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Old 06-02-2009, 04:13 PM   #1
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which lift kit to use?

Hi guys & gals, I just got my JK last week and already looking into lift kits. this is driving me nuts as with my CJ you swapped some springs, shocks a few other bits and BAM it was in the air and big rubber underneath. Now the JK's have brackets, long arms, radius arms, coils springs etc etc and trying to decide on the right kit will make you nuts.
So, my questions is this...
What seems to be the kits most people use Nth degree, Rubicon Express, Skyjacker, Trailmaster etc and which seems to work best.
I eventually would like at least 3.5 or 4.5 inch lift, looking to run 35" or 37" tires. also will those tire be ok with the 3.73 gearing or will it just suck the life out of the 3.8. On my CJ I ran 33's with 4.10 gears.
Thanks in advance for any info.
BTW I have an Unlimited X, manual with 3.73 gears.

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Old 06-02-2009, 07:14 PM   #2
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Probably be a real slug with 37s and 3.73 gears. You'll get your best bang for your buck with a 2.5" lift and 35s.

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I agree with Priell3. 2.5 inch and 35's. Add 4.88 gears for your manual.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:10 PM   #4
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I have a Rubicon Express 5.5" HD trilink kit, I love it, it is a weld on cut original brackets off kit though on 33" tires .There customer service has been real good so far.Its an expensive kit but you get a lot.
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IF you have the money NTH degree is the best out there. They guy built that kit designed designs the suspension for the yj tj and jk for the former company.
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What you'll get is opinion with this question - not necessarily fact. That's okay for starts but there are too many factors unanswered. Daily driver, used offroad or not, heavy abuse or light trail use??? Biggest question - budget?

I would, and did, decide on the amount of lift you want, research all the lifts in that height, narrow it down to 3 that fit your budget, then decide.

Most of us will tell you what's best for us - not necessarily what's best for you.
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:39 PM   #7
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I love my BDS Lift!!! and the warrenty that comes with it "No fine Print No question asked" is amazing. During my install I crushed a thread on an important bolt... Called them up and next day it was at my house free of charge!!!!

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