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Old 03-02-2014, 06:46 PM   #1
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need some lift advice

what kind of lift should i get for my 06 wrangler LJ...mainly rode driving with moderate off roading. just looking on suggestions of brands and best brands for my buck. looking to spend around 500 a little more if its worth getting done

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Old 03-03-2014, 10:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. If you will look under the TJ General Discussions Post when you first log on, there is a sticky regarding reviews on various lifts. The sky is the limit. Recommend you start here first and then start narrowing it down.

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Old 03-03-2014, 10:17 PM   #3
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x2 with double ought. I would start with the tires ( what size you want to run with) then You will know how many inch lift u need to get to work with your tires. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:22 PM   #4
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4" lift on 33" tires is my fav combo on a TJ and it also looks sick on an LJ.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:58 PM   #5
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4" lift on 33" tires is my fav combo on a TJ and it also looks sick on an LJ.
A pro Comp 4" lift would be more of a road friendly and off roading setup. However, I went away with my pro Comp shocks to Bilsteins. Terra flex is a stiffer setup and will be more of a heavier duty lift. Do have any plans for new bumpers? This comes into play with your lift.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:43 PM   #6
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A pro Comp 4" lift would be more of a road friendly and off roading setup. However, I went away with my pro Comp shocks to Bilsteins. Terra flex is a stiffer setup and will be more of a heavier duty lift. Do have any plans for new bumpers? This comes into play with your lift.
Just curious how do the bumpers effect the lift choice? Cuz of weight?
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Just curious how do the bumpers effect the lift choice? Cuz of weight?
Yes. Certain lifts are heavier duty and some bumpers can be pretty heavy, ARB for example. If you stick a heavy duty bumper on a moderate or "soft" 4" lift kit it will likely sag a good 1"-1.5". Standard bumpers like Smittybilt are normally average to light in weight and can be pretty much put on any lift.
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Yes. Certain lifts are heavier duty and some bumpers can be pretty heavy, ARB for example. If you stick a heavy duty bumper on a moderate or "soft" 4" lift kit it will likely sag a good 1"-1.5". Standard bumpers like Smittybilt are normally average to light in weight and can be pretty much put on any lift.
Thanks for the input. Something I never really considered.
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Thanks for the input. Something I never really considered.
No problem. Definitely take notice on future bumper selection
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Check out the Zone 4.25" combo lift Zone Offroad 4-1/4" Combo System 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ J25/J26
One of the best bang for your budget lifts out there.

With any 4" all suspension lift you will either wind up with a giant transfer case drop (which kind of defeats the whole purpose of a lift), or have to install an SYE and related hardware. That is why a shorter suspension lift coupled with a small body lift makes a lot of sense. It keeps your steering and drive line geometry closer to stock while still giving you the lift you're looking for.
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Check out the Zone 4.25" combo lift Zone Offroad 4-1/4" Combo System 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ J25/J26
One of the best bang for your budget lifts out there.
Normally I don't agree with a body lift, but this is a nice lift, especially for the price. However, after a year or two I would change those shocks to Bilsteins.
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Waterdog has listed the best choice so far in this thread for a kit for ~$500. A 1"-1.25" BL is a good thing for our TJ's for several reasons, especially if you ever decide to tummytuck or raise you fuel tank.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:49 PM   #13
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what kind of lift should i get for my 06 wrangler LJ...mainly rode driving with moderate off roading. just looking on suggestions of brands and best brands for my buck. looking to spend around 500 a little more if its worth getting done
By question what sub model is you LJ. If it's Rubicon it already has a stock 1" Body lift.
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By question what sub model is you LJ. If it's Rubicon it already has a stock 1" Body lift.
Huh? The Rubicon has no "factory lift", body or otherwise.
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Huh? The Rubicon has no "factory lift", body or otherwise.
You sure? I'm pretty sure I have a factory body lift. I can post a photo another time. The previous owner only put a 4" suspension lift and had all the receipts. No body lift bought. I've been wrong before though. May just be something stock on all 05s.
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You sure? I'm pretty sure I have a factory body lift. I can post a photo another time. The previous owner only put a 4" suspension lift and had all the receipts. No body lift bought. I've been wrong before though. May just be something stock on all 05s.
Lol. Yes.
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Lol. Yes.
Yes on which part? I'm sorry I only wanted a rubicon so it pretty much was the only one I researched.
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Yes on which part? I'm sorry I only wanted a rubicon so it pretty much was the only one I researched.
i'm guessing he was saying yes to the part where he said rubicon's, nor any other tj model, have a "factory lift"...body or otherwise.
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As in "yes, I'm sure"..
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As in "yes, I'm sure"..
I'm ignorant. Oh well.
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You sure? I'm pretty sure I have a factory body lift. I can post a photo another time. The previous owner only put a 4" suspension lift and had all the receipts. No body lift bought. I've been wrong before though. May just be something stock on all 05s.
those are the standard body mount bushings….
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those are the standard body mount bushings….
I know now. Took a look at it today and slapped myself in the face. Dumb on my part

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