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Old 07-14-2009, 11:40 PM   #1
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???? on suspension lift

hey guys sorry if this doesnt make sense this is my first post and i just bought my first jeep. I bought a 2005 tj rocky mountain pkg 6 cyc 6 speed. I wanted to put a lift kit i was going to go with the rough country 2.5" susp and 1.25" body lift combo.. but the 3.25" susp and 1" body lift is only like $90 more. I guess my ?? is there more shit im goin to need or more problems i will have if i go with the higher 3.25 susp. just to get an extra .5".. Thanks

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Old 07-14-2009, 11:49 PM   #2
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I would just go with the 3.5/3.25 suspension lift. In my opinion 3.5" susp lift is about as far as you want to go before you need to start changing things, angles, arms etc... I was told that body lifts up to an inch are ok but after that the Jeep will tend to get squirrely and things start to need to be modified/changed.
I have a 3.5 suspension lift and nothing had to be changed.

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Old 07-15-2009, 12:30 AM   #3
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I was going to go with the same lift as you. I was persuaded away from it from other members of the site. From most experiences on here, the rough country setup is cheap$$ because it is cheap.
You get what you pay for.

Check out this link for some really great deals on good kits.
I bought my set up from them, and they were a great company to deal with. Very helpful.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:33 AM   #4
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go look through this thread...look at the third review. Its about a 4in. rough country lift. Not so great for quality.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:54 AM   #5
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I'm going to lit you know now that the RC 2.5 lift is rough riding. I'd say save your money and take another route.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:04 AM   #6
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thanks guys...
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:42 PM   #7
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What is the Rocky Mountain package? Isn't that the small factory lift already?
So you might already have the short "budget boost" installed.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:29 PM   #8
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not sure i think its just a different interior.. it doesnt look like it sits higher to other stock tjs
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:37 PM   #9
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I didnt listen to them and thought i might know a lil more than the masses and guess what. I wasted my money and i now have a 4 in lift with 33s that mes 49 in on the driverside to the top of the tub and 48.125 on the pass. Only afer 45 days. I kinda want to drive my jeep thru there lobby for selling crappy stuff. Go to H**l Rough country. Theres my review of their stuff.
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:47 PM   #10
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I went with Teraflex

For my '97 TJ Sahara I was looking at adding onto a 2" Body Lift the previous owner installed.
I looked at Rough Country and some others but finally chose Teraflex and I'm glad I did.
I now have a combination lift of 5" but I paid for EVERYTHING that needed modifying like control arms, 4x4 handle extension, etc.
I added Goodrich 35x12.50 KM2 tires and it runs fantastic.
My best advice is don't mess around when it comes to the geometry of the car, go to a professional 4x4 shop (here in Phoenix I went to Desert Rat) to get your kit installed.
Good Luck,

And let's hope Chrysler gets obama's dirty lying non-American-born fingers out of their company.
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:05 PM   #11
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Anyone knows where to get cheap and decent 2 or 3 inch suspension lift not necessarily for off-road? I can easily change shocks and stuff, so I would not prefer anything complicated. Jeep I am about to buy has 3 inch BL, in fiuture I will be removing it.


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