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Old 05-16-2008, 03:49 PM   #1
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skyjacker?

i'm lookin for a lift kit and i'm really liking skyjacker. i dont know anything about this kind of stuff, so any help in finding a good, reasonably priced lift would really be great!

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/jeep-wr...-kit-4inch.htm

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what tire size you wanting to run???
what mods do you allready have../suspension???

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Old 05-16-2008, 03:54 PM   #3
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its got like a 4" body lift that i'm tryin to get rid of, other than that its pretty much stock...i'm wantin to get some 33x12.50. i'm liking the double flex series, however i'm not liking the price so much! i'm guessing it comes with everything i need, and i could completely do away with the body lift.
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i have the skyjacker BB. wont get you 4 in, but i can say i love the shocks. feels like your in a boat on the road (really soft and bouncy), but off road it performs wonderfully.
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its got like a 4" body lift that i'm tryin to get rid of, other than that its pretty much stock...i'm wantin to get some 33x12.50. i'm liking the double flex series, however i'm not liking the price so much! i'm guessing it comes with everything i need, and i could completely do away with the body lift.
4'' body lift WOW!!

well there are a million ways to get 4 '' of lift...

The big question is what is your budget?
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:35 PM   #6
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bds suspension where i work part time this is pretty much one of the few lifts we install for 80% street and the rest off road it performs almost better them stock and off road does great for trails but iv seen it handle some pretty extreme stuff and all the parts are warrentyd and 3 in will get you 33 no problems
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I run the Skyjacker 4" coil springs and some of there components like the rear track bar bracket.I have owned a few trucks with skyjacker lifts and all done real well.I have noticed the springs have not sagged at all like I have seen and read of other.SO FAR I don't know how there shocks are for the jeep since I have OEM but on the other trucks they were pretty good.
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:21 PM   #8
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4'' body lift WOW!!

well there are a million ways to get 4 '' of lift...

The big question is what is your budget?
my budget is around $1000, but i want a complete suspension lift with everything i need to just bolt it on and go, but i also want about a 2" bl included in the budget...it is a daily driver but i want to be able to handle pretty rough terrain. i dont want to spend that kind of money and have the springs sagging in a few months. also do i need adjustable control arms?
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bds suspension where i work part time this is pretty much one of the few lifts we install for 80% street and the rest off road it performs almost better them stock and off road does great for trails but iv seen it handle some pretty extreme stuff and all the parts are warrentyd and 3 in will get you 33 no problems
3in system
i like the looks of the base kit. what else would i need to buy other than a smaller body lift?
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does the $1000 include tires? cause 33/12.5's are pretty much 1g alone.

As far as the BDS suspension kit ....there are several ppl i know running the 3'' basic kit.
Good review of the kit but you will need to install the T-case lowering kit that comes with it. the basic bds kit runs about 700. without install,, most shops charge around $85 an hour for labor = about 10 hours is what most shops say it will take to install.

Full Traction makes a 3'' basic suspension lift and is about $500 many ppl also run this kit with good reviews.Same as the BDS for the t-case drop install.

As for a 2'' body lift = Performance Accesseries makes one and is told to have everything you will need for the body lift. about $130 for it.

Do you plan to do the installation yourself or have a shop do it?

anymore questions just ask bud.
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does the $1000 include tires? cause 33/12.5's are pretty much 1g alone.

As far as the BDS suspension kit ....there are several ppl i know running the 3'' basic kit.
Good review of the kit but you will need to install the T-case lowering kit that comes with it. the basic bds kit runs about 700. without install,, most shops charge around $85 an hour for labor = about 10 hours is what most shops say it will take to install.

Full Traction makes a 3'' basic suspension lift and is about $500 many ppl also run this kit with good reviews.Same as the BDS for the t-case drop install.

As for a 2'' body lift = Performance Accesseries makes one and is told to have everything you will need for the body lift. about $130 for it.

Do you plan to do the installation yourself or have a shop do it?

anymore questions just ask bud.
hey thanks alot! yeah i plan on installing it myself. is it very difficult? as for the tires, i'm gonna wait a few months on them. i just want my suspension to be right when i buy them. will the bds kit work with the stock control arms? someone said i would need them also but i dont know. thanks again
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a friend has a 4" skyjacker lift in his TJ. the ride is very stiff.
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hey thanks alot! yeah i plan on installing it myself. is it very difficult? as for the tires, i'm gonna wait a few months on them. i just want my suspension to be right when i buy them. will the bds kit work with the stock control arms? someone said i would need them also but i dont know. thanks again
Install is not that complicated...alot of new jeepers install their own with simply tools/rent from local autozone.

Yes you can run the bds kit with the stock control arm but is always nice to have the lowers to keep your factory wheel geometry(sp*).

The only thing i dont care to much for about BDS is they do not sell directly to the consumer only to spiecific dealers. If there was an issuse with any of the components you would have to find a dealer.

My personally opion "and just my opion" I would probally choose the Full Traction kit over the BDS kit. There is nothing wrong with either kit.
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Old 05-17-2008, 08:15 AM   #14
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thanks distorted, you've been very helpful! i was liking the bds but going on your opinion i'll check into the full traction kit. i just want to be sure when i get one, it's the one i want.
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I run skyjacker 4 in suspension. I am really pleased with it, I've had it since June and no noticable sag yet. The ride can be a little stiff at times, but its bearable, all of the components are top notch, and it looks great. You will pay a little more for Skyjacker, but as someone who runs a sj setup, its worth the money.
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I run BDS 3" springs,rubicon express adj super flex upper rear control arms,rubicon express lower super flex control arms,Rustys shocks and a JKS 1.25 " body lift.It works great on and off road.
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:20 PM   #17
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check out dpgoffroad.com

they got some nice lift packages in all different price ranges.. dirk really knows his stuff and a lot of members run their kits..

ome shocks = some great riding shocks, jks products = great quality..



suspension system includes: **4 OME Shocks, 4 DPG Trailgunner Coil Springs, OME Rear Bump stop Spacers, JKS "Quicker" Disconnects, JKS 1.25" Body Lift, JKS 1" Motor Mount Spacers, JKS Adj. Track bar (front) JKS Adj. Track bar (rear), and 2" Extended Bump stops. (Front & rear)

that kit runs 1250

for an extra 900 you get all adjustable jks control arms

they got even cheaper kits ($660 and $850) but that kit above will allow you to run 33-35'' tires and also comes complete with adjustable trackbars to help center your axles
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dustin, if you really aren't going into extreme stuff buy the skyjacker budget boost (250ish) and save the rest for other toys!! the ride's great and the lift is very noticeable on the trail. I run a pretty conservative rig at the moment- Skyjacker Boost, 31 BFG's and it performs well on these northeast trails and still drives well on the highway.
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I run BDS 3" springs,rubicon express adj super flex upper rear control arms,rubicon express lower super flex control arms,Rustys shocks and a JKS 1.25 " body lift.It works great on and off road.
what did that setup cost you?
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ok guys, tell me if you think this is a good deal...
http://www.northridge4x4.com/proddet...p?prod=RE-7002
with the ome shocks it will be $850. free shipping

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