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post #1 of 12 Old 05-04-2011, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Lift Kit Opinion

All right let me tell you what I am looking at and what I want it to do. I want a small lift kit 1.5 to 2.5 lift. I have looked at Black Diamond, Superlift, and Rough Country. Not really interested in anything over 2.5; don't wanna get into TC drop SYE stuff.

I use my jeep for cruising back country roads, trail riding and driving to work when weather is good. I don't do any drastic rock crawlin or mud riding. My stock springs are about flat and just want a small lift and 31's. Also, since this is my toy and beater knock around vehicle, don't wanna spend more than $600.00 on lift.

So, give me some suggestions.

Thanks


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post #2 of 12 Old 05-04-2011, 11:02 AM
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I use mine a lot like you do. Nothing extreme. I went with the Rough Country 4" kit. same price as the 2.5 kit and comes with the Transfer case drop and a drop pitman arm. I have no problems with vibration, run on the freeways at 75 all the time. The less expensive kits are bound to settle so that 2.5 could end up a 1.5 ot 2" kit and the 4 a 3 or 3.5 kit.

If you decide on RC call Ryan Chase at RC direct to order and use the Forum 10% discount cost will be about 400.00 for either kit

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Old Man EMu makes a 2.5" springs, super nice ride... and they wont sag like most after a few years....

will be more expensive then others as well....

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I really like my Pro-comp 2.5".
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Not really interested in anything over 2.5; don't wanna get into TC drop SYE stuff.
A transfer case drop is not a big deal to install, and not to be confused with an sye, or melded into the same process. Completely different things here.
If you are going to be going with something even as small as a 2.5 inch lift, you still may need a transfer case drop kit. 1 inch. (or a motor mount lift possibly) Not a big deal. An sye is a much more involved process that switches out the rear drive shaft, and modification to the transfer case.
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post #6 of 12 Old 05-04-2011, 12:11 PM
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I put a 3" shackel lift on my YJ and have zero problems and have had to do zero modifications to it. the shackels are CHEAP too. I paid $200 for all for of them and I got places all the hook up rigs go. It only took about 2-2/12 hours to install.
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I use mine a lot like you do. Nothing extreme. I went with the Rough Country 4" kit. same price as the 2.5 kit and comes with the Transfer case drop and a drop pitman arm. I have no problems with vibration, run on the freeways at 75 all the time. The less expensive kits are bound to settle so that 2.5 could end up a 1.5 ot 2" kit and the 4 a 3 or 3.5 kit.

If you decide on RC call Ryan Chase at RC direct to order and use the Forum 10% discount cost will be about 400.00 for either kit
Thanks, was kinda leaning towards the RC. Heard a few bad things and some good. Saw the write-up one kid done on an RC and I checked it out on the review section. Appreciate the contact name.

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A transfer case drop is not a big deal to install, and not to be confused with an sye, or melded into the same process. Completely different things here.
If you are going to be going with something even as small as a 2.5 inch lift, you still may need a transfer case drop kit. 1 inch. (or a motor mount lift possibly) Not a big deal. An sye is a much more involved process that switches out the rear drive shaft, and modification to the transfer case.
Yep, I understand difference between TC drop and SYE. TC drop is not big deal. But then there is the brakeline extensions, and pitman arm drop. Not big deal, just time. Guess I'm gettin old and lazy

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I put a 3" shackel lift on my YJ and have zero problems and have had to do zero modifications to it. the shackels are CHEAP too. I paid $200 for all for of them and I got places all the hook up rigs go. It only took about 2-2/12 hours to install.
Thanks, but shackel lift is not an option since my stock springs are shot. On the verge of being a negative arch.

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Based on your budget get an RC lift. If you still don't have the room you want for the 31's put a 1" body lift and call it done.

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Based on your budget get an RC lift. If you still don't have the room you want for the 31's put a 1" body lift and call it done.
Thanks Lou,

I already have the 1" body lift. I'm doing the suspension lift primarily because stock springs are wore out. I will prob get 2"-3" out of a 1.5 and 3"-4" out of a 2.5 due to the fact that I am so flat now.

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post #12 of 12 Old 05-04-2011, 05:03 PM
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Just hit that BDS 2.5 and don't look back. With a 1 inch body lift already, 2.5 seems like just the right amount so you don't hold yourself back in the future if you change your mind about some things. Hit some 32in yokos or something...
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