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Old 02-20-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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Picking a lift

Just can't make up my mind. I have a working budget of about 550.00 and would like to do a 2.5 or 3". I was looking at the Full Traction 3" as it is only missing the shocks but the reviews I read are about 50/50 for quality and customer service. Best thing on this kit is that it has the adjustable front track bar. Also considering the Rough Country 3". Weigh in guys, lets see some opinions. Haven't really looked at others yet. Price range is firm, no wiggle room.

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Old 02-20-2009, 10:09 AM   #2
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There alot of people runnig the FT 3" econo lift & like it as well as the OME 2" lift.

As for shocks, I would get the OME or Bilsteins.

Sometimes as far as customer service it usually comes down the the distributor or vendor. So for both kits I highly recommend David @ Northridge4x4.com

He always answers the phone everytime i call and will walk thru things with you on the phone and help answer any questions you may have. He's helped me out alot

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You could do a re 3.5 standard for that cost. I am pretty much set on doing the long arm now. SO I am just saving my pennies for the 2200 bucks.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:51 AM   #4
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This is a little more than what you want to spend but it's hard to put a price tag on quality. Also you can add the body lift to get you over the 3.5" mark.

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i got mine here... great guy..
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Have you checked out BDS or Black Diamond. Even ZONE offroad was having a sale on their kit w/free shipping for like $460. The Rought Country 2.5" lift is a good buy and comes with shocks.
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There alot of people runnig the FT 3" econo lift & like it as well as the OME 2" lift.
As for shocks, I would get the OME or Bilsteins.
Sometimes as far as customer service it usually comes down the the distributor or vendor. So for both kits I highly recommend David @ Northridge4x4.com
He always answers the phone everytime i call and will walk thru things with you on the phone and help answer any questions you may have. He's helped me out alot
Chris
Thanks Chris, David hooked me up.

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Old 02-23-2009, 01:23 PM   #8
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I'm running the FT lift. Its 3" lift actually measured out to be more than 4". 4.25" to be exact. I'm really happy with my setup. I'm running OME Long Travels and think they're great as well. Between the 1" body lift and the 4+" suspension lift, there's room for 35's. Since I'm plagued with the D35 rear, I've limited myself to running 33's, thus leaving more room for articulation. I haven't had a single problem with my lift so far. It's been 2 months shy of a year since I installed it, so it's still relatively new though, and time will tell if I'll be as happy with it as I am now. Here's a pic..........

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Sounds good. Although I hope mine isn't that high, it will be a while before I can go a SYE kit. I figured with the 3" in the kit it would settle a little below that with the winch and a soon to be build steel bumper.
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If you do the 3in suspension lift and it works out like cavedivers you will most likely be fine without running a sye. IT is when you do the 4.5in springs you run into issues.
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I figure with the extra lenght of the LJ the driveline angle should help out as well. My TJ had 3.5" and no SYE. No vibes at all.

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