could be wrong. I'm currently not looking to use bigger tires.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:22 PM   #13
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Having a shop, tools and skills will be useful but just beware of low cost lift kits. Check out the 2.5" lift from TF. Big lifts are great off road but no so much on road. For a good balance moderation is best.
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What size tire? A 33" will fit with no lift. Even a small leveling kit will do the trick.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:28 PM   #15
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yeah I enjoy me jeeps ride now, its a little stiff, but I have never owed a lifted vehicle. what brand is "tf".??
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its a 255/75r17 i thinks its a 32.5
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I'm looking to balance out my ride quality at the same time. as well as get a functional off road lift.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:32 PM   #18
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i have a 4 inch long arm kit from rough country and love it the shop i had install it did a greet job i havent had any problems out if it infact it has a lifetime warranty if anything breaks they replace it no questions no cost
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yeah I enjoy me jeeps ride now, its a little stiff, but I have never owed a lifted vehicle. what brand is "tf".??
Teraflex

Here is the commonly installed kit.

Teraflex 1351000 - TeraFlex 2.5" Lift Kit without Shocks for 07-14 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec

Just add your favorite shocks and enjoy!
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:58 PM   #20
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Teraflex Here is the commonly installed kit. Teraflex 1351000 - TeraFlex 2.5" Lift Kit without Shocks for 07-14 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec Just add your favorite shocks and enjoy!
Paired with Rancho 9000's
Act now $100 rebate on these shocks. Looking at $750 ish total
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You need zero lift with factory tires of 255/75/17. I personally think a lift would look odd with that size tire.
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afarro2014, I can get you into a lift or leveling kit within your budget. PM me for quotes.

DO NOT go 4" on a $600 lift. Seems like you are heeding everyone's advice.

Usually the good lifts have stiffer spring rates so they do not sag under added weight like steel bumpers and armor. If you do not enjoy a little bit stiffer ride than you do now you may not like the ride of a lifted vehicle. The Rancho RS9000XL shocks can improve upon that. They are adjustable. However a budget boost may be up your alley. PM me and we can discuss.

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