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Old 04-20-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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So I'm looking into lifts and I cannot decide what i want to go with! I don't have much money but I want to get some more ground clearance! Been looking at zone lifts. Can't decide weather to go with the 3", 4" or 4.25". I'm planning on running 33's and just trying to scope out my options.

The 3" and 4.25" do not come with control arms and I've heard the stock ones aren't strong enough when flexing? I don't know. It's my DD and weekend wheeler. Any advice would be awesome!

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:22 AM   #2
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id get the 4.25 for now. the body lift will allow you to tummy tuck later. as for the control arms, the stock ones flex on purpose they are designed to bend a little bit. when you save up some more cash you could then get some better control arms. i'd also budget for a sye and mml. also getting a front adjustable track bar is better than drilling the hole the zone kit will require.

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Old 04-21-2013, 03:57 PM   #3
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Yeah I was planning on getting the adjustable trackbar and he kit comes with the MML so that's good. Body lifts simply give way for more tire clearance right?
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:22 PM   #4
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You don't want their control arms. They are standard bushing types and put a lot of stress on your brackets that can lead to them being ripped off. Go 4.25" with should come with the 1" mml that will lessen or eliminate the need for a TC drop. Then save up for good CAs from Currie, Savvy, or Metalcloak along with a SYE/CV driveshaft when you can.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:26 PM   #5
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I would also take a look at the DPG Ultimate kit. I have heard nothing but good things about it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:27 PM   #6
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If I were you I would do what I did initially then moved to the RE 3.5" SA lift. Start with a nice BB with shocks and the the JKS 1.25" BL.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:52 PM   #7
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Anyone have a link for the DPG kit?
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:02 PM   #8
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I put this kit on and I would highly recommend it. Dirk is a good guy. The OME provides an excellent ride.
http://dpgoffroad.com/products/old-m...-wrangler-kit/
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:12 PM   #9
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Only issues is that it is a little out of my price range and I live in waterloo Ontario (Canada lol) so I think shipping would kill me
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #10
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It might not be too bad just ask Dirk
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:55 PM   #11
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Body lifts simply give way for more tire clearance right?
that and you can then move the transfer case up into that area created after installing a body lift.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:28 PM   #12
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I could get away with 33s if I just go with a 3 in suspension lift, correct?
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:34 PM   #13
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I did a 2.5" lift and 1.25" Bl to fit 33". I am not sure if just a 3" lift would be enough
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I could get away with 33s if I just go with a 3 in suspension lift, correct?
You'll hear from folks on this site saying that they've run a 2-3" lift for years with 33s and no problems. They'll post up pictures of the Jeeps in a parking lot of flat piece of dirt thinking it proves something. The fact is, 3" is only enough if you never leave asphalt or you enjoy riding your bumpstops all day.

Here is my Jeep with 3.25" of total lift offroading. You can see how close I am to my fenders even with very little flex. My Jeep was just sitting there since I took that picture. I ran on my bumpstops pretty much all day and added an additional inch before my next offroad trip.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:20 PM   #15
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I know I'm probably just beating a dead horse here... But if I didn't want to do a body lift, a 4 in would clear 33s from lock to lock steer on and off road?

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