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Old 02-29-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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Question Which lift kit is more ideal/better?

Which kit is more ideal for me to run on my 05X with LT285/75R16 (33's).

Rough Country - 3.25" Suspension Kit, Progressive Spring Kit. Jeep TJ Suspension Lift

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Rough Country - 3.75" Combo Kit, 2.5" Susp. / 1.25" Body
Jeep TJ Suspension Lift

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Old 02-29-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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Why limit your choices to Rough Country?

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Old 02-29-2012, 01:55 PM   #3
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Personally I would go the route of the shorter suspension lift and then put in the small body lift so you can then install the MML and eliminate drive line problems and some other issues. A lot depends on what you intend to do with your Jeep. I have not heard a whole lot of really good feed back on Rough Country either. OME makes a very nice 2 inch lift kit.
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Personally I would go the route of the shorter suspension lift and then put in the small body lift so you can then install the MML and eliminate drive line problems and some other issues. A lot depends on what you intend to do with your Jeep. I have not heard a whole lot of really good feed back on Rough Country either. OME makes a very nice 2 inch lift kit.
will 33's fit on a 2 inch lift kit?
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cheap and good product i hear
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:40 AM   #6
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I'm just throwing it out there.... go with BDS...I'm running a 3" lift and imma lovin it and it was easy to install
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:48 AM   #7
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cheap and good product i hear
Those two don't go hand in hand and this is no different. If you want cheap, go RC. If you want good, do another couple months of solid research and get ready to spend some money. There's a lot more to it than bolting up some longer shocks and running longer springs.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:08 PM   #8
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just trying to find out what is best with those rims and tires
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It really depends on what you're doing with your jeep... If you're looking for more extreme offroad capability, RC may not be the best choice.. If you're looking for a lift that can fit 33s just to fit 33s with normal driving/mild offroad, then it'll be just fine...
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:49 AM   #10
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2 inch body lift clears 33's, i do farm off roading and camping, nothing too aggressive or extreme. jeep is my dd
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:33 AM   #11
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LOL....then go with a 2" body lift.
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2 inch body lift clears 33's...
Yes it clears 33" tires... when the Jeep is sitting still and not driving over bumps, dips, or going offroding. 2" of added clearance is not enough for 33" tires. Period. The minimum recommended added clearance for 33" tires on a street Jeep is 3" or 4" for one that sees much offroad time.

The only people who think 2" of added clearance is enough for 33" are inexperienced newbies.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:18 PM   #13
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Yes it clears 33" tires... when the Jeep is sitting still and not driving over bumps, dips, or going offroding. 2" of added clearance is not enough for 33" tires. Period. The minimum recommended added clearance for 33" tires on a street Jeep is 3" or 4" for one that sees much offroad time.

The only people who think 2" of added clearance is enough for 33" are inexperienced newbies.
yea so i may be inexperienced, but thats what happens when i own race cars and dedicate my time to road racing, like i said i am looking for a nice look on the street. thanks for the info though, every post i learn new things
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yea so i may be inexperienced, but thats what happens when i own race cars and dedicate my time to road racing
Then you should have some common sense. Use it.
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2 inch body lift clears 33's, i do farm off roading and camping, nothing too aggressive or extreme. jeep is my dd
Do not do a 2 inch body lift. If you want to look cool and not really use the Jeep for off roading, put in a 2 inch budget boost and add the 1 inch body lift and the 33 inch tires will be fine. You may have to drop the transfer case a bit if you get any vibes but since you are not doing any off roading that wont bother you.
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Yes it clears 33" tires... when the Jeep is sitting still and not driving over bumps, dips, or going offroding. 2" of added clearance is not enough for 33" tires. Period. The minimum recommended added clearance for 33" tires on a street Jeep is 3" or 4" for one that sees much offroad time.

The only people who think 2" of added clearance is enough for 33" are inexperienced newbies.
Body lifts do not look good. You hit the nail on the head...driving over bumps, dips and offroading.
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Yes it clears 33" tires... when the Jeep is sitting still and not driving over bumps, dips, or going offroding. 2" of added clearance is not enough for 33" tires. Period. The minimum recommended added clearance for 33" tires on a street Jeep is 3" or 4" for one that sees much offroad time.

The only people who think 2" of added clearance is enough for 33" are inexperienced newbies.
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Talking Nth Degree from AEV?

Anyone have an opinion on the Nth Degree 6 inch lift kit from AEV? I have one on my TJ, was there when I bought it, so I wanted to find out the pros and cons from some experienced drivers.
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Hope YOUALL have fun on YOUR site, no one seems to want to answer any question I have asked, so I can take the hint. Catch youall L8r..
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Would of been wise to make a new thread for that subject. Posting a question unrelated to the topic of this thread will not likely get you an answer here. Not that anyone was ignoring you, just no one was reading this thread :P
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successful install on my TJ, 2" Black Diamond Budget Boost Kit with 285/75/16 (33's). Clears all day no rubbing, chaaaaaaaaaaa
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successful install on my TJ, 2" Black Diamond Budget Boost Kit with 285/75/16 (33's). Clears all day no rubbing, chaaaaaaaaaaa
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:39 PM   #23
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Well...... What are your impressions?
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:03 PM   #26
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Give in to the body lift. It will help. Looks sharp though. Enjoy!

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