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Old 06-06-2011, 11:42 PM   #1
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Choosing a lift kit

Ok guys, I'm looking in to finally lifting my jeep. I want to run 33s/34s wide as possible. I already have my axles picked out. Ford 8.8 and xj d30. Plan on running a cv and sye. Tummy tuck is in the future for my jeep so I'm open to combo lifts (suspension and body). I want to do it right but I'm also on a tight budget. I have a girlfriend so Friday nights and gas for the week burns most of my check up plus she has a birthday on the 22nd so I gotta save for that too ugh. But anyways, I don't mind a rough ride at all and I'm looming for a lift preferably under 600. Heard bad stuff about rc and re. I'm not seriously worried about flex as most of my off roading is mud holes and sand so I'm wondering what's the tallest coils I can run on stock lca's. Adjustable uppers defiantly in the rear, not sure if the front needs them. I'd like a kit I can build on, like upgrade to a long arm or 3 link in the rear some time. So what does everyone have to say about kits they've had experience with close to what I describe. Open to questions and any comments. Thank you

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Old 06-07-2011, 01:12 PM   #2
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Do some searching...

I run a RC lift and personally I have no problems with it. Zone has some good stuff along with OME. Your options are very unlimited, it seems every company makes some sort of lift these days

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Yea, that's why I can't decide! Haha
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First you should really decide on long arm or short arm. Don't be fooled into thinking long arm will always be better. Quality short arms like Currie or Rokmen will out perform long arms like RC.

For 33s (34s are not very common, but you can look for 33s that measure out large) you are best off with 2" or 3" SL and 1" or 1.25" BL with quality short arms.
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First you should really decide on long arm or short arm. Don't be fooled into thinking long arm will always be better. Quality short arms like Currie or Rokmen will out perform long arms like RC.

For 33s (34s are not very common, but you can look for 33s that measure out large) you are best off with 2" or 3" SL and 1" or 1.25" BL with quality short arms.
If I went with the interco trxus mt they come in 34s. I figured I'd do a short arm to save on cash and I don't need serious flex yet. What have you heard about zones 4.25 or rk 3.5 entry level kit with a 1"body lift for my tummy tuck? Big kits I've been considering. Or rc 3.25 with some body lift cuz it's so cheap
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If I went with the interco trxus mt they come in 34s. I figured I'd do a short arm to save on cash and I don't need serious flex yet. What have you heard about zones 4.25 or rk 3.5 entry level kit with a 1"body lift for my tummy tuck? Big kits I've been considering. Or rc 3.25 with some body lift cuz it's so cheap
I run the 3.25 lift with no bl. It measured out to be more than 3.25 though
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On 32's. That's what happens when you dont deflate in 3 feet of snow
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