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ok im on the verge of buying a new jeep, and i have some questions. first is what is the diff between the CJ, YJ, TJ models?
second, im buying a 6 banger and im planing on putting a 4 inch lift on it with either 33 or 32 size tires on it.. i was wondering if anybody knew if theres a really good brand of lifts that i should look into.
third, not really a question but is there any random advice or helpful info you guys can give me.
thanks Casey
 

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Boy, that's a loaded question if i ever saw one. I'm going to keep quiet about the lifts. There's going to be alot of comments flying for that one.

There's another thread asking about the CJ, YJ, TJ differences question. I'll look for it and post the link.
 

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Your welcome. There are some true experts on lifts. Keep an eye out. They will have lots of advice and much useful information on lifting.
 

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i would go with 33's...and when your talking lifts i've heard skyjacker is the absolute best...although its not exactly cheap it is pretty complete and it flexes awesome and is tough and durable and havent heard complaints...but then again fabtech and rubicon express are good too...and rough country standard 4 inch is only 500 dollars and is complete with everything and the only bad thing i've heard is a rough ride which i dont think is a big deal
TJ = 97-06 round headlights
YJ = 87-95 square headlights
CJ = 86 and earlier round headlights
any questions on the lift just ask
 

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I've been reading a few strands on here and i see that alot of problems starting happening at 4 inch lifts, such as; longer drive shafts, case drops, vibrations, slip yoke eliminators, and "SYE" (which i dont know the meaning of). Do these kits cover any of these problems or do i have to tackle them myself?
 

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I've been reading a few strands on here and i see that alot of problems starting happening at 4 inch lifts, such as; longer drive shafts, case drops, vibrations, slip yoke eliminators, and "SYE" (which i dont know the meaning of). Do these kits cover any of these problems or do i have to tackle them myself?
The SYE is a slip yoke eliminator. Kits usually do not come with these, and aren't even necessary on Rubicons, as they already have the CV style yokes. What the kits do come with is a spacer to drop your skid plate down about 2", which is supposed to compensate for the lift. Deciding on a Jeep, is like deciding on a lift, have to weigh your wants and desires in one hand, and your wallet in the other. CJ's and YJ's ride on leaf springs, where TJ's ride on coil springs. Coils ride smoother and articulate better. Do some research, decide what you want a Jeep for, and have a blast building one, or leaving it stock.
 

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they do not come with an sye but they do come with a transfer case lowering kit (spacers) that help get rid of some vibrations...if you get a 4 inch lift u could or could not get vibrations...but if you do its no big deal...i dont really mind it...and you can always get a longer cv style driveshaft with sye...but the only problem you MiGhT have is vibrations...but then again maybe not
 

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i would go with 33's...and when your talking lifts i've heard skyjacker is the absolute best...although its not exactly cheap it is pretty complete and it flexes awesome and is tough and durable and havent heard complaints...but then again fabtech and rubicon express are good too...and rough country standard 4 inch is only 500 dollars and is complete with everything and the only bad thing i've heard is a rough ride which i dont think is a big deal
TJ = 97-06 round headlights
YJ = 87-95 square headlights
CJ = 86 and earlier round headlights
any questions on the lift just ask
Dude, I don't know who you been talking to, but out here there isn't a good thing said at all about SkyCrapper. I think their springs are weak and start to sag much quicker than anyone elses. That's why on my lift when it was time to choose springs I went with RE Springs over SkyJacker.

Rubicon Express Lifts won't let you down. Also a few of the guys on here have been using the Rough Country lifts with little or no problems and they like the ride a lot. I don't run one, but I am very impressed with what I see out of Rock Krawler these days. They are putting together some nice products. I have installed this long arm and it's definitely some tough stuff (How can't it be with solid stock arms :D)

With the lifts these days you get what you pay for. There's some school of thought that says to piece together good pieces from different manufacturers (I know that Clifford's buddies at DPG sell some nice packages in this regard) and then there's a school of thought that says a lift manufacturer has designed his pieces of equipment to work hand in hand with each other and hence using another manufacturers equipment lessens the ability of the particular suspension to function in it's prime condition.

It really all depends on how extreme you want to go with it. There's a piece of equipment for every whim you have and more fab shops that can build you whatever you want. You will however have fun with whatever you use. IMO a good shock is the key to lifting your vehicle and driving it still on the street with some comfort.
 

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Lol, you guys are great. I guess I'll give you guys somemore info. Im buying an O6' wrangler, soft top (but with full doors), inline 6. Its pretty basic put its trail rated and the guy said it should do pretty much anything i want it to do. Im excited about up grading it over time. At the moment money for a lift isnt really an issue since im selling my current truck and dirtbike. So i want to get something good.

I personaly like to go on trails, and jeep runs in Ocitillo desert (a popular desert in so cal). I've looked at some lifts and fabtech, rubicon express, and rough country are all awsome. So far rough country seems to be the best deal.
 
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