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Old 05-10-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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Lift question and pictrure request.

what is the difference between Jeep TJ Suspension Lift and Jeep TJ X-Series Suspension Lift? i'm looking to put a lift on my 99 wrangler. it's never going to be taken off road. i just want a more offroad look. what would be better? or do yall have any more suggestions? also, anyone have pics of 2-2.5 inch lift with 31's?

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what is the difference between Jeep TJ Suspension Lift and Jeep TJ X-Series Suspension Lift? i'm looking to put a lift on my 99 wrangler. it's never going to be taken off road. i just want a more offroad look. what would be better? or do yall have any more suggestions? also, anyone have pics of 2-2.5 inch lift with 31's?
I think you can get a Dodge caliber in 4wd version if you are just after the nifty look of the transfer case shift handle

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Old 05-10-2011, 07:22 PM   #3
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lol i mean, it might be taken off road for a trail. but it's main purpose is to school and back. idk what lift to get around the 2 inches.
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if your going for just the look go with the standard if you actually want it to perform get a 4 inch x lift. The x lifts come with control arms and an adjustable track bar up front. Just finished the 4x lift on mine and pretty happy so far. Ill let you know after this weekend when I get to really do some flexing.



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Old 05-11-2011, 05:37 AM   #6
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what lift did you use tailhole?
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2.5 x rough country. if your just wanting a little more height, you dont haft to get arms.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:45 AM   #8
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thanks a lot. so you got the kit with just the coils and shocks? i'm thinking about getting the 2.5 coil and shock kit, and then when i get the money, get the control arms and all.
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Crkid, I did something similar and bought the OME 2.5" coils and shocks only. I didn't have any problems, but I do want to get an adjustable front and rear track bar and control arms at some point just to make things work a little better. So, bottom line, I think you should be ok with just coils and shocks until you can buy the other stuff too. You also might want to ask rough country about a rear track bar relocation bracket too, just in case.... and if you have drive train vibrations after the coils are installed, you gotta drop your transfer case, but I didn't have that issue with mine.
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thanks a lot. so you got the kit with just the coils and shocks? i'm thinking about getting the 2.5 coil and shock kit, and then when i get the money, get the control arms and all.
I got the arms and track bar with mine
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would it be a good idea to lower it anyway with my 2.5 in. lift?
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and tail hole, are the control arms and track bar with the kit stronger or something? or are they longer?
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there definitely stronger and there adjustable
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whats the benefit of them being adjustable?
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Mine has the 4" RC X-Series


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Old 05-12-2011, 12:25 PM   #16
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ospreyguy. What wheels do you have? (back space, how wide)
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whats the benefit of the control arms being adjustable?
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Changing pinion angle. You won't have to worry about that unless you get a SYE. With a stock rear, driveshaft and transfer case, you will be fine with non adjustables.
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what is the difference between Jeep TJ Suspension Lift and Jeep TJ X-Series Suspension Lift? i'm looking to put a lift on my 99 wrangler. it's never going to be taken off road. i just want a more offroad look. what would be better? or do yall have any more suggestions? also, anyone have pics of 2-2.5 inch lift with 31's?
I can tell you something that they both have in common. Low quality.
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I've just got the 2.5, with coils and shocks, on 32's. I like it, but considering the 1.25 bodylift.
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I can tell you something that they both have in common. Low quality.
x2....

asking someone to post pics of their jeep with a specific lift is pretty much useless. From a picture standing 20 ft from the Jeep, a 4" lift is a 4" lift regardless of what company makes it....they all look the same from that distance.

But I can assure you not all lifts are created equal. It won't show up on a picture from 20 ft away, but it will show up when you actually buy it & try to live with it. Quality is typically proportional to cost in this industry. If you want something thats going to ride nice and last for years to come I suggest you look into brands like Old Man Emu, Currie, Clayton Off-Road, or even BDS or Zone.

Instead of saying "I can't afford that", then ask yourself how you can afford it. Save longer. Buying quality the first time around hurts once, buying cheap hurts multiple times as you need to replace everything.
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This is what it looks like with a 70 roadrunner in the way.
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Everyone seems to hate RC... Sure the ride is rough but hey... "rough" country, if he wants a cheap lift RC isn't terrible. Why spend so much if it isn't going to be a big trail rig. For school and back he doesn't need all the fancy things right? Idk just my two cents i guess plus a little rant. I actually like my 2.5" RC lift.
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:03 PM   #25
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if you wanna go a cheap route.. either a 2'' bb or the 2.5'' RC lift

if you got a little more $ to play around with

jks acos or OME 2.5''

i love my acos
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Everyone seems to hate RC... Sure the ride is rough but hey... "rough" country, if he wants a cheap lift RC isn't terrible. Why spend so much if it isn't going to be a big trail rig. For school and back he doesn't need all the fancy things right? Idk just my two cents i guess plus a little rant. I actually like my 2.5" RC lift.
Definitely. I don't mind my RC lift one bit. Maybe ill get some OME shocks one day but hey I can live with it.
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x2....

asking someone to post pics of their jeep with a specific lift is pretty much useless. From a picture standing 20 ft from the Jeep, a 4" lift is a 4" lift regardless of what company makes it....they all look the same from that distance.

But I can assure you not all lifts are created equal. It won't show up on a picture from 20 ft away, but it will show up when you actually buy it & try to live with it. Quality is typically proportional to cost in this industry. If you want something thats going to ride nice and last for years to come I suggest you look into brands like Old Man Emu, Currie, Clayton Off-Road, or even BDS or Zone.

Instead of saying "I can't afford that", then ask yourself how you can afford it. Save longer. Buying quality the first time around hurts once, buying cheap hurts multiple times as you need to replace everything.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:58 PM   #28
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I have the RC 2.5. I've heard that some don't like it...not me. I love this lift and I haven't found it to be too rough riding. I didn't want to go too tall because mine is a daily driver and I also didn't want to get into the whole re-gearing thing. I'm just running 31's and plan to keep it like that. I Love this set up...works for me. Here's a couple of pics:
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This is what it looks like with a 70 roadrunner in the way.

Trying to show off? haha we got a 74 charger(: black with a 360
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:08 PM   #30
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what do yall think about this lift? TeraFlex 3" Lift Kit for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler& Unlimited | eBay
if i were to do any offroading, would this kit give me a good performance and flex?

also, i'm still confused about control arms. what is the benefit of new ones? and when do you know if you need new ones?

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