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Old 01-05-2010, 05:37 PM   #1
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Noob 3" Lift

I turned 16 nine months ago and I have a 2000 Wrangler Sport 4.0, I've done alot of upgrading to it besides the usual, a lift kit. After hitting my skid plate numerous times, I think its about time to buy one, 3" is the highest I want to go for now because I can get away without having to spend an arm and a leg on a SYE and CV Driveshaft, I'm new to this stuff and want to know what all I need to make a 3" lift kit work and drive best. Heres what I was thinking, if I need anything else, please state it, and remember I'm 16, so I dont have a whole lot of money to work with, haha.

1. Teraflex 3" Lift Kit w/out Shocks
2. Skyjacker Double Steering Stabalizer
3. Skyjacker Nitro 8000 Shocks
4. JKS Front and Rear Track Bars
5. 33" Goodyear MT/R Tires (whenever my current 31" MT/R's wear out)

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Old 01-05-2010, 05:40 PM   #2
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All I can say is either you have a good job or your parents have good jobs..

Anyways, I'd just get a liftkit from RE, OME, or SkyJacker..

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I'd actually recommend going with a simple 2" Budget Boost with some decent shocks and then add a 1" Body Lift when your 31's wear out to make room for the 33's. Not only would this set up be easier on your wallet, but it'll perform as well or better than what you've listed. The problem with 3" of lift is anything over 2", you'll probably need to drop the belly skid . . . counter productive when you go with a 3" vs a 2" and then turn around and drop the belly by an inch. Also with this set up, you can add on quality parts as you go, vs. getting a kit that'll come with mostly crappy components that you'll end up replacing anyway.

P.S. Don't waste your money on a double stabilizer.
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Well theres a couple of paychecks and a bag of chips

Thats good start but you'll always find more goodies to get
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:49 PM   #5
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All I can say is either you have a good job or your parents have good jobs..

Anyways, I'd just get a liftkit from RE, OME, or SkyJacker..
I was looking at those also, I used the lift kit advisor on Quadratec and only 3 popped up, the Teralex having the best reviews, thats why I was thinking that one, and I lucked out with a good job, I'm a carpet technician for a guy at my church.
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I'd actually recommend going with a simple 2" Budget Boost with some decent shocks and then add a 1" Body Lift when your 31's wear out to make room for the 33's. Not only would this set up be easier on your wallet, but it'll perform as well or better than what you've listed. The problem with 3" of lift is anything over 2", you'll probably need to drop the belly skid . . . counter productive when you go with a 3" vs a 2" and then turn around and drop the belly by an inch. Also with this set up, you can add on quality parts as you go, vs. getting a kit that'll come with mostly crappy components that you'll end up replacing anyway.

P.S. Don't waste your money on a double stabilizer.
Yeah, I forgot you had to drop the skid, thanks for the help, I'll conider this
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Schmos idea was the best. It's what I've planned to do..
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Schmos idea was the best. It's what I've planned to do..
Yeah, I might start looking into that instead, it's a daily driver, so I dont want an 8" lift, just something that'l raise it a littler higher, still drive good, and not burn a hole in my pocket, haha.

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