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Old 08-24-2014, 03:01 AM   #1
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Best lift for my budget?

So I have a 2002 tj 5 speed manual and it currently has a 3 inch rough country lift kit. I am looking to upgrade to 5 or 6 inch lift kit. My budget is around 1500-2000 wouldn't want to go any higher if possible. What is my best options for everything to come as a whole? Motor mount, arms, sway bar all the necessary stuff.


Edit: I know I misspelled budget in the title but I don't know how to edit the title on the mobile app.

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Old 08-24-2014, 07:36 AM   #2
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You can lift it higher but then driveline angles need to be addressed. What about adding a small BL/MML and shoot for around 4" which is more than enough for most people. What size tire are you running.
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Old 08-24-2014, 12:16 PM   #3
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You can lift it higher but then driveline angles need to be addressed. What about adding a small BL/MML and shoot for around 4" which is more than enough for most people. What size tire are you running.
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I want to run 35s. I have a fear of it I did the BL it would look bad because I have ruining boards that are attached to the body. And thanks for fixing the title!
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you'll need to double your budget...skyjacker 6" kit alone is like 2,100 bucks

on top of the lift, you're going to need a slip yoke, cv driveshaft, at least upper adjustable rear control arms, new fixed control arms as the stock ones arent up to the lift, extended brake lines, new brakes (recommended but not required), new steering setup, gears, axles...

Theres more to just lifting to fit the tires...also, with that large of a lift, lots of things need to be addressed.

I think the best bang for buck kit is the zone 4.25" kit

3" suspension lift, 1" mml, and a 1.25" bl...looks great with 33's, no need for the cv shaft and basically everything else mentioned above, and you can do it for way less than 1k
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you'll need to double your budget...skyjacker 6" kit alone is like 2,100 bucks

on top of the lift, you're going to need a slip yoke, cv driveshaft, at least upper adjustable rear control arms, new fixed control arms as the stock ones arent up to the lift, extended brake lines, new brakes (recommended but not required), new steering setup, gears, axles...

Theres more to just lifting to fit the tires...also, with that large of a lift, lots of things need to be addressed.

I think the best bang for buck kit is the zone 4.25" kit

3" suspension lift, 1" mml, and a 1.25" bl...looks great with 33's, no need for the cv shaft and basically everything else mentioned above, and you can do it for way less than 1k
I have already purchased 4.88 gears. In theory could I fit 35s under 4.5 inch of lift? Say I bought a 1.5 inch BL put that on top of my 3 inch would that work or would I have to change the fenders to avoid rubbing?
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Old 08-24-2014, 01:02 PM   #6
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In theory yes you could but you'll most likely rub if you have stock fenders/flares

You're still going to need to upgrade your rear axle assuming you have a d35 rear. That'll require a super 35 kit, a d44, or a ford 8.8. If you get a new rear axle, you'll be regearing the rear again. Still going to need new steering setup and preferably new brakes.

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In theory yes you could but you'll most likely rub if you have stock fenders/flares

You're still going to need to upgrade your rear axle assuming you have a d35 rear. That'll require a super 35 kit, a d44, or a ford 8.8. If you get a new rear axle, you'll be regearing the rear again. Still going to need new steering setup and preferably new brakes.

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So I read that article and all I would need is d44 axles, a spare mount, brakes and make sure my tires are up to regulations, fender flares, and steering. Kind of a lot if I went with the 3 inch and the 1.5 inch BL all of which go over my budget... Well I guess I'll just slowly have to pick up the parts ending with the tires and lift kit.
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you dont need to go with a d44 front...

i personally have a ford 8.8 rear and chromoly front d30 shafts for axles. Finding a d44 rear is most likely going to be difficult for you though.

its definitely a process to do it right

Good luck man
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Thanks man! What do you have for the steering component?
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I've got an iron rock offroad system...also adjustable track bars front and rear

and for a steering box i'll be putting a durango box in tomorrow morning since my stock box wasnt up to the task and started leaking pretty bad.

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