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07-25-2007 04:05 PM
Triple88a Thanks man i will let you know as soon as i get it
07-25-2007 08:57 AM
tazmann910
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
Thanks man i am planning on spring compressor i already have a 2" bl.. i'm curious what will i need to modify if i want to do a 1" mml? My 2" bl came with 2" radiator drop brackets and also transfer case shift linkage drop bracket. I've heard people complaining the dirrectoins are confusing.. "quote" written in chinese with the american alphabet"
You would be correct, the directions are less than adequate and that is what caused most of the confusion on my build. I used the directions off of http://www.4x4xplor.com/tj3inch.html to assist with figuring out what tools I would need and where the parts I received would go.
I would also suggest having a complete set of metric and standard sockets and wrenches. If I remember correctly there was not a common size thru out the whole build. Also if there is an auto parts store close by, that is a bonus.

Good luck with your build.
07-24-2007 11:45 PM
Triple88a Thanks man i am planning on spring compressor i already have a 2" bl.. i'm curious what will i need to modify if i want to do a 1" mml? My 2" bl came with 2" radiator drop brackets and also transfer case shift linkage drop bracket. I've heard people complaining the dirrectoins are confusing.. "quote" written in chinese with the american alphabet"
07-24-2007 10:32 PM
tazmann910
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
Haha thanks man I ordered FT lift since it comes with a track bar while rustys ends up being 460+shipping 70 bucks so the price is around 100 bucks difference..

for those 100 bucks i get a adjustable track bar, front ¿discos?, and extended brake brackets that rustys dont give.
I think you will be happy with the kit, I know I am. May I suggest that you get a 1" body lift and 1" motor mount lift as well. Then you are likely to not have vibes and will not have to drop your transfer case. If you need help installing the kit, just let me know. It took me and 5 friends about 9 hours to install the kit. May I recommend: COIL SPRING COMPRESSORS, makes things much easier.
07-24-2007 10:20 PM
Triple88a Haha thanks man I ordered FT lift since it comes with a track bar while rustys ends up being 460+shipping 70 bucks so the price is around 100 bucks difference..

for those 100 bucks i get a adjustable track bar, front ¿discos?, and extended brake brackets that rustys dont give.
07-24-2007 09:59 PM
Absolute Offroad
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
I just ordered a 3" FT lift from quadratec.. I called them.. they said its in stock so it should ship by friday and i should have it in my hands next week. If you want to hold on.. i can tell you how it goes but again i dont have any experience on suspension lifts for rigs so.. I do know info on them but i do not have personal experience with them...
Even though I am not a fan of anything From Full traction, its leaps and bounds better than Rusty's. Way better. You'll be MUCH happier being "Rusty Free"


Joe
07-24-2007 09:57 PM
Absolute Offroad
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Originally Posted by Simple Scout View Post
Northridge has had free shipping for quite some time now. I don't know about 4Wheel Online but I will say everytime I throw something in my cart over at 4x4 Groupbuy, and tack on the shipping, the price gets a little outrageous.

Find an online vendor who you can trust and stick with them. Even if they don't always have the cheapest prices. There's something to be said for being able to pick up the phone and talk to the owner of the place you ordered from.

HTH

My thoughts EXACTLY!! And have someone that has complete experience with what they are selling you. Remember, you may find the cheapest price, but dont get angry when the 18 year old kid on the "tech" line cant tell you WHY you are having a problem with your purchase.


Joe


Joe
07-24-2007 09:51 PM
4.0l sahara cool
07-24-2007 09:17 PM
Triple88a The total of the lift was 579.xx with 44 to ship so it was ~624

Hydro shocks..

As for pics.. of course..
07-23-2007 09:18 PM
4.0l sahara I going to order in the next week or two but when you get the lift could you take some pics of all the parts and post them.

thanks.

May I ask what the total was? I think I'll order from them too because I get stuff from them in like two or three days. They are close to me.
07-23-2007 05:50 PM
Triple88a I just ordered a 3" FT lift from quadratec.. I called them.. they said its in stock so it should ship by friday and i should have it in my hands next week. If you want to hold on.. i can tell you how it goes but again i dont have any experience on suspension lifts for rigs so.. I do know info on them but i do not have personal experience with them...
07-22-2007 09:54 PM
mrbigjeep you can triangulate both uppers and lowers or you can do just the lowers.
07-22-2007 09:49 PM
Triple88a its a bit more expensive but its much better than the 5 link setup tjs have I wonder does it get rid of the upper control arms?
07-22-2007 09:46 PM
mrbigjeep yes. there is a bolt on style truss that goes in between the rear diff cover.
07-22-2007 09:44 PM
4.0l sahara can you do that with out a welder because I don't have a welder right now.
07-22-2007 09:41 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by 4.0l sahara View Post
I think over the winter i'll get a sye-cv,rear tracbar.
how about a 3 link setup and remove the track bar?
07-22-2007 09:36 PM
4.0l sahara I think over the winter i'll get a sye-cv,rear tracbar.
07-22-2007 09:25 PM
Joe Dirt The FT shocks are much better than the Procrap..I've run both. The best mod i've ever done was my SYE. Save up and get it!
07-22-2007 03:18 PM
4.0l sahara I think i'll get the hydros instead of the procomp shocks.
07-22-2007 03:02 PM
Triple88a i called northridge they said the ft with hydros rides softer than stock... quadratec also sells it for 580.. with 44 shipping (to my house) it ends up just as much as it costs from northridge w/ free shipping.. i was also told northridge is on backorder for them.
07-22-2007 09:32 AM
bruce p Are you sure you can avoid it with just a 3" lift? I had vibes with a 2" BB and a D44. Then I lowered the t-case to eliminate the vibes. Six washers later on each bolt, I had given back a fair amount of the lift I had just installed. I am not sure what the point was. I would be concerned with dropping my t-case even further with a 3" lift.

Also, it seems like many of the serious traill repairs I see involve rigs, say with D35 rear ends and 35" tires or drive shaft problems caused by "smaller" lifts and no CV/SYE installed. My way of saying I would save my $ and do it right once.

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Originally Posted by Brian V View Post
If you get the rubican express 3.5" kit will you have to get the sye and cv upgrades? Im personally trying to avoid this, thats why im thinking the bds 3" kit.
07-22-2007 09:24 AM
bruce p He's NOT the only one I have heard complain. The spring sag is more common than you may know. I would pay attention to those folks who have run a lift for 2 years- it's much more meaningful than advice from someone who put it on 2 months ago. I think David at Northridge is well aware of the spring sag issue.


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Originally Posted by 4.0l sahara View Post
You are the only one i've heard complain about the ft kit everybody else seems to like it.
07-22-2007 09:21 AM
bruce p I started looking at lifts and ended up at the same place as this guy. "Cheap" and lift just did not seem to go together. I would save your money and do it right, one time. Once this guy replaces his TB and springs, he could have bought the RE and still have $ left over.


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Originally Posted by Joe Dirt View Post
I run the 3" FT lift. It's OK for the money, but if I had to do it again I'd spend a little extra for a RE lift. The rear springs sagg in 2 yrs. The front trackbar is weak and I had to replace it. The instructions were written in China ARGG. The RE lift doesn't have these issues and comes with new control arms. Do it right the 1st time.
07-18-2007 09:06 PM
Joe Dirt I'm not saying it's a bad lift, just that you get what you pay for. I paid $550 and got my money worth. But, I soon out grew it. For $850 I could have gotten a more complete and stronger kit. I ended up buying those additional parts later on and ended up paying much more than it would have cost me to do it right the 1st time. I know very few Jeepers that stay satisfied with what they have. Think ahead to what you want 10 yrs from now and buy stuff strong and complete enough to handle your next level of wheeling fun. Good luck.
07-18-2007 04:01 PM
tazmann910 I got my 3" full traction kit from 4wd.com, they price match anyone out there...just do your homework. You can buy your shocks from anyone. I got the Skyjacker Nitros and they are a little stiff, but are great on the trails. If you have any questions on the Full Traction kit just let me know. I installed the kit back in march.
07-18-2007 03:43 PM
mrbigjeep
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Originally Posted by Brian V View Post
If you get the rubican express 3.5" kit will you have to get the sye and cv upgrades? Im personally trying to avoid this, thats why im thinking the bds 3" kit.
2" coil, 1" body?

cheap, no sye/cv, don't need new control arms or trackbar, looks great, drives great, performs great.

just a suggestion.
07-18-2007 11:52 AM
Redrubicon2004
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Originally Posted by Simple Scout View Post
I've dropped quite a bit of coin with David too. He even called me from SEMA last year when there was a problem with a couple of things I bought from him. I'd say that was mighty white of him.


HEHE, he has called me on his way home from wheeling, and at home. He will return calls, almost always answers, and has by far the best customer service I have ever delt with.
07-18-2007 09:42 AM
4.0l sahara
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Originally Posted by Joe Dirt View Post
I run the 3" FT lift. It's OK for the money, but if I had to do it again I'd spend a little extra for a RE lift. The rear springs sagg in 2 yrs. The front trackbar is weak and I had to replace it. The instructions were written in China ARGG. The RE lift doesn't have these issues and comes with new control arms. Do it right the 1st time.
You are the only one i've heard complain about the ft kit everybody else seems to like it.
07-18-2007 08:25 AM
Scout
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Originally Posted by AzTJ View Post
If you bug Jason with an e-mail, like me, for a shipping quote, it will be different than what the site says.

But yes, finding someone and sticking to them is a good thing. Just don't know if I'll order from them again.
I never bothered with bugging him via email. Besides, I've found a new home for all my needs.
07-18-2007 08:24 AM
Scout
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Originally Posted by Redrubicon2004 View Post
I spent about 5k at Northridge in the last year, David knows me by name He also knows my dad and brother by name
I've dropped quite a bit of coin with David too. He even called me from SEMA last year when there was a problem with a couple of things I bought from him. I'd say that was mighty white of him.
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