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Old 07-04-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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Thinking about lifting. need advice

currently i have a 2 inch rancho SL. it came already on my jeep when i bought it. i want more. as we all do. i was considering a couple different kits. and they all seem to come with different things. this may be an odd request. but what are ALL the parts you need to safely and soundly do a suspension lift. with nothing to worry about. thanks in advance

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Old 07-04-2013, 11:35 PM   #2
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That is way to vague of a question. Exactly what size are you looking at going with?

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Old 07-05-2013, 12:01 AM   #3
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6 inch. sorry
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Alot; springs, arms(adjustables are best) new track bars, bumpstop extensions, sye, dc driveshaft,extended brake lines, that's what I can think of off the top of my head, and then come the tires and what all goes with that, and with that size of lift I would assume 35s, which is axle upgrades brake upgrade steering upgrades, regear,etc etc etc
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exactly what i was looking for. thanks!
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:52 AM   #6
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I hope you've got alot of cash. That's gonna get expensive quick. You might want to look into doing a custom control arm setup as well. I'd avoid buying any long arm "kits" that are available.
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If your end goal is 35s, 6" of spring lift is actually a bit much and might make you a bit tippy off road.
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I think alot of questions need to be answered.......first of which is being what size tires do you run or plan to run? How is the vehicle used etc? A more capable off roading Jeep doesnt not mean one with a bigger lift necessarily.
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If your end goal is 35s, 6" of spring lift is actually a bit much and might make you a bit tippy off road.
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I think alot of questions need to be answered.......first of which is being what size tires do you run or plan to run? How is the vehicle used etc? A more capable off roading Jeep doesnt not mean one with a bigger lift necessarily.
x2 on both of these. We can give much better advice if we know more. And taller is NOT always better.
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PStov98TJ..it took me a while to get that..coming from chevy and yotas..i was trained to think tall...go for the sky..then a jeep with no lift at all walked around my stuck junk and it hit me..i was looking at it all wrong..i wanted more room for the tires to tuck up when going over stuf..jeeps flex down to stay on the trail..now i go around the stuck junk..haha..
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PStov98TJ..it took me a while to get that..coming from chevy and yotas..i was trained to think tall...go for the sky..then a jeep with no lift at all walked around my stuck junk and it hit me..i was looking at it all wrong..i wanted more room for the tires to tuck up when going over stuf..jeeps flex down to stay on the trail..now i go around the stuck junk..haha..
Yep. I have alot of friends with trucks that will poke fun at my jeep because it doesn't have the 5.3L V8 with whatever hp and torque and under 4" lift. Then we hit the trail and I'm gliding over stuff and through deep, ruts that aren't very wide while they're slamming the gas, picking tires up off the ground, and dragging the bumpers on stuff because their approach and departure angles suck. Jeeps for the win

Oh yeah, and guess who everyone calls first when they get stuck (or after they realize trucks are only gonna keep getting stuck), the guy with the jeep cuz they know I can get where they are and not get stuck doing it unlike another truck would.

Another perfect example, there was a yota with like 8" of lift on 35's maybe, spinning tires and struggling to climb a dirt embankment that went straight up, never made it. I come right behind him (after he literally had broken things on his front axle) and just roll right up it in 4Lo. Oh and did I mention I have the 4 banger

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