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Old 02-03-2008, 07:23 AM   #1
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school me on lift kits...

Ok, so ive had my 2004 sahara for about 2 years now and I think im ready for a lift and new tires. The reason ive waited so long is because I had a long drive to work and wanted to keep the mpg as best as I could.
right now its at stock height with the 30.5 tires.
Id like to go with 33/12.5 tires. What do I need, a 3" or 4" inch lift?
Can I use my stock wheels with 33/12.5's?
I know there are budget boost, body lifts, and suspension lifts. Can someone tell me the pros and cons of each. Thanks.
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:17 AM   #2
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ok ill start witht he first question...
you can have either a 3" or 4" lift, 4" is better if you plan on offroading but if you Are jsut gonna go on some easy dirt roads or some easy mudding you'll be fine with 3" of lift

yes you can use your stock wheels, but you wil ahve to either add spacers or put washers in or something to reduce the amount you can turn your wheels.
However i do not recommend this option, the best bet would be to get some steel wheels that are like $67 each in 15X8 and 3.75 or 4 backspacing

bedgetboost lifts are primeraly 2" lifts, they put a spacer on top of your coil and usually come with new longer shocks, these are good if you ahve a newer jeep that's coils stil ahve a good ride and havent sagged
SUspension lifts are new longer coils and longer shocks and if you get into big suspension lifts they come with other components that help with the driveline geometry
a body lift just lifts the body off the frame and hte biggest one you should get is a 1.25 in BL (they are spacers taht go between teh fram adn body mounts

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Old 02-03-2008, 09:18 AM   #3
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for best price and ease of installation i would go with this
and a 1.25 in bodly lift and 1 " motor mount lift from JKS
this will give you 3.25 in of lift and you wont have any problems with drive line vibes, it will also be pretty easy to install and the price should stay below $500

heres teh jks BL
and the mml

and thats free shipping since its over $100
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