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Old 11-13-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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Quick lift option hel needed

I'm tired of looking at the 3" body lift on the wifes 2000 TJ. I'm gonna pull the body lift off and go with a suspension lift. The Jeep is her daily driver work car, and the most most offroad it sees is the beach. I have narrowed it down to two kits (budget friendly), and need opinions on which one would be better. Here are the two choices, let me know what you think. Thanks in advance for any help:

1st is a Skyjacker, they told me they can do $505/shipped to my door:

97-06 TJ 4" Skyjacker Lift Kit w/ shocks Special Deal:eBay Motors (item 270483257156 end time Nov-17-09 11:01:27 PST)



Second is a Rough Contry I can get for the same price:

97-06 Jeep TJ Wrangler 4" Rough Country Lift Kit II:eBay Motors (item 380176174845 end time Nov-16-09 08:21:52 PST)


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Old 11-13-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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do you really want a 4" if it's dd and just for the beach? there is a lot more to be done to your jeep with a 4" lift.

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Old 11-13-2009, 11:28 AM   #3
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Exactly why I posted. I drive a lifted crew cab F350, so I'm lost on the Jeep stuff. What all else would be needed for either of these kits? The instructions made it sound like they were complete and nothing else needed. She's running 33x12.50's right now. We like the height and want it at least that high. Just not a big fan of body lifts.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:52 AM   #4
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Well with 4" of lift you may need an SYE as well. Also neither of those kits has adjustable control arms if you need to set your drive shafts up. Also the skyjacker has a drop pitman arm.. thats not good. Your want a front adj trackbar if you already don't have one.

As you stated the jeep is a daily driver. That being said, don't look for the cheapest kit out there, as they usaully leave things out you need. Its better to spend the money on a nicer parts now than respend it down the road.

That being said, to run 33's, I would look at a basic 3" kit, and a 1" body lift. With that you can just lower the t-case and not do the SYE, you don't need control arms with it, would not hurt of course or if you decided later you can add them. Get a front adj track bar and you will need at least a rear track-bar bracket. New shocks of course. If you want a nice ride, look into old man emu springs. RE springs run tall, and ride a bit firmer, Rustys springs, ride soft, but also sag sooner, so it had to say which direction to go.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:54 AM   #5
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Any recomendations on a good 3" kit? Like I said, its the wifes Jeep so I want a good ride lol. I'm gonna pull the body lift off anyway, so putting a 1" BL in at the same time wouldnt be a big deal.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:59 AM   #6
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its really up to what you want, $ and look's wise. I have a RC 3.25" lift on my 98 tj. It comes with everything you need, and has Progressive coil springs, makes for a smoother ride. I'm very happy with this kit and have no complaints, its been 2 months.

FYI - i got mine shipped to me for $398 and thats with a steering stabilizer and a t-shirt, direct through RC via online chat! haha
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:01 PM   #7
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If your looking for a lift for a DD Old man Emu would be the way to go. If I was you I would get a 2.5" OME lift and do a 1.25" BL. that will put you on 33's with no problem and that lift will be the smoothest on the road IMO.
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:08 PM   #8
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The new skyjacker lifts come with a t-case lowering bracket, so you dont need the SYE.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:11 PM   #9
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Darren00 which lift you running on yours?
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:50 PM   #10
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:54 PM   #11
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I'm looking pretty hard at this one which is the one like mudslinger has:

Jeep TJ Suspension Lift

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Old 11-14-2009, 11:20 AM   #12
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Pretty sure I'm gonna go with the RC kit shown in the post above. If anyone is looking for info here is a 225 page post about the kit. LOTS of info and install pics:

Rough Country 2.5 inch TJ lift kit.
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:32 PM   #13
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budget wise the RC kits seems to be the way to go,personally I would go with the more expensive Old Man Emu 2.5
Visit DPG Offroad,they put together some nice OME/other kits
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Pretty sure I'm gonna go with the RC kit shown in the post above. If anyone is looking for info here is a 225 page post about the kit. LOTS of info and install pics:

Rough Country 2.5 inch TJ lift kit.
Price is cheap on RC,look at all the reviews if it a DD for the
wife and you are doing it yourself go for the OME or Rub Exp 2 1/2
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2.5-3" suspension lift and a 1.25" bodylift and 1" motor mount lift will be enough for 33s.

If it´s your DD ad you do "only" some light to medium offroading I would go this way.

With a 4" lift you need way more things: SYE, CV driveshaft, adj. CAs, adj. TBs, longer brake lines and some more.


If you want a very good ride I would go with teh OME lift / BL combo from DPG.ZTake a look at the "Deluxe TJ/LJ Wrangler Kit":
OME TJ/LJ Kits

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