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Old 10-03-2007, 11:26 PM   #1
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advice on a lift?

i have a 98 yj and need to know if anyone has found some really cheap/good 4" lift kits or anything that i can do by myself. any advice would help. thanks.

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Old 10-03-2007, 11:44 PM   #2
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98 YJ?!

98 TJ or 89 YJ?

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Old 10-04-2007, 08:16 AM   #3
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:03 PM   #4
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I put in the Rough Country 4" YJ kit. I have been happy with it and the installation was straightforward, although you'll need a couple of specialty tools (goes the same for any aftermarket kits) which you can borrow from AutoZone if you need to. With the transfer case drop and rear shims, I have no drive-shaft vibes with the stock shaft. There has been zero wobble from the front and no bump steer. The kit comes with the 4" springs, rear axle shims, a drop pitman arm, transfer case lowering brackets, and the mounting hardware. I was able to get the kit, 4 gas shocks, and sway bar quick disconnects for under $500. There are other good kits available in that same range, so shop around.

If by chance you actually have a 98 TJ with the coil springs, I know a couple of guys in my club that have installed the Rough Country TJ lifts and seem to like them, as well, but I don't have any personal experience with the TJ's.
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:20 PM   #5
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wow you guys, i'm really sorry. i was kinda tired when i wrote that the other night. i have an 89 yj. and everything else is correct....my bad
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:36 PM   #6
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To avoid an SYE and CV driveshaft go with a kit that has the transfer case drop and other items mentioned that came with the Rough Country kit. I was happy with my Rough Country kit until my springs started to flatten out and caused alot of problems. Spend the extra for a better brand
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:17 PM   #7
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crafty how long did you have it on for???
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:44 PM   #8
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Had it installed in June of 2006. In less than a year I was cutting my rear tub to keep my 33's and changing the spacers in the transfer case drop due to binding of my rear driveshaft. Damaged my transfer case, rear driveshaft yoke and possible issues that developed with my rear axle. Not a good experience with that brand
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:58 PM   #9
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Had it installed in June of 2006. In less than a year I was cutting my rear tub to keep my 33's and changing the spacers in the transfer case drop due to binding of my rear driveshaft. Damaged my transfer case, rear driveshaft yoke and possible issues that developed with my rear axle. Not a good experience with that brand
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:36 PM   #10
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The reply we got when a Jeep customization & repair shop called was that the 4" lift will handle a 33" tire. But, not for all off-road situations. I WAS RUBBING PULLING INTO PARKING LOTS WITH A DIP AT THE ENTRANCE! This kit was also purchased brand new after they had reportedly fixed this problem that had been an issue for them in the past. Like I stated above it was fine in the beginning. My suspension has been completely changed but I tell everyone I can to AVOID this lift. <<<<<Unhappy customer

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