|09-07-2008 08:37 PM|
|09-07-2008 05:17 PM|
Take your time, its not a race, have some one help you out and you'll be rolling tall in no time.
|09-07-2008 10:55 AM|
|yellowbeast01||buy your own stuff and get a floor jack but if you have access to a lift use it. most lift kits have some sort of directions with them, but you don't really need them. when you take something off put it next to the replacement in a line. organization will help you out the most. and some of the tools you need you can rent them and depending on the place you only need to pay for them at first then when you return them you'll get your money back.|
|09-07-2008 01:26 AM|
it should take you about a day to install the lift (for some one who hasnt done one before)
I can do one in a couple of hours by my self
putting a lift on a jeep is real easy
|09-07-2008 01:24 AM|
you can install a shortarm kit in a short day if its your first time.
me and my buddy re-installed my old OME lift onto my nieces jeep in under 2 hours the second time with hand tools, theres nothing to it.
|09-06-2008 11:25 PM|
|09-06-2008 11:00 AM|
i bought the dpg ultiment kit, no regrets. ride is as good as it gets, it gives a good height for a DD and 33 tires. total highet is 3.75 inches of lift.
TJ & LJ OME Kits
if your looking for ride comfort i would go rubicon express or old man emu. they are known for smooth rides.
|09-06-2008 07:51 AM|
There are several 4" lifts from Skyjacker - you did not say which one.
Short or long arm?
They don't have a very good reputation for ride or strength.
Skyjacker the Bear of Suspensions - 1997 - 2002 Jeep Wrangler Lift Kits & Suspension - Quadratec
|09-06-2008 06:51 AM|
|jeeperman||I would also stay away from shops that recommend Skyjacker. Most professional shops will install it only under HEAVY pressure from their customers. The kits have a way of developing squeaks and rattles, as well as odd failures on the trail and have lots of warranty issues, as a rule.|
|09-06-2008 01:54 AM|
just order the stuff up your self and install it your self
I bet you have a few friends that will give you a hand if you buy the beer
you can order up a Old man emu lift and have a comfy ride (way better ride then skyjacker)
the install is easy and you can save the $ for another mod
some friends of mine had 4wheel parts install there lift and tires I ended up fixing the stuff that they didnt install right
|09-06-2008 01:14 AM|
I have the feeling by upgraded shocks he is referring to the high pressure nitro shocks which ride like a race car (opposite of smooth)
Ask what brand ^
What are your skills? Lift kits are a piece of cake to install. Have hope, time (~a weekend), tools and some strength and you'll be riding high in no time..
I wouldnt pay 3k for a 600 bucks lift and a 1200 in tires but thats just me.
|09-05-2008 10:45 PM|
Lift Question v.Am I getting a fair deal?
My fellow Jeepers!
Well, I've finally saved up enough funds to finally get a lift done, and im going to have it done by a few professional installers..so i've since shopped around town with their competitors and they do offer a cheaper price...although i can't say much for the quality they offer there. Anyway, the place i would like to give my business to has offered me a Skyjacker 4" lift with what he called "upgraded shocks" when i complained of my ride already in my jeep (keep in mind, ive driven Chevrolets all my life ) with 33" BFGoodrich AllTerrains for right around 3k...I figure im keeping this jeep for a long time...and id much rather have a smooth ride with the capability of being able to go offroad just as smooth.
What does he mean by "upgraded shocks"? how much would they actually cost? and would they serve any purpose at all?
Any help/criticism would be dearly appreciated.