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Old 12-30-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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Need A Little More Lift

Sorry if this is redundant but I didn't want to pilfer others' threads. I'd like to ask the group for suggestions around lifting my 05 LJ a small amount.

I'm running 35's and I like the current lift (4" Rubicon Express) with Long Travel but I need a little more clearance. BTW, this is a lot more about function than looks.

The Plan (please comment or correct):
1 - change the Rubicon shocks with Fox Bypass
2 - add hydraulic bump stops
3 - change fender flares for Bushwacker Flats

I only have 35k miles on the Jeep, 28k since the Rubi-Express kit was installed so the coils are still in good shape. Also, I know adding the Bypass an the Flats will help a little but aside from that, what's the consensus for getting another inch or 2 of clearance?

I don't want to have to change the front drive shaft if possible so is a Dynastar kit with engine lift my only option?

Much appreciated guys!

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:36 PM   #2
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Steve, the flats will help some. I also have the tummy tuck that doesn't require a body lift and I got it in aluminum to save weight. That gives me another 1.5" of clearance. I didn't install the flares myself as I had heard they can be tricky install. But I really like the way they look and I get full tire width coverage so it keeps the tire spray down A LOT. Good luck with your upgrades.

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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Yeah... ditch the pocket flares and go flatties.

Another option is a small 1.25" bodylift. You can barely tell they are there.... I have a 4" lift and 1.25" BL ( did mine for a TT and a bit more clearance ) and run 33's. I will be going up to 35's and MetalCloak hilines in a year or two.

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