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Old 10-16-2008, 11:57 PM   #1
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Looking to lift my 02...

Just like the title says I'm looking to replace the 3" body lift for a suspension lift. Don't want to go any bigger than my 33's right now until I upgrade the wimpy Dana 35 in the back and the 30 in the front. I've been working on my Mustang a LOT lately and decided to drive my jeep as a beater...I know I know I need my flame suit for that lol but it is what it is. I do mostly city driving with the occassional trip to Tellico. Looking at either the Pro-Comp LA 4" kit or RE 3.5" LA kit, and Skyjacker's 4" LA kit...any others? Not willing to drop the kinda dough for nth degree...

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Old 10-17-2008, 02:58 PM   #2
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I have a 5.5" Rubicon Express lift. Love it!! Trail-worthy and great on the road. I am running 35's BFG Muds. Just remember if you are content with 33's or if you ever want to upgrade, a 3" lift probably will not cut it.

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Old 10-17-2008, 03:15 PM   #3
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I'm running a 3" Full Traction lift. It actually gave me 4.25" of lift, presumably it will settle a bit over time. I'm also running a 1" body lift and 33" tires. I've got tons of room for axle articulation. The lift was a cinch to install, as was the body lift. I've got no vibes and the Jeep rides great. Now the FT lift didn't come with shocks, so I bought some Old Man Emu Long Travel shocks from Scout here on the board. Those shocks probably have a lot to do with how the Jeep performs both on and off road. I couldn't be happier. I think that this is a good combination for DD use and off road use. Admittedly, I spend more time on the road than I do off the road (as most people do), and if I was doing mostly hardcore stuff I'd probably go with a long arm kit either from RK or RE or FT. But I also have the same D35/30 combo you have and I'm very hesitant to put anything larger than 33's on her. Maybe someday!! Anyway, here's a pic.

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Old 10-17-2008, 04:32 PM   #4
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@ryanralston07:

you already have 33" tires? then you must have a lift in your TJ IMO.
do you have pics of your TJ?

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Old 10-17-2008, 05:50 PM   #5
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he is looking to go from a 3" body lift to a suspension lift to fit his tires
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:15 PM   #6
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instead, go with 1" bl and 2-3" suspension lift.. to remove the 3" bl you will need all the bolts and all the other junk..
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:28 PM   #7
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I'm going to remove the BL and replace it with a suspension lift. I'd like to do a FT 4" Long-Arm lift for the 33s to fit with some articulation and in time I'd like to do an extra 1" BL to fit some 35's after I beef up the axles. I got the jeep with a 3" BL and 33's already on it. I want to do this build in steps...
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:55 AM   #8
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if you're planning a 1" bl, do it.. otherwise you will still need to get new bolts as the bolts for the 3" body lift are way too long. Thats why i recommended do a 1" bl. You will need to buy i think 2 bolts more when you do remove the bl compare to like 13.
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:31 PM   #9
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Now I'm looking into the RE short arm kit...thinking I can get it and just do all suspension and no body lift for my plans and maybe the extra gap will be great to help make me want to upgrade everything quicker for the 35's
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:40 PM   #10
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Now I'm looking into the RE short arm kit...thinking I can get it and just do all suspension and no body lift for my plans and maybe the extra gap will be great to help make me want to upgrade everything quicker for the 35's
You'll probably need a body lift if you ever get a flatter, or aftermarket skid pan. Might as well do it all at once.
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:47 PM   #11
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Ok...lol so EVERYTHING has changed after seeing some pictures of jeeps and talking with some guys that live around here that wheel a LOT. Looking at either the Skyjacker 4" Single Flex or the 4" Rock Ready Long Arm kit. I think the LA will ride better and perform better offroad, but I don't do too many trips, but yet when I go I wanna be able to go EVERYWHERE I wanna go. I'll just get the 4" kit and then put on a BL later down the road for a skid pan and 35's. Which one of the skyjacker's should I go for? (mind is set on skyjacker)

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