DIY Lift Kit - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-26-2013, 03:43 AM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 14
DIY Lift Kit

I am a new Jeep owner and very anxious to make it look like something owned by a man rather than Malibu Barbie...

I recently purchased a Rough Country 4 inch Suspension Lift Kit and before it arrives in the mail I want to make sure I don't need anything aside from the kit itself.

It comes with a transfer case drop, but do I need to buy a shifter extension?
Also, should I be buying extended brake lines? An adjustable traction bar (what does it even do)?

Like I said, I am new to this, but I want to be the guy doing the wrench work so I'm willing to learn from anyone who has the time.

Thank you!

xgijosh is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 07:02 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
98TJ Wrangler-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Western Mass
Posts: 203
SYE and a driveshaft is needed for a lift that high

98TJ Wrangler- is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 07:16 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Rubicondon53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 1,588
It's just my opinion, but if it's not too late, cancel your order. RC lift kits describe their kit perfectly.. Rough..Put that RC on and your jeep will suddenly devalue. The Zone kit seems to be the best economy kit on the market... There are so many things you need to do to accommodate 4" of lift it will make your head spin and empty your wallet.. Do more research.... Just to name a few, mml, sye, axle upgrade, brake lines, control arms, rear driveshaft, etc etc etc...... Then, be honest with yourself, are you building a street machine, or will you use it off road? I too was a newbie long ago, and I could buy a nice used TJ using all the money I wasted on cheap or the wrong aftermarket parts that ended up in the scrapyard.. Back then we didn't have the benefit of the internet... Research research and more research. Good luck....
__________________
04' Rubi, with all the gizmos we need for long range excursions, / home modified excursion trailer;

96' Lexus 450, locked, loaded and ready to roll..
'12 VW New Beetle
Rubicondon53 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 07:35 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Rubicondon53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 1,588
BTW,, track bars, or sometimes referred to as panhard rods, keep the axles in line with the frame and with each other. As the jeep is lifted the rods need to be lengthened.. Malibu Barbie? Here is mine with a 2" budget boost. I have since upgraded to an Old Man Emu 2.5" suspension. Since I'm up only 2.5" that makes mine a Ken jeep.... LOL.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-432995560.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	105.2 KB
ID:	379393  
__________________
04' Rubi, with all the gizmos we need for long range excursions, / home modified excursion trailer;

96' Lexus 450, locked, loaded and ready to roll..
'12 VW New Beetle
Rubicondon53 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 08:51 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Ret Vet 007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Southwest Oklahoma
Posts: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubicondon53 View Post
BTW,, track bars, or sometimes referred to as panhard rods, keep the axles in line with the frame and with each other. As the jeep is lifted the rods need to be lengthened.. Malibu Barbie? Here is mine with a 2" budget boost. I have since upgraded to an Old Man Emu 2.5" suspension. Since I'm up only 2.5" that makes mine a Ken jeep.... LOL.
As a newbi, I'm learning about lift kits for my '05 TJ Rubi but don't know much about which kit is good vs. bad. I prefer US made stuff and use my jeep as a dd. I'm leaning towards a overland style rather than a crawler. Any thoughts? Thanks!
Ret Vet 007 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 09:08 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
UnlimitedLJ04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,611
__________________
Suggested Tech Readings
UnlimitedLJ04 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 09:15 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
Rubicondon53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 1,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ret Vet 007 View Post
As a newbi, I'm learning about lift kits for my '05 TJ Rubi but don't know much about which kit is good vs. bad. I prefer US made stuff and use my jeep as a dd. I'm leaning towards a overland style rather than a crawler. Any thoughts? Thanks!
Tons of thought,, LOL . ( not really ). Our rubicons are nice overlands right from the factory. I too prefer US made products, but the Old Man Emu suspension is made by Australians that are well paid with bennies, and has a world renowned reputation for quality. I have the heavy rear springs and the medium up front.. Loaded with gear and pulling a trailer, it does indeed ride like a caddy... ( just finished a 5,000 mile trip ) and you don't get fatigued after a 600 mike day, or a full 6 days on trails.. Best advise for overlanding rig.... Keep center of gravity as low as possible, Our 2.5" suspension with 33s will get us through 99% of all trails in North America... ( 33" tires, no wider than 11" ) strip out any excess weight using synthetic winch line, aluminum armor, etc, stay away from heavy aftermarket bumpers they kill mpg and shorten the life of tires and suspension/steering components.. Over the past 10 years of serious upgrades, including camping gear, we have shed over 400 lbs of excess weight. Check out the website Expedition Portal... Lots of great info there for the Overlanding community ...
__________________
04' Rubi, with all the gizmos we need for long range excursions, / home modified excursion trailer;

96' Lexus 450, locked, loaded and ready to roll..
'12 VW New Beetle
Rubicondon53 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 09:44 AM   #8
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1
I have a lift kit on my 2001 that I want to take off and put back to the factory stuff. Is it as big a deal to take it off as it seems to put it on. The jeep came with it on and it has no power at all. Could this be the reason?
reeseda11 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 09:52 AM   #9
NJO
Jeeper
 
NJO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,388
Kind of agree on the cancellation of the RC kit.........kind of thought this was a true "DIY" lift project though(ie: fabrication etc). Also agree on the OME springs.......though the RC 2.5" progressive springs are very good too. A lot to learn about doing lifts and doing them right to suit your needs. Best bet is cancel order and then do ALOT of reading and research.
NJO is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 09:57 AM   #10
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Barmanvarn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sherwood, AR
Posts: 5,022
I kind of agree with canceling the order. Not that you may not go with RC in the end but its best to ask questions before you buy. Not after.

Hit the forum to find out what lift is best for you as well as what all would need to be done to accommodate it. THEN to buy everything.

I know you're anxious to start lifting but a little research will save you a lot of money.

Good luck!
__________________
-Brian
2012 Cherry Red JK
TF 2.5 Coils w/ Billstein 5100 Shocks
17x8 Black Rock D-Window Alloys
315/70/17 GY Duratracs
4:56 Gears - LSD in Rear w/ Ten Factory Chromoly Shafts
TF HD Diff Covers
Barmanvarn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 09:59 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
stumpbuster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ct
Posts: 403
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubicondon53 View Post
It's just my opinion, but if it's not too late, cancel your order. RC lift kits describe their kit perfectly.. Rough..Put that RC on and your jeep will suddenly devalue. The Zone kit seems to be the best economy kit on the market... There are so many things you need to do to accommodate 4" of lift it will make your head spin and empty your wallet.. Do more research.... Just to name a few, mml, sye, axle upgrade, brake lines, control arms, rear driveshaft, etc etc etc...... Then, be honest with yourself, are you building a street machine, or will you use it off road? I too was a newbie long ago, and I could buy a nice used TJ using all the money I wasted on cheap or the wrong aftermarket parts that ended up in the scrapyard.. Back then we didn't have the benefit of the internet... Research research and more research. Good luck....
most wrong info here
you don't know what the op is working with for starters
he doesn't need mml
he doesn't need sye
he doesn't need any other ca's
he doesn't need an axle upgrade
and you have no idea what intentions he had for the jeep

putting extra thousands of dollars into this kids head is just going to scare this kid away from lifting the jeep
and yes... I know what yer intentions were

but this is what happens every day on this forum

to the op, don't run away scared just yet...
but yes, do a lot more research than what you have done so far, and look into zone
__________________
......_____
......\o____o
../----L- []IIIII[]-
...............====
()_) ()_)=o==)_)..
RUBICON ON 37'S
stumpbuster is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 11:11 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
Rubicondon53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 1,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by stumpbuster View Post
most wrong info here you don't know what the op is working with for starters he doesn't need mml he doesn't need sye he doesn't need any other ca's he doesn't need an axle upgrade and you have no idea what intentions he had for the jeep putting extra thousands of dollars into this kids head is just going to scare this kid away from lifting the jeep and yes... I know what yer intentions were but this is what happens every day on this forum to the op, don't run away scared just yet... but yes, do a lot more research than what you have done so far, and look into zone
So if you know what my intentions are/were, then ? There is nothing wrong pointing out to a newbie that going up 4"s opens up a huge can of worms, read carefully, I only pointed out some of the many things he will need to consider... The things that you stated that the OP does not need to do is debatable, and his intended use of his jeep will dictate whether they are needed or not... I'm not really too sure why you are taking me to task, as I only pointed out obvious considerations for a 4" lift... As far as scaring him off--- fear is the single greatest motivator that we humans have... Fight or flight? always depends upon research... When encountering a brown bear do you flee, or before going out into the wild, understanding through research, that you should stand your ground? Depends on the situation-- when your vehicle breaks down in the wilderness do you attempt to hike back, or stay with the vehicle ? When you go up 4" , do you need this that and the other? All of these questions demand research before implementation... Personally I don't see advise given on forums as what is wrong with the forums.. Answering questions with more questions hopefully causes one to further analyze what they are doing and hopefully come out with the best results...
__________________
04' Rubi, with all the gizmos we need for long range excursions, / home modified excursion trailer;

96' Lexus 450, locked, loaded and ready to roll..
'12 VW New Beetle
Rubicondon53 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 11:16 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
MFsoftball22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 433
Quote:
Originally Posted by stumpbuster View Post
most wrong info here
you don't know what the op is working with for starters
he doesn't need mml
he doesn't need sye
he doesn't need any other ca's
he doesn't need an axle upgrade
and you have no idea what intentions he had for the jeep

putting extra thousands of dollars into this kids head is just going to scare this kid away from lifting the jeep
and yes... I know what yer intentions were

but this is what happens every day on this forum

to the op, don't run away scared just yet...
but yes, do a lot more research than what you have done so far, and look into zone
You make some good points here but also some misleading ones too. Sorry to say.


For starters yes the OP does need to do a lot more research. No he should not shy away from lifting his Jeep, but he needs to get a better understanding before he begins this process. Also you are right that we need to know a lot more about the OP current setup, including engine, trans, axles, gear ratios, driveshaft setup, desired tire size, and budget. But on that same point you cannot say for absolute that he doesn't need all of these things without knowing this information yourself. Also there is a big difference between doing it halfa$$ and doing it the right way. I would sure hate to be the person telling him that he doesnt need it and come time for install it becomes evident that he does need it, which might put his Jeep out of commission for some time. He should at least have a good understanding and a heads up to problems he will potentially/probably run into.


So with that being said the OP needs to know a few things. Yes there are a lot more things that go into a 4" SL than most poeple think. Usually this is not a very cheap endevor. Also going straight to a 4" SL without understanding what makes for a good suspension system is not a good bet. I honestly wouldn't recommend this specific lift kit to my worst enemy. A lot of missing components along with some halfa$$ ways of trying to offsetting bad driveline angles and even worse suspension geometry. If you are looking to lift on a budget then do some research, take some advice and rethink your plan a little. There are a number of ways to lift your Jeep on a budget, and most of them are way better options than your current one.

If you a stuck with the current RC 4" Lift then ok. My advice to you would then be get it installed and enjoy it. But also continue doing research and saving up your money so you can make upgrades as you go. Just my personal opinion.
MFsoftball22 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 11:21 AM   #14
NJO
Jeeper
 
NJO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,388
Double stacked 3" body lift baby!
NJO is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 11:24 AM   #15
Jeeper
 
Rubicondon53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 1,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by mfsoftball22 View Post
you make some good points here but also some misleading ones too. Sorry to say. For starters yes the op does need to do a lot more research. No he should not shy away from lifting his jeep, but he needs to get a better understanding before he begins this process. Also you are right that we need to know a lot more about the op current setup, including engine, trans, axles, gear ratios, driveshaft setup, desired tire size, and budget. But on that same point you cannot say for absolute that he doesn't need all of these things without knowing this information yourself. Also there is a big difference between doing it halfa$$ and doing it the right way. I would sure hate to be the person telling him that he doesnt need it and come time for install it becomes evident that he does need it, which might put his jeep out of commission for some time. He should at least have a good understanding and a heads up to problems he will potentially/probably run into. So with that being said the op needs to know a few things. Yes there are a lot more things that go into a 4" sl than most poeple think. Usually this is not a very cheap endevor. Also going straight to a 4" sl without understanding what makes for a good suspension system is not a good bet. I honestly wouldn't recommend this specific lift kit to my worst enemy. A lot of missing components along with some halfa$$ ways of trying to offsetting bad driveline angles and even worse suspension geometry. If you are looking to lift on a budget then do some research, take some advice and rethink your plan a little. There are a number of ways to lift your jeep on a budget, and most of them are way better options than your current one. If you a stuck with the current rc 4" lift then ok. My advice to you would then be get it installed and enjoy it. But also continue doing research and saving up your money so you can make upgrades as you go. Just my personal opinion.
x10 ^
__________________
04' Rubi, with all the gizmos we need for long range excursions, / home modified excursion trailer;

96' Lexus 450, locked, loaded and ready to roll..
'12 VW New Beetle
Rubicondon53 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 11:36 AM   #16
Jeeper
 
MFsoftball22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 433
Quote:
Originally Posted by NJO View Post
Double stacked 3" body lift baby!
Nah just make some 6" BL brackets out of steel. Youll even get a short shifter in the process without having to buy the short shifter kit.
MFsoftball22 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 11:38 AM   #17
Jeeper
 
stumpbuster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ct
Posts: 403
I stand by what I say even after the long winded discertation that pertained to my simple explanation of the op not "needing" the components I mentioned. sorry fellas but stop telling these newbies that they need all this extra thousands of dollars of parts when its hardly the case and what comes in the kit has worked for many, and this guy may be a part of that bunch.

but instead explain to the op the benefit of aforementioned parts ilo saying ne needs them and scaring them off.

nothing what I said is misleading
__________________
......_____
......\o____o
../----L- []IIIII[]-
...............====
()_) ()_)=o==)_)..
RUBICON ON 37'S
stumpbuster is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 12:19 PM   #18
Jeeper
 
MFsoftball22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 433
Quote:
Originally Posted by stumpbuster View Post
I stand by what I say even after the long winded discertation that pertained to my simple explanation of the op not "needing" the components I mentioned. sorry fellas but stop telling these newbies that they need all this extra thousands of dollars of parts when its hardly the case and what comes in the kit has worked for many, and this guy may be a part of that bunch.

but instead explain to the op the benefit of aforementioned parts ilo saying ne needs them and scaring them off.

nothing what I said is misleading
First, I never discouraged the OP from lifting his Jeep. Second, you can stand behind your crappy advice all day long, doesnt mean that others have too. Third, suggest the OP and yourself do some research on fellow members/Jeepers who purchased similar kits and are now regretting it and having to pay money twice to replace the crappy components with better ones.

This seems to be a very common thing for you. You try to bash and slam people for trying to give good advice, saying that they are telling people not to lift their Jeep. No one said that, only gave advice to problems he will almost surely be running into. The OP asked for advice and it was given. If he wanted someone to stroke his ego then he should have said so and you could have helped him.
MFsoftball22 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 12:19 PM   #19
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 14
Thank you for your input. It sucks to hear so much negative feedback on the Rough Country lift, but I've heard many good things about their lifts. It is also easily upgradable to a long arm suspension if I decide to get crazy. I have done quite a bit of reading about this lift and the need for SYEs and driveshaft upgrades, but with the transfer case drop they aren't necessary. I was wondering if there will be any issues with the shifter though. I know there are many things I could benefit from purchasing, but all in due time. I chose this lift because it didn't use any spacers with springs nor any kind of body lift (I'm not a fan of body lifts, waste of time/money just to make a little more room for your tires).

Currently I haven't done anything to the Jeep aside from installing a Tuffy security console. I got a set of 33"x12.5"x15" sitting in my garage waiting on the lift. Other than that, my Jeep is a stock 2006 TJ X 4.0L with the manual 6-speed. This is my daily driver so I don't plan to turn it into some crazy beast, just something I can cruise through tank trails and play in the mud in.

Thanks again.
xgijosh is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 12:28 PM   #20
Jeeper
 
stumpbuster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ct
Posts: 403
Quote:
Originally Posted by MFsoftball22 View Post
First, I never discouraged the OP from lifting his Jeep. Second, you can stand behind your crappy advice all day long, doesnt mean that others have too. Third, suggest the OP and yourself do some research on fellow members/Jeepers who purchased similar kits and are now regretting it and having to pay money twice to replace the crappy components with better ones.

This seems to be a very common thing for you. You try to bash and slam people for trying to give good advice, saying that they are telling people not to lift their Jeep. No one said that, only gave advice to problems he will almost surely be running into. The OP asked for advice and it was given. If he wanted someone to stroke his ego then he should have said so and you could have helped him.
quit being an assclown, since that seems to be a very common thing for you.
he asked for advice about the kit and what to do from here. you are one of those nerds who jumps on every post that comes with rough country, go back in your mothers basement. he already bought the kit, there are many on this board who are happy with the kit, also many who are not, but not everyone does the same thing with their jeeps.

funniest thing is nerd, I wasn't even referring to you, It was rubicon53 saying he needed axle, motor mount lift, and all the other unnecessary stuff he suggested.
but yea. word...
__________________
......_____
......\o____o
../----L- []IIIII[]-
...............====
()_) ()_)=o==)_)..
RUBICON ON 37'S
stumpbuster is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 12:36 PM   #21
Jeeper
 
MFsoftball22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 433
Quote:
Originally Posted by xgijosh View Post
Thank you for your input. It sucks to hear so much negative feedback on the Rough Country lift, but I've heard many good things about their lifts. It is also easily upgradable to a long arm suspension if I decide to get crazy. I have done quite a bit of reading about this lift and the need for SYEs and driveshaft upgrades, but with the transfer case drop they aren't necessary. I was wondering if there will be any issues with the shifter though. I know there are many things I could benefit from purchasing, but all in due time. I chose this lift because it didn't use any spacers with springs nor any kind of body lift (I'm not a fan of body lifts, waste of time/money just to make a little more room for your tires).

Currently I haven't done anything to the Jeep aside from installing a Tuffy security console. I got a set of 33"x12.5"x15" sitting in my garage waiting on the lift. Other than that, my Jeep is a stock 2006 TJ X 4.0L with the manual 6-speed. This is my daily driver so I don't plan to turn it into some crazy beast, just something I can cruise through tank trails and play in the mud in.

Thanks again.
Your Jeep is very similar to mine. 05 TJ 4.0L 6 Speed 30/35 axles. Currently have 3" BDS SL from PO. In the process of redoing my suspension though. Sounds like you have the RC Lift and it's yours, so like I said before enjoy it. My advice however isnt going to change. Keep researching and saving your money to upgrade further. Dont just read companies sales gimics. Learn about your suspension system, how it works and how all the different compnents of the suspension and Jeep as a whole function relative to each other. Then start upgrading your Components accordingly. For your current kit. Just because it says that you wont need a SYE because of the TC-Drop doesnt mean that you wont experience vibes. The steep DS angle could cause vibes or could show wear of the U Joints in form of vibrations too. Also a SYE would enable your to maintain a little more belly clearance. You will probably need extended brake lines. Unless for some reason yours are uber long. I would suggest a front adj track bar as the kit does not include one. This will enable you to recenter the axle. Adj control arms would be a good upgrade down the road. Also BL are not as bad as a lot of noobs seem to think. There are many benefits of a 1" -1.25" BL. Tummy tuck, extra clearance for bigger tires, while keeping a lower center of gravity.

So just keep researching and learning. In the meantime enjoy you Jeep and post up some pictures.
MFsoftball22 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 12:51 PM   #22
Jeeper
 
stumpbuster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ct
Posts: 403
Quote:
Originally Posted by xgijosh View Post
Thank you for your input. It sucks to hear so much negative feedback on the Rough Country lift, but I've heard many good things about their lifts. It is also easily upgradable to a long arm suspension if I decide to get crazy. I have done quite a bit of reading about this lift and the need for SYEs and driveshaft upgrades, but with the transfer case drop they aren't necessary. I was wondering if there will be any issues with the shifter though. I know there are many things I could benefit from purchasing, but all in due time. I chose this lift because it didn't use any spacers with springs nor any kind of body lift (I'm not a fan of body lifts, waste of time/money just to make a little more room for your tires).

Currently I haven't done anything to the Jeep aside from installing a Tuffy security console. I got a set of 33"x12.5"x15" sitting in my garage waiting on the lift. Other than that, my Jeep is a stock 2006 TJ X 4.0L with the manual 6-speed. This is my daily driver so I don't plan to turn it into some crazy beast, just something I can cruise through tank trails and play in the mud in.

Thanks again.
youl be just fine with the kit man, and yer right you don't need all that other stuff, many on this board bash the kit, many are happy with it. shifter will be fine, for what you are doing with the jeep, the budget friendly kit should suffice. enjoy and get back with us
__________________
......_____
......\o____o
../----L- []IIIII[]-
...............====
()_) ()_)=o==)_)..
RUBICON ON 37'S
stumpbuster is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 12:52 PM   #23
Jeeper
 
MFsoftball22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 433
Quote:
Originally Posted by stumpbuster View Post
quit being an assclown, since that seems to be a very common thing for you.
he asked for advice about the kit and what to do from here. you are one of those nerds who jumps on every post that comes with rough country, go back in your mothers basement. he already bought the kit, there are many on this board who are happy with the kit, also many who are not, but not everyone does the same thing with their jeeps.

funniest thing is nerd, I wasn't even referring to you, It was rubicon53 saying he needed axle, motor mount lift, and all the other unnecessary stuff he suggested.
but yea. word...
Trust me there are many things I would love to say but for the good of the thread I will leave them unsaid.

If you were intending it for one person then you should have quoted it to them. I mearly pointed out that not all of your information was correct either and that your post was also a little misleading. I didnt see you give any advice in your post either. So please give him some advice on the kit with some reasoning backing up your advice. I gave advice with reasoning, but also stated that it is my opinion/suggestion.
MFsoftball22 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 12:53 PM   #24
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: along the shores of the Chesapeake
Posts: 158
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubicondon53 View Post
BTW,, track bars, or sometimes referred to as panhard rods, keep the axles in line with the frame and with each other. As the jeep is lifted the rods need to be lengthened.. Malibu Barbie? Here is mine with a 2" budget boost. I have since upgraded to an Old Man Emu 2.5" suspension. Since I'm up only 2.5" that makes mine a Ken jeep.... LOL.
haha Short of calling "eugene" my TJ a girlee man jeep I might adopt your Ken term! too funny !
captbo is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 12:57 PM   #25
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 14
Quote:
Malibu Barbie? Here is mine with a 2" budget boost. I have since upgraded to an Old Man Emu 2.5" suspension. Since I'm up only 2.5" that makes mine a Ken jeep.... LOL.
Yes...Ken could drive that. Here's mine the day I bought it (not much has changed):
xgijosh is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 12:58 PM   #26
Jeeper
 
stumpbuster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ct
Posts: 403
Quote:
Originally Posted by MFsoftball22 View Post
Trust me there are many things I would love to say but for the good of the thread I will leave them unsaid.

If you were intending it for one person then you should have quoted it to them. I mearly pointed out that not all of your information was correct either and that your post was also a little misleading. I didnt see you give any advice in your post either. So please give him some advice on the kit with some reasoning backing up your advice. I gave advice with reasoning, but also stated that it is my opinion/suggestion.
name something that was not correct
or do you just like to think its your way or the highway
now pissoff
__________________
......_____
......\o____o
../----L- []IIIII[]-
...............====
()_) ()_)=o==)_)..
RUBICON ON 37'S
stumpbuster is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 12:58 PM   #27
Jeeper
 
Rubicondon53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: pennsylvania
Posts: 1,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by stumpbuster View Post
quit being an assclown, since that seems to be a very common thing for you. he asked for advice about the kit and what to do from here. you are one of those nerds who jumps on every post that comes with rough country, go back in your mothers basement. he already bought the kit, there are many on this board who are happy with the kit, also many who are not, but not everyone does the same thing with their jeeps. funniest thing is nerd, I wasn't even referring to you, It was rubicon53 saying he needed axle, motor mount lift, and all the other unnecessary stuff he suggested. but yea. word...
Hilarious how some people resort to name calling when they find themselves on the wrong end of a debate.. I see where you are from and mall crawlers are very popular in Conn since you don't really have anywhere to wheel.... Hey OP your stock shifter linkage is fine.. The only time you need to modify linkage is when you do a body lift
__________________
04' Rubi, with all the gizmos we need for long range excursions, / home modified excursion trailer;

96' Lexus 450, locked, loaded and ready to roll..
'12 VW New Beetle
Rubicondon53 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 01:03 PM   #28
Jeeper
 
stumpbuster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ct
Posts: 403
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubicondon53 View Post
Hilarious how some people resort to name calling when they find themselves on the wrong end of a debate.. I see where you are from and mall crawlers are very popular in Conn since you don't really have anywhere to wheel.... Hey OP your stock shifter linkage is fine.. The only time you need to modify linkage is when you do a body lift
yea...dude, im on the wrong end, cool brah...
too bad nothing I said was wrong
hey YOU NEED A NEW AXLE BRAH GO SPEND A BUNCH OF MONEY


word..
but quick lemme change the subject
HEY OP! .........
__________________
......_____
......\o____o
../----L- []IIIII[]-
...............====
()_) ()_)=o==)_)..
RUBICON ON 37'S
stumpbuster is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 01:07 PM   #29
Jeeper
 
Dextreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 3,945
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by stumpbuster View Post
youl be just fine with the kit man, and yer right you don't need all that other stuff, many on this board bash the kit, many are happy with it. shifter will be fine, for what you are doing with the jeep, the budget friendly kit should suffice. enjoy and get back with us
Two things will happen....after the install, he will come back and a say "Why do I still have driveline vibs even after I installed the TC drop?" Then about a year from now he will come back and ask, "My control arm bushing are shot and I can't find replacements...now what?" The 3rd likelyhood is that he will come back and ask, "My Jeep is so rough/harsh, any suggestions on Shock upgrades?"

Heck, nothing money and better parts can't fix...no biggie!
__________________
'99 Chilli Pepper TJ Wrangler "Mistress"
33x12.5 DuraTracs
Zone 4.25"
Dextreme is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-26-2013, 01:26 PM   #30
Jeeper
 
MFsoftball22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 433
Quote:
Originally Posted by stumpbuster View Post
name something that was not correct
or do you just like to think its your way or the highway
now pissoff
Are you British? Am I talking to Piers Morgan?

Cause obviously you dont read or listen to what people are saying and your sign off was amazing. "pissoff" I was just waiting for you to call me a "wanker"

I said in my very first post that I agree with some of the things you said but there were some misleading statements. You told Rubicondon53 that he gave information without knowing the OP vehicle info. Well you did the samething. You said that he didn't need to upgrade axles at a point in time where you didnt even know his setup or what tires he was planning on running. How is that correct info?

I never say it is my way or the highway. I encourage people to understand their vehicle's stregnths and weeknesses and improve on them. There are many different setups out there and some are better than others, with respect to their specific use. That is what the OP needs to learn.

MFsoftball22 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Tags
2006 , diy , lift kit , rough country , upgrade

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:44 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC