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Old 06-15-2014, 11:39 AM   #1
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Help with lift kits

Getting a 4" lift kit to fit some 33 x 12.5's. Been looking at skyjacker sport series 4" lift, RC 4" lift , and the Zone lift. It's a daily driver but I do love me some mud riding. Not extreme Mudding but a little about once a week. Which one would be the best value and quality?! Leave some responses and pics of your lift!

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Do you have open diffs? If so I would invest in traction devices before a lift..throw a locker or Detroit true track in the rear first. I will take a stock jeep with traction devices any day before a lifted one with open diffs... Two tires even stock size with a locket or posi will give you a huge advantage over 33's with an open diff

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Old 06-15-2014, 01:48 PM   #3
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What is a diff?
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:52 PM   #4
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Out of that group i'd go Zone in a heart beat, they are owned by the same parent company of BDS which is one of the best. BDS, RE Extreme, and OME are tops in my book. I'm running the RE extreme 4.5 turning 35" Goodyear MTR Kevelar.

Diff= differential. Personally I would not lock a D35, it may not last long with 33's in mud.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:58 PM   #5
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I've have. Few lifts on my 95 YJ I owned started with Rustys offroad , went to a re 4.5" , then onto custom Alcans.

On my 89 I decided to give the new 4.5" RC x series a try. It rides better then the Re and Rustys I had in my 95. And flexes just as well as the RE. Granted I've only had it on for 4 months but I am still pleased with my purchase.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:15 PM   #6
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Thanks guys really appreciate it. How do I know if my diffs are open? Can they close?
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:29 PM   #7
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Open means a non-locking differential. Older Jeeps came stock with either an open diff or limited slip (LSD) diff. Even if you have the rare LSD at this stage it's pretty open from wear. The suggestion of a locking Diff gives you both tires on the specific axle turning under power together, an open normally gives power to one wheel on the axle at a time. A jeep with locking differentials front and back would be a true 4 wheel drive Jeep. If you want a locker my suggestion is go with one in the front D30, it's more capable of handling a locker than the rear D35.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:51 PM   #8
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Let me check I'm that and I'll get back. Thanks man!

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