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Old 12-04-2006, 12:39 PM   #31
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Thanks 03Leo... appreciate the info....

I'm planning going with 32's (I've 30's now) but I'm not sure yet about to add a 2" BB like yours... how they feel in comparison with the stock ones?

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Old 12-04-2006, 12:56 PM   #32
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RE BB and 31x11.50 Swamper TSL's.



and yes, Scout, I KNOW I need new tires!!
Looks good! We're taking up a collection.

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Old 12-04-2006, 01:21 PM   #33
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yeah i have the bfg muds. they are great.

aggie, a spacer lift IS a suspension lift. i like a coil lift better than a BB but a BB will work fine especially if you need something cheap.

whatever you do, DON'T GET A 4" BODY LIFT!!!! im with scout. i wouldn't go over 1.25" of body lift. a BB would probably work great for you but a body lift just lifts the body off the frame and doesn't give your skids or gas tank any more clearance. and a spacer lifts the suspension just like a suspension lift except it places a puck over the coils instead of new coils.
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:23 PM   #34
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What are the differences between suspension lifts, spacer kits, body lifts? I am kind of confused about all of them.

Does anybody have before/after pics of their Wrangler?

I have posted before and everybody recommend a 2" budget boost for me. A friend of mine was offering to put on a 4" body lift and charge $400 for the parts and $400 for the installation. What are your thought on this?

if you'd like i can post my before/after pics.
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:43 PM   #35
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I don't think I'd go any bigger than a 2" body lift. For one they are unsafe any taller and you might have problems with motor alignment going that big.

Suspension lift: replaces most of the suspension with longer/taller parts to get you up ie control arms/springs/shocks

Spacer lift: polyurethane "pucks" placed at the top of the coil springs to raise the vehicle without the need of major suspension components. shocks might need replacing though.

Body LIft: putting spacers between the body of the vehicle and its frame givng the appearance of a lift. you wont gain much offroad ability from this. I'd use it as a last resort to fit a larger tire in if wanted.
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Will all of these types of lifts last the life of my Wrangler? I don't want to do something that is only going to last so long.

These are some lift kits that I have seen on cardomain.com and from quadratec.com that people have used... what do you think about these?

2" Budget Boost kit:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/pr...1+400&h=&spg=t

SkyJacker 2" Spacer Lift kit (hydro shocks):
http://www.quadratec.com/products/16117_108.htm

SkyJacker 2" Spacer Lift kit (nitro shocks):
http://www.quadratec.com/products/16117_109.htm

****What are the differences between hydro and nitro shocks??

TeraFlex 3" suspension lift:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/16190_005.htm

Full Traction 3" economy lift:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/16064_302X_PG.htm

What do you think about all of these? Any one in particular that you would recommend?? Would I need to buy shocks along with this? My Wrangler has the stock shocks that came on it new...
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Old 12-04-2006, 04:37 PM   #37
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The nitros are a little firmer than the hydros. If I were you I'd go with the Skyjacker with the hydros. Although if you can swing it the Full Traction lift is a really good lift. Keep in mind you'll have to add shocks to that lift.

If you're considering going over the $ 600 mark I would strongly recommend you take a look at these lifts:

http://www.dpgoffroad.com/TJ_LJ_OME_Kits.htm

http://www.redrock4x4.com/shop/products/1559.html

Also not to muddy the water. If you do decide to go with Skyjacker or one of the other kits you listed I would strongly recommend you shop around some other places other than Quadratec. There are several smaller vendors out there that will give you much better service and have much better prices.

Just my .02
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Where do you suggest I look for cheaper prices on these lift kits?

Also.....is a 2" lift going to be that noticeable?? Just doesn't seem like much but I haven't seen before/after in real life to compare...
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Its been my experience that a BB is just a gateway drug. Are you sure you are going to be happy with a 2" bb puck forever? Think about it honestly. You should figure out where you want your jeep to end up and work towards that. Anything else is just throwing money away. I only say that because I started with a 2" BB lift. Then 2.5 OMEs then a body lift the RE3.5s the custom the completely stupid.
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I just wonder if a 4" lift is going to be huge or if a 2" will suffice. There is quite a price difference between the two....

What do you guys think?
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Where do you suggest I look for cheaper prices on these lift kits?

Also.....is a 2" lift going to be that noticeable?? Just doesn't seem like much but I haven't seen before/after in real life to compare...
I gave you links of a couple of very good vendors with really good prices.

Is 2"'s enough? Probably not for me in the long run. For you maybe. That's a question only you can answer. But what I can tell you is if you look at either one of the kits I posted above you can easily upgrade either one of them at a later date.

Bottom line: 2"'s will clear 32's
3" - 4" inches will clear 33's
4.5" - 6 "'s will clear 35's. When you start going this big you better call your credit card company and get an extra line of credit because you just opened yourself up to a TON of other mods you'll need.

Look at the kits on http://www.dpgoffroad.com/ .

If you want a good setup I would go with an OME Kit with a 1" BL and run 33's. You'll be able to do almost any trail out there and you won't kill your pocket book with other mods.

-->> OME Kit and a 1" Body Lift = 33's <--
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The OME was the one I was looking at but was wondering about loss of power with the bigger tires. Is there a laudry list of other things you have to do after the lift is installed??
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:24 PM   #43
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MR.CLIFFORD, isn't your wifes Jeep on one of Dirk's kits? If so, can you post a pic up of it with the specs?
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Yep.




DPG Super Ultimate kit.
http://www.dpgoffroad.com/TJ_LJ_OME_Kits.htm

You can see all the suspension components here. These are the actual pieces installed on my wifes jeep. Ask away if you have any questions.

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The OME was the one I was looking at but was wondering about loss of power with the bigger tires. Is there a laudry list of other things you have to do after the lift is installed??

Which OME kit?

This will give you an idea of some of the options you can get with a 2.5" OME kit:

http://www.redrock4x4.com/shop/products/1559.html
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The OME was the one I was looking at but was wondering about loss of power with the bigger tires. Is there a laudry list of other things you have to do after the lift is installed??
You can regain that power loss with a gear upgrade. Depending on which size tires you go with depends on which gear setup you need. The gears basically allow a mechanical advantage over the larger diameter tires. I know this cause I've geared my axles 3 times!!!
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DPG Super Ultimate kit.
http://www.dpgoffroad.com/TJ_LJ_OME_Kits.htm

You can see all the suspension components here. These are the actual pieces installed on my wifes jeep. Ask away if you have any questions.


^^^ There's your expert Chris.^^^ And I gotta say, that's one DAMN NICE looking Jeep.
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The best part above looks is how well it performs. This jeep rides better than stock and handles great! There is no reason you need to be beat to death to get a jeep to perform better when you use it on the weekend.
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Yeah that is a sweet Jeep! Thanks for the info, man...

I got some 31" BF Goodrich tires and new wheels pretty recently that I am going to keep for a while. I think I might just got with a 2" budget lift for starters...just something to make it slightly higher but nothing too outrageous.
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I have to honest, if I could do it all over again I would have gone this route. I just don't think it could get much better with a short arm lift.
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Yeah that is a sweet Jeep! Thanks for the info, man...

I got some 31" BF Goodrich tires and new wheels pretty recently that I am going to keep for a while. I think I might just got with a 2" budget lift for starters...just something to make it slightly higher but nothing too outrageous.

If you are interested in a spacer lift then get the shocks now. You'd be surprised at how well your jeep will ride with the OMEs. Then you already have one component out of the way when you want to upgrade. If you are interested I have a set of budget boost pucks in the garage that I could hook you up with. PM me if you are interested
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Which OME kit?

This will give you an idea of some of the options you can get with a 2.5" OME kit:

http://www.redrock4x4.com/shop/products/1559.html
http://www.dpgoffroad.com/TJ_LJ_OME_Kits.htm

The deluxe kit, though I might just go with the smaller one. The bigger ones are just too much. I'm five one and I'd rather not have to have a rope ladder to climb in.
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If you are interested in a spacer lift then get the shocks now. You'd be surprised at how well your jeep will ride with the OMEs. Then you already have one component out of the way when you want to upgrade. If you are interested I have a set of budget boost pucks in the garage that I could hook you up with. PM me if you are interested
DITTO On the OME's. I g=had no idea what a difference good shocks could make. That was some of the best money I've ever spent on my rig. It's actually enjoyable to drive now.
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The deluxe kit, though I might just go with the smaller one. The bigger ones are just too much. I'm five one and I'd rather not have to have a rope ladder to climb in.


Now that isn't an excuse! This is Jen on the left. She's about that tall.




and she isn't skurred!!

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WOW! ^^

tiny, if you just go with 31's or 32's the power loss should be very slight.

aggie. the spacer lift will probably last the least amount of time. it can eventually sag the coils and the rear coil can dig into the spacer also. and yes a 2" lift will be noticeable. especially if you get a coil lift because you'll probably net around 2.5" like i did.
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Could I get the 2" budget lift and then add a 1" body lift later on? Neither of these are too expensive....

I also saw this Warrior brand 4" lift kit for around $400 online...what do you think about this one?

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16121_403.htm
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This is another Warrior brand lift kit I saw online...

2.5" with shocks:

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16121_401.htm

Any thoughts??
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This is the 3" Full Traction lift. I went with it over the OME lift because a friend gave me some very nice and brand new Rancho RSX9000 shocks. It also comes with a adjustable trackbar for the front. I like the kit itself and have no regrets at all about buying it.
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That's pretty nice, Scoob....do you have a link to this kit?
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I just prefer the 4" kits. And you can add 1, 2, or 3 BL later on.529 is all i paid of my suspension. Not difficult to put it on if you are mecanically inclined a bit. Spacers and such just dont seem like a real way to achieve lift. Kinda reminds me of debates about torsion bar cranking.

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