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:wavey: Hello fellow Jeepers... I'm wanting to lift my Jeep and really don't know how high to go and or what make... There are lots of different post throughout the forum, but I would like to hear from locals that tread on the same types of trails I do (Super Lift 1's, 2's and a possible 3... & a little mud here and there)

As of now I'm looking at the following:

Rough Country 2.5" w/ 1.25 body lift running 31.5 tires
Rough Country 3.5 lift still running the same size tires

Again, I would like to hear from you guy's and gal's to see what you run, cost, pro's and cons, and recommendations.

My concerns are : #1 the risk of Death Wobble #2 cost of the lift #3 Installation easy or pay someone??

Thanks everyone in advanced for your time and information.

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Between those two lifts? I'd do the 2.5/1.25 and add some good control arms and stuff. I've heard from folks around here that for the price its not a bad set up, I would run it. If I had the money I'd go after the OME lift from dpg offroad. Dirk is a cool guy and can get you a sweet lift for cheaper than anywhere else. But really buddy its up to your budget. If I wanted to try to sway your decision, I would've said SAVVY OR DIE!!!!! haha
 

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Between those two lifts? I'd do the 2.5/1.25 and add some good control arms and stuff. I've heard from folks around here that for the price its not a bad set up, I would run it. If I had the money I'd go after the OME lift from dpg offroad. Dirk is a cool guy and can get you a sweet lift for cheaper than anywhere else. But really buddy its up to your budget. If I wanted to try to sway your decision, I would've said SAVVY OR DIE!!!!! haha
I did look at a couple of Savvy lifts, and whew... they're proud of those babies.. Maybe when I get rich and famous I'll have one of those installed.

Thanks jmcc for your input.
 

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IMO that's alot of lift for that size tire. Why did you decide on that tall of a list?
 

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IMO that's alot of lift for that size tire. Why did you decide on that tall of a list?
Well my first choice was a 2.5", but after much debate and discussion. I made the decision to go 3.5 now, as I only want to lift it once, and when the time comes, I will get bigger tires. I've seen several pictures if other Jeeps that have similar lifts with the same size tires, and they don't look too bad.

Are you looking at lifting yours? If so, what kind / size?
 

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Well my first choice was a 2.5", but after much debate and discussion. I made the decision to go 3.5 now, as I only want to lift it once, and when the time comes, I will get bigger tires. I've seen several pictures if other Jeeps that have similar lifts with the same size tires, and they don't look too bad.

Are you looking at lifting yours? If so, what kind / size?
I hear ya, was just curious. :)

I'm running a 1.5" TF leveling kit w/ 33s.

I like the space I have now in the wheels wells. The problem is that when I add bumpers (which I hope to do very soon), I'll lose some of the lift I got from the TF kit.

So my place is to get a 2.5" kit w/ new coils and shocks so that after adding the weight of the new bumpers I'll probably end up being slightly higher than I am now. And I can reuse the front spacers from the TF kit to level out the front if needed.

Down the road, if I end up needing more wheel space to avoid rub, I can ditch the stock flares and get some flats.
 

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They all look fine to me. Odd thing is that they don't like they have any more clearance than I do, and I"m running 33s w/ just 1.5" of lift.
Interesting... I'm really looking forward to seeing yours up close at the meet and greet.
 

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Interesting... I'm really looking forward to seeing yours up close at the meet and greet.
Actually, the 1.5" TF leveling kit is listed as actually a 2" in the rear, so the 3.25 would be roughly an inch higher than mine which would be hard to tell from looking at pictures.

Should be all bring mechanic's dollies so that we can all roll up under each other's rigs? LOL
 

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They all look fine to me. Odd thing is that they don't like they have any more clearance than I do, and I"m running 33s w/ just 1.5" of lift.

You run a JK. He has a TJ. The JK's already come with taller tires and bigger rims so they naturally sit somewhat higher than the TJ from the factory. A TJ will need around 3.5+" of lift to meet a 2 inch lifted JK.
 

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You run a JK. He has a TJ. The JK's already come with taller tires and bigger rims so they naturally sit somewhat higher than the TJ from the factory. A TJ will need around 3.5+" of lift to meet a 2 inch lifted JK.
ARCountryBoy - you coming to either of the Meet and Greet shindigs we have planned for February 4th and 12th? I think we're up to approximately 20 Jeeps and a handful of FJ's...

Hope to see you there!

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Hey BC...

My lift that you were looking at is the RC 3.25 hybrid lift. I also bought the steering stablizer too. I run the MB Chaos 5 rims (15x8 with 3.75 backspacing). The tires are Wrangler Duratracs (33/12.5) which is what is recommended with the lift.

I bought the lift from Rough Country. I think if you call, there might be a forum discount. The rims and tires can from Discount Tire Direct. If you buy them together, they will mount and balance them for free.
 

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Hey BC...

My lift that you were looking at is the RC 3.25 hybrid lift. I also bought the steering stablizer too. I run the MB Chaos 5 rims (15x8 with 3.75 backspacing). The tires are Wrangler Duratracs (33/12.5) which is what is recommended with the lift.

I bought the lift from Rough Country. I think if you call, there might be a forum discount. The rims and tires can from Discount Tire Direct. If you buy them together, they will mount and balance them for free.
Thanks a million Chickie! Since mine was the smallest on the trail last weekend. I'm trying hard to get one. Next thing would be if I could only convince Justin to help me install it - he's obviously the man when it comes to MODS...

Again, thank you very much - hope to see you guys next Sunday.
 

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:wavey: Hello fellow Jeepers... I'm wanting to lift my Jeep and really don't know how high to go and or what make... There are lots of different post throughout the forum, but I would like to hear from locals that tread on the same types of trails I do (Super Lift 1's, 2's and a possible 3... & a little mud here and there)

As of now I'm looking at the following:

Rough Country 2.5" w/ 1.25 body lift running 31.5 tires
Rough Country 3.5 lift still running the same size tires

Again, I would like to hear from you guy's and gal's to see what you run, cost, pro's and cons, and recommendations.

My concerns are : #1 the risk of Death Wobble #2 cost of the lift #3 Installation easy or pay someone??

Thanks everyone in advanced for your time and information.

bc
OME makes a nice 2" lift and you can add a BL with it and run 33". I have a 3" Zone lift ($459) and run 33". Also consider a adjustable track bar at least in the front. If not you have to drill a new hole for the stock track bar. And the new hole will be very close to the old one. I didn't like that idea. But a lot of people have done it.

Death wobble is not a problem when adding a lift. DW comes from worn out or loose suspension parts. Driveline vibes come from a lift.

You never can tell what else you may need after doing a lift. After doing my lift I got slight driveline vibes. Some do and some don't. But be prepared to spend a little more than you thought.

Get a can of PB Blaster and start spraying it on all the bolts. Pay special attention to the top shock mounts in the rear. Those have been known to break when removing. Yeap, I had one to break and spent a whole day drilling that bolt out. Not fun at all.
 

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OME makes a nice 2" lift and you can add a BL with it and run 33". I have a 3" Zone lift ($459) and run 33". Also consider a adjustable track bar at least in the front. If not you have to drill a new hole for the stock track bar. And the new hole will be very close to the old one. I didn't like that idea. But a lot of people have done it.

Death wobble is not a problem when adding a lift. DW comes from worn out or loose suspension parts. Driveline vibes come from a lift.

You never can tell what else you may need after doing a lift. After doing my lift I got slight driveline vibes. Some do and some don't. But be prepared to spend a little more than you thought.

Get a can of PB Blaster and start spraying it on all the bolts. Pay special attention to the top shock mounts in the rear. Those have been known to break when removing. Yeap, I had one to break and spent a whole day drilling that bolt out. Not fun at all.
Thanks John. I did look at the zone lifts, and I've strongly considered it. Because this is my first Jeep, and I'm not a mechanic, I need all the advise / help I can get. They say installing one is easy, but I'm leery to tackle it myself. I've pondered having it done...???
 

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Alright, after much thought and research, I've decided to go with the following:

RC 3.25 suspension lift with 2.2 shocks
RC 2.2 steering stabilizer
RC Quick sway bar disconnects

Who's the pro that would like coach me while attempting to put this thing on :rofl:

It should be here Thursday March 1st. I'm going to start soaking crap down with some PB blaster tomorrow if I can get my garage all covered up.

I'm in no huge hurry to get it on, but as soon as it arrives, I know I'll be chomping at the bit!

Thanks for all of your advise, and comments!
 

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Alright, after much thought and research, I've decided to go with the following:

RC 3.25 suspension lift with 2.2 shocks
RC 2.2 steering stabilizer
RC Quick sway bar disconnects

Who's the pro that would like coach me while attempting to put this thing on :rofl:

It should be here Thursday March 1st. I'm going to start soaking crap down with some PB blaster tomorrow if I can get my garage all covered up.

I'm in no huge hurry to get it on, but as soon as it arrives, I know I'll be chomping at the bit!

Thanks for all of your advise, and comments!
I should be able to help you out but it will be at least two weeks. It's not as bad as it seems. Pay special attention to those upper shock bolts with the PB Blaster. Its a real pain in the a,,,, when those bolts break, and they are known to break. Might want to rent a strut compressor to get the new springs in easier. What all comes with the lift you bought? Shocks/Springs? Control arms? transfer case drop?
 

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I should be able to help you out but it will be at least two weeks. It's not as bad as it seems. Pay special attention to those upper shock bolts with the PB Blaster. Its a real pain in the a,,,, when those bolts break, and they are known to break. Might want to rent a strut compressor to get the new springs in easier. What all comes with the lift you bought? Shocks/Springs? Control arms? transfer case drop?
Thanks man... again I'm in no big hurry. If you get busy no problem. And yes, it came with, shocks, springs, case drop, and a few other things. I'll post a pic tomorrow from work that shows all the neat stuff that I can't name ;)
 
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