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Old 07-24-2006, 04:44 PM   #1
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Need help deciding on a lift kit

I have a '95 Wrangler SE its only the four banger i know but i was wondering if anyone has any ideas on what would be a good lift kit for me. I can't decide on a good brand or size any help would be awesome thanks.

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Welcome. Couple Q's for you. What is your goal for the jeep? street looks, off-road only, mix of street and trail? Will it be your only form of transportation?

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Old 07-28-2006, 04:29 PM   #3
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It Will be about fifty percent trail fifty percent street i want to be able to take it out but it is my only form of transportation.
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I'm also on a what i like to call pay for college budget so i'd like to get the most bang for the buck.
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Old 07-28-2006, 04:39 PM   #5
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The most bang for the buck is the Rough Country 4" lift. It is a complete kit, and will allow you to run 33" tires. Anything less is just smoke up your arse, and usually just as expensive. You can get lift kits over $3,000.00, so the $530.00 for this kit is very reasonable.
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Old 07-28-2006, 10:45 PM   #7
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What can you guys twll me about the slip yoke eliminator and getting my transmission regeared?
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i agree with the other 2...rough country is the best bang for your buck...actually for the YJ it's only $430...and a 4 inch is good for the trail but still good on the street...a slip yoke eliminator helps get rid of driveline vibrations you might have...it is good to get one but it is not mandantory because the rough country kit comes with a transfer case drop kit...and as far as regearing i think if your gonna run 33's with a 4 inch lift then 4.88's would be perfect for your 4 banger
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I know you said that the sye isn't mandatory but is it recomended and do you know anything about a tummy tucker kit?
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If you are wanting to put flatter belly pan on it then you will not want to have a TCase Drop. It pretty much defeats the purpose of buying a flat skid.

The SYE elimantes the Slip Yoke on your TCase and replaces it with a Fixed Yoke (IE Your Shaft bolts into to both the TCase and the Dif). They also shorten the tailshaft and the housing allowing you to run a longer driveshaft in the rear since us short wheel base jeeps are rear shaft length challenged.

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man you would be amazed what you can do on a college budget. i thought the same thing, and yea it isnt exactly what i wanted but i have many years of jeepin ahead of me and have plans to take out my RC lift in the future and go bigger but the RC lift and LTB super swampers on rock crawler rims from desertrat.com saved me alot of money and also look around for tires, i found my first set in a buy swap sell mag here in maine.

if you got any questions feel free to PM me i went through the same thing earlier this summer. Happy trails
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:15 PM   #12
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well some people get vibes, others don't...it will depend on if you get vibrations on whether you want one or not...but x2 on what 1BLKJP said...you will not want a transfer case lowering kit if your gonna get a tummy tucker...like he said it defeats the purpose...so if your gonna go with a tummy tuck then get an sye so you don't have to drop the transfer case
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on the subject of what is a good lift. i was wondering if anybody has used or knows if the warrior 4'' lift if worth the money? has anyone in here ever used this lift?
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Do you guys know of any type of pricing on a tummy tucker kit because i want to find out if its really worth it because i'm not going to be doing any heavy duty wheeling and i want to know if it will suit my needs
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Do you guys know of any type of pricing on a tummy tucker kit because i want to find out if its really worth it because i'm not going to be doing any heavy duty wheeling and i want to know if it will suit my needs
I think you answered your own question. The only reason you would need a TT is if you were a serious wheeler, and needed the extra clearance. Kind of hard to justify spending a grand, if you aren't needing the benefits. There are several things that you will have to do, to make it work. Get at least a 1" body lift, raise your motor at least 5/8", and will need a new CV style driveshaft. So just for the parts, you will be spending about a grand. Not very hard to do the research on this, a lot of companies sell a TT.
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It's been forever and a day since I've last been on...How come no one likes,or talks about Skyjacker lifts? I LOVE mine..I have been doin some pretty stupid(by stupid I mean fun...)stuff w/ my jeep this summer including dropping my front end about 4 foot fall off a ledge,and the lift looks branny new.Well I did re-paint all the chit though...if your talkin about a TT,@ about a grand or so...why not just get the T case lower kit and use that one thousand smakers to get a small block and tranny from a salvage yard, pay some welding idiot 200.00 bucks to weld some motor mounts for you and start playin w/ the big boys. you should be able to put a whole new power plant in for about a grand.

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