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Unread 02-06-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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I want a good cheap lift

I'm not older I'm just 16 with a 1995 2.5l yj. It's a putts. I want a good lift for cheap and some more ideas to make it better. Any ideas ( reasonably priced)

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Unread 02-06-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
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for a cheap lift look at Rough Country, unfortunately when it comes to jeeps youll learn very quickly that good and cheap very rarely go together though. i run a Rough country lift because it was cheap and it rides like a covered wagon, but whatever its a jeep.
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Unread 02-06-2012, 11:25 PM   #3
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Yeah I know what you mean. It's rusted a bit. I just want that pop so it's like wow look at that but that takes $$$ and I'm just 16. I was also thinking about engine swap.
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Unread 02-06-2012, 11:44 PM   #4
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Just keep saving. Lift will mean bigger tires and you'll want nicer than stock wheels and the list goes on. Just keep saving.
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Unread 02-06-2012, 11:48 PM   #5
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bastard pack. its as good as you make it and it's cheap
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Unread 02-07-2012, 06:31 AM   #6
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true but you gotta know what arch your lookin for
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1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/alternator-welder-write-up-1301614/[/url]
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/tj-uppers-yj-half-doors-hard-top-installation-1417686/[/url]
RC vs BDS
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/rough-country-vs-bds-1461555/[/url]
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Unread 02-07-2012, 06:41 AM   #7
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Whats cheap to you?throw a2" body lift and some 1"shackles in it quick cheap and then throw a girl in it. done
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Unread 02-07-2012, 06:52 AM   #8
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Like others have said, cheap and quality don't usually go together unless you find a deal on craigslist.

The real question is how much are you willing to spend? Cheap to me might not be the same as cheap to you.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 07:11 AM   #9
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Take some advice from an 18 year old going off to college next year. You need to save your money, seriously. This past summer I had saved up a boat load of money to do mods to the Jeep. Guess what I did. New rear main seal twice, new clutch, new flywheel, new slave cylinder. I haven't even been driving Jeep for a year! I've put almost all my money into my Jeep because it needed repairs because of the fact that the last owner didn't drive it much. The longer a vehicle sits the more problems are likely to develop, so when it gets driven every single day suddenly things are gonna need to be replaced. Take your time and don't dump all your money into it. I know that I will never sell my Jeep for any reason because it is completely paid for and more importantly I love it too much, that means I will keep it until the day that I die, that means I have 60 years to do what ever I want to it! Just take your time and save your money, remember that you can still have fun in the way of hauling girls in it.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 07:18 AM   #10
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Whats cheap to you?throw a2" body lift and some 1"shackles in it quick cheap and then throw a girl in it. done
Body lift and shackles, cheap. Girl? Not so much.....
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Unread 02-07-2012, 08:31 AM   #11
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Take some advice from an 18 year old going off to college next year. You need to save your money, seriously. This past summer I had saved up a boat load of money to do mods to the Jeep. Guess what I did. New rear main seal twice, new clutch, new flywheel, new slave cylinder. I haven't even been driving Jeep for a year! I've put almost all my money into my Jeep because it needed repairs because of the fact that the last owner didn't drive it much. The longer a vehicle sits the more problems are likely to develop, so when it gets driven every single day suddenly things are gonna need to be replaced. Take your time and don't dump all your money into it. I know that I will never sell my Jeep for any reason because it is completely paid for and more importantly I love it too much, that means I will keep it until the day that I die, that means I have 60 years to do what ever I want to it! Just take your time and save your money, remember that you can still have fun in the way of hauling girls in it.
Good advice here. I got my jeep when I was 16 and I'm 27 now. It's been a work in progress and most of the progress was after college. I have a good job and time to put into it, I just need the space now. But I did get a lift and some tires when I was working and in school. Just saved my nickels and dimes. But I don't plan on selling it so I have plenty of time to continue to mod it.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 08:39 AM   #12
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your jeep probably needs new springs anyway. I'd look into Zone http://zoneoffroad.com/product?ki=456&gr=-1 not expensive but higher quality then RC. and a 2in kit should clear 33s with cutting.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 11:01 AM   #13
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x2 on the bastard packs
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1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/alternator-welder-write-up-1301614/[/url]
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/tj-uppers-yj-half-doors-hard-top-installation-1417686/[/url]
RC vs BDS
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/rough-country-vs-bds-1461555/[/url]
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Unread 02-07-2012, 11:14 AM   #14
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I'd agree with previous posts of saving for repairs/school stuff. A lifted 2.5l was not fun for commuting to and from school (I know because I did it when I was in school)

It did attract girls thought lol (probably didn't help your decision at all)
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Unread 02-07-2012, 01:20 PM   #15
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Those are all good. Going to college is important to me but junior college near by then off to a bigger college and leave the jeep at home and trust my parents don't sell my baby. I don't want to sell it. It fits me perfectly just needs upgrades. Anybody got anything for better gas mileage?
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