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Old 06-28-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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Best upgrades to add to Rusty's Lift

I recently got a 2002 TJ. I also got a new 3" Rusty's Budget Lift for cheap from a friend that sold his TJ before he could install it. My Jeep is stock but has the D44 rear axle. I also got a used set of Mickey Thompson wheels with 285/75-r16. The wheels have 4.5" of backspacing which might be too much but I got them very cheap from my brother. I plan on installing the lift in the winter when I have more time. In the meantime what other low cost components should I look for to make my lift most successful as far as not picking up negative drivetrain "noise". I know the list is endless but if you could provide me a list based on most recommended on I would greatly appreciate it. My Jeep is a DD but also driven on the beach and in mud.

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Old 06-28-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
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The best upgrade to a "Rusty's lift" is to take it off completely, or not install it at all. Resell it........get something better.

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Old 06-28-2013, 11:12 AM   #3
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I do see a lot of mixed opinions on Rusty's lifts. Seems like these opinions are on one end of the spectrum or the other. The 3" budget lift is mainly coils and shocks-are either of those components the specific issue or is it how everything works together? Also I have read not to use the drop pitman arm is that advise the general consensus among you all.
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I do see a lot of mixed opinions on Rusty's lifts. Seems like these opinions are on one end of the spectrum or the other. The 3" budget lift is mainly coils and shocks-are either of those components the specific issue or is it how everything works together? Also I have read not to use the drop pitman arm is that advise the general consensus among you all.
The products from that brand are garbage overall. Again, I'd sell off the kit, do some research.....save some pennies, then buy a quality setup.
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NJO-Where in NH are you? I grew up east of Lake Winnapasaukee.
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NJO-Where in NH are you? I grew up east of Lake Winnapasaukee.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:55 PM   #7
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I can attest to Rusty's springs being CRAP! Sell the kit on eBay and get some BDS stuff. Inexpensive and good quality.

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