I just bought a new 06' TJ and I'm still learning about them. I have wanted a jeep for a long time and now that I have it it's time for the mods. I'm interested in lifting it, probably 4in w/ 33" mud terrains. Any suggestions? On anything, not just the lift.
that's a cool site, thanks. But I can't find flat fenders... as far as research, I've been doing a lot but I've been unable to fine actual testimony of the parts, only what the manufacturer says about there product. The two names I hear people talk about are Rockkrawler and skyjacker.
ok, now I feel dumb. lol i see them. Those are pretty cool and I've seen them on a jeep running around here. They look like rock crawler parts though, not sure if I want a serious aggressive look or a slightly mean look. Black is definitly the way to go though. My TJ is red w/ black soft top.
OEM is good, but I've been modifying and building suspensions for a little while. Idk about off road however. I took it out already and I was VERY impressed with what that stock jeep could do, but in the soft sand all I do is sink and get real bad tire hop. I know that the streets tires I have aren't going to do too much for me off road however. I'm not planning on hardcore rock crawling but I like to camp, fish, shoot, etc. so I want a vehicle that will get me anywhere. But off roading, I have found, is really fun.
OH... OME... lol That's the brand name. Like I said I'm new here, but I learn quick. Those look like nice kits. From what I have come across as of yet a YE is not needed until you get past 4" lift. I have looked at the skyjacker kit and the local shop will install it for $1516 total. the other shop I went to tried getting me to buy a rockkrawler long arm kit. a little too extreme for me, but a nice kit. I'm not dead set on 4" but I DO want that lifted aggressive look. And I wanna climb some sandy slopes. I'll send pics when I go back out there.
well personally i would use the money you will save form the shop install ing the lift, and get some nice tools that you will use for the rest of your life, and save you lots of money down the road, and learn more about your own jeep
this site will help you out a lot (click on the current specs and it will show a write up of how to do it, and explore it to find out what else can be done, lots and lots of great write-ups) http://www.4x4xplor.com/tj.html
I just wasn't sure if that was something I could do myself. I'm very nimble around a shop and I have almost any tool I could need. I have even designed and fabricated parts for my bike. I just don't know what all is involved in a lift kit. What have you done to your jeep?
well i have a 1955 CJ5, when i got it for $400 it didnt run, but now it runs and is about to get registered, and has extra things like oil gauges and things, anyways dont get me started i could og on forever, on something so old everyhting takes a TON of work and ingenuity, even something that should be simple!!!!!!
i dont actually have a TJ yet, but i know exactly what im geting when i do get one
that looks like a nice kit, and complete. It has the lowers AND uppers. But what size tires can i run with it? i couldn't find that. I might not go with that exact kit but it's a great place to start. The install doesn't look like a simple one day job but I can tackle it. So my only cost will be the kit itself which is a LOT better. And it's fun!
The 3.5 kit is saying I still need SYE/CV. They have a complete kit that is 4.5 but that is $1600. Can I get away with the 3.5 and not get the SYE/CV or is the $1600 worth it to avoid trouble down the road?
Lift kits are fairly simple to install. If you can change shocks then you will be able to install most lift kits.
Every Jeep is different. Some can get away with 4" of lift without one, and some need one with only 3" of lift. So be ready to add one if you need to, but you may be able to get away without it.
Old Man Emu makes a great no-nonsense lift kit for those that don't want to get too crazy. However if you're looking for something a little bit more, then that RE kit would be a good choice.
Skyjacker kits are a little pricey for what you get in my opinion. And I actually run skyjacker coils and shocks(which I like). But I got them seperately on ebay and got them for a steal. I also added other parts like control arms and track bars from other manufacturers to make my lift complete.
To clear 33's on a TJ, you are going to want 3.5 inches of lift. You can get away with only 3", but 3.5 is perfect. Also keep in mind that if you go over 4", you will NEED extended brake lines.(among other things)
Victory shall be mine!!!
2000 TJ Sport 4.0L
2002 WJ Sport 4.7L
Buncha junk I've spent hard earned money on.
Sorry I couldn't resist. It's the third grader in me coming out
Wow. Okay thats a good direction to head then. If the 3.5 will do it I'll take that approach, and hope I don't need the SYE. I'm not looking to go crazy, but if I'm spending money I'm going to get good parts.