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jgore2409 07-07-2013 07:01 PM

lifts for a reasonable price
 
Looking to lift my 08 sahara between 2.5 to 4 inches.. Do a little offroading mainly just a daily driver back and forth to work, but wanting to know what y'all like and dislike and looking for somewhat cheap kits.. Any ideas?

larjeep 07-07-2013 07:03 PM

Zone.

jgore2409 07-07-2013 07:06 PM

I've seen that name around quite a bit but everyone I've talked to haven't heard anything about them..

Theairhead 07-07-2013 08:39 PM

I rarely heard them mentioned but as I dug deeper I heard them mentioned a lot. It's still a budget boost but a better quality at a similar price. From what I've read they are one of the best for a low priced lift.

jgore2409 07-07-2013 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Theairhead (Post 3936787)
I rarely heard them mentioned but as I dug deeper I heard them mentioned a lot. It's still a budget boost but a better quality at a similar price. From what I've read they are one of the best for a low priced lift.

Thanks alot, and I've been trying to read and look into as much as i can before i go buy.. Now just gotta figure how much lift i want..

Theairhead 07-07-2013 09:01 PM

What's your price range and what size tires do you want to run? 2 inches look good with 33. With 35s you will need to upgrade more than just suspension. Brakes, steering, maybe axles. Also regearing if you feel the Jeep is a bit sluggish, and labor and parts for regear can easily go over $1500. 3 inch suspension lift you should get a sye and CV shaft which means you will need rear lower control arms at least.

jgore2409 07-07-2013 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Theairhead (Post 3936873)
What's your price range and what size tires do you want to run? 2 inches look good with 33. With 35s you will need to upgrade more than just suspension. Brakes, steering, maybe axles. Also regearing if you feel the Jeep is a bit sluggish, and labor and parts for regear can easily go over $1500. 3 inch suspension lift you should get a sye and CV shaft which means you will need rear lower control arms at least.

I was looking to stay under a grand but i was thinking about 2.5 inches with 33 and like you said if i was going that far i might as well pull the entire suspension apart and do everything right but why fix it if it's not broken?

Theairhead 07-07-2013 09:22 PM

Are you planning on doing spacers or new coils and shocks?

jgore2409 07-07-2013 09:28 PM

New coils and shocks.. I've never really looked into spacers cause friends of mine had them on a 96 Wrangler and he said it made his ride like crap..

Theairhead 07-07-2013 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by jgore2409 (Post 3936986)
New coils and shocks.. I've never really looked into spacers cause friends of mine had them on a 96 Wrangler and he said it made his ride like crap..

96 wranglers were yjs. They had leaf springs which are rougher than coils. The ride quality is dependant on the coil rate and shock quality. I don't think coil spacers have any major affect on ride but I can't say for certain.

jgore2409 07-07-2013 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Theairhead (Post 3937043)

96 wranglers were yjs. They had leaf springs which are rougher than coils. The ride quality is dependant on the coil rate and shock quality. I don't think coil spacers have any major affect on ride but I can't say for certain.

I believe it was a 96 but i could be mistaken.. But again I've never really looked into them but I'm sure as heck going to.. I'm here for input and advice.. I just want something that's going to be able to handle some offroading (not a while bunch) but something that's going to give me clearance for bigger tires

Theairhead 07-07-2013 09:53 PM

If you just want clearance for tires you could look into tube fenders. I'm researching lifts for jks too around 2.5 inches. I can't decide if I just want spacers or upgrade coils and shocks.

jgore2409 07-07-2013 10:03 PM

Yeah upgraded coils and shocks were always my first thought on lifts, I'm not exactly sure why, but tire clearance isn't my only thing i want from a lift.. In my area everywhere you look you can see a Jeep with oversized wheels and tires but they don't do it right they just space the axles just to give them room to turn but you don't see a lifted Jeep that's done right in these neck of the woods in rural ohio

Theairhead 07-07-2013 10:11 PM

I'm actually in Ohio too. I mainly just see stock Jeeps not living to their potential. I don't even have a jeep yet but still plan on wheeling it on trails. Usually I just see students in high school or moms driving them.

jgore2409 07-08-2013 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Theairhead (Post 3937127)
I'm actually in Ohio too. I mainly just see stock Jeeps not living to their potential. I don't even have a jeep yet but still plan on wheeling it on trails. Usually I just see students in high school or moms driving them.

Where you located at? And yeah i completely follow what you mean bout Jeeps not living up to their potential..

Theairhead 07-08-2013 02:22 PM

Stark county near the Akron airport.

jgore2409 07-08-2013 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Theairhead (Post 3938890)
Stark county near the Akron airport.

Ah i got ya, being up on the big city im sure you see all kinds driving Jeeps lol

Theairhead 07-08-2013 03:22 PM

Its actually more of a suburb community where I live but still large enough to see a couple jeeps everyday. I've never actually seen one that was heavily modded at all. Stock everything.

jgore2409 07-08-2013 03:35 PM

Yea ive been to a few trail rides when id wheel with friends but I've seen basic stuff clear to fully modified.. Around here there aren't alot of legal trails but we always find mudholes to play in

Bjornvick 07-08-2013 03:54 PM

I just did a teraflex 2.5 with shock adapters. It's a nice kit, easy, and good price. Also they are very good to talk to. So far I love the kit.

jgore2409 07-08-2013 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Bjornvick (Post 3939167)
I just did a teraflex 2.5 with shock adapters. It's a nice kit, easy, and good price. Also they are very good to talk to. So far I love the kit.

Thanks! i seen that in a few magazines and on a few websites.. Did you upgrade shocks or did you stay stock shocks?

Bjornvick 07-08-2013 09:04 PM

I stayed stock for the time being but just ordered the bilsteins yesterday

jgore2409 07-08-2013 09:08 PM

That's going to make for one bad ass ride, I've been leaning towards lifts with shocks included just cause it saves me some time and money.. But i could always upgrade them if I'm not happy with what i have..

Theairhead 07-09-2013 01:01 PM

Would you rather of done a coil lift instead? Or are you completely satisfied with how the teraflex lift was?

dawhitesJKU 07-09-2013 01:10 PM

I did a 2.5 for less than 1k. that included all the necessities for offroad (jks disco's/and exhaust spacer for my 2012) along with great dd capabilities due to the AEV geometry brackets.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/rub...ew-254067.html

Bigbob2 07-09-2013 09:39 PM

I was also browsing lifts and found the rough country 2.5" lift.. It said $400 which I thought was pretty damn good. Springs and shocks with brake line relocators.

Theairhead 07-09-2013 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigbob2 (Post 3944519)
I was also browsing lifts and found the rough country 2.5" lift.. It said $400 which I thought was pretty damn good. Springs and shocks with brake line relocators.

Not many people are satisfied with rc products. From what I've read many say its a rough ride. Do some searches if you want. Not many recommend rough country.

Bigbob2 07-09-2013 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Theairhead (Post 3944677)

Not many people are satisfied with rc products. From what I've read many say its a rough ride. Do some searches if you want. Not many recommend rough country.

Oh really? I've only seen/ heard about them in pickups so I wouldn't really know. Just though that was a good price. Thanks for the heads up!

dawhitesJKU 07-10-2013 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Bigbob2 (Post 3944695)
Oh really? I've only seen/ heard about them in pickups so I wouldn't really know. Just though that was a good price. Thanks for the heads up!

RC has a lot of products for different applications. For our jeeps, the sagging of springs, and rough ride is pretty common with the complaints. Yes it does have a lifetime warranty, but those parts are being replaced quite often. Some users have problems, some don't.

NoBoat0429 07-10-2013 11:15 PM

1.5" RC lift with shocks, worth every bit of the 25,000 pennies I paid for it. Actually will measure 1.75" of lift. A good jeep guy will charge 200-300 dollars to install. Makes ride 15-20% stiffer. No other mods required, just bigger tires:)


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