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Old 06-21-2014, 10:13 PM
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4 incj skyjacker or rough country?

Which lift is better? I cant decide which one I should get. Any suggestions?

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Old 06-21-2014, 10:26 PM   #2
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Are those your only two options? That would be a seriously difficult decision for me.

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Let's see... would I rather eat a moldy sandwich or drink curdled milk... yep that would indeed a seriously difficult decision for me too.

Seriously... there are a lot of good suspension lifts out there but there isn't much respect for Rough Country or Skyjacker... they just happen to be the most heavily advertised.

What's your budget and is it severely limited or is it flexible? What type of wheeling do you do or is this really just for the street?
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Budgets around 600 and I ride mostly road but go off road occasionally.
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It's time to set your sights on a shorter lift then, that's not enough $$$ to install a 4" or taller suspension lift with the SYE kit and CV driveshaft a 4" suspension lift requires to prevent serious drivetrain vibrations.

A better way if you want 4" would be with a 3" suspension lift plus a 1" body lift... 3" of suspension lift doesn't quite require the expensive SYE (slip yoke eliminator) kit and longer CV rear driveshaft like a 4" suspension lift does.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:51 PM
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Yeah I think I'm going to get the zone 4.25 lift. I guess it's good for the money?
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Yeah I think I'm going to get the zone 4.25 lift. I guess it's good for the money?
Did you read post #6? Do you know how much the required SYE kit and rear CV driveshaft would cost to make that 4.25" lift work without major vibrations?
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I think he's talking about getting the 3" spring plus 1.25" body lift "kit".

I'd just get some good 2-3" springs and spend the money on the best shocks I could get if I had $600 for a budget. Then I'd visit the next step if/when I needed to.
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I ran the Skyjacker BB on my TJ for 7 yrs. the hydro shocks that came with it ran nice. For a little bit of clearance without the expense/hassle. Stick with a small BB and maybe some Rancho 9000 shocks.
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Yeah I'm talking about a 3 inch suspension and 1.25 body lift which I can run with no problems.
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That'd be a good way to go.

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