Help! Hi I'm Looking for a reasonably priced complete 4" lift kit. I've been looking all over the place and still can't find what I'm looking for. If possible I would like it to include shocks and quick disconnect swaybar links. Also I would prefer some thing that dosen't require a SYE, or other drive train mods. Please sugestions or recomedations would be greatly appreciated.
I was wanting a 4 inch lift and am willing to spend around a $1000giveor take. I'm not planning on doing any thing more than a little weekend off roading. Also whats wrong with the Rough country lifts?
I purchased this kit because of how complete it is. Well this kit is very very bad quality. Its worthless. I've had it for about half a year now and problems are starting to show one after the other and i cannot return it as my 90 days warranty has expired..
My springs sagged at different rates so now my jeep is unleveled (front is about 1" lower than the rear and also the rear passenger side is 1/2" lower than the drivers rear side), they are so hard so they make it very hard to flex and also cause very bouncy ride.
Shocks that come with the kit are also very hard. The shocks are starting to show rust after just a couple of months and i havent even taken it offroad so they do not have any scratches. The rear shocks also pop and make thumps and other noises...
Control arms are very solid however the bushings are very bad. Those things are made out of plastic like material so they cannot flex worth a damh at all. You cannot flex one tire at a time because again they cannot bend left or right or on any angle (just straight since it spins on the bolt). Those are causing permanent and premature wear on the control arm mounts. After about half a year of this kit on my jeep i'm already starting to notice them wobble around.
The sway bar links seem to be holding up well. Tcase drop kit seems to be holding up well too. Over all for the kit.. its junk. Its the most complete kit on the web for the price but its made of the LOWEST quality stuff ever and sure enough you will replace it in few months afterwards.
The only benefit from this kit that i have so far is the experience i gained while installing it, however if you like to learn then buy a 1" budget boost pucks for 50-60 bucks and install that.
I have a Black Diamond 3" lift kit which I am fairly happy with even though it is not a complete kit (see my review at Jeepreview.com). It ran about $450 but you have to take into account all the extras. I installed it myself which saved me a few hundred but then you have to have everything aligned $75; then I needed a shock for my steering $75. The reason for putting the kit on was so that I could run 33's, the tires and wheels were $1500. I am considering fitting adjustable control arms which are around $200 a pair and at some point I will be changing my diff gears which will be around $1500. When it comes down to it; lifting your jeep is bloody expensive and you really need to think ahead or you will be continually dissatisfied.
my girls got the stage 2 4'' kit.. its a pretty nice setup for its price except for the shocks.. i personally would go for something that doesn't have as many bad reviews.. like the bushings going bad in the control arms ect..
99 sahara :: 2'' coils (front), jks acos f&r, jks front trackbar, jks bl/mml, RE monotube shocks, hp30/d44, 33'' procomp mts, 15x8 eagle alloy 187s, hella optilux fogs, raingler nets, & more random junk::