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Old 03-29-2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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Low budget Lift

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.

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Old 03-29-2008, 12:14 PM   #2
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what size tires are you wanting?

to start out a 1.25'' jks bodylift with 1'' motor mount lift with a 2.25'' RE budget boost with monotube shocks.. (3.5'' total)

itd cost you around 500ish but wouldnt need anything else except maybe a set of front discos.. and you can run 33'' tires with the right bumpstop or rim backspacing

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Old 03-29-2008, 01:05 PM   #3
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sorry dude you're not going to get a nice suspension lift for a low budged. I have the 4" rough country lift and i hate that thing.

for the sye.. 4" lift does not require it since you can drop the tcase skid.

quick discos.. do the home made ones and be happy (less than 10 bucks)
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:19 PM   #4
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trip we are going offroading in michigan at the end of april.. you interested?

my jeep wont be going but ill be driving my gfs
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:23 PM   #5
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oh yeah , pm me when you get some more info if its on a weekend i'm up for it. where in Michigan do u have in mind?

Do you mind if i try to get some more people to come too?
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back on topic

i would suggest a 2"BL and a 2" BB lift to keep the costs down, it wont be the best way but it will be cheap and still good
http://www.jeepparts4less.com/inch-b...703-p-240.html
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http://www.northridge4x4.com/proddet...p?prod=RE-7030
or even better instead of BB
http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...ode=sus_tj_kit
because it comes with new shocks and they are REALLY good shocks as well

then you can make your own discos quite easily that'll come to only about $300-500 and then the tires you want
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Old 03-29-2008, 02:26 PM   #7
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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?
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the first word; they're REALLY rough riding
if you have $1000 then id get this, and then make your own disconnects
http://www.northridge4x4.com/proddet...?prod=FTS-7505

or this with the higher grade shocks and the 1.25 in body lift
http://www.northridge4x4.com/proddet...?prod=FTS-7503
free shipping too
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Also whats wrong with the Rough country lifts?

here is my review on jeep reviews but if you'd like it, feel free to pm me, we can work something out.
http://www.jeepreviews.com/jeep-part...-country-lift/

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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.
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Old 03-29-2008, 05:06 PM   #10
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Low cost lift - no such thing!

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.
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I bought a procomp Stage 1 $750.00
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..
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like the bushings going bad in the control arms ect..
oh the rc control arm bushings wont go bad, trust me.

the next set of control arms i'm going to buy will have JJs
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Since your looking at a 4" lift, I'm thinking you want 33" tires? If that is the case, a Full-Traction 3" lift, 1.25" body lift, and 1" motor mount lift might be the ticket.

Head on over to Northridge4x4.com - you can find everything I just listed there for under $900.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:08 PM   #15
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oh the rc control arm bushings wont go bad, trust me.

the next set of control arms i'm going to buy will have JJs
wasnt referring to the rc arms.. the procomp arms seems to give people a lot of problems.. my gf actually has the 4wd control arms

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