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Old 05-25-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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Newbie with New lift need

I just purchased my first wrangler. Its a all stock 2000 model sport with I6 engine and 5 speed manual. I need new wheels, tires and lift. I want to purchase a well made lift. Nothing cheap or junky. Whats some of the better ones to go with? I want to run a max of 32" tire size.

Also I will use this off road some but it will just be for fun and nothing real serious. Looking for decent ride, good looks, and well built.

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Old 05-25-2013, 11:30 AM   #2
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I just purchased my first wrangler. Its a all stock 2000 model sport with I6 engine and 5 speed manual. I need new wheels, tires and lift. I want to purchase a well made lift. Nothing cheap or junky. Whats some of the better ones to go with? I want to run a max of 32" tire size.

Also I will use this off road some but it will just be for fun and nothing real serious. Looking for decent ride, good looks, and well built.

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I went with RE...got all in one and love it...Im running 35s here with about 4.5 inch lift.

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Old 05-25-2013, 11:33 AM   #3
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Man that looks sweet. How much do they cost?
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:39 AM   #4
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Man that looks sweet. How much do they cost?
Lift was about $1,400 (kit)...wheels stock ..tires pro comp....I think ll in about $2.5k....good luck...keep us posted.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:03 PM   #5
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Savvy, Currie, Clayton, OME. A newcomer to the scene is MetalCloak too. You won't find many bad reviews on any of them. Most of the good stuff won't come in a complete kit. You will need to buy additional things like shocks and SYE/CV driveshaft if you go over 3" but they are all high quality.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:34 PM   #6
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3" bds great!
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:54 PM   #7
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Ok thanks for the info. I was just checking out the RK 2.5 X factor short and long arm lifts. How are these?
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:07 PM   #8
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Those are good kits and know a couple people who run RK and they really them. But they don't like how they have bushings on the frame side, for their short arms. Having bushings like that will make you have a higher chance of ripping off a bracket. A 2.5" long arm kit is low for LAs, causing some ground clearance issues.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:02 PM   #9
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I'm slowly building my jeep up and from this point forward I think I am only going with Metalcloak stuff. Nothing but rave reviews and I looks solid.

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