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Old 10-20-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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Need help on lifts!!!

So heres the deal. I finally bought be a jeep and I'm looking for a lift to put under it. It is a 2000 Wrangler Sahara. I only hunt in the jeep, which can include quite a bit of mud holes and severely washed out roads. I definitely want a 4 inch lift but all the different models confuse me on what is what because im new to this and trying to get into it. I plan on putting 33's on it but i dont want it to ride to god awfully rough. Maybe a little input on this will help!

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Old 10-20-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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I have a rough country 3.25 combo kit and it is now 5 years old. It is way passed its time to be completely replaced...rust, loud popping noises from steering, bushings are shot, etc. SO, anyone on here will tell you to stay away from RC. I had a high school budget and definitely held out better than most said it would for about 2 1/2 years maximum. I have heard they have upgraded their stuff even since I bought from them. All that to say maybe stay away from RC if you are willing to put a few more hundred bucks down for a lift that will stay at the height you buy the lift at if that makes sense. I am also looking for a kit that will sag the least over time with the same usage type as you...mud holes, trail rides nothing too outrageously crazy. I am looking at OME, BDS and Zone lift kits. Apparently BDS and Zone have the same parent company, which is not necessarily a bad thing because both are well respected. I have been told "you cant go wrong with those lift brands for what you are wanting out of your jeep". The OME gives you the option of light/medium load or heavy duty load and this is dependent on the ratio of weight of your vehicle to the rate of the springs.I dont remember if you said you had a 4 banger or I-6, but if 4 banger then light/medium would suffice. A I-6 with hard top, bumper, other hanging mods then heavy for sure. If I decide on OME then I am going with the heavy bc I plan to hang other mods later and do not want much sag and be able to take the hard hits going into a hole with several ppl in the jeep too. Zone lift does come with a MML and allows to have the "tummy tuck" without the absolute need for a TC drop. I have heard of ppl getting OME or BDS springs and everything except the shocks and going with I think Rancho for an adjustable shocks for the comfort on-road and abuse off-road. I dont care all that much about the comfort...it is a jeep it just will always feel like a jeep. But i get what you are saying...my RC rides like it has 2x4 as shocks haha so in my case anything will feel better. I am graduating college soon and getting married next year so money is still the issue here, but still a better budget than HS days so under $1000 for me. There is my long 2 cents and thats where I am at haha Just thought it would help get a jump start for you and maybe more ppl will collaborate with the two of us!

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Old 10-20-2013, 12:03 PM   #3
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A good set of springs with a rate and length to put you about 2-2.5" higher, a solid set of shocks, a 1-1.25" body spacer kit, and a 1" motor mount lift would fit the bill perfectly in my opinion. Why are you set on a 4" suspension lift?
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice Austin, I will look into other lifts because honestly i had been looking at rough country because a few people around the house say they are good lifts, but they haven't had them long term. UFO, I want the height for the 4 inch lift. Four inches looks perfect as 6 looks like its too much for what i need. Im pretty much stuck on the size lift i want, im not sure what kind I need.
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As UFOtestpilot suggested, a 2.5" OME set up along with a 1.25" body lift would give you at least as good of handling characteristics as your stock Jeep and probably better. The two together would most likely net you 4" total from what you've got now considering your stock springs have sagged over the years.

If your budget doesn't allow that, and you don't want to wait, check out a Zone 4.25" combo lift for $500-$600.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:45 PM   #6
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Well I have been looking at the BDS 3" since Austin brought it to my knowledge. Money isnt that big of and issue but do you have any input on the BDS on how it may ride and such?
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Check out the video on my thread in the vendors section for the Zone Offroad 4.25" combo.

Zone Offroad 4.25" combo lift. Free shipping through Dec 31, 2011.

I would suggest an adjustable track bar as well as a matching stabilizer. To my knowledge the springs are the same as the Zone 3".

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Old 10-20-2013, 06:06 PM   #8
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I have a Rubicon Express standard coil lift. I love it!

Got the RE shocks as well. Rides great

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