I liked how my stock Jeep rode and handled but it sucked on the trails I wanted to be able to do. I like how my Jeep rides and handles better now and I love how it wheels. It has nothing to do with "lift", there's more to it than that.
I regret that the PO put on a body lift instead of a suspension lift. I would have actually rather they left it stock now that I've put some much time and money into making it mine.. so I could do it the way I wanted instead of having a mod I may have to take away at some point.
Denis A. Baldwin
1991 YJ 99 Vortec 5.7L, SM465, NP205, 14 Bolt Rear, Dana 60 Front, 5.13 Gears, Detroit Lockers, 395/85R20 46" Michelin XML tires on 20" XD Wheels, Cherokee Offset Springs (10" front to back stretch total), Bilstein 5150s, 1in. BL, custom cage, Warn M8000, Double D Dash/OHC, 4Low Front Stinger Bumper, DirtWorx Rear Bumper WTC, Tube Fenders, Comp Cut, 1 Ton HD Kingpin High Steering and PAID FOR.
Yes and no. I regret not going bigger, but if I went bigger Id regret not starting slow. I love the look and the visibility of the higher rig, but I love the low center of gravit and the overall blending in with the rest of the cars that comes with a stock ride. But overall Im very satisfied with what I did. I didnt break the bank and I greatly improved the look and offroad performance of my jeep.
Cant say that I regret my lift but I wish that I knew more about what else went along with it. Like a sye for a 4" lift, longer brake lines for disconnects, different gears for bigger tires etc... Would have saved me a lot of time and money in the long run but at least the majority of the big mods are out of the way now.
03' Freedom edition, 4.0, 5 speed, 4" zone lift, D30, Superior D35 with detroit locker, 4:56 gears, 33x12.5 bigfoot xt, 15x8 eagle alloys
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