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Old 07-27-2008, 07:37 PM   #1
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FT lift

After putting my Jeep up on the lift at my buddies shop, we checked the whole front end out. He said my track bar is screwed up, has to much movement and thats whats causing the tourettes syndrome. My end links are also broke and thats why Im getting a slamming sound everytime I hit a bump.I priced out new trackbar and discos and decided to order a 3" FT lift which seems to include everything I need (I hope). Any reviews on this lift? easy to install? trouble brewing? I hope this helps my problems out because I really dont want to sell the Jeep, but Im getting to that point.

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Old 07-27-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
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You should be happy with that lift. I thought you wanted to sell the heep?

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Old 07-27-2008, 07:45 PM   #3
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which FT lift do you mean?

the 3" FT lift comes with a front TB and discos.
but their discos are´t very good. they wear out very fast and then they ratlle.
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:47 PM   #4
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Ya if you have the cash get a set of jks discos thats the one thing that isn't that good on the ft lift.
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the FT lift doesn´t come with shocks.

i would add a TB to the "DELUXE TJ/LJ WRANGLER KIT" at dpg offroad. that costs a bit more. but with that you´ll have the best lift you can buy...
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:51 PM   #6
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Also there is nothing wrong with the bracket that comes to relocate the rear track bar but i don't like them. I would also look into a adjustable rear t bar then you could ditch the relocation bracket. Thats up to you just somthing to think about.
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:56 PM   #7
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I want to sell it because its driving me crazy. If this lift cures my probs Ill be happy with it. I already have RE shocks. The kit I ordered was the 3" FT economy lift. I hope its decent. Its mostly a DD (highway use) and as it is now, I cant go over 65 mph. Also 40-50 is wobbly.
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the FT lift doesn´t come with shocks.

i would add a TB to the "DELUXE TJ/LJ WRANGLER KIT" at dpg offroad. that costs a bit more. but with that you´ll have the best lift you can buy...
I just checked that site out. I order from Northridge4x4. Been there in the past and he is a pleasure to deal with. Plus free shipping. Im on a CC budget right now
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:00 PM   #9
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this is a good post on the lift you bought.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=387685
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this is a good post on the lift you bought.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=387685
Nice write up. thanks for that
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:38 PM   #11
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I just recently installed the 3" FT lift. It comes with everything you need except shocks. Also, expect 4+ inches of lift. Mine leveled out at 4 1/4" of lift, and that's with a winch on the front. As for the quality of the parts, they seem to be of pretty good quality. As for what Nico said about the discos, I can't refute that, as I've only had this suspension installed for about a month or so, and they're too new to wear out and start rattling. If they do, I'll just replace them with some Quicker Discos from JKS. As for the ride, it rides beautifully with my Long Travel Old Man Emus. It rides so much better than it did when it was stock. I've got 33s on it now and it's more road-friendly than it ever was. I've taken it offroad once, and with the front swaybar discoed, the suspension articulated beautifully. I did the install by myself and it went without a hitch, and this was the first coil spring suspension lift I'd ever done. If you have any questions about the install, feel free to PM me with them. The install is still fresh in my mind and I'd be happy to answer any questions you have. Good luck, and I'm sure you'll like the FT lift.
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I just recently installed the 3" FT lift. It comes with everything you need except shocks. Also, expect 4+ inches of lift. Mine leveled out at 4 1/4" of lift, and that's with a winch on the front. As for the quality of the parts, they seem to be of pretty good quality. As for what Nico said about the discos, I can't refute that, as I've only had this suspension installed for about a month or so, and they're too new to wear out and start rattling. If they do, I'll just replace them with some Quicker Discos from JKS. As for the ride, it rides beautifully with my Long Travel Old Man Emus. It rides so much better than it did when it was stock. I've got 33s on it now and it's more road-friendly than it ever was. I've taken it offroad once, and with the front swaybar discoed, the suspension articulated beautifully. I did the install by myself and it went without a hitch, and this was the first coil spring suspension lift I'd ever done. If you have any questions about the install, feel free to PM me with them. The install is still fresh in my mind and I'd be happy to answer any questions you have. Good luck, and I'm sure you'll like the FT lift.
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That's great! Can you show us some pics?
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