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Old 02-14-2014, 08:28 PM   #1
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lift kit confusion. .

Hey guys I've been reading a lot of threads and people talk about having like rough country springs with 'RE shocks... why mix and match? Is it cheaper?

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Old 02-14-2014, 09:02 PM   #2
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It is so you can pick the best components from several companies. Different companies will have a superior product in different categories.

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Old 02-14-2014, 09:09 PM   #3
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That makes sense. .. I'd there a combo you would recommend?
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:16 PM   #4
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OME, Currie, Metalcloak, BDS, Zone, RE coil springs, Bilstein 5100, Rancho 9000XL, Fox, OME shocks. Sure theres more then that, but from what I researched those are pretty much the most popular. Everyone has their own opinions on whats good and whats not. I say get what you can afford... Remember its your jeep your build...
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I made a generic list of suspension parts at one time for someone else that might help you out. I believe it covers everything needed, for different sized suspension lifts (if I left something out, someone can correct it) but offers no recommendations as to manufacture. Here it is:

Required TJ Suspension Lift Components

2” or less

2” springs or 2” spacers
Shocks
Bump stops/extensions

2.5”-3”

Springs
Shocks
Bumpstop/extensions
Sway bar end links or Anti-rock
Rear track bar bracket
Front adjustable track bar – recommended, or axle hole re-drilled
Motor mount lift or transfer case drop (2.5” lift may or may not require this)
Extended brake lines

3.5”-4”

Springs
Shocks
Bumpstop/extensions
Sway bar end links or Anti-rock
Rear track bar bracket Adjustable rear track bar - recommended
Front adjustable track bar – recommended, or axle hole re-drilled
Extended brake lines
Minimum of extended lower control arms – adjustable control arms - recommended
Slip yoke eliminator (sye) and double carden drive shaft - recommended, or large transfer case drop
Transfer case shift bracket or Novak shifter if using transfer case drop (not needed with sye)

Parts needed for use with slip yoke eliminator:

Slip yoke eliminator
Double carden drive shaft
Rear upper adjustable control arms minimum,
Upper and lower rear adjustable control arms - recommended
Angled rear track bar bracket

Note: Rubicon models do not have a slip yoke, so have no need of a sye, however they do require the other parts needed for an sye installation in order to use the double carden drive shaft.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:58 PM   #6
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So its a little more than just buying the kit and bolting it on...
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:10 PM   #7
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So its a little more than just buying the kit and bolting it on...
LOL yes and no...my kit was "bolt" on but I still had a shop do it.....I understand how and what to do but IMO certain things I prefer to pay the Pros...especially if it can be a "safety issue" or very costly. I prefer seat time to wrench time.

My point I went with an OME SL system yes one of the more "costly" but I ride better than stock, and have all the room I need to run 33"s..(I do have a 1.25" BL as well) for me it works. There are cheaper ways to do the same thing and there are more costly ways..( like a 4 link long arm).

There is another member on here...think his name/ handle is water doc or dog or something....he built his so that he can continue to upgrade...IDK exactly how maybe he will chime in...The key is to buy the "best" that you can afford to get to what you want. The hardest part is knowing what you want .

Have seen a lot of people say they only wanted an inch or two, that are now running 37"s and Dana 60 axles....wanna guess how many times they replaced parts that were less than a year old?

Build for where you hope to finish, not just to get a little "bigger".
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I am 100% sure I don't want a 4" beyond that idk
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I am 100% sure I don't want a 4" beyond that idk
LOL not to be an a$$ but...I have the 2.5" OME and 1.25" BL and that allows me to run 33"s.....(total of 3.75")....I ran 31"s bone stock no issues...so you wanting to run 32"s or ???????

This is the part I was speaking of earlier...how big is your final plan? Build toward that.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:59 PM   #10
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I'll probably try for 33s
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IMHO, one of the best lift kits going right now is the Old Man Emu Ultimate kit here Old Man Emu Ultimate TJ/LJ Wrangler Kit | dpgoffroad.com because it uses an approximately 2.5" suspension lift in combination with a 1.25" body lift which gives you about 3.75" of total lift without sacrificing road manners. It uses all quality parts (OME springs and shocks) and the springs rates can be ordered for the way your Jeep is set up. It even comes with JKS adjustable track bars for front and back. It's good to go right out of the box and makes a great foundation for other mods you might want to do down the road.
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SEE there he is!!! ^^^^^^^^^^ and yeah that is what I have on my Lil RED TJ
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:10 PM   #13
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I just installed an RC 2.5" lift with .75" Daystar BB, 2" BS and Pro Comp Track bars. I had some mild vibes between 15-30 mph, so I did a TC drop and that fixed it. Rides about the same/better than stock! I am Very happy with it!
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My Jeep is loaded out with goods it was built in California buy some of the top shops. Some of the thing Currie sway bar, bearing axle. 3 1/2 inch Medal Cloak game changer lift, with Medal Cloak 4 Pack shocks. Tom Woods custom Drive Shifts.488 gears and Atlas Transfer case. It is dripping Poison Spyder rear bumper and tire carrier, rock sliders, fenders. Warner winch and bumper. That's just some of the stuff that I know is on my Jeep. I won this last year from Cal4Wheel.com. You can still win this years they are drawing for it Feb.22 you can see it on this sight and order tickets.

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