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Old 04-22-2010, 01:15 PM   #1
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what to do... what to do????

Ok so I have been doing some research for a while on what lift I would like for my new TJ. It is my DD so I am not looking to rock 35 tires or anything like that.

I want to fit 32's but I dont want a cheepo BB lift to fit them. I am starting to get into offroading and would like to have something to allow for a little of that without spending 1000+ on a lift.

Soooo it is down to
Zone 3.5 inch lift(included everything but seems cheep in price?)
skyjacker 3.5 inch lift (Bad reviews from some?)
RE 3.5 lift (good and bad with this one... )

So what do you think????

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Old 04-22-2010, 01:21 PM   #2
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If you want a nice riding lift, I've only seen great reviews of the OME lifts.

I have to ask why 32's kinda an odd number....most either go w/ stock height and 31's or lift it and 33's. (then there's those who go big.) I could be missing something here, so I'm asking.

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Old 04-22-2010, 01:23 PM   #3
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You can always do an OME suspension, 1.25" JKS BL, and 1" MML. That will give you more than enough lift to fit 32's (Im running 33's on that exact setup)


Edit: Ehh he beat me to it
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Wow I was going to recommend the OME as well....
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:09 PM   #5
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I just order the OME Ultimate kit from Dirk at DPG Offroad. He also has some budget kits available. Check out his site. He is very knowledgeable and helpful.
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I am running the RE 4.5 Super Flex and love it. OME get good reviews also.
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I just order the OME Ultimate kit from Dirk at DPG Offroad. He also has some budget kits available. Check out his site. He is very knowledgeable and helpful.
I got my ultimate kit from him as well a couple months ago. Im thrilled with it - much improved ride, more lift and looks just right with 33s. Im really surprised we dont hear more about him, hes a great guy and his prices are extremely competitive. Just in case DPG Off-road
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:55 PM   #8
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I'm running OME 2 inch suspension lift and 32s. Couldn't be happier.
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:53 AM   #9
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If you want a nice riding lift, I've only seen great reviews of the OME lifts.

I have to ask why 32's kinda an odd number....most either go w/ stock height and 31's or lift it and 33's. (then there's those who go big.) I could be missing something here, so I'm asking.

Well I looked around for a while and wanted to go bigger than stock and it was between 32's and 33's. I really didnt see the need to go with 33's because I am not that hardcore.... yet! It is also my DD so I dont want to be offroad king either...

Thanks for everyones help!!!! The OME info on the webpage says OME lift for 32' tires. How much of a lift is that?


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I got my ultimate kit from him as well a couple months ago. Im thrilled with it - much improved ride, more lift and looks just right with 33s. Im really surprised we dont hear more about him, hes a great guy and his prices are extremely competitive. Just in case DPG Off-road
thanks for the link!
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:43 AM   #11
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2'' lift.

If you add the 1'' body lift (which if you want to add things like a tummy tuck, or gas tank skid plate will be necessary) you can run 33's.

I'm not sure how much difference you'll see in a 32 vs a 33. but either way I'm sure you'll be happy.
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Just to give you an idea...

This is my Jeep with just a 1.25" BL and 1" MML running 32x11.5s

And this is with the same BL, MML, and tires with the OME suspension

And this is the same suspension running 33x12.5s
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:32 PM   #13
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Your Jeep looks Great! Thanks for your help guys!
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:32 PM   #14
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damn JP, always having to show off that his 60th is superior to mine.
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damn JP, always having to show off that his 60th is superior to mine.
Dont feel bad....It will be going back to this in the next few weeks

stock suspension on 32's (well might be a bit higher with the stock suspension of the Rubicom)

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and then, in a few days you'll be LJ Rubi w/ OME. and you'll get this

I went out to the Jeep @ Lunch. I left the damn headlights on...it was dead. so I walked to AUtozone, and got in jumped off, then it was trying to die at every red light. so I went to autozone, cleaned off the battery terminals, and bought some of those silly felt anti-corrosion dohickeys. Now all is better.

I think my Jeep is pissed at me for not buying it anything cool yet.
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and then, in a few days you'll be LJ Rubi w/ OME. and you'll get this
Actually a few days after I'll have a LJ Rubi Sahara w/ OME so does that mean I'll get
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:30 AM   #18
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I forgot about this thred... and now I have another question.

I went offroading a few times this week with my new TJ and I couldnt believe how well it did! I am working on welding up some skid plates to keep things front breaking but now I have another question.

If I am going to demand more from my jeep than I thought would it be better to go with a Zone 4 inch lift and 33's?

again thanks for your help!
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I forgot about this thred... and now I have another question.

I went offroading a few times this week with my new TJ and I couldnt believe how well it did! I am working on welding up some skid plates to keep things front breaking but now I have another question.

If I am going to demand more from my jeep than I thought would it be better to go with a Zone 4 inch lift and 33's?

again thanks for your help!
You could always get the rough country 2.5 kit with a 1" body lift. With the correct bump stops there's plenty of room for 33s. It's not a bad kit and it's a good inexpensive way to test the water. See how far you want to go with it.
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You could always get the rough country 2.5 kit with a 1" body lift. With the correct bump stops there's plenty of room for 33s. It's not a bad kit and it's a good inexpensive way to test the water. See how far you want to go with it.
The RC shocks ride very rough... I would just rather do it the right way the 1st time... then buy two lift kits...
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I must be immune to the roughness. I hear alot of people say the ride is harsh though.
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The RC shocks ride very rough... I would just rather do it the right way the 1st time... then buy two lift kits...
I just finished my RC 3.25 progressive lift with RC 2.2 shocks, and the ride is pretty decent, havent had it offroad yet but on rode the ride is pretty good.
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Are 33's a bad idea with a 4 cyl? Can I fit 33's with a 2.5 lift?
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What kind of off-roading do you figure on doing? Figure that out and then modify accordingly.

FYI 3" AEV springs and 255-85-16 (33.5-34") tires on TJ Rubicon rims works really well, and keeps everything tucked up under the fender flares. Not flashy and it won't impress the kids at the mall, but it works well. Hell, OEM springs, rear air bags, 1.25" spacer up front, and a winch has gotten me all over the place with enough food and gear int he back for two people to be self-sufficient for a week...
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The more times I go offroading the more I want to do... I have been doing some research and I think I am going to get a 1.25 BL with 1 MML and the OME 2.5 lift with 33's... .not all at once but a slow project. I feel that is a good way to start!
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The more times I go offroading the more I want to do... I have been doing some research and I think I am going to get a 1.25 BL with 1 MML and the OME 2.5 lift with 33's... .not all at once but a slow project. I feel that is a good way to start!
same build plan I want.

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