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Old 10-11-2013, 12:35 AM   #1
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Hey Guys...so I talked to a guy from work today who told me he would help me put a lift kit on my TJ. I just wanted to ask you for some advice. first of all my jeep has 200,000 mi. on it and I dont know if its worth putting the money into a jeep with so many miles, its also got some rust.
secondly, what lift kit do y'all recommend? looking for a 4-5 in. lift.
thirdly, I dont really want to put a lift on my jeep without bigger tires, i think it would look weird. so could I put 33s on it now (completelly stock) and be ok till i put the lift in?
I would also appreciate it if you guys could tell me what everything would cost me.
thanks so much.

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Old 10-11-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
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Well, first determine what you budget it. A Jeep with 200,000 is no biggie because when the motor goes, ya slap in another $1700 motor and run it for another 200,000 miles. The main thing is the frame...if it has very little rust or corrosion, then the Jeep is worth investing money into.

A popular way to run 33's is 3" Springs, 1-1.125" Body Lift, and a 1" Motor Mount Lift (plus a few other items). This will get you the clearance needed and keep the cost down.

If you decide on 4" springs, then you pretty much need a SYE/CV drive shaft to go with it. (Lots of the threads on here about the SYE/CV modification.) Control arms and lots of other goodies to do it right . There are kits out there that have a 2" transfercase drop included as a cheap alternative to the SYE/CV...but why lift 4" inches just to drop 2" in the belly....that is silly.

The route I went was 33" Duratracs and a Zone 4.24" Combo lift. Very happy with the combination and was about $1500 total and highly recommend it.




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Old 10-11-2013, 09:53 AM   #3
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Well, first determine what you budget it. A Jeep with 200,000 is no biggie because when the motor goes, ya slap in another $1700 motor and run it for another 200,000 miles. The main thing is the frame...if it has very little rust or corrosion, then the Jeep is worth investing money into.

A popular way to run 33's is 3" Springs, 1-1.125" Body Lift, and a 1" Motor Mount Lift (plus a few other items). This will get you the clearance needed and keep the cost down.

If you decide on 4" springs, then you pretty much need a SYE/CV drive shaft to go with it. (Lots of the threads on here about the SYE/CV modification.) Control arms and lots of other goodies to do it right . There are kits out there that have a 2" transfercase drop included as a cheap alternative to the SYE/CV...but why lift 4" inches just to drop 2" in the belly....that is silly.

The route I went was 33" Duratracs and a Zone 4.24" Combo lift. Very happy with the combination and was about $1500 total and highly recommend it.


Thanks so much bro, good advice. your rig looks SWEET!
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