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Old 11-09-2005, 01:59 PM   #1
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what kind of lift

Hey I have a 94 jeep and i would like to know what kind of lift kit to use. I want to put some 33's and lift it 4 inches. I am going to use it mostly to ride on weekends and some mud sometimes. I would like to do this somewhat cheep but I would like a decent ride. Do they sell lift kits with everything I need or do I have to buy extra things not included in the kit. Thanks for your help!

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Old 11-09-2005, 08:33 PM   #2
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Well Bryce, this is one of those times where you get what you pay for. I went the cheap route and bought the Rough Country lift and have been disapointed ever since. It does not flex well and rides terrible. You should save your pennies and get a good quality lift. I am not saying that you need to drop 2 grand on a coil over suspension, but at least get a good name kit like Skyjacker or Rubicon Expreess. I am sure some of the other guys here have more knowledge on other kits and they will chime in shortly. And Hey...welcome to the forum. Stick around you can learn a lot here and have some fun too.

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Old 11-09-2005, 11:18 PM   #3
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The big ticket becomes all the other things a 4" lift drives. I looked at 33's and a 4" myself. The 4" lift now required a slip yoke eliminator and drive line. Many more $$$. So I elected to go with the Rubicon Express 2-1/2" with 31's. Looks good. Still fighting a vibration at 63-67 mph, but rides fairly well thus far.
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Old 11-10-2005, 10:03 AM   #4
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yes i have heard that Rough Country lift has a bad ride but i have heard that Tuff Country is much better. Does anyone know about that lift?
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Old 11-10-2005, 09:44 PM   #5
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i have a bds 4 inch in my 94 and i run 32's because of my gearing when i change to the 4.10's i will be running 33's maybe 35's with some help from the sawsall but my jeep has the stock driveshafts with factory slip yoke i put a tcase lowering kit in it and have no vibes to worry abouthere is a pic

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Old 11-11-2005, 01:08 PM   #6
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I agree...BDS
And their warranty can't be beat.
I got mine thru DC4WD...great service and price.
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:31 PM   #7
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I use skyjacker, it's the more budget route (4" spring under lift, 33's) I got add on steel braided brake lines and also transfer case lowering brackets....A must to eliminate all the drive line vibration of increased drive angles. You will also need a longer pitman arm....All this ran me...ohh lift/tires&wheels(american racing& micky thompsons)pitman arm/transfer case lowering bracket/brake lines (ALL NEW ALL THE WAY TO THE MASTER CYLNDER)just under $3,000...but did all the work myself. And I think I got away dirt cheap! But depending on your power plant...you may(like me) need alot more crap than what I just mentioned....gears....speed calibration....air...exhaust. BUt i think skyjacker makes a lift as good as anybody else, save except for the BDS....God, thats one sweet suspension...mine articulates but, it creeks and bounces a bit. bds is smooth as butter and pretty quiet.

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