09-01-2011, 11:23 AM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Keller, TX
TJ Lift advice
Hello all. Before I post my questions I must state that I am a newbie so bear with my lack of knowledge on this subject!
I am a relatively new owner (1 year) of a 2002 Wrangler Sahara Edition. It is my daily driver but I also want to have some fun with the bad boy as well as improve the look and give it a more "tougher" stance. With that being said, I am wanting to install a 4" suspension lift kit. Maybe even higher. I have discussed this with many, many people and I seem to get some contradictory advice.
So...if I go 4+ inches, I will, of course, need to install a SYE as well as a CV driveshaft, correct? And I'm sure there are many other little tweaks and add on's that go with that. Steering stabilizer, extending brake lines, gas lines, etc.
Would going 3" suspension and 1" body lift steer me around all that extra cost of having to install the SYE, driveshaft, lines?
Some have told me that they would shy away from body lifts...something about ruining the body or something like that??
And what brand of lift? I know that's a very general question but what would you all recommend? BDS, Rancho, Skyjacker, Rough Country...and on, and on, and on!
And honestly, four inches doesn't seem like much (insert joke here).
Anyways...I have a million questions and I need a little guidance.
Thanks to you all in advance. Hope I didn't ramble on!