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05JeepX 02-29-2012 01:01 PM

Which lift kit is more ideal/better?
 
Which kit is more ideal for me to run on my 05X with LT285/75R16 (33's).

Rough Country - 3.25" Suspension Kit, Progressive Spring Kit. Jeep TJ Suspension Lift

or

Rough Country - 3.75" Combo Kit, 2.5" Susp. / 1.25" Body
Jeep TJ Suspension Lift

Jerry Bransford 02-29-2012 01:05 PM

Why limit your choices to Rough Country? :confused:

530ktm 02-29-2012 01:55 PM

Personally I would go the route of the shorter suspension lift and then put in the small body lift so you can then install the MML and eliminate drive line problems and some other issues. A lot depends on what you intend to do with your Jeep. I have not heard a whole lot of really good feed back on Rough Country either. OME makes a very nice 2 inch lift kit.

05JeepX 03-01-2012 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 530ktm (Post 2088029)
Personally I would go the route of the shorter suspension lift and then put in the small body lift so you can then install the MML and eliminate drive line problems and some other issues. A lot depends on what you intend to do with your Jeep. I have not heard a whole lot of really good feed back on Rough Country either. OME makes a very nice 2 inch lift kit.

will 33's fit on a 2 inch lift kit?

05JeepX 03-01-2012 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 2087896)
Why limit your choices to Rough Country? :confused:

cheap and good product i hear

cocky grin 03-01-2012 11:40 AM

I'm just throwing it out there.... go with BDS...I'm running a 3" lift and imma lovin it and it was easy to install

Imped 03-01-2012 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by 05JeepX (Post 2091172)
cheap and good product i hear

Those two don't go hand in hand and this is no different. If you want cheap, go RC. If you want good, do another couple months of solid research and get ready to spend some money. There's a lot more to it than bolting up some longer shocks and running longer springs.

05JeepX 03-01-2012 12:08 PM

just trying to find out what is best with those rims and tires

I-Want-A-Jeep 03-01-2012 06:33 PM

It really depends on what you're doing with your jeep... If you're looking for more extreme offroad capability, RC may not be the best choice.. If you're looking for a lift that can fit 33s just to fit 33s with normal driving/mild offroad, then it'll be just fine...

05JeepX 03-02-2012 06:49 AM

2 inch body lift clears 33's, i do farm off roading and camping, nothing too aggressive or extreme. jeep is my dd

Imped 03-02-2012 07:33 AM

LOL....then go with a 2" body lift.

Jerry Bransford 03-02-2012 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 05JeepX (Post 2093893)
2 inch body lift clears 33's...

Yes it clears 33" tires... when the Jeep is sitting still and not driving over bumps, dips, or going offroding. 2" of added clearance is not enough for 33" tires. Period. The minimum recommended added clearance for 33" tires on a street Jeep is 3" or 4" for one that sees much offroad time.

The only people who think 2" of added clearance is enough for 33" are inexperienced newbies.

05JeepX 03-02-2012 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 2094612)
Yes it clears 33" tires... when the Jeep is sitting still and not driving over bumps, dips, or going offroding. 2" of added clearance is not enough for 33" tires. Period. The minimum recommended added clearance for 33" tires on a street Jeep is 3" or 4" for one that sees much offroad time.

The only people who think 2" of added clearance is enough for 33" are inexperienced newbies.

yea so i may be inexperienced, but thats what happens when i own race cars and dedicate my time to road racing, like i said i am looking for a nice look on the street. thanks for the info though, every post i learn new things

Imped 03-02-2012 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by 05JeepX (Post 2095074)
yea so i may be inexperienced, but thats what happens when i own race cars and dedicate my time to road racing

Then you should have some common sense. Use it. :thumb:

530ktm 03-02-2012 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 05JeepX (Post 2093893)
2 inch body lift clears 33's, i do farm off roading and camping, nothing too aggressive or extreme. jeep is my dd

Do not do a 2 inch body lift. If you want to look cool and not really use the Jeep for off roading, put in a 2 inch budget boost and add the 1 inch body lift and the 33 inch tires will be fine. You may have to drop the transfer case a bit if you get any vibes but since you are not doing any off roading that wont bother you.

Ronk 03-03-2012 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
Yes it clears 33" tires... when the Jeep is sitting still and not driving over bumps, dips, or going offroding. 2" of added clearance is not enough for 33" tires. Period. The minimum recommended added clearance for 33" tires on a street Jeep is 3" or 4" for one that sees much offroad time.

The only people who think 2" of added clearance is enough for 33" are inexperienced newbies.

Body lifts do not look good. You hit the nail on the head...driving over bumps, dips and offroading.

jrussblues 03-03-2012 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
Yes it clears 33" tires... when the Jeep is sitting still and not driving over bumps, dips, or going offroding. 2" of added clearance is not enough for 33" tires. Period. The minimum recommended added clearance for 33" tires on a street Jeep is 3" or 4" for one that sees much offroad time.

The only people who think 2" of added clearance is enough for 33" are inexperienced newbies.

Jerry b...at 64...pwning noobs! Ha.

robertWillys 03-04-2012 08:44 AM

Nth Degree from AEV?
 
Anyone have an opinion on the Nth Degree 6 inch lift kit from AEV? I have one on my TJ, was there when I bought it, so I wanted to find out the pros and cons from some experienced drivers. :crazy:

robertWillys 03-11-2012 12:12 PM

Hope YOUALL have fun on YOUR site, no one seems to want to answer any question I have asked, so I can take the hint. Catch youall L8r..

Mudweiser 03-11-2012 12:18 PM

Would of been wise to make a new thread for that subject. Posting a question unrelated to the topic of this thread will not likely get you an answer here. Not that anyone was ignoring you, just no one was reading this thread :P

05JeepX 03-22-2012 08:13 PM

successful install on my TJ, 2" Black Diamond Budget Boost Kit with 285/75/16 (33's). Clears all day no rubbing, chaaaaaaaaaaa

jrussblues 03-22-2012 08:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 05JeepX
successful install on my TJ, 2" Black Diamond Budget Boost Kit with 285/75/16 (33's). Clears all day no rubbing, chaaaaaaaaaaa

Pics or it never happened.

05JeepX 03-23-2012 05:39 PM

4 Attachment(s)
here you go...legitttttttt

HD Wrangler 03-23-2012 06:58 PM

Well...... What are your impressions?

05JeepX 03-23-2012 08:33 PM

ball hard

jrussblues 03-23-2012 10:03 PM

Give in to the body lift. It will help. Looks sharp though. Enjoy!


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