|03-13-2013 03:24 AM|
|DutchmansLJ||u just need 2.5in coils to fit 33s|
|03-10-2013 03:17 PM|
|03-10-2013 02:39 PM|
^this is really good advice^
lifting is great, crawling is great, but a lifted Jeep is a lifted Jeep, not a car.
|03-10-2013 02:23 PM|
|boundsy||I really have to say this, a lift kit is great, but if you're not planning on doing some heavy off roading, I would strongly advise against it. Lift kits a re specifically designed to give you more clearance at low speed while offroading. You are going to raise your center of gravity and thereby diminishing your stability for everyday commuting. I had a 3.5" lift kit on my jeep, while running 33" tires on heavily negative offset rims and was fighting with the road at every turn. I recently removed the lift kit and can't believe how much better it rides. Because of the negative offset of my rims, I have no issues with turning radius and rubbing. I also think my jeep looks better and more sporty with stock suspension (obviously just my opinion). Please think carefully before you decide to add a lift kit and remember that a lot of jeep owners use their jeeps for recreation and not everyday commuting. All the advise you've been given is great advice as far as lift kits go, but the ride is most certainly a different ball game:-)|
|03-15-2011 11:06 PM|
|03-15-2011 10:54 PM|
|05wrangler||i am also lookin at getin a 3 inch SL, i have been looking at both tara flex and ZONE lift. i was looking at rustys offroad but the shipping from him is gonna kill me|
|03-15-2011 10:45 PM|
|legman68||IMHO, I like Gary2's idea of piecing together a kit. I have the Black Diamond 3" w/32's and it's stiff, I think it's the shocks. I've been told I can go 33's without problems. I really want to go 35's, but the that's a whole other thread and a bunch of cash!|
|03-15-2011 09:15 PM|
Also look at the Zone 3" lift, it isnt as well known as RCD or Black Diamond but the lift comes pretty complete and they also have a combo deal for $625 that comes with a 1.25 bl with a 1" jks motor mount lift.
This is mine with just the 3" and 33x12.50 duratracs
|03-15-2011 07:33 PM|
|Gary2||If you want to do it right the first time don't buy any that you have listed so far and before people have you running in circles chasing your tail call Savvy Offroad . Tell them you want to run 33s and they will sell you the best control arms from a company that makes the arms most prefer and the same with springs , track bar and so on . One company don't make the best of everything but who says you have to stick with one brand and compromise when you can have the best of each with one call .|
|03-15-2011 07:32 PM|
|missingbite||I run a Teraflex 3" lift kit with 33X10.5 BFG Mud Terrains and there is no problems so far. I had the guys at Dessert Rat in PHX do the install because I am lazy. Worth the money to me. Great set up.|
|03-15-2011 04:04 PM|
Thanks for the encouragement. After a little more research I was thinking if going with a RCD or Black Diamond 3" kit.
If anyone has some feedback to share with either of these kits I would appreciate hearing it. Thanks!
RCD Suspension 3" Lift Kit with Bilstein Shocks
RCD Suspension 3" Lift Kit with Bilstein Shocks for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
Black Diamond 3" Suspension Lift Kit with AT Shocks
Black Diamond 3" Suspension Lift Kit with AT Shocks for 97-02 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec
|03-14-2011 07:46 PM|
You should also think about skid plates...my Jeep is protected underneath almost to the max and my front axle housing is in sand shape from climbing rocks in southern Nevada...not to mention while straddling rocks it slipped and dropped straight down about 6 to 10' which did not help...
Hint, where possible I click on every Jeep profile to find out what equipment people have...this helps and I got a few ideas for part fabrications I will do this spring/summer...
|03-14-2011 05:59 PM|
Thanks for the help all. Before I pull the trigger I will definately call Customer Support and confirm everything fits together. Here is what I put together:
3" Teraflex Lift
231 Extreme Short Shaft Kit
Tom Wood Extended Rear DS (non-longarm)
Transfer Case Shift Linkage
I'm laughing at my ignorance and expectation I could get what I wanted for between 1,000-1,500. I strongly believe you get what you pay for so I would prefer to do it correctly the first time and not have to deal with busted parts down the road.
Does anyone have recommendations of other brands which may be less expensive but good quality?
|03-14-2011 05:05 PM|
|Red Neckerson||Btw.. If the kit does not include an adjustable front track bar, get one.|
|03-14-2011 04:59 PM|
|Red Neckerson||I run 33" tires with a 3" suspention lift and a 1" body lift. I originally had just the suspention lift and run 33's with slight rubbing at full stuff, but none since the addidition of the body lift.|
|03-14-2011 02:59 PM|
According to the to info regarding TeraFlex lift kits, 4" of lift is needed for 33" tires...I bet if you get a 1" body lift (3+1=4) should do the trick...the 3" lift cost $895.00 less then the 4" lift...the body lift costs vary between $90.00 to $153.00, depending on which you purchase...by going with the 3+1 system...you have a minimum of $742.00 left to purchase SYE Kit...
It is well worth purchasing a Slip Yoke Elimination Kit (SYE)...My Jeep has a TeraFlex 231 Extreme Short Shaft Kit, Tom Woods driveshaft...this will cost $654 out of the $742 you saved by purchasing a "3+1 lift"...with the $93.00 left you may want to purchase the TeraFlex TJ Shift linkage adapter for $86.00...which will save you future headaches...Take it from me...been their don that...The linkage for my 97 needed to be cut...don't know about your 2002...which leaves you $2.00 for a cup of coffee at 7-11...
Before doing anything, call TeraFlex and talk with a technical adviser to confirm I am correct...
Also read the following to learn why the SYE is necessary...
ROCKCRAWLER.com - JB Conversions slip yoke eliminator kit and Tom Wood Drive Shaft
Research other manufacturers such as JB, Superlift, yada, yada, yada for the best kits for "Your Money"...
|03-14-2011 01:18 PM|
3" Lift Kit Help/Advice for a newbie
I’m new to the WF and have found it as a great source of info. After many years I finally want to do some work (now I that I have a little money) to my Jeep.
I have a 2002 Wrangler Sahara and would like to get a 3” lift with 33” tires. I’ve seen some great pics of some members Jeeps with a similar setup. I need to use my Jeep for commuting so highway stability/speed is important to me.
My ideal setup would be
3” lift. I was looking a TeraFlex kit w/shocks. It seemed like a good setup as no welding or drilling is required (or so it claims).
33” GY Duratrac
Crager D Window 342
My questions are:
What else would I need in addition to the lift kit? I read a description of this kit and it said a Short Shaft Kit was needed to eliminate driveshaft vibration. Is this needed?
Will 33” tires work with a 3” lift? The guy at Quadratec told me I need a 4” lift for 33”s
Any help is appreciated. I feel like I’m reading different things on different sites and want to do this correctly the first time.