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Old 12-02-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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Just bought a 2000 Tj sport: 5speed manual with the 4.0 I6, dana 44 in the rear. New to the forum and have been digging through the threads but could use some up front answers or links to specific threads.

Looking to lift it enough to run 33"s but unsure of the lift i should get. Im on a budget and the jeep will see a lot of highway time, is my daily driver and will see some trails but they will be mostly firetrails, and moderate logging trails nothing extreme for now anyways.

have been looking at suspension kits such as the skyjacker 4" kit, rubicon express 3.5 superflex short arm kit

Im unsure of the needs of a short arm kit vs needed an adjustable upper control arm ect. Looking for advice on which kit would be best for my needs as a daily driver and mild offroader, pictures would be great as well. thanks!

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Old 12-02-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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Well stay short arm for sure. If you are looking at just those two lifts pick the RE and stop looking. Going 3.5 you may end up needing a CV driveshaft. There are many other decent short arm kits out there.

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Old 12-02-2013, 08:43 PM   #3
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I've been researching lift options for a few months n was thinking about the re superflex or ome ultimate kit from dpg. Read alot n talked to a few people n decided to go w ome kit. Heard nothing but great stuff about dirk at dpg n ome kit itself.

I'm in same boat as u as far as being a dd n not doing too much off roading ( not by choice. Stuck on Long Island with nowhere to wheel&#128542

Ordered my lift today give dirk a call at dpg offroad. Give him a price range n I'm sure he could put something together for u
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:45 PM   #4
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Thank you much, any short arm kits that anyone would suggest? As Im on a budget I would like to have to do as little replacing as possible, What does it cost for a cv driveshaft? Im looking to run 33"s with as much lift as necessary but as little as possible. And thank you ill be sure to look up dpg
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:20 AM   #5
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Sye/ds gonna run 5-600. Don't need it for 2.5" kit.one ultimate has 1.25" bl n 1" mml to correct driveline angles. N no need to mess w fan shroud w mml n bl combo
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:41 AM   #6
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I went with metal cloak 3.5 springs $400(f/r) with lower control on (f/r) and adjustable rear track bar and rides like a dream sitting on 33's
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Just bought a 2000 Tj sport: 5speed manual with the 4.0 I6, dana 44 in the rear. New to the forum and have been digging through the threads but could use some up front answers or links to specific threads.

Looking to lift it enough to run 33"s but unsure of the lift i should get. Im on a budget and the jeep will see a lot of highway time, is my daily driver and will see some trails but they will be mostly firetrails, and moderate logging trails nothing extreme for now anyways.

have been looking at suspension kits such as the skyjacker 4" kit, rubicon express 3.5 superflex short arm kit

Im unsure of the needs of a short arm kit vs needed an adjustable upper control arm ect. Looking for advice on which kit would be best for my needs as a daily driver and mild offroader, pictures would be great as well. thanks!
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Thank you much, any short arm kits that anyone would suggest? As Im on a budget I would like to have to do as little replacing as possible, What does it cost for a cv driveshaft? Im looking to run 33"s with as much lift as necessary but as little as possible. And thank you ill be sure to look up dpg
The Rubicon Express Super Flex is a really sold kit. Another option is the the Zone 3" lift. You'll save a few dollars with the Zone kit but you'll still end up with a great lift.

In order to run 33's you'll probably have to go enough lift to need an SYE and new drive shaft. That is, unless you piece together a small budget boost and a small body lift. Since you don't do a ton of hard core off roading but want to fit 33's on your DD, this might be a good way to go for you.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

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