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Joey C 10-16-2012 01:59 PM

best 3.25" suspension lift?
 
i have a 2.5" RC lift and 31" goodyear duratracs and i want a 3.25" lift and 33"'s. i would like to know who has the best lift but not too expensive and a good set of 33's. thanks

Jerry Bransford 10-16-2012 02:07 PM

I was about to give you a recommendation for a "best" suspension per your subject title but then you added "not too expensive" inside the post itself.... best and not too expensive are mutually exclusive. Best would be Savvy's and Currie's but not too expensive leaves them out and gets you down into the Skyjacker category. What is your budget for a suspension lift?

lapis_blue 10-16-2012 02:16 PM

If your trying to save money just get a body lift. I like my Rubicon express 3.5 super flex lift. But it will cost some $$$. BFG's are good tires to run

Jerry Bransford 10-16-2012 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonathon (Post 2896161)
If your trying to save money just get a body lift.

A body lift tall enough to run 33" tires without a suspension lift would be a REALLY bad idea.

cballou 10-16-2012 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
A body lift tall enough to run 33" tires without a suspension lift would be a REALLY bad idea.

But he already has a 2.5" suspension lift. With that he should be able to just add a 1" BL, get the 3.5" total lift he's looking for and safely run the 33s... correct?

lapis_blue 10-16-2012 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cballou

But he already has a 2.5" suspension lift. With that he should be able to just add a 1" BL, get the 3.5" total lift he's looking for and safely run the 33s... correct?

That's what I was saying. U ate correct

lapis_blue 10-16-2012 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonathon

That's what I was saying. U ate correct

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kennisondan 10-16-2012 03:17 PM

I am the victim of a bad idea... from the Prior Owner..
 
the sahara I am ending up with has a 3.5" body lift and 33" x 12.5" -15's on it since I got it.. it does not rub with what I put it through so far.
I added lockers, 456 ring and pinion, and am concerned what problems I am inviting with the body lift.. I had been under the impression that the body lift was a cheap way of clearing the tires; though unattractive to the practiced eye and likely causing some top heavy issues (assumed so).. it will be the daily driver... I have to replace a top and wanted a hard top $$$$$$$ ouch.. in fact the half cab was my dream from the start..
I hope to find out what problems accompany the 3.5" body lift.. and whether I ought to address that problem first... I will need tires pretty soon, I need a top, and I need to correct the body lift.. probably expensive to take off and to replace... am I right?)
dan kennison

02Prove 10-16-2012 03:19 PM

Add the 1.25" body lift and 1" motor mount lift to what you have and go get your 33s

Dextreme 10-16-2012 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joey C (Post 2896106)
i have a 2.5" RC lift and 31" goodyear duratracs and i want a 3.25" lift and 33"'s. i would like to know who has the best lift but not too expensive and a good set of 33's. thanks

If you are removing the existing lift, I would do 2" BDS Springs with a 1.25" BL and 33" Duratracs.

Jerry Bransford 10-16-2012 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cballou (Post 2896186)
But he already has a 2.5" suspension lift. With that he should be able to just add a 1" BL, get the 3.5" total lift he's looking for and safely run the 33s... correct?

You are correct but I read his post to mean he wants a new suspension lift.

Joey C 10-16-2012 04:08 PM

like 600-700 bucks.

Dextreme 10-16-2012 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kennisondan (Post 2896323)
the sahara I am ending up with has a 3.5" body lift and 33" x 12.5" -15's on it since I got it.. it does not rub with what I put it through so far.
I added lockers, 456 ring and pinion, and am concerned what problems I am inviting with the body lift.. I had been under the impression that the body lift was a cheap way of clearing the tires; though unattractive to the practiced eye and likely causing some top heavy issues (assumed so).. it will be the daily driver... I have to replace a top and wanted a hard top $$$$$$$ ouch.. in fact the half cab was my dream from the start..
I hope to find out what problems accompany the 3.5" body lift.. and whether I ought to address that problem first... I will need tires pretty soon, I need a top, and I need to correct the body lift.. probably expensive to take off and to replace... am I right?)
dan kennison

In your case, take care of the immediate needs first (tires & top), then worry about taking the BL down to 1"-1.25" and get some good 2"-3" springs".


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