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Old 09-17-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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Hey Jeepers. I need help trying to figure out what would be best for my level of offroading. My 2008 wrangler x is my daily driver and is stock mechanicly. I don't ever see myself doing any extreme rock crawling, however I drive down every dirt trail that I can find. I like hitting muddy trails, back roads, and alot of which have deep wash outs and ruts. My setup is fine as is while creeping in 4hi taking it easy, although I worry about breaking the suspension. I would like to have better offroad performance all around but I'm not trying to be a pro. I really want to improve the look of my jeep and am leaning toward a 2.5inch lift. And at some point would like to get new wheels and tires. I think 33's - 35's would be more than sufficient for me. Anyways, I've been doing alot of browsing on the inter-web and found there are several types of lift/suspension kits. I don't want to spend more than 500$ and would be happier under 400$ if possible. So my question is , would a spacer system work? Are my stock shocks fully off road capable? Would a spring lift w/shocks be better? I'm looking at a Rubicon Express 2.5 inch standard coil lift without shocks for 380.00$ if my stock shocks will work. Please give me some advice. I just want my jeep to be more aggresive offroad without spending a shit ton of cash on a setup that will not be utillized.

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Old 09-17-2013, 03:04 PM   #3
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Thank you for showing me this. I think I will take your advice in that post and go with the Rancho 2" kit. Price is nice and should start me in the right direction. I was looking at that kit also, seems legit. I tend to get lost when you start talking about sway bars and arms and links. lol. I'm trying to learn though. I plan on doing most of the work myself so that I can learn the ins and outs. If you have anymore tips, I'm interested in hearing them. Thanks.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
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One thing that wasn't answered in that nice post you linked me to. Are the stock shocks on my 08 wrangler x, good enough to use with a spring lift that incorporates the stock shock. I've seen these kits offered and they are tempting, being they are affordable. However, I do want a trail capable rig. Whats your oppinion on this?
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:36 PM   #5
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Also, i'm looking for the kit that you mentioned (RS66109BR9) 375$, and I found it on 4wheelparts.com for 449$. Do you know a cheaper place to look? Also, there is a kit (RS66109BR5) with the RS5000 series shock. I'm guessing the RS9000 is a better shock, but would the RS5000 shock be similar in performance. Sorry for all the questions. This is the only resource I have for help. I don't trust stores or sales people, and most of the soldiers that I know with jeeps just buy what the sales guy recommends spending thousands on rigs that they don't hardly drive. I have 3 kids and a wife that isn't keen on me spending my money on my new love.
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