|05-16-2013 07:56 AM|
|PStov98TJ||Honestly there aren't any really. A jks front trackbar would be a good addition but other than that it's a pretty complete kit.|
|05-16-2013 06:01 AM|
|Jkeith247||Thanks guys, I really appreciate the advice. Thanks! I am however, having a hard time understanding and am trying to learn. I have read nothing bad about this kit. Actually all raving reviews. What are the pitfalls of this kit? 4.25" TJ Combo Lift J25/J26 I swear, I am not trying to second guess your advice, just trying to learn a bit more about this world of lifting. :-D|
|05-15-2013 03:15 PM|
Also look into the DPG Offroad kits if you don't want to deal with the sye/cv shaft. You can run 33's with their TJ Ultimate Kit.
And I'll give it a third, save some more and do it right the first time. I know you've probably been saving for a long time since you've got $1,000 saved up. But look at it this way, would you rather flush a grand, and I'll say it again, one THOUSAND dollars, down the commode because you were impatient, or save up another $500 and do it all right the first time? That's my line of thought at least.
|05-15-2013 12:35 PM|
I would replace the shocks and start saving some money too. I know that is never what we want to here but it is the truth. For the swimmy steering I would tighten everything up underneath and look at that damper/stabilizer it might (probably) needs replacing.
A good 4 inch lift (suspension) and all supporting hardware to do it properly is going to run you well over 1000 especially when you add in the SYE kit and drive shaft.
|05-15-2013 12:09 PM|
|05-15-2013 11:05 AM|
|Jkeith247||Well, what would you recommend? I have $1,000 and need a new top too....|
|05-15-2013 07:36 AM|
First off, I'd never buy anything from Rough Country.
Second, there's alot more to a 4" lift than what you see there. You'll need an sye/cv and at minimum rear, upper adjustable control arms to set pinion angle. And yes a t-case drop will effectively do the same thing but that's like pissing into the wind. Why would you pay for a 4" lift and then lower a major part of the jeep 2"? It just doesn't make sense. And it's also a good idea to replace all of your control arms at some point with a 4" lift. You'll also need adjustable trackbars for the front and rear.
Third, don't use those control arms. If you're going to replace them (which you should replace all of them with a 4" lift) you should get Currie ones with the JJ or metalcloak ones with the duroflex joints.
|05-15-2013 06:04 AM|
Any thoughts about this kit? I have read some good reviews, and it seems like a good kit. Are their any pitfalls? Should I replace anything else while I am at it, like the ball joints? Thanks again for everyone's help!
Rough Country 4in. Lift Kit (97-02 Wrangler TJ) 906S - Free Shipping over $75!
|05-14-2013 07:24 PM|
|Jkeith247||Interesting... So they didn't really do much... Even with such a short lift, the loose steering feeling would be present as a result? I should just invest in a better lift kit then?|
|05-14-2013 07:12 PM|
|05-14-2013 06:38 PM|
|Jkeith247||Alright, sorry it took me so long, but here are some pictures. Thanks for all your help!|
|05-14-2013 11:33 AM|
Use this to find how much lift she has.
|05-14-2013 11:27 AM|
|PStov98TJ||Post pictures of the suspension and the steering components and we'll tell you what you have|
|05-14-2013 11:22 AM|
New 99' TJ Lift info
This is my first post to the forum after my first Jeep purchase. I got my TJ for $3,500 with 130k on it. Didn't think that was too bad of a deal.
So, I am planning on doing an alignment on it, as it is very "swimmy". I saw the posts regarding this and will follow the instructions. Now I have a different question though. The Jeep is lifted, riding on 33" x 12.5" tires. I don't know what kit was used for the lift, but I have a feeling I could use some new shocks. How can I tell what kit was used, or even how much it was lifted and if my lift job was done right? The steering is super loose and I am concerned. I am a noob with lifts but a novice mechanic in general.