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Old 03-13-2006, 10:36 PM
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Lift Kit

Sorry if this is a common post, but I'm pretty new to the whole jeep thing. I just bought a 97' Wrangler yesterday and I'm looking to put a lift kit in. It is mostly for looks, and being that I'm 18 I'm looking for something that wont cost me too much money. Does anyone have any suggestions on what package to buy? I was looking at Rusty's, from a different thread, and I was wondering if I could go with the 3" lift and the 1" body? I don't plan on going off roading, its just for driving. Or if there is a better way for me to go about doing this? Thanks for any advice, its greatly appreciated
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I think for what you looking to do, looks based jeep vs off-road jeep, the basic rusty's kit 3" will be fine with and with a 1" body lift you can even run 33's just fine off-road if you decide that is what you wish to do at some point.

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For what you are looking to accomplish with your lift kit, you will be fine with what you are planning to do, and it will make room for 33" tires. If you don't need tires that big (or want), you could go with a 2" lift kit (or budget boost) and a 1" body lift for 31-32" tires without a problem...
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thanks for the replyings, I think that's what I will do then! I have two more questions...the first is, if I put 33's on my jeep will I have a hard time getting it out of 3rd gear? I've heard that 4 bangers have a hard time with the larger tires...??? I was also wondering if it will be hard to put a 1" body lift into a 97'? because again, I heard that it might be hard because the body has been sitting so long that the bolts might be rusted tight? any comments on either of these two topics? again, thanks for any help!
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PB Blaster will be your friend. You will have to soak all of the body bolts probably at least a week in advance. They will, depending on where you live, have rusted. I have to agree with jeeperman the budget boost seems to fit your bill- cheap and somewhat easy to do. I cannot comment on the 3rd gear deal. Rubicon Express makes a budget boost kit.
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Old 03-15-2006, 02:13 PM   #6
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Going to 33's on your 4 bangers stock gearing will be a different animal for you. I wouldn't say that you won't ever get out of third gear, but I bet you will rarely see 5th.

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