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Old 01-01-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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Your lift

What lift do you have for your wrangler and how do you like it?

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3" Full Traction with RE shocks. Love it. No complaints, easy to install.

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4" Rough Country II kit... hate it.

OME shocks.. love them.
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OME/JKS/RE.... Love it but it's not an off the shelf lift. It was built for my performance needs.
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Im looking to install a lift with a mechanic friend and cut the cost of buying a brand name lift kit by purchasing parts from advance autoparts and buying the shocks and coil springs and such. What do you guys think?
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I'd advise against it.

What size of lift do you want? There are a lot of lifts in just about every price range, or a way to get the lift you want within a budget.
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Im looking to install a lift with a mechanic friend and cut the cost of buying a brand name lift kit by purchasing parts from advance autoparts and buying the shocks and coil springs and such. What do you guys think?
your wasting money in the long run.

do you research now and find the best lift for you needs. Install it and enjoy the Jeep. Or do it several times through evolution.
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your wasting money in the long run.

do you research now and find the best lift for you needs. Install it and enjoy the Jeep. Or do it several times through evolution.
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It was built for my performance needs.
Sorry, that just struck me as funny.
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Im looking to install a lift with a mechanic friend and cut the cost of buying a brand name lift kit by purchasing parts from advance autoparts and buying the shocks and coil springs and such. What do you guys think?
There's a lot of engineering that goes into make a suspension work properly. You're much better off sticking with a suspension that has been designed to operate properly. If there's one part of your Jeep you shouldn't skimp on it's your suspension.
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Thanks a lot. I was thinking about a 3.5-4.5 lift and im going on a budget. But nobody wants a cheap lift for a cheap price I want a decent lift for a reasonable price.
So, anyone recommend a lift kit?
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when money is a factor RE with ome shocks seems to be the top choice. Full Traction is after that. OME is also up there but its a bit pricey which is why there arent that many jeepers running it.
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start saving LOTS, to get anything over 3" gets real $$$$$$$$,, best bang for buck, 1" b.l. and 2" b.b. gear it , DIY highline fender it, get brakes, and 35's and be done. i just saved you thousands!!!!
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also OME doesnt offer kits for true offroaders......they have some pretty entry level kits but nothing for the hardcore rock crawler.......go RE long arm or full traction
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Im looking to install a lift with a mechanic friend and cut the cost of buying a brand name lift kit by purchasing parts from advance autoparts and buying the shocks and coil springs and such. What do you guys think?

I highly doubt Advanced is gonna have the springs.Them clowns dont know there asses from elbows there. Search around sites for what you have in budget. Lots of sites offer free shipping and other deals. Keep these WF vendors going. I dont even waste my time going to local places.
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start saving LOTS, to get anything over 3" gets real $$$$$$$$,, best bang for buck, 1" b.l. and 2" b.b. gear it , DIY highline fender it, get brakes, and 35's and be done. i just saved you thousands!!!!
Was that English??? hahaha
ok whats..
1"b.l.
2"b.b.
highline fender
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1" BL = 1" body lift

2" BB = 2" budget boost (spacer lift)

Highline fender = ugly
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also OME doesnt offer kits for true offroaders......they have some pretty entry level kits but nothing for the hardcore rock crawler.......go RE long arm or full traction
Who gets to define what a "true" offroader is?
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I heard never to install a body lift because it increases the risk of roll over, Im going on someone elses word on that. Anyway, I might as well save up at least 1500 for a long arm rubicon express 3.5 or a 4.5 I guess. Is there a 4 inch lift from RE? then I'll save more to rhinoline it and then I'll seal up gaskets and and get a snorkel and do some serious offroading. Oh and it will breathe fire too.
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Who gets to define what a "true" offroader is?
I guess only those who only use Jeeps for offroading. The rest of us who love em and use em as daily drivers are just posers. Thats the impression I get.

back on subject. Review as much as you can before buying a lift. Dont settle because it was cheap and just remember, once you lift, you'll want it bigger and it just never ends.
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I heard never to install a body lift because it increases the risk of roll over, Im going on someone elses word on that. Anyway, I might as well save up at least 1500 for a long arm rubicon express 3.5 or a 4.5 I guess. Is there a 4 inch lift from RE? then I'll save more to rhinoline it and then I'll seal up gaskets and and get a snorkel and do some serious offroading. Oh and it will breathe fire too.
I wouldnt go with a 3" BL for personal preference. I have a 1" bl and like it. Just Empty Every Paycheck.
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i will strike my statement about the true offroader thing.......buy what these guys think.....i only build custom suspension what do i know
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Custom suspensions are fine as long as you know what you're doing.

as for body lifts. No more than 2" in my opinion.

OME has tons of good kits though.. just a bit pricey

http://www.dpgoffroad.com/TJ_LJ_OME_Kits.htm
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i will strike my statement about the true offroader thing.......buy what these guys think.....i only build custom suspension what do i know
Thats cool, but are you ever gonna show pics of your Jeep or anything you built?
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Highline fender = ugly
I beg to differ.

37" tires with just over 3" of lift. How is that ugly?
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I beg to differ.

37" tires with just over 3" of lift. How is that ugly?
it has to much lift


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your all over the map on how to lift your TJ. Get a better idea and we can focus direction better.
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I beg to differ.

37" tires with just over 3" of lift. How is that ugly?
Just my opinion. I like matching body lines.
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Just my opinion. I like matching body lines.
All the body lines are there... just improved.
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i think it looks nice......i love high line kits or home brew ones......maybe someday ill post some pics if i figure out how to do it consistently but it doesnt matter.....i know what i build an i know that my suspensions flex better and ride better(without trackbars) than any kit on the market
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I heard never to install a body lift because it increases the risk of roll over, Im going on someone elses word on that. Anyway, I might as well save up at least 1500 for a long arm rubicon express 3.5 or a 4.5 I guess. Is there a 4 inch lift from RE? then I'll save more to rhinoline it and then I'll seal up gaskets and and get a snorkel and do some serious offroading. Oh and it will breathe fire too.
You'll need much more than $ 1,500.00. The last time I looked the kit alone was over $ 2,500.00 and that doesn't include the driveshaft(s), steering system and all the other little things that come up when you do an extensive suspension upgrade.

Check out some of the 2.5" - 3.0" suspensions out there and you should be able to fit that in your budget. With a mild short arm kit you can easily run 33's if it's setup properly. Also, I've seen plenty of Jeeps on 33's go a lot of places the bigger Jeeps go.

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