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Old 02-17-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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who regrets a lift?

Just curious, for those that loved the stock ride but were obsessed with the look like of a lift and bigger tires like I am, do you regret the change? if so, why?

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Old 02-17-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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I regret my lift...

only because it was the gateway drug to the many many many other things i now want...

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Old 02-17-2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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.... gateway drug ...
haha that's funny
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:54 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:52 PM   #5

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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.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:49 PM   #6
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I have lifted trucks and jeeps for years and LOVE every lift... The hight/bigger the better
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:03 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:19 PM   #9
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My 3" with 33s is awesome! I wouldn't go any smaller. Another inch bigger however....
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:23 PM   #10
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Only bad lifts are regretted. I regretted my SkyCrapper BB but fixed that about a year later. I only regret the money I wasted on it just to give it away piece by piece.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:56 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Owen_TJ View Post
I regret my lift...

only because it was the gateway drug to the many many many other things i now want...
Where's the like button.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:23 PM   #12
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only thing that sucks is you keep buying new stuff to make it better!

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