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Old 12-31-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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To lift for not to lift is the question

I have a 2004 Wrangler Sport with 47k. I have a Dana 44 and the Ravine rims with BFG AT KO 31 tires. Other than a Mopar cold-air intake, I haven't modified the Jeep. I need to get new shocks, so I thought I might install a lift. I called the dealer and was told by the service guy that I won' t void the remaining warranty if I don't go over a 3". This Jeep is my daily driver and I like the way it rides with the gas-charged Mopar shocks. I don't want to have to add and driveline modifications. I have looked at the Daystar BB with the Scorpion shocks, OME 2", BDS 2", and Zone 3" lifts. I'd appreciate any suggestions.

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Old 12-31-2010, 10:26 PM   #2
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I dont know much, but I had a 3.25" rc lift, which is 2.5" springs with spacers, comes with shocks, track bar bracket, and sway bar end links. There are quite a few on here with it. I was satisfied

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Old 12-31-2010, 10:32 PM   #3
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Check out Rusty's Offroad. They have a 2" spring lift for $310. Was considering this one for myself.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:59 PM   #4
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Thanks guys for the tips. I check the lifts out. Have a Happy New Year!
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:14 PM   #5
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Thanks guys for the tips. I check the lifts out. Have a Happy New Year!
I have a 3.5 inch rubicon express lift. Very satisfied with it.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:25 PM   #6
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A little more information would be helpful. It is your daily driver, but are you going to be just using it on the pavement? Will you be going off road just on the weekends? Ever? We can help a whole lot more with a little more information.
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I'll be mainly using it as a daily driver on pavement, but I hope to have more time on the weekends to go offroading. I won't be doing any rock crawling, just riding on washboard forest roads and mining roads that contain a lot of rocks and are rather steep in places. I live in southern Arizona where there is little water and rarely any mud unless it's after a heavy rain in the mountains. I owned a Nissan 4wd and a 1967 Jeep Wagoneer that we use to use for hunting, and we always drove nice and slow over the rough stuff. I don't want to raise the center of gravity too much because I don't want to find myself and the Jeep at the bottom of a canyon. If I'm going to lift it, I want it to be safe and have some money lift over for rocker guards and some skid plates. Thanks again for everyone's help.
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I would suggest you do a BB, budget boost, lift. They are 2" spacers that go on the top of the springs. They run about $100. As for shocks I would recommend Rancho 9000 adjustables. They can be made to be softer than stock shocks and harder than the hardest shock you would want. I run this on my Jeep with 31s and it is a daily driver, but that does not stop me from playing around in Moab either as this will allow me to do most of the trails without damage.
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Thanks for the suggestion. What kind of off roading do you do? The Rancho promotion for the free controller is over, but maybe they'll run another special for the new year. Daystar has a 1.75 BB lift with shocks for under $300. The BDS 2" lift is tempting for $400 as well. Thanks again.
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:20 PM   #10
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If you are asking whether or not to lift it, the answer is YES. One of my mottos is "Stock Sux". I know, I know, I will hear some flak for saying that from some people, but oh well. I am 99% sure that you will not regret it.
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If I got a 2" BDS lift, would I need to install a transfer-case lowering kit? My 04 Sport has a D44, which I've read is more prone to drive-line vibrations. Will lowering the transfer case affect the shifting and operation of the transfer case? Any other modifications that will be necessary? BDS sells a cam kit for the alignment. I liked the price and extras of the 3" Zone kit, but maybe 3" is to high for my 31" tires and may raise the center of gravity too much for the offroading that I do. Thanks for the comments. Have a good one.

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