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01-24-2011 09:56 PM
Gumpy2030 Take a look at GroupBuy4x4. Jason is cool to work with you and will mix and match what you are looking for if you give him a call. I got this kit from Rubicon Express 3.5" Superflex with the adjustable front track bar and adjustable lower control arms for right around $1,200 delivered. I did a ton of reading and research before ordering my kit and am very happy with it. You for sure will need to drop the T-Case because the lift runs about 4.5" which should clear your 35's just nice.

Rubicon Express - RE7003 3.5 Super-Flex Free Monotube Shocks
01-24-2011 08:14 PM
OsageJeep
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Originally Posted by CapnDean View Post
$400 adams driveshaft and Advance adapters SYE
$499 for Rough Country 4" lift.
$125 a set for adjustable control arms from ARC fab.

That's what I would do
You have any links? Thanks for the info
01-24-2011 08:08 PM
CapnDean $400 adams driveshaft and Advance adapters SYE
$499 for Rough Country 4" lift.
$125 a set for adjustable control arms from ARC fab.

That's what I would do
01-24-2011 07:52 PM
AzTJ
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Originally Posted by schnutzy View Post
$1K for the currie kit, damn boy where are you finding that price
currie has it advertised as $1900.

Currie Enterprises CJ Axle Parts
1 and 2 are very close to each other.
01-24-2011 07:45 PM
OsageJeep Alright, thank you for all the help
01-24-2011 07:34 PM
distortedtj
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Originally Posted by OsageJeep View Post
haha any price one of those? And I am pretty sure this has already happened on mine..but it may just be that it was in an accident before I got it...Idk..
Check out the DPGoffroad link I posted and the currie link. It will give you prices for the parts seperater or with whatever kit.
01-24-2011 07:32 PM
distortedtj
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Originally Posted by OsageJeep View Post
So do the stock arms work with it? I won't have to purchase replacement control arms on top of the lift? And what is the trackbar issue? Sorry, I obviously know not one thing about lifting a Jeep.
Control arms depend on lift height/need of the user. At 3'' your are fine with stock 4'' you need new lowers.

Track bar issue....Your axle is centered under your jeep using a trackbar. The track bar is connected to your axle and the other side to the frame. It is a solid fixed unit stock. When you lift the vehicle the axle is moved further down from the vehicle. With a fixed trackbar , this will pull the axle to the driverside on the front axle and to the passenger side on the rear axle.

To correct the issue you can do several things. Rear..use a trackbar braket for the kit or an aftermarket adjustable track bar. Front. you can use and adjustable or drop track bar bracket but on front if you drop braket the trackbar you also need to use a drop pitman arm to keep the angle parrell.
01-24-2011 07:30 PM
schnutzy
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Originally Posted by AzTJ View Post
The Currie lift runs about $1k and you'd definitely need an SYE which adds another ~$400
$1K for the currie kit, damn boy where are you finding that price
currie has it advertised as $1900.

Currie Enterprises CJ Axle Parts
01-24-2011 07:30 PM
OsageJeep haha any price one of those? And I am pretty sure this has already happened on mine..but it may just be that it was in an accident before I got it...Idk..
01-24-2011 07:27 PM
AzTJ When you lift a TJ with track bars it tends to pull the axles out to the sides. Using adjustable track bars will help center the axles back under the Jeep.
01-24-2011 07:27 PM
distortedtj
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Originally Posted by OsageJeep View Post
the Currie or OME
OME....DPGoffroad.com. Great service and great knoledged. You can call and talk to Dirk all day about what your needs are and he will set you up with the correct springs/etc for your needs.
Home Page


Currie....Currie Enterprises 4x4 Rear Ends Categories

Can't go wrong with OME or currie. I run a mix of both on my rig.

Most are more than 1g though.
01-24-2011 07:25 PM
OsageJeep
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Originally Posted by distortedtj View Post
Yes you would most likely have to drop the t-case. Also that kit comes with no control arms you use all stock arms with it.

With the price the same as ZONE direct....I wouldn't purchase it from fleebay. If you purchase straight from the dealer you get better service.

Here is there site...Ruggedly engineered suspensions from Zone Offroad

Also if you look in the vendor section you will find deals on the Zone products.

You will also still have to adress the trackbars or live with it.
So do the stock arms work with it? I won't have to purchase replacement control arms on top of the lift? And what is the trackbar issue? Sorry, I obviously know not one thing about lifting a Jeep.
01-24-2011 07:23 PM
AzTJ
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Originally Posted by OsageJeep View Post
the Currie or OME
The Currie lift runs about $1k and you'd definitely need an SYE which adds another ~$400
01-24-2011 07:22 PM
AzTJ Contact forum vendor AOR about Zone lifts.
01-24-2011 07:22 PM
OsageJeep
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Originally Posted by AzTJ View Post
That would probably be your "cheapest" route... but IMO, I'd save a little bit of money and get a good kit that comes with everything. Something like the Currie 4" or an OME lift.
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Originally Posted by distortedtj View Post
One of which kits?
the Currie or OME
01-24-2011 07:20 PM
distortedtj
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Originally Posted by OsageJeep View Post
So any links to one of these lifts?
One of which kits?
01-24-2011 07:19 PM
distortedtj
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Originally Posted by OsageJeep View Post
so, let's say I got this... 3" TJ JEEP WRANGLER LIFT KIT SUSPENSION COILS 97-06 - eBay (item 360334399489 end time Feb-06-11 12:02:52 PST)
would I still need to drop the t-case? and I wouldn't need upper control arms?
Yes you would most likely have to drop the t-case. Also that kit comes with no control arms you use all stock arms with it.

With the price the same as ZONE direct....I wouldn't purchase it from fleebay. If you purchase straight from the dealer you get better service.

Here is there site...Ruggedly engineered suspensions from Zone Offroad

Also if you look in the vendor section you will find deals on the Zone products.

You will also still have to adress the trackbars or live with it.
01-24-2011 07:18 PM
OsageJeep So any links to one of these lifts?
01-24-2011 07:17 PM
AzTJ
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Originally Posted by OsageJeep View Post
so, let's say I got this... 3" TJ JEEP WRANGLER LIFT KIT SUSPENSION COILS 97-06 - eBay (item 360334399489 end time Feb-06-11 12:02:52 PST)
would I still need to drop the t-case? and I wouldn't need upper control arms?
Drop the t-case: Maybe..
Need upper arms: no - but always a good investment.
01-24-2011 07:15 PM
AzTJ That would probably be your "cheapest" route... but IMO, I'd save a little bit of money and get a good kit that comes with everything. Something like the Currie 4" or an OME lift.
01-24-2011 07:14 PM
OsageJeep so, let's say I got this... 3" TJ JEEP WRANGLER LIFT KIT SUSPENSION COILS 97-06 - eBay (item 360334399489 end time Feb-06-11 12:02:52 PST)
would I still need to drop the t-case? and I wouldn't need upper control arms?
01-24-2011 07:11 PM
distortedtj
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Originally Posted by OsageJeep View Post
So I am going to guess that I should get the 3" lift, ditch the budget boost, drop t-case, and find some upper control arms since they're not included with the kit?
You wouldn't need upper controls at 3'' lift. Only reason you would need them is in the rear with a sye/cv combo to set the pinion angle.
01-24-2011 07:09 PM
OsageJeep
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Originally Posted by AzTJ View Post
Keeping your 35's... you're looking at a 4" suspension if you are keeping the body lift... if you Keep the body lift, a 3" suspension should work fine. To stay cheap, keep your 2' body lift. It really isn't much of an issue, just an eye sore to most IMO.

As for 3" lifts you can go a number of ways and maybe stay away from the SYE (which will be about $400).

The most expensive parts are going to be the control arms, for good ones you are looking at ~$1k for all eight of them, but they all won't be entirely necessary in a 3" lift. Getting a kit with new lowers will help.

The Zone kit you are looking at might be just the ticket for your price range.
So I am going to guess that I should get the 3" lift, ditch the budget boost, drop t-case, and find some upper control arms since they're not included with the kit?
01-24-2011 07:08 PM
OsageJeep The use of my Jeep is my DD. I haven't played offroad very much because it has 35s and no flex with my BB and BL. I am not going to be doing anything hardcore or anything
01-24-2011 07:07 PM
AzTJ Keeping your 35's... you're looking at a 4" suspension if you are keeping the body lift... if you Keep the body lift, a 3" suspension should work fine. To stay cheap, keep your 2' body lift. It really isn't much of an issue, just an eye sore to most IMO.

As for 3" lifts you can go a number of ways and maybe stay away from the SYE (which will be about $400).

The most expensive parts are going to be the control arms, for good ones you are looking at ~$1k for all eight of them, but they all won't be entirely necessary in a 3" lift. Getting a kit with new lowers will help.

The Zone kit you are looking at might be just the ticket for your price range.
01-24-2011 07:05 PM
OsageJeep I am doing all my labor myself..and I have 35s on it right now. I was just looking to upgrade my lift to a real lift besides the budget boost
01-24-2011 07:04 PM
distortedtj What is your use of the jeep. You can have a decent lift for under 1g and deal with a t'case drop until you cant get the sye/cv combo.

Also...it's always cheaper to do things right the first time.

What tire size do you want to run/
01-24-2011 07:02 PM
distortedtj SYE/CV shaft and a lift....3 or 4'' with all control arms.. More than 1g bud.
01-24-2011 07:01 PM
Neil F. 3-4" kits usually do not come with arm because they are not 100% necessary.

Like said above, how much are you looking to spend? Are you doing it yourself or are you paying for labor? What size tires? What are you looking to do with it? How much BL? 3-4" with a BL is getting pretty high.
01-24-2011 07:00 PM
OsageJeep haha I am aiming for less than 1000..preferably around 700
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