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Old 06-16-2010, 10:31 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a lift around 6" for my 03. read a little on fabtech, rock krawler, and aev but honestly i don't know enough on the subject to know whats good. I'm looking for something thats gonna keep my ride road worthy but with good off road capabilities. any suggestions or knowledge is appreciated.

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I have run Teraflex, Rubicon Express, and now Rock Krawler on my Jeep. If you want approximately 6" of lift, my suggestion would be Rock Krawler 5.5 X-factor. Night and day difference in ride quality, off road capability, durability, and quietness.
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I have run Teraflex, Rubicon Express, and now Rock Krawler on my Jeep. If you want approximately 6" of lift, my suggestion would be Rock Krawler 5.5 X-factor. Night and day difference in ride quality, off road capability, durability, and quietness.
X2 - price for performance and steet-ability, RK makes one of the best out there.
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6"? What size tires you lookin to run under that?

Just wondering because if you put 6" with 39" tires or something you'll also want (need) to upgrade several other things. Upgrades may include axles, a SYE, etc.
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but honestly i don't know enough on the subject to know whats good.
ok first its not as simple as buying a lift putting it on and throwing some big tires on it. for 6" SUSPENSION of lift to have good road manners and be SAFE costs a lotttt of $ for instance

lift (for 6" suspension can you use a welder, cutoff wheel etc...?)
tires
rims
upgraded steering
if you have the d30/d35 combo your kinda screwed unless you get a Super35 so you don't snap your axle shafts pulling out of the driveway.
gears (and someone to install them)
gear install kits
slip yoke eliminator and a new driveshaft
Brakes new pads and callipers to handle the weight
bigger steering box
new exhaust (because of the way the long arms run)

if anyone else things of something chime in
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:20 PM   #7
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a 6'' lift done right would prob cost like 5k+

a 3'' lift with some 33s and maybe a body lift can go a long way offroad for about 1k
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:24 AM   #8
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ok first its not as simple as buying a lift putting it on and throwing some big tires on it. for 6" SUSPENSION of lift to have good road manners and be SAFE costs a lotttt of $ for instance

lift (for 6" suspension can you use a welder, cutoff wheel etc...?)
tires
rims
upgraded steering
if you have the d30/d35 combo your kinda screwed unless you get a Super35 so you don't snap your axle shafts pulling out of the driveway.
gears (and someone to install them)
gear install kits
slip yoke eliminator and a new driveshaft
Brakes new pads and callipers to handle the weight
bigger steering box
new exhaust (because of the way the long arms run)

if anyone else things of something chime in
Big wallet
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37" tires
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Learn to park outside of parking garages and walk to the mall
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why dont you just go with a good 4in suspension lift and tube fenders and run 35's. Im not one to talk about the "low center gravity thing" but there is a point when it will come into effect. Thats my plan in the future.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:47 AM   #10
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Depends on the definition of "low COG". I consider my rig fairly LCG. A total of about 6" of lift running 39s. My top of rig is 81"(but no soft top, so add another 1-2" for that height), stock 01 TJs are 71" to top. with adding 10-11" of overall tire height, divided by 2(half the hieght is on the bottom of the tire), I end up with about 6" of overall lift. Not bad to clear 39s.

Depending on where you live, LCG is not always the absolute best option. In AZ, we need to keep the belly out of the big rocks, so added lift helps. My belly is right at 23".
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Depends on the definition of "low COG". I consider my rig fairly LCG. A total of about 6" of lift running 39s. My top of rig is 81"(but no soft top, so add another 1-2" for that height), stock 01 TJs are 71" to top. with adding 10-11" of overall tire height, divided by 2(half the hieght is on the bottom of the tire), I end up with about 6" of overall lift. Not bad to clear 39s.

Depending on where you live, LCG is not always the absolute best option. In AZ, we need to keep the belly out of the big rocks, so added lift helps. My belly is right at 23".
Ya i agree you difinatly need ground clearnece, all the guys on Jeepforum.com are so obsessed with LCOG it makes me sick lol. But at a point it will come into play like i said. Also look at TnT customs rigs the are on a 2.5in lift with 42's!! and they wheel out in the desert on rocks and such to.Of course they have a TT and are skided out, but damn. All im trying to say is you dont always need a huge ass lift to clear big tires.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:10 PM   #12
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Yeah, but I don't have $70K+ into my rig either! Of course, it looks like it is worth about $2K.........

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