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Old 06-28-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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birthday lift!!

OK all, I have done all my research.. but everything is so opinionated on the web! I have looked at a bunch of lift threads on here, but i figured i would start my own for sanity sake. My birthday is coming up (July 10th), and my parents have offered to pay for a lift for me (SCOREEEE!!!) I want 3" of lift, and was looking at the RC lift. Now, I dont want to blow out there bank, and was hoping to keep it under 600 or so. It HAS to perform well on roads, as it is a very big daily driver. I looked at RE lifts, but find them just a little too expensive for me. The board is open... what do you guys think?
Thanks for all your help!!!

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Old 06-28-2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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P.S.- i have an unlimited '05

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Old 06-28-2009, 10:07 PM   #3
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I have a Rough Country on my '99 TJ, it is very bumpy on the roads, I use it as a daily driver. I mean, some say they SUCK, but idk, I find it good for a jeep but I haven't tried any other lifts yet.
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:58 AM   #4
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In my opinion the best you could do for around $600 would be a decent budget boost type suspension lift and something like the JKS 1.25" body lift... But i'm fairly new to this so take that however you want.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:03 PM   #5
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If your going to lift it, lift it right the first time.
Since you made mention that will be a Daily Driver and perform well, I would recommend skipping the RC lift, since it is a rough ride... hense Rough Country.

I would recommend the 2" OME kit & shocks. Great ride and very capable kit as well.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:46 PM   #6
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Which is well over $600 tho! But he is right. budget boosts are such a waste unless you don't plan on really doing any offroading or making it bigger, ever.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:16 PM   #7
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OK I researched the OME suspensions and they look really nice. I think I will go with the 4" suspension? It is 700 and seems to be a good buy. Does anyone have these this lift and either loves it or hates it?
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:21 PM   #8
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An OME 4" kit for $700 ?? Put up a link so we know what your talking about!
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:45 PM   #9
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I might be missing something big in this, but its the trailblazer lift. Look at the bottom at the options... the unlimited is like $670?
Am i missing something big?
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:20 AM   #11
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I would recommend getting it from Dirk @ DPG Offroad, he really knows his OME kits and is a great vendor. I have not heard too many good things about Rocky Road

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Old 06-30-2009, 08:07 AM   #12
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I just ordered the basic OME 2.5" HD kit from him (Dirk @ DPG Offroad) and I got it all for 852 shipped.

4 coil springs
4 shocks
track bar extension bracket
front bump stop extension
(and I added in the front sway bar disconnects)

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With that said I really need to get adjustable track bars and the body/motor mount lift.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:55 AM   #13
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So should i go 2.5" OME with a 1 inch body, or just go with the 4" OME in case i want to lift it high later on?
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:27 PM   #14
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Just so you know going with a 4" kit, theres a trickle effect of additional parts that sometimes are needed or hopefully included in the kit your buying. Double check the kit you want to see whats included with it and also you DO NOT need a Drop Pitman arm for a 4" kit.

Additional suspension items: (either included or have to buy)
Extended Brakelines front
Adj. Front Trackbar
Longer shocks
Front Quick Disconnects
Bump Stops font & Rear
Rear Swaybar Links

Drivetrain:
Will either need to do a transfercase drop or buy a SYE (Slip Yoke Elminator kit)
and Rear CV Drive shaft. If you go with the rear CV & SYE, you might need a rear Trackbar bracket to use the existing trackbar.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:27 PM   #15
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what type of off roading are you/planing to do ? trails , class II class III, class IV ? rock climbing ?
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I am looking to have the jeep look good, ride smoothly, and also be good off road. That being said, i want to get into off roading, so i believe that is class I and II? I think i want to go with the 4" lift, and am probably goign to get it off the web site below. Does this "trailblazer" package include everything i need?

Jeep TJ Wrangler, Rubicon, Unlimited lift kit

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Sorry I'm late to the party here but I'd do a bunch of research on Rocky Road Outfitters before you give them your money. I've read several horror stories around the web about those guys.
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Sorry I'm late to the party here but I'd do a bunch of research on Rocky Road Outfitters before you give them your money. I've read several horror stories around the web about those guys.
well.... saturday I ordered a 2"lift kit with shocks from Rocky road, it's on it's way here so we'll see. a 2" with 31"tire should be enough for me as I'll do only trails driving and want to keep it road worthy. I'll let youknow how eveyrhing went , right now the Jeep is still at the mechanic so I'll have to wait to install it....
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Hello All, First time posting, I have been checking out this site because I recently purchased an 2004 TJ. Looking for input also for a lift kit.

Sorry for jumping in jeeplove90, but I too am courious about which to purchase?

I have been looking at an Skyjacker 2" suspnsion lift using the Coil spacers, Anyone have any good or bad with Skyjacker kits?
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Hot wire and others go look in our vendors area Rock 4x is a great shop and have a great priced lift.
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