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Old 09-14-2010, 07:46 PM   #1
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Need help finding lift kit!

Just bought a 2000 tj sport this weekend and cant decided what lift to buy. Ive read review after review and still cant decide. I want a good lift kit that will do good on the road and off road. I really want a rubicon express but dont really want to spend the money. Is there a good lift I can get for 1000-1200 bux??

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Old 09-14-2010, 07:58 PM   #2
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well were gonna need a little more info... how much lift do you want? what are you going to do offroad with the lift? what tire size do you want to run?

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Old 09-14-2010, 08:09 PM   #3
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If you want a affordable good lift 4" I would go with zone. It is not a rock crawler lift but I like it.
I bought mine from Rock n Road jeep outfitters. Great kit.
Talk to Clay if your interested i got the up graded nitro gas shocks n a steering stabilizer for $590 shipped all you need. Buy you have to ask for shock boots if wanted.
If you call use my name Josh I talk to him quite a bit. Im from south of Chicago.
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4-6in of lift and im goin to be running 33in tires.....I wont being doing any wheeling thats to extreme but I want something that will flex good and have a good ride on the road.
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:13 PM   #5
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Im really looking at a rubicon express 4.5in superflex but trying to see if there is something alil cheaper I could go with that works really well
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4-6in of lift and im goin to be running 33in tires.....I wont being doing any wheeling thats to extreme but I want something that will flex good and have a good ride on the road.
You can go with the 3.5" RE superflx lift and fit 33's no problem. Thats my setup I've had since febuary and am very happy.

Don't skimp on the shocks. Go with Old Man Emu their highly recommended on this sight.

The 3.5" lift is actually more like 4.5" and a SYE/cv kit may be needed. I do some pretty serious wheelin and sye/cv kit is necessary for my DD/trailrig.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:19 PM   #7
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I also went with the 3.5" RE SF w/ adjustable track bar and adjustable lower control arms and the whole kit cost around $1250 from 4x4 Parts, Accessories, Tires, Fender Flares, Rubicon Express, Poison Spyder Customs Like Ed said it really is around 4.5" of lift and is perfect for 33's. I haven't done a SYE yet and have very little vibration (that changes from Jeep to Jeep). At least go with their mono-tube shock if you don't go with another manufacturer. My kit came with the RE shocks in that price as well.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:23 PM   #8
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Im between a Rough country 4in X series, Zone 4in or Re 3.5in superflex
dont know which one i want but I want to get this thing lifted soon!
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Ive read alot about the control arm bushings in the 3.5 superflex being junk???
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:56 AM   #10
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33"'should work with the 4" zone
I'm running what's equal to a 32" tire on 17" rims and there is plenty of room to go bigger.
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I just put the Zone 4" on and I put 33" Wrangler MT's on there. It is working great and only $529 for the lift. There is a lot of drilling, so if you are doing it yourself get a good set of bits. Stay away from titanium bits, they break too easily. Good Luck.
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How does the zone do offroad??? I want something that will still do really well in the woods.
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:49 PM   #13
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In my opinion the rough country 4 inch longarm is the best lift for the money,you can find it for about 1200 ands its complete setup,and simple to intall in your own garage,great road and offroad manners
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1600 is the lowest price im seeing for that lift
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How does the zone do offroad??? I want something that will still do really well in the woods.
I have not taken mine off road yet, but the only draw back to it is the transfer case drop. It lowers it back down and 1" or so to get the drive line back in line. You can change out the rear drive shaft and get an SYE and then remove the tcase drop. Then, you will get a bit more clearance in the middle. I am not too worried as I have gained almost 5 inches clearance from before and I was running over some big stuff stock. Jeeps rule. Just put a skid over the oil pan or engine, then your diffs and you are ready for just about anything.

Have fun.
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I would do some more research on how other people have done their Jeeps before I would go with this approach.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:11 PM   #17
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Look when I bought my rc longarm I didnt think it was going to be that much diffrence but I was surprised.I found mine on ebay for 1150.00 the asking price was like 1299.00 wife talked the seller down to 1150.00 still think best buy, comes with everything the customer service at rough country is great to work with, when my lift come to the front door felt like a kid at christmas everything came all at once and it was all there cant go wrong with the product

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