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Old 01-22-2013, 05:47 PM   #91
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Sometimes we are lucky enough to have a garage but not likely. It just friends helping friends out. Sometimes there is an exchange of beer. Now I won't be having someone drop their Jeep off at my house for me to install a lift all by myself. I did install mine a few times, but for others, I help them and let them use my tools if they don't have any. I joined a Jeep club a while ago and we have wrenching days or just borrow another members garage. Some of the members are welders which can come in handy too.
x2. A friend of mine, whom I met buying/selling Jeep parts on craigslist, helped me install my lift years ago. He said I could use his tools (though I brought my own)...but he didn't do it for me. He let me use his garage, and provided direction when necessary, but I did the wrench work. And you know what, I learned a bunch...and have since built on that knowledge a whole lot...

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You don't need 5k to do a proper lift.

Savvy 4" lift w/ AntiRock: $2,175
Tom Wood driveshaft & AA SYE: $525
Total $2,700

If you want 35s add:
1.25" Body Lift: $134

That adds up to under $2,900 Before discounts (call them and talk to them about them). This is a good lift with quality parts that will perform good on and off road. If you don't have that, I'd save until you do.

The lifts that Savvy sells are the most complete I've seen and if you look at what is included compared to RC, SkyCrapper, Rusty's, or any of the other budget kits, the increase in price is perfectly justified not to mention much higher quality.
You also have to factor in the cost for shocks, the Savvy kit doesn't come with shocks, their sold separately. The shocks that are listed as a option are Rancho RS9000 adjustable shocks. Which are about $400 for all 4 i think. I also posted a thread about a getting a lift this week, i was also looking at a rough country lift. After sitting and thinking FOREVER, and doing ALOT more reading, and realizing tax returns are right around the corner, im gonna save up my money and go with the same setup you listed above, minus the body lift, im only wanting to run 33's. The way i finally seen it, do it right the first time, so you dont end up doing this >>>

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i put a rough country on my 01 Sport. Ended up switching to Pro Comp. Just had issues with the Rough country. Might have just been a one time thing though.
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I already have a girl lol. I need 35's.
You heard him! he needs 35 girls!
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:03 PM   #95
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You heard him! he needs 35 girls!
That's a lot of girls to have. I ain't got it. Lol. Can anybody help me understand what death wobble is.
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That's a lot of girls to have. I ain't got it. Lol. Can anybody help me understand what death wobble is.
Top of the forum there is a sticky entitled Death wobble. There may be some info in there for you.
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i just installed the 6in x clearing 36.5 on 20x15 no problem... just fish tailing very bad
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Your running 20 inch wide 36's? On what axles? I just saw your Dubs. I'm done here.
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Your running 20 inch wide 36's? On what axles?
Think he has 20" rims that are 15" wide
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i just installed the 6in x clearing 36.5 on 20x15 no problem... just fish tailing very bad
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stock axles
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What wheels and we want pics, I hope for ur sake u have a dana 44 or ur pushin ur luck with that set up
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Sounds legit
Yea ik right I'm fearful everytime I go wheeling with 33s and a d35 much less thos big flippin wheels and tires
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pics are under my profile they are fuel wheels
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pics are under my profile they are fuel wheels
Are you really running those wheels and tires?

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Are you really running those wheels and tires?

absolutley!!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:05 PM   #108
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absolutley!!!
Its your Jeep, so far be it from me to knock you for it, but I wouldn't r un those if the company paid me to do it. Those are a combination of everything I would avoid in a rim: Chrome, big, showy, heavy, etc. To each his own though, all that matters is that you like them. I went with modest 15 x 8 cragar soft 8s myself. Tires for them are abundant, if you scratch them its really easy to cover up with paint, I like the understated look of them, but most importantly they were cheap!

For the OP, I installed a RC 4" n2.0 lift recently. Other than having to drop the tcase I love it so far. It would not be ideal for rock crawling because of how stiff it is, but seeing as how I just run in mud, snow, and creeks, it gives me plenty of clearance. I'm positive that the kits imped and Jerry posted are better, but those price tags are way out of my reach.
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I'm positive that the kits imped and Jerry posted are better, but those price tags are way out of my reach.
Mine isn't a 'kit'.

I think the price would surprise you but compared to yours, it takes more knowledge and work but the results are much more favorable.
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Mine isn't a 'kit'.

I think the price would surprise you but compared to yours, it takes more knowledge and work but the results are much more favorable.
I'm just not doing anything serious enough to justify the expense, it's just overkill for what I do with mine. That said, your rig is a veritable beast.
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That's a lot of girls to have. I ain't got it. Lol. Can anybody help me understand what death wobble is.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/death-wobble-25090.html

This will explain what death wobble is and how it is resolved. It is long, but it fixed mine.

As for everyone else play nice or this thread will be gone.
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If you're going to run 35s and want to have absolutely zero problem clearing them I would go with the 4" and 1" BL. I mean sure 6" of lift seems like a sick thing to have but in all honesty its a little over kill. I run a RC 2.5" and it works decently..for my very small offroading needs, yeah its a rough ride but I'm in college now so its what I've got. Running 35s properly is going to be a pretty in depth process and I would go for a lift that is a little(lot) better quality. The cheapest up front routes usually end up as the more expensive ones. You don't want to buy a lift that you have to upgrade as you go. Theres others out there that will allow you to do it all once. It's going to cost more, but in the long run you WILL save more money.

Just my .02 cents.

Also if you're going to lift your jeep that much why would you want to do a T-case drop? In my opinion its a little counter productive.
Once I'm graduated and in a steady job I'm ditching the RC, not because I'm unhappy with it, but because I'm simply content with it. Sure I get plenty of flex for my 31" tires, but if I'm paying for a lift I want something I'm completely carried away with..not content with.
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I don't 4x4 that much maybe four times a year and my 6" RC lift has never let me down. I know there are better kits and when this one fails I will go with the savy 4" kit.

Ya I made a mistake as a lot of people do when their new to lifts and jeeps in general. I run 35" MTZ with a d44 rear d30 front and tru trac LSD in front and rear probably another mistake but they seem to work pretty good so far.. One of these days I plan on learning from my mistakes and hopefully have the money to do it right.. I agree work on your own rig it pays off ten fold when your broken down away from home.. My two favorite add on's to the jeep after the 6" lift were the 456 gears, tom woods shaft and the currie drag link tie rod and my grease gun. My 6" RC Lift is four years old 28,750 so not my daily driver (05 unlimited wrangler).

I would like to hear what makes the RC lift so bad and what makes the savy so good. Specifics please because anyone can say something sucks and I haven't had one issue with my RC lift except on fourms which can be dangerous..lol



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The lifts that Savvy sells are the most complete I've seen and if you look at what is included compared to RC, SkyCrapper, Rusty's, or any of the other budget kits, the increase in price is perfectly justified not to mention much higher quality.[/QUOTE]

I have been looking around some of the high quality brands such as Currie/Savvy, Clayton, Rock Krawler, and Metalcloak. I was pretty set on getting the 4" from Currie, very complete kit. Then last night i came across a Metalcloak kit, the 3.5" ARB edition. It is the most complete kit ive seen, has everything in the Currie lift plus a rear adjustable trac bar, double rate coils, stainless brake lines, and OME nitrocharger sport shocks. Seems like the only thing missing beside driveline upgrades is a matching OME steering stabilizer which they offer seperately. All for $2,399, only ~$200 more than the Currie, plus its a cool color haha.

Since finding this kit ive been debating on the two, Currie 4" vs Metalcloak 3.5". Can anyone habe any input on this decision?? Keep in mind both have types of flex joints and nearly everything is adjustable, Currie - Johnny Joints, Metalcloak- Duroflex Joints.
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I don't 4x4 that much maybe four times a year and my 6" RC lift has never let me down. I know there are better kits and when this one fails I will go with the savy 4" kit.

Ya I made a mistake as a lot of people do when their new to lifts and jeeps in general. I run 35" MTZ with a d44 rear d30 front and tru trac LSD in front and rear probably another mistake but they seem to work pretty good so far.. One of these days I plan on learning from my mistakes and hopefully have the money to do it right.. I agree work on your own rig it pays off ten fold when your broken down away from home.. My two favorite add on's to the jeep after the 6" lift were the 456 gears, tom woods shaft and the currie drag link tie rod and my grease gun. My 6" RC Lift is four years old 28,750 so not my daily driver (05 unlimited wrangler).

I would like to hear what makes the RC lift so bad and what makes the savy so good. Specifics please because anyone can say something sucks and I haven't had one issue with my RC lift except on fourms which can be dangerous..lol
That's a good looking rig.
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I have been looking around some of the high quality brands such as Currie/Savvy, Clayton, Rock Krawler, and Metalcloak. I was pretty set on getting the 4" from Currie, very complete kit. Then last night i came across a Metalcloak kit, the 3.5" ARB edition. It is the most complete kit ive seen, has everything in the Currie lift plus a rear adjustable trac bar, double rate coils, stainless brake lines, and OME nitrocharger sport shocks. Seems like the only thing missing beside driveline upgrades is a matching OME steering stabilizer which they offer seperately. All for $2,399, only ~$200 more than the Currie, plus its a cool color haha.

Since finding this kit ive been debating on the two, Currie 4" vs Metalcloak 3.5". Can anyone habe any input on this decision?? Keep in mind both have types of flex joints and nearly everything is adjustable, Currie - Johnny Joints, Metalcloak- Duroflex Joints.
The MC joints have been getting high marks over on another forum. I don't think you could go wrong either way.
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That's a good looking rig.
Thanks I like it.. Painted the rust on the sliders today with a brush so its on thick.. My neighbors think I'm nuts..
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What about rust's short arm 6" lift?
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What about rust's short arm 6" lift?
I hope you're not serious.
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Just another opinion but I have never had any real complaints with rough country and I have run their lift on many rigs. And all of them saw quite a bit of rough trails. I currently run a rough country 6" long arm with 1" body, tummy tuck, and motor mounts. And I couldn't be happier. I understand there are much better brands out there. But for the price rough country has never let me down. My jeep rides decent on the road (my DD) and is a complete beast on the trails....
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