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Iggysprint 10-19-2011 12:16 PM

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Hi all, wondering if anyone has any review on daystar 3 inch comfort lift?



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Will it be unsafe and will I have to worry about changing the drive shaft? Wanna use it for some off roading but I would say 75-80% road use... Please help... Any opinions would be great

kbwwolf 10-19-2011 01:22 PM

What year / model Jeep?

ESP 10-19-2011 01:25 PM

You asked about this lift in the JK section so assuming you have a JK then you are going to have to deal with your axles being off center, your rear shafts taking abuse, and your alignment being out of wack. Additionally, if you do decide to go with 3" or more, I would not recommend doing this height with a spacer lift. Go with coils instead.

Does this kit include bumps to lift the body too? Don't do that. :nonono:

C.L. 10-19-2011 02:14 PM

I like the camouflage bump stop extensions, those deer will never see you coming!

On a more serious note, you DID mention offroading. Spacer lifts are usually best suited to clearing larger tires for street driving applications. If you plan on disconnecting the swaybar and flexing your suspension on the trail, a lift that replaces your springs with longer ones would be preferable. Do you have a 2 door or 4 door? 3 inches is right in the "maybe" area for driveline vibrations on a 2 door without a slip yolk eliminator kit, or rubicon-style fixed flange transfer case.

Iggysprint 10-19-2011 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by ESP123
You asked about this lift in the JK section so assuming you have a JK then you are going to have to deal with your axles being off center, your rear shafts taking abuse, and your alignment being out of wack. Additionally, if you do decide to go with 3" or more, I would not recommend doing this height with a spacer lift. Go with coils instead.

Does this kit include bumps to lift the body too? Don't do that. :nonono:

Hi ESP 123,

Thanks so much for the info. Why do companies sell stuff like such if it's gonna affect so much of the vehicle? Crazy! Scares the crap out of me to do a basic lift...

Here the link to the product btw: would love your thoughts on it...

http://www.performance4trucks.com/Li...ct&emlprox=out

Iggysprint 10-19-2011 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by C.L.
I like the camouflage bump stop extensions, those deer will never see you coming!

On a more serious note, you DID mention offroading. Spacer lifts are usually best suited to clearing larger tires for street driving applications. If you plan on disconnecting the swaybar and flexing your suspension on the trail, a lift that replaces your springs with longer ones would be preferable. Do you have a 2 door or 4 door? 3 inches is right in the "maybe" area for driveline vibrations on a 2 door without a slip yolk eliminator kit, or rubicon-style fixed flange transfer case.

Hi C.L

I drive a 2 door wrangler sport.

ESP 10-19-2011 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Iggysprint (Post 1672581)
Hi ESP 123,

Thanks so much for the info. Why do companies sell stuff like such if it's gonna affect so much of the vehicle? Crazy! Scares the crap out of me to do a basic lift...

Here the link to the product btw: would love your thoughts on it...

ComfortRide

A 3" lit is not a basic lift. It requires consideration regarding other parts to do safely and properly initially and in the long run. A 1-2" max lift is about as basic as it gets but even with those types of kits, you have the option to install bracket relocaters, shocks, extensions, new bumpstops..etc. Each can change from being a simple install pucks over coils and forget to much more. What are you planning to do with your lift? Why do you need to go 3"? Have you read the sticky here on the forum regarding lift reviews? If not, spend some serious time there and on other sites reading up on what different heights do and require. Ask questions often here too.

C.L. 10-19-2011 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Iggysprint (Post 1672581)
Here the link to the product btw: would love your thoughts on it...

ComfortRide

That clears up a bit of confusion. The kit linked there is for a '97 to '06 (TJ), you are in the '07+ (JK) part of the forum. There were some fairly significant frame and body changes between the TJ and JK that affect lift hardware.

You may want to repost this over in the TJ section of the forum (TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum - Jeep Wrangler Forum) to get responses from people with similar vehicles. 3" is kind of high for spacers; you will end up with huge bump stops to prevent coil binding. A coil lift will cost a bit more (not too much more, if you don't go large enough to need new control arms and track bars), but will have the benefit of giving you extra flex room without binding the coils AND replacing a part that is probably a bit rusty and sagging currently.

Iggysprint 10-19-2011 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by C.L.

That clears up a bit of confusion. The kit linked there is for a '97 to '06 (TJ), you are in the '07+ (JK) part of the forum. There were some fairly significant frame and body changes between the TJ and JK that affect lift hardware.

You may want to repost this over in the TJ section of the forum (TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum - Jeep Wrangler Forum) to get responses from people with similar vehicles. 3" is kind of high for spacers; you will end up with huge bump stops to prevent coil binding. A coil lift will cost a bit more (not too much more, if you don't go large enough to need new control arms and track bars), but will have the benefit of giving you extra flex room without binding the coils AND replacing a part that is probably a bit rusty and sagging currently.

Hi c.l

My bad , this is the link

http://www.daystarweb.com/productdet...productID=1080

KrawlOff-Road.com 10-19-2011 03:41 PM

Okay, lets see if we can help any...

1. What year is your Jeep.
2. What size tire are you running now?
3. What size tire do you plan on running?
4. What kind of budget do you have in mind for this upgrade?

The reason we ask is to help narrow things down a bit for you. Question 1 helps us know what we are working with. Then questions 2-3 can help us narrow down the lift height you need. Like stated, 3+" lift on a JK is starting to get into more needed things. Then 4 helps us stay away from the more costly lifts on the market.

One thing to keep in mind though is what type of wheeling you do. Lifts are expensive but you want to get a lift that can grow with you and your wheeling needs. You also want a lift that will not sag over time like some of the cheaper lifts on the market. You only want to lift your Jeep once, not twice!

Feel free to PM, email, or call us at any time and we will help you along the right path!

-Jason


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