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Old 05-25-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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Just a little about the jeep and it's uses. It's a 98 sahara all stock right now I just bought it. It's my first TJ as I have always had cj's and yj's. It will be a DD with occasional rock's on the weekends. Eventually it will be just a toy. I need something that will drive good probably farthest we will drive is 60 miles or so. I have already bought black rock 952's 15x10 and 33-12.50-15 Goodyear duratracs. These are the lift I am looking at and if you have other opinions please tell me. Looking to stay around a 1000$ or less.

Rough country x series 4"
Zone 4" will buy track bar and sway bar discos

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Old 05-25-2011, 11:05 PM   #2
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if you can swap out for some 15x8's you'd be better off...

but if i were doing this, i'd go with the Zone lift...i LOVE my zone 3" lift

Rides better than stock and does great on road or off (my daily driver and also did a 9 hr offroad trip sunday)

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Old 05-25-2011, 11:26 PM   #3
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Why would I be better with the 15x8? Man I just bought these lol
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:29 PM   #4
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you can air down more on a 15x8 without popping a bead on the tire...15x10s will be fine as long as you down air down too much...15x8 will be better once you make it a toy..the 15x10s will stick out more
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:41 PM   #5
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Honestly save your money and go with a good long arm lift using your stock coils. For about $2000 you will be alot happier in the end. If you plan on crawling you will eventually go LA anyhow. I dont recommend rough country but they do have the LA upgrade for $900.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:43 PM   #6
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15x10's also tend to "wonder" a bit more than a 15x8

You'll be fine though lol, so dont worry...like wrangler said, dont air down much when going wheeling otherwise you'll have a good chance of popping the bead
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:44 PM   #7
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I'm really liking that zone 4" kit, with track bar steering stabilizer and quick discos its like 900$. At the same time I have heard a lot of good things on the zone 3" just don't know if that's enough or if it will flex well enough on the rocks
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:48 PM   #8
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It did great offroad...

heres a link to some pics of my offroad trip last sunday...

I'm running a 3" zone lift with 32x11.5x15's on a 15x8 Mickey Thompson rim

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Old 05-26-2011, 07:03 AM   #9
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Rokmen runs 2.5" ome springs on a lj with 40" tires and their fenders.

Just keep in mind if you plan on wheelin this thing go with quality . With a 4" plan on a sye kit and cv drive shaft as well. That's about another five hundred to the bill right there. I would buy a set of ome 2.5" springs and a 1" bl . Then save for some better control arms and skid plates.
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Get the shortest most complete lift you need to run the biggest tires you plan to have. x2 on the SYE stuff from above. As for rim size. 15x10 vs. 15x8, there is not that big of a difference, in fact in some cases the wide rim does not have to be aired down as much as you get a wider contact patch to begin with. I never had an issues with either one. As for which kit, I have heard good things about zone products.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:50 AM   #11
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The biggest tire I plan on running is 33's. Can someone give me the best option then for 1000$ give or take a few
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:28 AM   #12
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If 33's are it then I would recommend that you try to buy this kit it is about $1000. but is truly the best short arm kit out there. If you need to put a 1" BL on and call it good.

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Old 05-26-2011, 03:21 PM   #13
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Maybe I'm missin something there but that's just control arms right? No coils, shocks or anything..........
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:16 PM   #14
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Right just control arms. If you are only running 33's you dont need to waste money on coils unless yours are bad for some reason. There are guys running 37's on stock coils, of coarse there are mods to consider for doing that. Remember this when building your Jeep are you water fording and mudding or mostly going for terrain/rocks. Because the main concern for off roading is your center of gravity. The only reason you need height is to keep your self from getting wet really.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:26 PM   #15
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I'm really liking the dpgoffroad ultimate tj kit. I know it a little more than the 1000$ i wanted to stay around but looks like a good kit
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:19 PM   #16
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That doesn't look to bad, but the RC 4" X-series is probably gonna be your best bet.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:38 PM   #17
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I'm really liking the dpgoffroad ultimate tj kit. I know it a little more than the 1000$ i wanted to stay around but looks like a good kit
Dirk at DPG Offroad is a great guy to talk to for information even if you decide to buy elswhere.

I have the Super Ultimate kit in my 97 TJ and really like the way it rides. I removed an 4"RC junk lift. I'll never do that again.

If you just do the 33"s and stock coils you will need to adjust your bumpstops and trim fenders and fender flares.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:23 AM   #18
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If I get the zone 3" with a body n maybe mml will I need to get adjustable track bars???
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:54 AM   #19
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I have a 1997 Wrangler TJ with a 1 inch body lift and currently running 265’s on 16 inch wheels. Adding a budget suspension lift and planning to get new 15 inch wheels. What size tire can I run? I was originally looking to go with 285 75 R 16 but will need wheel spacers. Getting new wheels will solve this which is why looking to go with the 15 inch wheels. Problem – 285’s generally are not available with the 15 inch wheel. Can I fit 33’s with the budget suspension lift (2 inch) and the 1 inch body lift?


Thanks in advance for the response!

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