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Old 01-30-2014, 12:19 PM   #1
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I am lifting my 01 tj sport for 33×12.50 and would like you know your thoughts on this kit. Thank you!

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Old 01-30-2014, 12:35 PM   #2
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I'd look into a RE 3.5 inch lift should be close to same price

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Old 01-30-2014, 12:38 PM   #3
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I'll be sure to check it out
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:42 PM   #4
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I didn't see anything by RE for less than two grand
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:44 PM   #5
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http://m.quadratec.com/products/prod...d=16300+401+07

Do some research on some good shocks and go from there. U can always build and add on in the future. Just my opinion
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:09 PM   #6
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That RE lift is excessive for stock control arms. Forum members with minimal budgets seem to be happy with the Zone 3" kit and the 2.5" OME kit for DPG Offroad. Add a 1.25" body lift and a motor mount lift and you are in business.

I personally have no experience with either of these lifts but you should be able to find dozens of reviews.
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I am lifting my 01 tj sport for 33×12.50 and would like you know your thoughts on this kit. Thank you!

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The 4" Skyjacker Lift Kit is a good kit for the price. Some people will tell you that the bushings won't hold up over a long period of time, but if your goal is to run 33's this is an inexpensive way to do it. You can always start with this kit and then upgrade the shocks if you decide you want a different ride. Let me know if you have any questions or would like a quote on anything!

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Old 01-30-2014, 02:29 PM   #8
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The 4" Skyjacker Lift Kit is a good kit for the price. Some people will tell you that the bushings won't hold up over a long period of time, but if your goal is to run 33's this is an inexpensive way to do it. You can always start with this kit and then upgrade the shocks if you decide you want a different ride. Let me know if you have any questions or would like a quote on anything!

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Thanks a lot! I will be off road probably once a month, nothing outrageous. Other than that is will be my daily driver.
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:45 PM   #9
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Oh and I have a 4.0 with 3.73 gears
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I initially installed that kit, and within a year was in the process of changing each part of it. For about the same money check out the Zone 4.25" combo lift. It allows you to get the height at the same price with no transfer case drop and a whole lot better parts. Zone Offroad 4-1/4" Combo System 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ J25/J26
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I put a few of my pictures together so you could get an idea of how far the transfer case drop on the Sky Jacker lift lowers your skid. The first is with the tc drop (it's 1.5" from the lift kit), the second is stock height, and the third is after I did my tummy tuck.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:50 PM   #12
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I put a few of my pictures together so you could get an idea of how far the transfer case drop on the Sky Jacker lift lowers your skid. The first is with the tc drop (it's 1.5" from the lift kit), the second is stock height, and the third is after I did my tummy tuck.
Thanks for the help
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:05 AM   #13
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another vote for zone 4.25 combo kit to run/fit yer 33's, im running zone springs and a few of there parts and am happy with their quality/affordability.

I however blew the kits shocks rather quickly, make sure you set your bumpstops correctly
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:44 AM   #14
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Check out Iron Rock off road.com, they have some pretty good lifts.
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:25 PM   #15
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If you are really going to use it offroad, I'd save up some more money and buy a decent kit that is more complete, like the CE-9800H from Currie Enterprises. You'll see that it is way more complete, but still doesn't include everything you'll need, like extended length brake lines for example.
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:31 PM   #16
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If you are really going to use it offroad, I'd save up some more money and buy a decent kit that is more complete, like the CE-9800H from Currie Enterprises. You'll see that it is way more complete, but still doesn't include everything you'll need, like extended length brake lines for example.
it sounds he doesn't want to spend $2k on a kit
and given what he is looking to do with it he can be content without ultimately spending as much
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If you are really going to use it offroad, I'd save up some more money and buy a decent kit that is more complete, like the CE-9800H from Currie Enterprises. You'll see that it is way more complete, but still doesn't include everything you'll need, like extended length brake lines for example.
This Jeep is my first vehicle and I will only really offroad about once every month or two. During deer season I will be offroad every weekend but not playing.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:58 PM   #18
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Not trying to change your mind but thought I would at least give you another point of view...

Are you sure you need a lift? If you are just going offroad once every month or two how hard of a trail are you going to be doing? The stock Wrangler is still a capable offroad vehicle and can go many places other SUV's cant go.

Any time you lift a Wrangler there are going to be numerous other items/issues that come up that you might not have thought of. First, if you put that Skyjacker lift on, there is a good chance the way your jeep rides and feels will be less comfortable than it is now. You may have to do other mods to get the jeep driving "normal" again that you weren't planning on.

If its your daily driver, I would think that a comfortable ride is more important than if you can fit 33" tire under it. With that said, you can invest in quality parts and cover all your bases and still maintain, if not improve your ride quality. I just don't think you will be able to do that with a Skyjacker lift.
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You get what you pay for with skycrapper. The springs and shocks are ok, but everything else is complete crap. Any kit that includes a drop pitman arm should be looked at with scrutiny. They don't belong on a tj and any kit that includes one is a kit that had little thought put into it.

Zone is a popular entry level kit that seems to give a decent value for the price. The 4.25" kit would serve your needs.

I also saw someone say re 3.5". Do not buy that kit. Having owned that kit with all 8 control arms and track bars I can give an honest opinion and say it's a pos in nearly every way.
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You get what you pay for with skycrapper. The springs and shocks are ok, but everything else is complete crap. Any kit that includes a drop pitman arm should be looked at with scrutiny. They don't belong on a tj and any kit that includes one is a kit that had little thought put into it.

Zone is a popular entry level kit that seems to give a decent value for the price. The 4.25" kit would serve your needs.

I also saw someone say re 3.5". Do not buy that kit. Having owned that kit with all 8 control arms and track bars I can give an honest opinion and say it's a pos in nearly every way.
Thanks for the input. How long would a skyjacker last for my needs? I won't be offraod a whole lot, maybe once every month or two, until deer season. And then it will just be driving down a sand road with some wash outs. Other than that, I will drive it about 8 miles a day round trip to school and back.
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You don't want to spend $600 dollars on a lift and install it and have your jeep ride worse than when you started. I'd say buy some quality springs 2.5"-3.5" (old man emu, savvy, metal cloak) and some good shocks (old man emu, bilstein) and go from there. There's no need for a dropped pitman arm. Take your time, research what people are happy with assemble your own lift.
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You don't want to spend $600 dollars on a lift and install it and have your jeep ride worse than when you started. I'd say buy some quality springs 2.5"-3.5" (old man emu, savvy, metal cloak) and some good shocks (old man emu, bilstein) and go from there. There's no need for a dropped pitman arm. Take your time, research what people are happy with assemble your own lift.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:14 PM   #23
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I've got the OME kit on my '97 and I really like it. They list it as a 2.5" lift and I think that's a bit conservative. I did however order mine with the more heavy duty springs so that may be difference. I did that because I have some fairly heavy skid plates. I also used a SYE and a Tom Woods driveshaft on the rear. I am not a fan of body lifts.

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