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Old 04-03-2014, 08:07 PM   #1
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looking for some Lift info

Hello guys, I am getting ready to lift my 97 tj. This jeep is not a daily driver, its more less a toy that the wife and kids go 4 wheeling on the weekends. I would like to stay away from getting a SYE as I am not looking to spend a ton of money (raising 2 kids).I would like to put 33" tires on. I have been researching Rough Country lifts on the reviews people seem to love them, but I also hear people hating them. I have narrowed down my search to
Rough country- 3.25 lift or 3.75 lift
BDS 3" lift
Zone 4.25 combo lift
Im just looking for some info and some pros and cons on some of these lifts. Thank you for your time
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:21 PM   #3
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I would pick either the Zone or BDS over Rough Country. The Zone Combo lift is a great most bang for the buck lift, but in my personal opinion I would add a good adjustable front track bar instead of re drilling the axle side tb hole that many lifts have you do. Metalcloak makes a great adjustable trackbar... http://www.metalcloak.com/TJ-LJ-Jeep...Bar-p/7035.htm
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:09 PM   #4
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Hello guys, I am getting ready to lift my 97 tj. This jeep is not a daily driver, its more less a toy that the wife and kids go 4 wheeling on the weekends. I would like to stay away from getting a SYE as I am not looking to spend a ton of money (raising 2 kids).I would like to put 33" tires on. I have been researching Rough Country lifts on the reviews people seem to love them, but I also hear people hating them. I have narrowed down my search to Rough country- 3.25 lift or 3.75 lift BDS 3" lift Zone 4.25 combo lift Im just looking for some info and some pros and cons on some of these lifts. Thank you for your time
They are garbage. Crappy shocks and the springs will be sagging in less than a year. Go with the Zone combo. Best bang for the buck.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:06 PM   #5
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So BDS or zone might be the way to go? Would I need a new adj track bar for 3" or lift?
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:43 PM   #6
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Not necessarily. Its not a bad idea. It will get yer axle back to center.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:56 AM   #7
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Not necessarily. Its not a bad idea. It will get yer axle back to center.
This would be my first time lifting a jeep, How can I tell if my axle is off? would I obviously be able to see it or do you take dimensions somewhere?
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This would be my first time lifting a jeep, How can I tell if my axle is off? would I obviously be able to see it or do you take dimensions somewhere?
You will notice a slight difference when looking at the front end from a head on view. You can measure the difference from the flares to the tires.
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Ok thanks krisbman, I believe I may go with a BDS or zone lift. Btw, I love your jesus the bowler pic. He did 9 months in chino. Best movie ever
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Ok thanks krisbman, I believe I may go with a BDS or zone lift. Btw, I love your jesus the bowler pic. He did 9 months in chino. Best movie ever
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Ok thanks krisbman, I believe I may go with a BDS or zone lift. Btw, I love your jesus the bowler pic. He did 9 months in chino. Best movie ever
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:53 PM   #12
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Krisbman, do you have a rough country lift? I thought I read in an earlier post that you were running a RC. I could be mistaken though. If you are running RC, do you like it?
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Krisbman, do you have a rough country lift? I thought I read in an earlier post that you were running a RC. I could be mistaken though. If you are running RC, do you like it?
Unfortunately yes. Ive had to add spacers and all four shocks blew out. I replaced them with Rancho RS7000mt's. The ride of the RC shocks SUCKS and as i stated the springs have sagged almost 2". Do I like it... NO. Its better with the new shocks but its not quality by any means
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Ok thanks man, I was really torn because I was serious considering RC. Like I said my jeep is just a toy but I'd hate to see it sagging just sitting there. I also have a fairly heavy front bumper and rear bumper with hardtop. I believe I may go with zone or the bds. Thanks again krisbman

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