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Old 10-08-2008, 01:19 AM   #31
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Well from what I've read the 2.5" RC kit has come leaps and bounds from their dreaded 4" lift. Apparently the 2.5" RC kit rides even a little better than stock. Better than a 2" BB for the money, but nothing like an OME kit. There is a 40+ page thread about it on jeepforum. I talked to the rep briefly through private messages there and he said he'll give me the kit and throw in a steering stabilizer for $330 shipped. I think I'm going to pick that up on Friday when I get my next paycheck then keep saving.

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i've got the RC 4" lift, and like it alot. but i've got all the required mods to stop the heavy DL vibration that usualy comes w/ a lift. in the imortal words of Mr. T " don't be a fool!! stay in school!!"

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Old 10-09-2008, 02:41 PM   #33
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yeah, i think that is a good choice in lift.$330 is good price as well. have fun w/ it until you want bigger. but hey,you will be stylin' till then. 2.5 will barely cause any vibrations. hell, when i put my 4" on my YJ I couldnt even tell i lifted it. no vibrations at all.
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:11 AM   #34
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Bad news. So I crawled under my jeep to look at my rear diff and I have a d35 with 3.07 gears I'm pretty sure. Would that be unbearable on a 6 speed 4l?
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:33 AM   #36
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The lift aint the problem... with a I4 I wouldn't get huge tires that's all. So as long as you are staying on a tight budget, huge tires are not an option anyway. Had a buddy with 33's on his I-4, it was ok... but wouldn't go any bigger.
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The lift aint the problem... with a I4 I wouldn't get huge tires that's all. So as long as you are staying on a tight budget, huge tires are not an option anyway. Had a buddy with 33's on his I-4, it was ok... but wouldn't go any bigger.
That's my opinion.
This one has a 4cyl and it seems he didn't have any problems running above average sized tires.

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I have an i6. I meant 4.0L I just wrote it in lowercase.
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im pretty new around here but i am very well versed in the whole jeep world......my advice to you would be to rid yourself of the idea to lift that thing unless you are going to spend 1k or more.......the kit you are buying will be incomplete and will cause premature wear on all of your driveline and steering components......i have said this on another thread but i will say it again that the rancho 2.5 rock crawler kit is the most complete and best driving kit i have ever used/installed......just to lay it out ive put on about 40 lift kits and 6 on my on jeeps. my advice is to not do what all of us did and look for the economical way to lift the jeep but save your money.......do some more research and buy a kit that will last for years and will function with what you will want to do in the future
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ps get rid of the d35 and at least throw an 8.8 in there or a d44 if you can find one.......the d35 is gonna come apart......if you listen to any of the advice i have put on this thread listen to this: "Dont ever put any money into a d35, including lockers, axles, gears, etc." it is the biggest excuse for a rear axle ever put in a jeep
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:54 PM   #40
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Why is the RC 2.5 kit crap? I've been hearing nothing but good things about it. It comes with a tc drop and a "steering stabilizer" as well to correct the steering. If I went with that and a 2" body lift and bmml to correct the pinion angles and help with the driveshaft angles I don't know what I'd be missing (that other kits come with vs. buying everything myself). I will have to regear though. Do you have any other information about the 8.8? My mom's friend is the manager of a ford dealership (and he drives a hummer, lol), do you think he could hook it up or is that something I'd have to go to a pick n pull for?
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well first everyone is bashin' everyone hahaha
i bought my own jeep at 17 for 2900
shit barley ran. all i can say is make the plan thing that worked for me. i have "the list" in my garage and all the prices for what i want.

No my jeep looks good runs great>

As for lift the cheap way is body lift.
i dont think you have leaf springs so look at the lifts everywhere you go
4wheelparts.com is a good one. but go talk to someone at a jeep place too.

other than that be happy.... which im sure you are.....with what you got
like someone already said
you got a jeep be happy
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I'd buy a 1-2" body lift and later when you got cash, spend it on something good and keep the body lift.

You can add 2-3" in suspension lift, and 1-2" in body lift and be good and ready for 33s-35" tires.
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also in agreement.........i would run a body lift......i did in fact and ran33 boggers with that body lift back when my jeep was shiny new and nice looking
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But what am I going to do about my gears? I can't run 33x12.5's on 3.07s!!

Would it be doable if I went with a skinnier tire? (33x10.5s?) If not, how much would it be to regear?
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But what am I going to do about my gears? I can't run 33x12.5's on 3.07s!!

Would it be doable if I went with a skinnier tire? (33x10.5s?) If not, how much would it be to regear?
you might be okay with 33 with 3.07 for the road. I have 3.73s and 35s and for the road i get even better mpg since now instead of me revving to 2.5k at 60 mph, i am now at 1700 rpm. The little loss of power doesnt bug me because if i want to overtake, or accelerate quickly, i just run it on a lower gear.

On average regearing would cost 500 an axle and you DO need both unless you never shift to 4 wd again.
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:35 PM   #46
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What kind of mileage do you see?
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What kind of mileage do you see?
with all my mods i'm getting over 18mpg on a tank of gas and that's pretty constant.. tank after tank, fill up after fill up.
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:32 PM   #48
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You get 18mpg on 35's with 3.77's? What would I get with 33s on 3.07's if you had to guestimate?
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You get 18mpg on 35's with 3.77's? What would I get with 33s on 3.07's if you had to guestimate?
3.73s... but it really depends on your commute and your driving style. I accelerate slower, and keep it pretty constant speed which is why my mpg went up however if you accelerate to get to the next red light first and stop and then repeat to the next light again, it will be worse for you and you will not see gains, you will see drop in mpg from what you're getting now.
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3.73s... but it really depends on your commute and your driving style. I accelerate slower, and keep it pretty constant speed which is why my mpg went up however if you accelerate to get to the next red light first and stop and then repeat to the next light again, it will be worse for you and you will not see gains, you will see drop in mpg from what you're getting now.
I'm already the biggest, nazi, gas saving, grandpa driver that you'll ever meet lol. I'm constantly getting the bird from people as they pass me lol.
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I'm already the biggest, nazi, gas saving, grandpa driver that you'll ever meet lol. I'm constantly getting the bird from people as they pass me lol.


come on dude your still in college you dont gotta lie to kick it
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My girlfriend drives and scares the shit out of me so I make it a point to drive extra slow whenever she's riding with me, lol.
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come on dude your still in college you dont gotta lie to kick it
i am in college too

yeah i love picking out everything wrong my gf does when driving. I also love pointing out everything obvious there is on the road. "Thats a red light over there" "You stop at the red light"
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maybe im the only one that drives like a mad man hahaha
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exactly what i did do. bust my ass, save like hell, and do it a little at a time. if you're just going for looks anyway, just do a budget boost.
that is the way it is done.
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can we make a "HELP A BROKE SOLDIER LIFT HIS JEEP" thread?
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can we make a "HELP A BROKE SOLDIER LIFT HIS JEEP" thread?
i like it hahaha
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i like it hahaha
seems like it might work
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seems like it might work
i think it will.
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how about

Help a lazy bum with gas cuz he doesn't want to work thread hahaha

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