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Austin 04-30-2008 07:21 AM

Suspension Lift Question... I did search
 
OK... I'm looking for a "semi-budget" suspension lift. I've seen the rough country kits for around $500.00 through JC whitney.

I can spend between $500-$600 total for the lift. I dont know a ton about them though. Do I have to get longer brake lines for a 4" lift? What "extra" would I need to do for a 4" lift? Should I just go with a 3"? I'm planning on doing some mild trails here in kentucky but I dont want to make this undrivable daily. This is my daily driver.

Any thoughts?

MoA 04-30-2008 07:34 AM

fork over an extra 70 bucks and go with the 2.5'' ome kit..


its a great riding kit, and later down the road you can add a 1'' bl and go with 33s..

ruff country kits suck

nregas1 04-30-2008 10:16 AM

FT 3" Basic lift $472 and free shipping from NR4x4.
http://www.northridge4x4.com/proddet...?prod=FTS-7503
JKS 1.25" BL
http://www.northridge4x4.com/proddet...?prod=JKS-9904
JKS 1" MML
http://www.offroadtoystore.com/Merch...ct_Code=JK8100

You now have 4.25"-4.50" of smooth riding, nice flexing lift with no vibes for $650 to your front door. But you still need shocks.

You can forget about the BL/MML for now and spend that money on shocks and you'll still have 3.25" from the SL alone and can run the tcase drop until you get the BL/MML.

Just my .02 since I've got experience with this setup on 2 TJ's and it's about the best way I know to squeeze the most lift on there for the money without putting crap on your jeep.

mrbigjeep 04-30-2008 01:42 PM

i would run the 3" FT lift with a 1" BL.

or a 2" coil lift with a 1" BL.

i wouldn't go with a 4" suspension lift unless you can afford a sye. i know some people just run a tcase drop with a 4" suspension lift but this is just my opinoin and i wouldn't go to a 4" lift unless i could afford the sye and cv driveshaft (and rear adjustable uppers).

upinar 04-30-2008 04:22 PM

the rough country kit comes with everything you need to have ur jeep run 4 inches higher than stock. Its a good kit. Its not cheap quality, its just inexpensive and worth it. Ive installed many of them including the kit on my jeep and they are good. recommend it

Triple88a 04-30-2008 05:50 PM

I'm in the process of returning my 4" kit with RC. It was a great lift in the beginning until my springs started sagging A LOT at UNEVEN rates (ex, my rear passenger is 1/2" lower than the drivers, fronts are over 1.5" lower than rears). That was the last straw.

RC rides like shit. Would you like to ride in a "race" car? If yes, get an rc kit. It flexes like crap because the springs are way too hard. The bushings on the control arms are hard and prevent side to side articulation, the shocks are also crap. The rest of the kit seems to be holding up but honestly save ur money.

Upinar, on the florida streets it might ride good but here in chicago our streets have holes over patched up holes.

Also, i bought a kit from Jc.. it was 519.xx with "free shipping".. they charged me for taxes (they said) and other crap.. ended up 569.xx

upinar 04-30-2008 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 224249)
I'm in the process of returning my 4" kit with RC. It was a great lift in the beginning until my springs started sagging A LOT at UNEVEN rates (ex, my rear passenger is 1/2" lower than the drivers, fronts are over 1.5" lower than rears). That was the last straw.

RC rides like shit. Would you like to ride in a "race" car? If yes, get an rc kit. It flexes like crap because the springs are way too hard. The bushings on the control arms are hard and prevent side to side articulation, the shocks are also crap. The rest of the kit seems to be holding up but honestly save ur money.

Upinar, on the florida streets it might ride good but here in chicago our streets have holes over patched up holes.

Also, i bought a kit from Jc.. it was 519.xx with "free shipping".. they charged me for taxes (they said) and other crap.. ended up 569.xx

Man, thats a bad experience. Ive heard some bad things about the kit but ive heard bad things about every kit. Im just telling my experiece. I can honestly say that i think its the lowest quality kit available, but not a LEMON lift kit. But for a nice riding 4 inch lift kit you would need a kit with trac bars, brake lines and other components that the rough country kit replaces with brackets. and that would cost nearly a grand and would certainly not be a budget lift. I now agree with the previous replys, get a 3 inch lift that rides nice and get the rest of the lift with a bodylift.

Triple88a 04-30-2008 06:38 PM

Upinar, i wonder if ur springs have sagged. you've had that for a while now haven't you?

I've had mine for about half a year and its crapping out on regular basis.

Here is my rig with 2" bl and 0 suspension lift on top of that rock with the sway bar CONNECTED
(it went up easily)I installed the RC kit and disconnected the sway bar expecting to get on that rock much easier, i could not, the tires kept on spinning.

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/b...88A/My-TJ1.gif

upinar 04-30-2008 08:54 PM

my springs havent sagged at all, yet. the only thing i noticed was when had just installed it, it was leaning one way with sway bars disconnect, but then it straightened out, wierd. Well, i just thought about it now and the only thing that i have the is rough country is the 2 front coils and maybe a sticker. And i have the high steer kit with my custom trac bars and sway bar links, so maybe thats why the rough country disease hasent hit me yet. but when i ran the complete rough country kit, it was fine and i ran it for about 2 years.


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