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Old 09-01-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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What makes a good lift kit?

Greetings Everyone from Washington state.

I have a '04 Sierra, stock suspension. I'm considering getting a 1"-3" lift kit for it. I've driven a couple lifted newer model Wranglers for sale at dealers and did not like how they handled on the road. I do a lot of freeway driving so am looking for something that might provide better stability. I assume the ones I drove had cheap lift kits to move them off their lots.

What are some considerations when purchasing a lift kit, or paying to have one installed?

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first welcome. what are you gonna be doing with the jeep? daily driver? if daily driver then go with 2" budget on 31's. the shocks make the ride quality so go with rancho 9000 shocks they're adjustable for both on and off road. my jeep is a daily driver with occasional offroading, nothing major. i have a 4" lift on 33's. it doesn't ride like a caddy, but i don't expect it too either. it is what it is and i accept it. next, for the tires go with an all-terrain and run around 27 pounds of air in them. you'll be good to go.

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Avoid body lifts if you can, they are cheap for a reason
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Dont run 27 pounds of air in your tires when your on the road no matter what the size is there should be a sticker on the inside of the driverside door that will tell you exactly how much air should be in the fron and rear tires. When you go offroading then you let the air out for my traction you can go as far as 12 psi without throwing a bead any lower then that then your taking a risk.
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Dont run 27 pounds of air in your tires when your on the road no matter what the size is there should be a sticker on the inside of the driverside door that will tell you exactly how much air should be in the fron and rear tires. When you go offroading then you let the air out for my traction you can go as far as 12 psi without throwing a bead any lower then that then your taking a risk.
Those pressures are for stock tires and stock suspension heights, they are recommendations only, same as the ones on the tires. Ever tried running 40psi in a Bias ply tire?
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Avoid body lifts if you can, they are cheap for a reason
Yeah can you tuck your gas tank up 2 inches into the tub? Cause I did with a 1.25 inch body lift! Can you run a flat skid without one? Probably not! Now if you are referring to a 3 inch bl that's another story altogether...

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