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Old 08-02-2008, 12:16 AM   #31
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do yourself a favor... go with 15" wheels.

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I'm not sure yet. My family owns a high end mobile audio company and we've done a lot of work for the owner over the years I guess. We generally give him cost + 10%, so I'm assuming we'll get something close to the same.

EDIT: The BFG Mud Terrain KM2's sure do look good. What is a 315 compared to? Is that like a 31.5?
315 = 35'' tire

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Old 08-02-2008, 12:06 PM   #33
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Lift wise, where can I get the best deal on the 3" Full Traction lift? Is the 4" RC lift really that bad? I was always under the impression Rough Country was a reputable company.
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The best price for the 3" FT is probally going to be the link posted earlier in this thread.

As for the RC stuff ....I've had good experiance's with thier leaf spring lifts. There coil lifts are not desired.
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The spring rates on the coils are too stiff and the quality of the components when compared to other kits mentioned are not very good. The shocks that their kits come with are also not valved correctly for the kit(too stiff) so they dont work like they should. Basically it comes dow to how you want your Jeep to ride. The RC kit will make it feel like your driving a tank most likely. Mind you Im not saying a Jeep should ride like a Cadillac because lets face it, its not. But you would be more happy down the road and if you choose to spend a little more or just shop a little harder for a kit that has a better reputation. But the choice is yours in the end.
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:23 PM   #36
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So the more expensive the lift the softer the ride will be? What will I need for that FT lift besides the actual kit? I'm assuming it's probably going to end up at about $1000 for the lift, is that a reasonable assumption?
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fr0st m0nkey=So the more expensive the lift the softer the ride will be?

Not always ..spring rate of the coils and the shocks are what is going to make it feel softer or firmer.

What will I need for that FT lift besides the actual kit?

Shocks

I'm assuming it's probably going to end up at about $1000 for the lift, is that a reasonable assumption?

pretty close to it.
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So the more expensive the lift the softer the ride will be? What will I need for that FT lift besides the actual kit? I'm assuming it's probably going to end up at about $1000 for the lift, is that a reasonable assumption?
You'll need shocks, but that's it. When looking for shocks, buy the best you can afford, since they make a HUGE difference in how your Jeep will ride. If you can spring for it, buy monotube shocks from Rubicon Express or Full Traction, or look at the Old Man Emu Long Travel shocks. The FT kit comes with swaybar discos and an adjustable front trackbar. In the past, FT kind of skimped on their materials when it came to the front trackbar, but nowadays they're pretty rugged. I was very impressed with the build quality of the entire kit. Also, the old FT coils had a problem with sagging after a year or so, but after talking to a rep, he told me that they've addressed that problem and the current coils don't have that problem anymore. I really do think that the 3" FT kit is the best bang for the buck. Couple that 3" lift (in actuality, I got 4.25" of lift from that kit) with a 1" body lift and you'll have plenty of room to run 33's without eating your flares......and you won't have to buy a SYE/CV driveshaft either. The FT kit comes with a TC lowering kit. I didn't use it. I used a couple of washers and I now have no vibes at all. I lost MAYBE 1/4" of ground clearance when I lowered my skidplate, but that's it. Best bang FOR YOUR BUCK.
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Front trac-bar.... dont remember why most dont like it for some reason.
I dont remember who said it since it was about half a year ago but the story was one day he had his son playing around with the steering wheel while he was outside and noticed the trackbar bend like a wire.

Having your link that controls the axle side to side movement bend like that on a turn is not a good thing
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:14 PM   #40
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Thanks guys. I think I'm going to go with the 3" FT lift and then cheap on the tires until I can afford something better. Thanks for the help.
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Many seem satisfied with the AT KOs in both wear and traction and they are pretty cheap.

Hopefuly the FT kit is not on backorder like last year. I was gonna get FT economy lift. I waited 2-3 months i called them every other week since they told me to call for progress and did not receive anything so i canceled my order.
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Ordered mine from 4wd.com and got it about 10 days later. It was around $550 shipped. No problemo.
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FT lift with body lift if you desire...or a 2" coil/spacer lift and a 1" BL.

i don't like the wheels you listed in your first post. JMO
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Ordered mine from 4wd.com and got it about 10 days later. It was around $550 shipped. No problemo.
Ordered mine from Northridge on Monday, its on its way. $476 shipped. I already have RE shocks so I didnt need to order them. Cant wait to put it in. Your Jeep looks great with it.
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Ordered mine from Northridge on Monday, its on its way. $476 shipped. I already have RE shocks so I didnt need to order them. Cant wait to put it in. Your Jeep looks great with it.
I wish I'd known about Northridge selling them cheaper, I'd have gone that route. Oh well, live and learn. Make sure to post pics when you get her set up. I know I've told you a ton of times, but I love that color on your Jeep, and it'll look even better when it's lifted!!
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I love that color on your Jeep
It matches his shirt and bandanna
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It matches his shirt and bandanna

Yeah, I saw that!! You gotta color-coordinate, Trip, don't you know?!?
If I would have found that color when I was Jeep shopping, I would have jumped all over it. It's unique. Plus, I love the color orange. Maybe someday when I decide to pull out all the stops on my Jeep, I'll paint it orange.
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It matches his shirt and bandanna
thats not me though. dat be Pink Percy. He hardcore, yo
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thats not me though.
Lol of course not, the 15s gave it away
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Wonder how those pretty wheels would look all rashed up?

I wouldn't go less than a 3" suspension and 1" body, or 4" suspension for 33s.

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