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Old 04-01-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Lift kit

I have a 2002 TJ stock jeep, 31" tires what is the best brand of lift kit, I am thinking a 4 " but which one has the best ride and trouble free. I will be driving on road and some mountain trails

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Old 04-01-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
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whats your budget

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Old 04-01-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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I could spend around 1500 or so
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:35 PM   #4
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I just got the ultimate kit from dpg off road. I haven't put it in yet but that is supposed to be very good for on and off road driving. It consists of a 2.5" suspension lift and a 1.25" body lift. I think the ultimate now runs about 1350
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:36 PM   #5
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the best brands for daily driver is OEM (old man emu) and bilistin shocks. but if i can i would definitly go with OEM if you want a better smoother ride on the road. I am ordering the zone combo kit because its cheaper but i i could i would have gone with OEM
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I think I just want a suspension lift
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:45 PM   #7
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what is the best brand of lift kit, I am thinking a 4 "
Savvy/Currie:
www.savvyoffroad.com
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:49 PM   #9
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just remember that with a 4" suspension lift you need a TC drop or SYE
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What is better a tc drop to sye
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What is better a tc drop to sye
sye. but it'll also cost much more. actually a tc drop is more of a band aid when stitches are required.
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yup an sye hands down . but if you have money left over i would do it cause it will eliminate all vibrations
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actually a tc drop is more of a band aid when stitches are required.
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I wouldn't buy anything from a company whos owner is a DH
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:11 PM   #15
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Will I need a longer drive shaft as well
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Will I need a longer drive shaft as well
with a SYE you need a double cardan rear driveshaft, and adjustable upper and lower control arms to set pinion angle.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:38 PM   #17
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I have looked at rough country website, they have a 4" that isn't that expensive about $500.00 but I know there is going to be add ons . Is that a good lift and a good company
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I have looked at rough country website, they have a 4" that isn't that expensive about $500.00 but I know there is going to be add ons . Is that a good lift and a good company
To simply put it no^ its going to be very rough.
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maxdout before you go any further there is a sticky which will help you narrow down your choices.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tj-l...ews-25145.html
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OEM and Curry. Seriously with the 1500 buy the OME one from DPGoffroad.com It should have everything you need in there. Call up dirk and chat with him about it, he'll set you right. That set up should let you run 33's if you wanted, I was told you'd need different bump stops though. Since it's a DD I wouldn't buy anything like roughcountry or zone lifts. People say good things about them but I'm seen terrible things. Never saw anything bad about Curry or OEM.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:19 PM   #21
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Gonna look kinda silly with a 4" lift on 31's, IMO. Keep it stock height and invest your money on a full set of adjustable CA's front/rear and beef up the steering linkage with a ZJ setup or Currie and get an oil pan skid. that right there should eat up most of that $1500.

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