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Old 05-26-2010, 06:38 PM   #1
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Help with Suspension Lift

I have decided to run 33's on my TJ. So my question to you is should I go for a 4" lift and all that entails (sye/cv, extended brake lines, steering stabilizer) or go with a 3.75" combo (2.5" suspension, 1.25" body) Let me know! Thanks!

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Old 05-26-2010, 07:33 PM   #2
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I went with RC 3.25 suspension lift with 1.25 BL. I am happy

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combo is a very good route, esp if most of your applications are on road. This is why I went with OME 2.5 + JKS 1.25. Rides great, looks good, and still has plenty of flex for the very occasional offroading that I do.
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combo is a very good route, esp if most of your applications are on road. This is why I went with OME 2.5 + JKS 1.25. Rides great, looks good, and still has plenty of flex for the very occasional offroading that I do.
If I could afford the OME i'd do the DPG offroad combo.
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I went with RC 3.25 suspension lift with 1.25 BL. I am happy
Id do the 3.25 but I cant afford to get an sye/cv...any driveline vibe issues?
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If I could afford the OME i'd do the DPG offroad combo.
Thats actually where I got mine. Now I dont know this for sure, but Dirk was very accommodating to work with - he may be willing to split the price into a couple months, or you could see if he would give you the 'kit price' but pay for the OME one month and the JKS stuff the next month. Just a thought.
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I just ordered the 3.25" lift kit from RC and should be here tommorow. It comes with springs, 2.5" shocks(.75" spacers), swaybar ext, transfercase drop, rear trac bar drop. All the reviews I read guys like it and haven't had and drive issues and the best part is I paid $523 shipped! That also includes quick disconnects and steering stabalizer.
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Thats actually where I got mine. Now I dont know this for sure, but Dirk was very accommodating to work with - he may be willing to split the price into a couple months, or you could see if he would give you the 'kit price' but pay for the OME one month and the JKS stuff the next month. Just a thought.
Ive heard nothing but great things about Dirk. I have to get my priorities. The money I get to do this is from a summer job (Im in high school). I can defiantly afford that lift, but it would only leave me with a grand for wheels and tires. Why spend twice as much for 33" clearance. Im not doing crazy offroading anyways. I know its better quality, but Im on a budget. I figure Ill spend $550 on the lift, $200 for the wheels, $800 on the tires. The rest is going into the stereo and gas.
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I just ordered the 3.25" lift kit from RC and should be here tommorow. It comes with springs, 2.5" shocks(.75" spacers), swaybar ext, transfercase drop, rear trac bar drop. All the reviews I read guys like it and haven't had and drive issues and the best part is I paid $523 shipped! That also includes quick disconnects and steering stabalizer.
Im looking forward to hear how you like it. This is the kit I am considering. Are you doing 33's?
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if budget is a major concern do a 2'' suspension (don’t have to screw with SYE or drive shafts) and a body lift of your choice. aftermarket wheels with a decreased backspacing will help with tire clearance. Personally though I hate and refuse body lifts.
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Im looking forward to hear how you like it. This is the kit I am considering. Are you doing 33's?
I am doing 32's. I got the 4 banger and don't want to over due it until I can regear. The kit will take up to 33's no issues from what it says.
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if budget is a major concern do a 2'' suspension (donít have to screw with SYE or drive shafts) and a body lift of your choice. aftermarket wheels with a decreased backspacing will help with tire clearance. Personally though I hate and refuse body lifts.
Yea I wish I had the money just to do the 4" lift, but I dont think I can install a sye/cv, the parts arent as much of an issue as the labor is no?

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