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06-13-2013 08:50 PM
Green2000sahara I daily drive mine to. Not much bring my daughter to school and putt around. Thats y i like the jks ride quite and handle great on and off road. Whn i 1st put just the ome lift on it road better on road than stock. Not sure it it was b/c the factory suspension was wasted. All i can say is i did my research for a while b4 i picked one. Like i said b4. U get what u pay for. And when i wanna hit the trails i want something ti do what i want and last a while
06-13-2013 08:21 PM
04Xtj mine..is a daily driver..me and some times the kids..and going on trail ride probly 14 or so times a year..i found a club here i would like to join or follow..they go at the end of every month it looks like..and seem to be nice people..i dont want a monster..but not a whimpy jeep either..lol..would like to stay around a 33 inch tire..wouldnt complain about a 35..i plan on upgrading the under side..d44's would be an improvement..better D shafts too
06-12-2013 10:19 PM
Green2000sahara I went with ome on a 2000 love it. U dont get controll arms or trac bars or any thing like that. I bought all that stuff seperate. Coast me some $ when all done but a great compleat. Suspension. Also have 1" body lift. . Running 305 70 16. Fit great adding asco adj coil spacers and going up on tire size.
06-12-2013 09:52 PM
5spdftw
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Originally Posted by Tj 98 sport View Post
Just curious... What size lift would eliminate me having to buy a SYE and cv driveshaft?
Like a 2.5 or 3
06-12-2013 09:25 PM
Tj 98 sport
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Originally Posted by 5spdftw View Post
With a 3.5" lift you'd be in 33" tire range. You might need to get flat fenders or a BL to eliminate all rubbing. Also, look into a SYE and CV driveshaft for this big of a lift, your drivetrain will thank you for it.
High quality brands would be Currie, Savvy, Clayton, Rubicon Express, Rock Krawler, etc.
Some more affordable but still fairly good quality brands would be Zone, BDS, OME, etc.
Of course, everyone (including myself) thinks that the one they own is best and will recommend that one first.
Just curious... What size lift would eliminate me having to buy a SYE and cv driveshaft?
06-12-2013 09:19 PM
5spdftw With a 3.5" lift you'd be in 33" tire range. You might need to get flat fenders or a BL to eliminate all rubbing. Also, look into a SYE and CV driveshaft for this big of a lift, your drivetrain will thank you for it.
High quality brands would be Currie, Savvy, Clayton, Rubicon Express, Rock Krawler, etc.
Some more affordable but still fairly good quality brands would be Zone, BDS, OME, etc.
Of course, everyone (including myself) thinks that the one they own is best and will recommend that one first.
06-12-2013 09:08 PM
Tj 98 sport
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Originally Posted by speedyrev View Post
What tires will you have. Small tires will look stupid, bigger tires require $$$.
Four 31" Duratracs just cost me almost $800
I got 31"s on. I was thinking a 3.5 in lift??
06-12-2013 09:01 PM
speedyrev What tires will you have. Small tires will look stupid, bigger tires require $$$.
Four 31" Duratracs just cost me almost $800
06-12-2013 08:55 PM
Tj 98 sport Thanks for all the info guys... I think I'll save some more money up. What are some higher quality brands? Rancho?
06-12-2013 08:51 PM
5spdftw
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Originally Posted by 04Xtj View Post
i tend to over think stuff..thats why i ask here..get a guys advice who has already seen the mistakes..haha..i listen well..i have read so much they all say they got the answers..(kit seller)
but a man who has been there is the one i want to talk to..thank you..ill focus more in the long arms..R.E. build a good one?..i hear alot of good about them
Rubicon Express Part RE7214M - 4.5 Inch Extreme-Duty Long Arm Lift Kit with Rear Track Bar with Mono Tube Shocks-RH1
i only want to buy one kit..so trying to find the one..
What is the Jeep going to be used for?
06-12-2013 08:41 PM
Rubicondon53
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Originally Posted by NJO View Post
For the $500 range I'd say save your money..........do some research.........save up a bit more and look into getting something better. Zone/RE/RC.............entry level stuff that leaves alot to be desired. Id actually take the $500, get a quality BL, raised steering riser, and MML and do the prep work to get your vehicle READY to be lifted properly.
X2 .... Cheap lifts also equal cheap resale value... If I were in the market for a used TJ and a cheap lift was under it, I'd either walk away, or subtract from the price what a good suspension would cost...RC garnished a wonderful reputation building lift kits for rusted out Chevy pickups parked on mud lawns in front of doublewides..
06-12-2013 08:13 PM
NJO For the $500 range I'd say save your money..........do some research.........save up a bit more and look into getting something better. Zone/RE/RC.............entry level stuff that leaves alot to be desired. Id actually take the $500, get a quality BL, raised steering riser, and MML and do the prep work to get your vehicle READY to be lifted properly.
06-12-2013 08:04 PM
04Xtj i tend to over think stuff..thats why i ask here..get a guys advice who has already seen the mistakes..haha..i listen well..i have read so much they all say they got the answers..(kit seller)
but a man who has been there is the one i want to talk to..thank you..ill focus more in the long arms..R.E. build a good one?..i hear alot of good about them
http://www.rubiconexpress.com/Lift-K...n=R%2fERE7214M
i only want to buy one kit..so trying to find the one..
06-12-2013 07:59 PM
04Xtj ...ooops..
06-12-2013 07:55 PM
5spdftw
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Originally Posted by 04Xtj View Post
i was wondering same thing..what is a good one..i was want to go 4"..but i got a question..i wonder if you could do a 6 inch long arm..and get a spring that was a bit softer..(spring rate)..so you get a 4 inch lift..(im looking for the advantage of the 6 inch lift wheel travel)or am i going the wrong way..i only want to go to 33 in tires..may do 35's but i got hieght going into garage isues..lol..hope i got the rite thread..or should i get the arm kit and go to local spring shop to build springs..first coil jeep so im in the dark..you can pm me if i am confuzing or just confuzed..lol..
oh..mine is an 04..30 and 35 punkins..was wanting dana 60's but for the price mite find some 44's..i got questions there to..haha..
Trust me, a long arm 4 or 5" will have PLENTY of flex. Also, please do enough research so that you could educate someone completely illiterate to the workings of Jeeps before you buy. An example: If you can understand the geometry of the suspension enough to explain its inner workings to a 15 year old girl you are doing well. However, don't get suckered into a big $$$ long arm kit right off the bat. Just because it costs more doesn't mean it's better for you. Research bro, research. There's a million threads on here, Jeepforum.com, and Pirate4x4.com with more info in them than I could ever type. (Pirate is not for the faint of heart though.)
06-12-2013 07:47 PM
04Xtj i was wondering same thing..what is a good one..i was want to go 4"..but i got a question..i wonder if you could do a 6 inch long arm..and get a spring that was a bit softer..(spring rate)..so you get a 4 inch lift..(im looking for the advantage of the 6 inch lift wheel travel)or am i going the wrong way..i only want to go to 33 in tires..may do 35's but i got hieght going into garage isues..lol..hope i got the rite thread..or should i get the arm kit and go to local spring shop to build springs..first coil jeep so im in the dark..you can pm me if i am confuzing or just confuzed..lol..
oh..mine is an 04..30 and 35 punkins..was wanting dana 60's but for the price mite find some 44's..i got questions there to..haha..

may be a better question would be,..what kits do you run from..
06-12-2013 07:19 PM
5spdftw I swear, how do guys get wrapped up in this RC crap? Is it the first Google search result for "Cheapest, roughest riding, least durable lift for my TJ Wrangler"? Please don't get RC dude. Trust me, it's worth it to save a bit more and not hate your Jeep after. I'm not saying you have to spend $$$$ on a kit like a Currie, RE, Savvy, or Clayton but at least pay attention to customer reviews before jumping on the cheapest lift you can find. There's a reason it's the cheapest.
06-12-2013 05:54 PM
Tj 98 sport
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Originally Posted by sandfox4 View Post
nothing! i am running rc 2.5 spring lifts and 1.25 body lifts, w/ mml on 2 of my wranglers, they look great and i think they ride pretty good too
Do you think I would have any problems with the RC 3.25? I don't want to deal with vibes if I don't have to...
06-12-2013 05:49 PM
mdavidc Moter mount lift
06-12-2013 05:48 PM
rdock31
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Originally Posted by vertical horizons View Post

What does MML stand for?
motor mount lift
06-12-2013 05:08 PM
vertical horizons
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Originally Posted by sandfox4 View Post
nothing! i am running rc 2.5 spring lifts and 1.25 body lifts, w/ mml on 2 of my wranglers, they look great and i think they ride pretty good too
What does MML stand for?
06-12-2013 04:31 PM
rdock31
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Originally Posted by Tj 98 sport View Post

So for the Zone 3 in. Or the RC 3.25 in. Would I be fine just installing the pieces it came with in the kit?
With the zone kit the instructions say to drill a new hole in the stock track bar mount.. If the bar becomes loose it can wallow out the hole, but for some it works fine. I wouldn't do it. For another ~175 you can get an adj trac bar from a company like RE or MC. Extended Bumpstops are not included in the RC kit which are suggested, although some say you don't need them.
06-12-2013 04:25 PM
Tj 98 sport
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Originally Posted by Rubicondon53 View Post
No one had mentioned it , but if you go that high you will undoubtedly have to install a slip yoke eliminator kit.. Another 2 to 3 hundred dollars.
So for the Zone 3 in. Or the RC 3.25 in. Would I be fine just installing the pieces it came with in the kit?
06-12-2013 04:10 PM
thgr8alex
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Originally Posted by Rubicondon53 View Post
No one had mentioned it , but if you go that high you will undoubtedly have to install a slip yoke eliminator kit.. Another 2 to 3 hundred dollars.
For 2.5 and 3 inch lifts? Sure its the better way to go but a tcase drop or mml with one if the combos will handle vibes just as easily and much cheaper because its included in most kits. Especially for someone on a budget like myself it works just fine although id love to get an SYE, ive got other things to buy since its not a necessity
06-12-2013 04:03 PM
Rubicondon53 No one had mentioned it , but if you go that high you will undoubtedly have to install a slip yoke eliminator kit.. Another 2 to 3 hundred dollars.
06-12-2013 03:00 PM
sandfox4
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Originally Posted by Tj 98 sport View Post
Ill probably go with zone. But what's wrong with RC??
nothing! i am running rc 2.5 spring lifts and 1.25 body lifts, w/ mml on 2 of my wranglers, they look great and i think they ride pretty good too
06-12-2013 02:53 PM
Tj 98 sport
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Originally Posted by wranglerbob1 View Post
Z O N E Nuff said.
Ill probably go with zone. But what's wrong with RC??
06-12-2013 01:07 PM
thgr8alex
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Originally Posted by rdock31 View Post
AOR (Allen) vendor gets pretty good deals on Zone products. Check him out
Yep. Hes where i got mine from. Great price
06-12-2013 12:46 PM
rdock31 AOR (Allen) vendor gets pretty good deals on Zone products. Check him out
06-12-2013 12:43 PM
thgr8alex Ya id stick with zone and get it from a vendor on here to save you money and use your morris 4x4 for extras like quick discos or control arms or stuff. Or you could just send it my way, i sure could use it
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