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Old 03-12-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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Best lift for a low budget??

Looking into lift kits for my '95, what's the best one out there at a cheap price? thinking 2-3'' for under $500, any thoughts? Pictures of how yours looks?

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Old 03-12-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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I have a 95 and I'm currently replacing frame PC's and bought a 2.5 lift from rough country. Directions and reviews are good. They don't tell u that u need sway bar end links tho. You don't need anything else tho becuz the lift is smaller. With the bigger tires and a 2.5 inch lift you will sit 4 inches higher when its done. My friend has the samething I do.

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Old 03-12-2013, 02:26 PM   #3
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I went with the Zone 2". I am very happy with it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:01 PM   #4
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If you wanted to go a bit bigger.. Go with the Rough Country 4" suspension lift for 450$ fromt here website. It's the one i bought and i liked the ride quality just fine. Rc stands behind there Parts aswell.. I didnt ever install the Extended bumpstops And I bent 2 leafsprings so far all i do is call em up er send them a picture of the spring and they send me a new one for free.. The kits comes with everything ya need.. And is really easy to install. I put mine in, in my driveway, when i was 18 and had no clue about Anything..
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you bent two RC springs and you'd still recomend them??? you must be on their payroll.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:31 PM   #6
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RC 4" lift on my YJ. Hands down, amazing customer service, lifetime warranty, easy to install. Me and a buddy did it in a weekend. $450
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I think he bent the springs because the bump stops werent installed?
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:35 PM   #8
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RC 4" lift on my YJ. Hands down, amazing customer service, lifetime warranty, easy to install. Me and a buddy did it in a weekend. $450
That would do it!
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:53 PM   #9
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check out the zone lift mentioned, springs are made by BDS. before you get a rough county lift do some research, LOTS of complaints. I'd rather do a lift one time not keep changing springs because they bend or sag even if they are covered by warranty.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:55 PM   #10
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check out the zone lift mentioned, springs are made by BDS. before you get a rough county lift do some research, LOTS of complaints. I'd rather do a lift one time not keep changing springs because they bend or sag even if they are covered by warranty.
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I just did a Rough Country 2.5" 2 weeks ago. Thanks to the guy that helped me install it, it was pretty easy as he had access to a shop with a lift and has done at least 2 dozen lifts on various vehicles, although this was the first jeep. I also soaked all the bolts with penetrating oil every night for a week before we did any work. We ended up re-locating the front brake lines and had to drop the transfer case due to driveline vibration. We fabbed our own brackets for the brakes and I made the t-case drop myself. The price of the lift was great, but I think the parts for the brake lines and transfer case drop should be included. As far as the durability of the springs, shocks, etc., I can't comment. I'll see how things hold up, although I don't plan to do any hard core wheeling with this jeep. I'm looking into getting another one later this year or next. That one will be for off-roading.
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you bent two RC springs and you'd still recomend them??? you must be on their payroll.
Haha im not Look at my build.. You will see i woulda bent Any leafspring the way i wheeled. Which is why Im going 16" travel coilovers.. I recommended Rc cuz of there customer service. I had the new leafspring within like 2 days.. They take care of ya is all.
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I think he bent the springs because the bump stops werent installed?
This are the reasons.. No bumpstops and it was SOA.. With no anti wrap bar..
but they were never a problem SUA.

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I went with the Zone 2". I am very happy with it.
X2 - I am very happy with the Zone lift as well.
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2.5" Rough Country for me. Installed it with me Daughter in an afternoon and installed 33's. Also installed Transfer Case Drop.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:57 PM   #16
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thanks for the info guys! Is dropping the transfer case required for even a small 2.5'' lift? I've heard it is and also heard only for 4'' and above. And then you also get into sway bar links and more stuff like that correct?
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:37 AM   #17
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As far as tcase drop goes, it's really depends on the jeep. Some need with less lift than others. Atleast that's my understanding
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4" RC lift here. No problems or complaints with it at all.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #19
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What gears are you guys running? for a 2.5 with 33's or 35's? how much does it cost to re gear?
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:42 PM   #20
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around $200 per axle + the cost of the new gears

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