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Old 07-18-2007, 04:29 PM   #1
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Assistance Please. Thanks.

Well for the last few months my dad has been talking about selling my Wrangler (95 Rio Grande) for an more gas friend vehicle, and I would than get his 00 S10 Zr2. I love owning a Jeep, but I love the S10. After my first trip to Carnage Canyon (Boulder, CO) I realized there is no way in hell I’m letting my Jeep go. Making it through the squeeze with a completely stock Wrangler without ANY body rub, is a great feeling. After talking to my dad about my feelings on the subject. I explained that I love his truck but I don’t think I could not have a Jeep. He asked me why, I told him its something about having the ability to go where you want and being able to go topless when ever you want. I was in shock on how understanding my dad was in the situation (I’m scared shitless of my dad).

I really have no idea why I put in the part above but oh well. So now this is where I need assistance. I’ve had a set of 33 x 12 BFGs for about 2 months now. And I know that I’m not letting my Jeep go. Just like everyone else that has a Jeep and uses it for its true purpose, I’ve wanted to lift it from the day I got it. I’ve looked at various companies for lifts/advice. I came across Rusty's Offroad awhile back, I notice they offer a 4" kit for the YJ with the option of JKS Quicker Disconnects. I just mainly wanted to know if anyone knows anything about the 4" kit that Rusty's Offroad offers. And would I need anything else other than what is included within the 4" kit. Or if anyone can lead me in the right direction of getting her up on 33s, that includes personal opinions with on companies.

http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...ode=sus_cj_kit

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Old 07-18-2007, 07:12 PM   #2
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I have no experience with Rusty's kits, but any 4" kit (other then procomp as most are very stiff) that includes a skid plate drop would work for 33's. While a drpped skid plate sucks for the trail it may buy you some time to save money for an SYE and then you can put the skid plate back to normal. HTH
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:10 AM   #3
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The kit looks pretty good to me. I would skip the disconnects though. Just leave the sway bar off.
Glad you got things worked out with your dad. I can't see how the S-10 gets any better mileage than your Jeep anyway.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:51 PM   #4
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Thanks for all the help. What I ment was I would get the S10 and we would sell the Jeep for a car that he would than get. Im not going to let it happen, I love my Jeep. I heard about Rusty's watching Xtreme 4x4 one morning. Question, I know when you add larger tires you put more stress on your axles. Any chance you should use axle braces?
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Unless you are jumping all the time or running really fast on rough roads braces are not needed.
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:14 PM   #6
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A lot of suspension kits are stiff, the stiffer ones are great for offroad, they give very good response. Now, if you are going to be doing a lot of city driving, hitting potholes can be a bitch! I origionaly went with a trailmaster lift with Rancho shocks, very stiff ride, and was great when I was going offroad all the time. But after a while, it get's a little annoying when you feel your teeth rattle driving a long. Then I switched it up to Skyjacker shocks, and then Skyjacker leaf springs, big difference. A nice smooth rid, and still good offraod. A happy medium I would say. As for the sway bar, again, taking it off is great for offroading, but when driving down the highway, or throught the city, hit a pothole on one side of your car it get's a little squirly. TO EACH HIS OWN!!! You have to figure out what suits you best.

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Thank you for the great advice. What you said really does help. I would love to still have great ride quality and still gain clearance. I love wheelin' just like the rest of you all but its not something that I have to do every week. 2-5 trips a month is all I really want, most of it is either Carnage or just messing around in a field with friends.

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