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protron 12-27-2007 08:24 PM

cheap lift kit

wall LA ! my friend been telling me that i can get a cheap lift kit for my jeep. so i went looking on the internet and found a kit for $429.00 . It looks decent to me, but i do not know a whole lot about springs and shocks. But what i do know is you get what you pay for. And i want a lift badly, this cheap kit seems attractive. So when things are cheap and attractive somebody has to tell me what is wrong with it. also if anyone has a kit tell me everything about.

cheap ON - OFF road tires

i do not do a whole lot of off roading yet, but i do alot of mudding. i drive the jeep mostly on the road. so the question do i get on - off road tires or can i use off road tires on the road, does off road tires wear fast on the road? :crash:

Justin 12-27-2007 08:48 PM

thats the same kit im running, except i paid 405.00 shipped. i asked around first too and got a lot of mixed opinions. a lot of ppl say to save your money and get something better, but i cannot complain i love it so far.

also you can upgrade the springs down the road if you want, if you end up not liking the ride. im a fan so far.

as far as tires, i bought some 33 inch PRO Comp Mud Terrains for pretty cheap. depends on the size you want. mine perform awesome on the road and was a monster on the snow this past couple of weeks. i also tossed on a 1.5" shackle lift. i dont think you can retain you stock shackles with the lift (not sure)

Justin 12-27-2007 08:50 PM

oh my jeep is a daily driver 4.2L. if you want i can send you the email address from the guy i got my kit from too. took about 1 week to come in or soo....

orange05tj 12-27-2007 08:58 PM

I have a friend who is running that kit on his YJ and he loves it. I'm not recommending Pro Comp MT's because I have them now and they suck.

cowboyhill 12-28-2007 09:48 AM

hey man look order a rought country lift and buy eather some bfg muds or retreads just depends on the size

nycom96 12-28-2007 12:33 PM

I love my Rough Country Lift. I highly recommend Mickey Thompson MTZ'S

crafty 12-28-2007 09:53 PM

My rig was my only transportation for years, go with BFG M/T. They wear and perform very well. If you go with a cheap kit keep track of the height of your vehicle. If it starts to flatten out it can cost you lots of money in the future if you don't notice it in time. <---my Rough Country experience.

Where are you in Florida?

protron 12-29-2007 02:01 AM

why would it flatten? what happens if it does?

-boca raton

mmasuperman12 12-29-2007 03:38 PM

it flattens because the springs are junk. they sag after a year....i know from experiance. i put on a BDS lift after my rough country lift and added the BDS shocks as rides so nice now and it went up 3 inches from a lift kit that was a year old. i honestly didnt think it sagged so much untill i measured before and after. it looks great after you do it but give it 6-8 months you will be rubbing when you flex. dont waste your time on a junk lift. my BDS lift has been in for 6 months now and still sits just as high. i got the springs for 86$ per axle from an offroad store here back home and it was like 20 for bushings and 15 for new Ubolts. the only thing i didnt get from it being a full kit was T-case drop and new pitman arm because i had those already....but you said it already you get what you pay for and rough country just aint worth it im my opinion. plus i got in a wreck with mine and the springs folded into a Z like shape...made for a good picture but no one has ever seen one like it.

crafty 12-29-2007 08:48 PM

It can also put your rear driveshaft in a bind. It is believed that is what caused damage to the yoke and gears in my rear axle. My 33's no longer fit so I did some trimming on my rear tub and switched to the TJ flares until I got enough stuff gathered for my build.

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