skyjacker 4 in econ lift for tj, thoughts? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-03-2013, 03:43 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
tweeds2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 27
skyjacker 4 in econ lift for tj, thoughts?

looking at getting the 4 in economy lift for my 05 rubi, wondering if its worth getting, i have a tight budget or else i would be looking at a nicer one, also would i need to drop the t-case since its a rubicon and comes with a standard sye? any other accessories would you recommend with the lift or is it pretty good by itself?

tweeds2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-03-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Water Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 5,644
Images: 11
I put a 4" Skyjacker on mine a couple of years ago (pre-research) and while it's not terrible, (I'm currently slowly replacing it a few parts at a time), I would take a look at a Zone Combo lift if I had the same budget and was going to start over.

With the Skyjacker you raise the Jeep 4", and drop the transfer case 1 1/2" which is kind of counter productive, unless you install an SYE (big $'s). The springs are a little hard riding, and some have mentioned they sag, although I haven't had that problem. Don't let anyone talk you into a dropped pitman arm whatever lift you decide.

__________________
Dennis
Water Dog is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-03-2013, 10:41 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
PStov98TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Long Beach, Mississippi
Posts: 2,021
x2 on the no DPA install. That's always a bad idea.

I have a friend with a 2" Skyjacker BB with their nitro shocks. It's ok I guess. But I'd definitely look into Zone combo lift. It's a 3" sl with a 1.25" bl and I believe it also comes with a 1" mml. This gives you tons of room for later modifications like tummy tucks and the ability to go up to 35's by only adding another inch of suspension lift (along with steering upgrades, possible axle shaft upgrades, and brake upgrades, just things to think about ).

Another good option is the DPG Ultimate kit. Comes with high quality OME stuff and allows you to run 33's or 35's with some other mods. Let me know if you have any questions about it.
__________________
OME 2.5" coils and Nitro Shocks, Metalcloak front track bar, JKS Quick discos, 33x12.50 Goodyear MTR's w/Kevlar, 15x8 Pacer wheels, thedirtworx rear tire carrier
PStov98TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-03-2013, 11:06 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Dextreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 3,657
Images: 1
This is what you want if you if you are on a budget. Great kit for the money and you retain your belly clearance.

4.25" TJ Combo Lift J25/J26
__________________
'99 Chilli Pepper TJ Wrangler "Mistress"
33x12.5 DuraTracs
Zone 4.25"
Dextreme is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-03-2013, 03:52 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
PStov98TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Long Beach, Mississippi
Posts: 2,021
And to add some personal testimony, I too looked at this kit initially for my jeep too. Then after just a little bit of research I found that it really wasn't what I was looking for quality wise and that there was alot more that went along with it that what is included in that "kit". Then after months more research (I'm kinda Jeep OCD) I determined the DPG kit was exactly what I wanted.
__________________
OME 2.5" coils and Nitro Shocks, Metalcloak front track bar, JKS Quick discos, 33x12.50 Goodyear MTR's w/Kevlar, 15x8 Pacer wheels, thedirtworx rear tire carrier
PStov98TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-04-2013, 12:02 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
JeepandMud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,538
Quote:
Originally Posted by PStov98TJ View Post
x2 on the no DPA install. That's always a bad idea.

I have a friend with a 2" Skyjacker BB with their nitro shocks. It's ok I guess. But I'd definitely look into Zone combo lift. It's a 3" sl with a 1.25" bl and I believe it also comes with a 1" mml. This gives you tons of room for later modifications like tummy tucks and the ability to go up to 35's by only adding another inch of suspension lift (along with steering upgrades, possible axle shaft upgrades, and brake upgrades, just things to think about ).

Another good option is the DPG Ultimate kit. Comes with high quality OME stuff and allows you to run 33's or 35's with some other mods. Let me know if you have any questions about it.
You are correct. The Zone 4.25" does come with a 1" MML. For $529.99 you can get this lift with everything you need for it. I've heard install instructions suck, but fairly easy if your doing it yourself. I found a local shop and they are also an authorized dealer so they were able get me a discount. Good luck with it
__________________
4.0L Auto '00 Solar Yellow TJ Sport, 4.25" Zone combo lift and 33x12.50 MTR Kevlars.

Always at an angle
JeepandMud is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-04-2013, 01:31 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
apaTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 75
I'm running skyjacker shocks and their not bad. But I would really recommend less than a 4 inch suspension lift if your on a budget. Even if it includes a transfer case drop you may still need a SYE to get rid of driveline vibes. Get a 2 to 3 inch lift or the zone combo like others have mentioned which only lifts the suspension 3 inches. You won't need new CAs or a track bar either. And you should be fine running 33s with proper bumpstop spacing.
apaTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-04-2013, 01:39 AM   #8
DjA
Jeeper
 
DjA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Redlands/Big Bear CA
Posts: 233
Before I knew that I wanted to do "black diamond" type trails, I had a Skyjacker 4" lift and 33's put in. Up to this point, I've been able to keep up with all the big boys and their higher end rigs without a tug, just by taking good lines and paying attention to my spotters. The bushings on the LCA's wore down after about a year, but other than that it has been fine. I have no idea how much better other lifts are, but the skyjacker has been fine for me.
DjA is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
tweeds2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 27
well mine is a rubicon so i already have the sye on the t-case, also kind of new to the whole lift game but whats a mml? haha
tweeds2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-04-2013, 10:26 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
tweeds2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 27
nevermind on the mml, just figured it out, would you recommend the nitro gas shock upgrade and the sway bar disconnects? and do you not need new control arms with a 3 in suspension lift?
tweeds2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-04-2013, 10:30 AM   #11
Motorized Toy Collector

WF Supporting Member
 
TJDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eastern WA State
Posts: 2,957
Quote:
Originally Posted by tweeds2 View Post
well mine is a rubicon so i already have the sye on the t-case, also kind of new to the whole lift game but whats a mml? haha
Although you have a Rubi with a fixed yoke 241 Transfer case, they do not come stock with a Double cardon (DC) drive shaft. 4" of lift will probably be too much for the stock Rubi Drive shaft. You would still need a DC shaft, and at the bare minimum, adjustable upper rear control arms.

MML is a motor mount lift. They lift your front motor mounts up an inch and tilt the rear down a bit, helping with driveline angles.
TJDave is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-05-2013, 12:23 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
tweeds2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 27
Would you guys recommend getting anything else with that zone combo kit that's not included?
tweeds2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-05-2013, 12:39 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
JeepandMud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,538
Quote:
Originally Posted by tweeds2 View Post
Would you guys recommend getting anything else with that zone combo kit that's not included?
I would get the upgraded disconnects, but I don't know a lot about their disconnects I didn't upgrade and wish I would have. Or you can not upgrade and go for JKS disconnects instead. Other than that I can't think of anything else you'd want with it.
__________________
4.0L Auto '00 Solar Yellow TJ Sport, 4.25" Zone combo lift and 33x12.50 MTR Kevlars.

Always at an angle
JeepandMud is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-05-2013, 03:48 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
tweeds2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 27
did you get the regular shocks or the upgraded ones? how long have you had your kit on?
tweeds2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-05-2013, 04:08 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
JeepandMud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,538
I did not upgrade the shocks since people who I've talked to that has the nitro say they are a rougher ride and wish they had kept the standard shocks. I've had mine on since 2011 and have done some pretty rough off roading (think trails up to a rating of 8 out of 100) and the Jeep has held up really well. The ride, like the website states, it is definitely a ride difference as your not feeling every pothole in the street. If you trust someone out there who has this exact lift, ask to see if you can ride along or drive theirs around the block.
__________________
4.0L Auto '00 Solar Yellow TJ Sport, 4.25" Zone combo lift and 33x12.50 MTR Kevlars.

Always at an angle
JeepandMud is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-07-2013, 02:25 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
tweeds2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 27
Would you guys recommend getting the cam bolts for the lower control arms? I don't have any on mine right now

tweeds2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:41 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC