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Old 05-06-2011, 08:37 PM   #1
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Question 4" w/ body or 6" w/o???

I am debating on whether to get a 6" RC Suspension Lift or a 4" with 2" of body?

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What size tires do you want to run? What are your plans for the Jeep? Is it a trail rig or daily driver? What type of wheeling do you do?

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Plus with a 6" lift you better just be ready with a sye and cv driveshaft install. With a 4" lift and 2" body you could get away with a tc drop hopefully. Now with that lift it sounds like you want to run 35s so plan on regear the differentials and upgrading the rear axle at the very least with a superior super 35 kit or replacing with a d44 or ford 8.8. Do some research on it there is A LOT of info from google you can gain and from this site.
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:21 AM   #4
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I don't plan on having anything over 33s and its a more of a weekend driver and mudding and trail riding.
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for just 33's youd be fine with a 3" lift. no need to go that big with the smaller tires
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:59 AM   #6
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SOA and be done with it
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:37 PM   #7
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ive heard too much bad about SOA to be persuaded to be "done with it"
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:39 PM   #8
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2.5" lift with metalcloak highline fenders and run 33s make it a lcog jeep! http://www.metalcloak.com
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:01 AM   #9
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body lifts over 1.25 are frowned upon, they are in my opinion just ugly. I would go with a 1.25 inch jks body lift and a 4 inch lift, with the correct bumpstops you should be perfectly good. OR you could go the SOA route though.....
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ive heard too much bad about SOA to be persuaded to be "done with it"
just curious, but what bad have you heard?

also, between the 4 and a bl, and the 6, i vote 4 inch, 1 inch bl, and flat fenders. but thats just me
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:44 AM   #11
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shoot for 33" tires, try the 4" suspension lift first, then if you need more clearance add a small body lift, and trim / highline the fenders.
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I'm currently running 4" rough country and a 3" body. 37x12.5x15 trxus m/t. The proportion of lift and tires I think looks good, got size but I'm not way up in the air
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ive heard too much bad about SOA to be persuaded to be "done with it"
Two people I wanna meet in this world...I heard and they said. There are lots of us who do SOAs on here and love them. They outdrive and outride any lift spring....as well as out articulate
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Two people I wanna meet in this world...I heard and they said. There are lots of us who do SOAs on here and love them. They outdrive and outride any lift spring....as well as out articulate
Ugghh I'm gonna keep my jeep away from this post so it doesn't get mad! Lol
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I don't plan on having anything over 33s and its a more of a weekend driver and mudding and trail riding.
I was running 35's with only a 4". forget the body lift, put the $ towards armor or some cosmetic upgrades.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:36 PM   #16
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I was running 35's with only a 4". forget the body lift, put the $ towards armor or some cosmetic upgrades.
I agree I only had the 4" suspension with my 35s. I only put my boy lift in cuz I got 37 and wasn't able to put a whole new suspension lift.
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I guess I'll just jump in here with my question, I have a 2.5 skyjacker suspension lift (I think..lol) I'm thinking about a 1 inch body lift and 33's, will it be a waste of time and money or should I just do a bigger suspension lift, I do alot of trail riding mixed with a good bit of mudd.
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2.5" lift with metalcloak highline fenders and run 33s make it a lcog jeep! Jeep Bumpers, Jeep Tube Fenders, Jeep Rockers, Jeep Corner Guards and Jeep Accessories for CJ/YJ/TJ/LJ/JK
Or highlines with NO lift...and 33's.


Other than that I wouldn't go over 4" with 33's. Actually I would stay closer to 2-3" of lift with 33's.
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I guess I'll just jump in here with my question, I have a 2.5 skyjacker suspension lift (I think..lol) I'm thinking about a 1 inch body lift and 33's, will it be a waste of time and money or should I just do a bigger suspension lift, I do alot of trail riding mixed with a good bit of mudd.
I would buy the 33's, mount them and see if you even need the BL. You might not even need it.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:50 PM   #20
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Two people I wanna meet in this world...I heard and they said. There are lots of us who do SOAs on here and love them. They outdrive and outride any lift spring....as well as out articulate
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Stock springs give much more flex, as they aren't as stiff as lift springs.. if you think about it, the higher the lift spring lifts you, the more arch and stiffness it will need to do so.. therefore you suffer when it comes to articulation as you wont be flexing near as much. Forget what people told you about SOA, read the raw facts about doing it. It will undoubtedly provide you with far more clearance as it gets rid of the issue of your perches, spring pack and subsequently U bolts getting in the way of stuff. If you heard its dangerous to do an SOA, then why do all major automakers mount the leaf springs over the axle on trucks? Its merely a matter of welding on new perches and relocating your springs.. plus it gives you further options of going higher if some day the mood to throw 42's or something retarded like that strikes you.. then you're not spending money twice on your lift..
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