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Old 08-16-2010, 05:54 PM   #1
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what 4" lift should i buy

im looking at buying a 4" lift for my tj. not trying to do any rock crawling but i need the hight to get thru the creek at my deer lease without getin my feet wet. try to stay under $1000. any sugestion would be very helpful.

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Old 08-16-2010, 06:00 PM   #2
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Roubicon Express 3.5" Superflex. If you buy from 4x4groupbuy its $920 with some decent shocks.

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Old 08-16-2010, 06:10 PM   #3
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I placed ruff county I think it's called 4 inch lift with front dual stabilizers around 600 total! I had it installed bit it is very easily installed I just did not have time to put it on!
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:29 PM   #4
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i did the 4" skyjacker economy with adj. track bar for 715. i love it. i installed all parts.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:44 PM   #5
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ive looked at the ruff country lift but ive had people tell me that they like it and had people tell me it rides ruff. i dont know anyone personaly to get to ride in it to see so i dont really know for sure. how does yours ride? what all did the skyjacer lift come with?
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:55 PM   #6
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I have the Rubicon Express 3.5'' superflex. It's OK. Not great. I highly recommend checking out www.dpgofforad.com . There you can piece together your own kits and get the best parts from different companies.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:58 PM   #7
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I have had mine on for like 3 days! I do not see any ride change at all! I have stock rim and tires for now but only thing that I have noted is if u really get on your brakes it feels like the brakes are sucking from a bottom of a cup effect if that makes any sense ! I'm not sure how else to describe that! The only problem I'm having is my abs and bas along with stabilization control lights all came on! From a post I put on the forum people are telling me thAt I need to get my steering centered soooo we shall see how that works when I get it fixed later i'n the week!
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:13 PM   #8
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im looking to clear 35" tires and im taking of my 2" lift for the 4". is the 3.5" going to be enough? i can clear 33's just fine withe the 2" lift. im also putting a 350 in so ive got to macke sure ima be able to support it with maybe using one of my 2" lift spacers to level the front. id really like to know how the stering adjustment goes cuz im really considering the ruff country but i dont want a lot of problems to deal with. in other word i cant really make up my mind!lol
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:28 PM   #9
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Well the place I get all custom work done said that I could have gotten 33"s under y stuck jeep with wheel spacera and would have not had any rubbing! I went with a 4 inch with 35"s because I want that extra bite but I want it to have the ability to have the articulation! When it was stock their was times I found my wheals tucked up i'n my wheel wells preventing me from the power of that one or 2 wheels! You need to pick wheel size and lift kit so you still have room i'n your wheel wells so u have that move ment for mud holes climbs and rocks! I just got off the phone with the guy who installed my kit and he said that slipped his mind it must be the centering of the steering! Your worry of rode change I do not see because ur just changing shocks and springs! Beefing them up! I have seen no road changes I can't say for off road yet cause stock tires with this lift lol I don't know how I will make out
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:32 PM   #10
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That is a 4 inch lift with stock rims and tires! I am keeping the stock rims with bigger tires! I like the matching rim to vehicle color
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:25 PM   #11
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I have a 4" extreme offroad lift on my tj. The ride is great, kit comes with everything you need, good solid kit. I think it only cost about $600. It came with springs, shocks, lower arms , transfer case drop, steering drop, and brackets for the trac bars. I think bds own extreme offroad but dont hold me to it. Anyhow im real pleased with the ride. Good luck.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:32 PM   #12
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I also have the 4" Rough Country and LOVE IT. It rides just as good as stock, to me. You just have the extra clearance and ability to tower over people in "cars".
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:42 PM   #13
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who is bds?
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I have a 4" extreme offroad lift on my tj. The ride is great, kit comes with everything you need, good solid kit. I think it only cost about $600. It came with springs, shocks, lower arms , transfer case drop, steering drop, and brackets for the trac bars. I think bds own extreme offroad but dont hold me to it. Anyhow im real pleased with the ride. Good luck.
Have to correct myself had a brainfart!!! Its zone offroad not extreme. I was on extremes website before i got on here and had it stuck in my head
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If you get a Zone kit go with the 3" with 1.25 body kit. Just as much clearance b/c you don't drop the transfer case w/ the MML
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who is bds?
Bds suspension. Also found that bds and zone are owned by the same company. Im real happy with my 4" zone lift it rides good and has held up well. I think it has a lifetime warranty also, hope i dont need it.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:08 PM   #17
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If you get a Zone kit go with the 3" with 1.25 body kit. Just as much clearance b/c you don't drop the transfer case w/ the MML
I heard the same and i think you dont have to do the lower arms with the 3". I did the 4" cause i plan on doing a BL when i wear my tires out, regear, and get 35's. Shouldnt take long to wear the tires out there mudgrapplers !!!
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Just an idea. Do the 3" lift I was talking about. Then when you want 35's get some tube/MCE fenders. Keep the COG low.
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Just an idea. Do the 3" lift I was talking about. Then when you want 35's get some tube/MCE fenders. Keep the COG low.
Good point i agree.
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Thats what I am doing. It will give you the most "trail ready" rig.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:54 PM   #21
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well im thinking of going 4" suspension and 1.25" body so ill have travel space. when i put the lifts on it will have a 350 in it so im not so much worried about COG cuz its not really going to matter that much any more. ima try to keep the motor as low as posible for that reason and for hood clearance.ive already got 4.88 gears. just need a power plant to turn 35" tires and the clearance to dodge them. this zone 4", what all come in the kit? i dont want to have to order extra parts to finish the lift. when its on iwant to be done. im not very paitent. ima want to take it for a test drive!LOL
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:20 AM   #22
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Springs, shocks, tranfer drop, pitman drop,
Lower arms, trac bar relocate brackets, and sway bar extensions. I would recommend getting adjustable trac bars and sway bar quick disconnects, its the only thing i would like to add to mine.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:33 AM   #23
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I've always been a fan of Rubicon Express suspensions. I had a Pro Comp on my first Jeep for about 5 months, then yanked it off and replaced it with a RE long arm kit. I sold that Jeep and when I built my new one, I used a 3.5" Superflex kit. I'm thinking I should have bought the long arm again, but honestly I probably don't need it. I just like the way it looks. But I digress.

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Thats what I am doing. It will give you the most "trail ready" rig.
x2. Im on a 2.5" suspension lift with 1.25" BL. Also have the MCE fenders...next up is a sturdier rear axle so I can handle 35's.
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x2. Im on a 2.5" suspension lift with 1.25" BL. Also have the MCE fenders...next up is a sturdier rear axle so I can handle 35's.
Good deal. I'm looking for my next to have a D44 for that reason.
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under 1K huh...id go with Rubicon Express 3.5 STANDARD short-arm kit. ($545-599) Super-Flex($999-1050) is about $300-400 bucks more. You wont get the sway-bar discos though.... The standard kit will allow you to pick up some nice Shocks so you can stay under a cool 1K. Bilstein 5100's are on sale right now at Tonneau Covers, Lift Kits, Winches, Leveling Kits, Tires, Wheels & Tonneau Cover Parts by 4 Wheel Parts-RH3. I got all 4 of mine for $329 a week ago. I'm pretty sure you could run 33s on your horsie with that setup.
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I have a 04' RUBICON and I put a 4" Rancho lift with adjustable shocks and I LOVE it! With 35" mickey's I still have the ride of factory on the road, offroad it is AWSOME aswell with the sway bar quick disconnects and adjustable shocks!
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How is the road noise with the 35"s
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:28 PM   #29
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im not so worried about the sway bar disconnect. if i find a reasonable lift without them, ill just do a little measuring and build a set. in my line of work (welder/fabricated) i should have enough drops to build a set. the pitman arm is almost a must. ive seen people build them and ive also watched then break and leave them stranded. but with all the choices its hard to decide what is the best lift for the money with every company that has any part in the suspension business building lifts. i gues ima have to do a little research on all these suggestions and see what i can come up with. thanks everyone for the help and any other suggestions are most definately welcome with me. i like to see everyones ideas. it maybe something i havent thought of. thanks again
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Actually the road noise is not bad with the Mickey T's! I had BFG mud's on it before these and I have to say those tires had to be ten times louder, but still good tires. The extra $$ I spent on Mickey's was well worth it! By the way my tires are 35x12.5 and fit VERY well under my jeep without any changes to my fenders, I did go with a deeper rim, besides that no issues offroad or rubbing, still alot of room for suspension travel, I have put it to the test too! Please note the type of lift you get, the trac bar end link has been a pain in my butt! I just changed it out (3rd time) with a new Rough Country one do to Rancho lifts do not come with a drop bracket, the lift does come with a new trac bar but the angle is still alot and tends to break the trac bar end link.

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