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Old 11-06-2007, 07:32 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Confused on lifts

ive been looking at lifts before i even had a jeep. but now it can be just two months away. so i need some help. does a 3" pro comp lift with a 1 inch bl sound good. or should i go with the 3 inch only. im only 16 so money comes slowly. its also my daily driver, but i will be on the trail at least twice a month.

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Old 11-06-2007, 07:36 PM   #2
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What size tires are you wanting to run?

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Old 11-06-2007, 07:50 PM   #3
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this sounds weird but im getting some 33's for free.
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Not wierd that sounds great!

You can really do either but I wouldn't go over 1 inch BL.

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The cheapest and safest way to run 33" tires is a 2" budget boost (Spring Spacers & shocks) and a 1" body lift. You might also need new wheels unless the tires your getting have wheels. Other than that you might need a 1" motor mount lift or a transfercase drop just in case there are any drive line vibes.
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:14 PM   #6
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Ive never heard of a 3" procomp lift. Ive had the 2" procomp lift and friends with the 4" procomp lift. I personally wouldnt have either on my Jeep again.
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Ive never heard of a 3" procomp lift. Ive had the 2" procomp lift and friends with the 4" procomp lift. I personally wouldnt have either on my Jeep again.
well, the guy at 4 wheel parts directed me away from a 3inch rubicon lift and said the procomp was much better, then i left.

but thanks for the help everyone.
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:04 AM   #8
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does anyone have any recomendations for me that are in the 500-650 range?
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Ive heard great things about the full traction 3" lift since it is one of the more complete 3" lifts. Alot of people are running that with a 1" BL and 33s.

$622 w/ shocks from northridge4x4.com and free shipping
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:22 AM   #10
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does procomp make a 3'' lift? i thought it was just 2 and 4

btw heres the 2'' procomp lift.. and the 1'' bl

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well, the guy at 4 wheel parts directed me away from a 3inch rubicon lift and said the procomp was much better, then i left.

but thanks for the help everyone.
I think he did that, as they own procomp. If you ask most people will tell you RE is leaps and bounds above PC. One other area's with the PC stuff, the shocks seem to be a big complaint. However, as stated to keep in budget, get a set of coil spacers and a 1" bodylift, Daystar makes a nice one.
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I prefer the JKS 1.25 inch body lift.If interested I have a set of Rustys 3 " coils and a rear trac bar relocation bracket I am going to sell.The springs are used the brkt is new.
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Just get the 4 inch roughcountryfor 519 plus free shipping at jc whitney and with your left over dough.... save it on gas... with rising gas prices and lift n tires
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:00 AM   #14
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a 3" suspension lift with 1" BL would clear it just as good and it would be less likely for him to need a sye/cv driveshaft and adjustable uppers. if you go with 3" suspension, many people love the 3" FT.

2" BB and 1" BL would clear 33's too. and its very cheap, and it looks and performs well. if you do a BB you may wanna look into putting new coils while your at it to regain any sag (if your jeep is old)...some low mileage take off coils would work. or you could just do a 2" coil lift in the first place. still pretty cheap.
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:54 PM   #15
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thanks again for all the info...ill look into it
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Just get the 4 inch roughcountryfor 519 plus free shipping at jc whitney and with your left over dough.... save it on gas... with rising gas prices and lift n tires
+ 40 bucks for taxes.. 56x... read my sig to see how i know..

If i was you i'd go w/ the rustys kit. Rough country rides rough and its pretty uncomfortable. The springs are fine but the shocks are rough as hell and thats the reason why i'd recommend getting something else.
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:54 AM   #17
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i read in another thread that 33 would be in the wheel wells. then it would be obsolete? i think i want to do the 3 in sus. lift and a 1in bl, and hope it works well.
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well if you look at reality here 33s will be in my wheel wells with my 6" of lift. (no joke) its the bump stops that stop the motion.
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:39 PM   #19
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no im thinking of getting a 4 inch, and get the SYE and CV later when i get more money. i will be happier in the end i think. its a tough decision.
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Heres mine with a 4" procomp no bl 33's and only $750.00 for the lift

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Heres mine with a 4" procomp no bl 33's and only $750.00 for the lift

yea i like that a lot more.

is the transfer case lowering kit a temporary alternative to SYE kits and the CV
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is the transfer case lowering kit a temporary alternative to SYE kits and the CV
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The tcase drop kit is simple to do and is completely reversible so...
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Just get the 4 inch roughcountryfor 519 plus free shipping at jc whitney and with your left over dough.... save it on gas... with rising gas prices and lift n tires
X2. Cheap lift that does a great job. plus it's very complete for around 520

lower CA's endlinks front and rear, T-case drop, pitman arm, track bar relocators, and shocks.
It's not an RE lift, but it's a great 4" BB (can I call it that).
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X2. Cheap lift that does a great job. plus it's very complete for around 520

lower CA's endlinks front and rear, T-case drop, pitman arm, track bar relocators, and shocks.
It's not an RE lift, but it's a great 4" BB (can I call it that).
And again its 56x not 520...

Okay guys i thought i'd never say that but i'd not recommend it. It rides rough so its pretty harsh as a DD. I can live w/ that although it does get annoying. The next problem is the springs are also harsh so it doesn't flex easily. The picture of my tj on my signature on that rock.. thats my TJ w/ the stock suspension. I'd imagine it should climb the rock when the lift is installed much easier but it doesn't because the springs are too hard (sway bars discoed) so it could not get up there.
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yea i like that a lot more.

is the transfer case lowering kit a temporary alternative to SYE kits and the CV
Yes I hate the t-case lowering kit. My jeeps pops out of 2nd 4th and reverse.
But it came with the lift so I put it on for now. I do not have any vibrations from it.
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Yes I hate the t-case lowering kit. My jeeps pops out of 2nd 4th and reverse.
But it came with the lift so I put it on for now. I do not have any vibrations from it.
To solve your problem read my write up...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/tj-chat...-up-10900.html
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yeha i ahve no problem wiht it jumping out of gear!
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I've got a 3" BDS w/ disco's and with the 33's, it rides real nice down the road, and seems to do well off road, although the sand didn't really test it too much! I used the t-case drop too, no vibes, although I still haven't gotten the bent t-case shifter fixed yet, so 4lo is a hit or miss kinda thing, better get on that before the snow starts flying! I'm thinking it was in the $550 range, but I don't remember exactly what I paid for it, as I bought a few other things at the same time..

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