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Unread 03-23-2012, 08:53 AM   #16
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Ya, have certainly seen worse.. Any opinions on a moderately priced 2.5-3" lift? Been looking at RC, Black Diamond ect.. What is needed other than the obvious springs, shocks, ubolts..?

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Unread 03-23-2012, 10:48 AM   #17
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How much do you have to spend. I wouldn't go above a 2.5" lift because of the drivetrain angle issues. 1" body lift max. and no more then 1" shackle lift. How much lift you are loking for shoulddepend on the tire size and the flex so you are clearing the wheel wells. I have 2" suspension, 1" body and I am running 32's. I will be doing the shackles and flares as I get it put back together.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 11:09 AM   #18
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I just did a rc lift 4" for the same price as 2.5. Was looking at 2.5-3 inch but rather just go bigger and call it good. I paid 440 for it off of here.. and thats shipped to my door. When it alone from rc sells for 449. (519.90) shipped to my door.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 11:25 AM   #19
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Dont you need extended brake lines, 5th link assembly, SYE to run a 4" properly? Or are ya running it without any of these shoeless? If so any issues?
I'm looking to spend under $1000.00..
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Unread 03-23-2012, 11:26 AM   #20
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I was going to go with Old Man Emu but it ended up getting pricey quick. BDS Suspension is doing a 10% off sale till the end of the month with free shipping to any dealers that might be near you. Im going to go with their 2" kit that comes with everything you need for ~$680 plus it has a lifetime warranty. Throw on some good shackles and youve got yourself 2.5"-3" lift.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 11:43 AM   #21
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And a 1" body lift. Everything under $1000 and no wories about the drive line issues.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 11:53 AM   #22
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Is the BDS kit right off they're site or somewhere else?
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Unread 03-23-2012, 11:54 AM   #23
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Dont you need extended brake lines, 5th link assembly, SYE to run a 4" properly? Or are ya running it without any of these shoeless? If so any issues?
I'm looking to spend under $1000.00..
From what my buddies out here have said you just need to tcase drop (Which is included) and extended brake lines. Its simple. Havent recieved my lift kit yet but i will post some more info soon for ya.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 12:55 PM   #24
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To be safe, 4'' is max without using an SYE. My opinion
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Unread 03-23-2012, 05:28 PM   #25
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BDS is starting to look pretty good.. Thanks for the tip!
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Unread 03-23-2012, 05:46 PM   #26
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Rough country sucks. Go bds and get yourself some nice shocks. I'm going to replace my rough country with a 3.5 inch bds when I get the money and the snow
melts.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 07:55 PM   #27
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The only reason im doing rc is its a good lift and i dont really offroad as much as most. Mud runs and dd.
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Unread 03-24-2012, 01:53 PM   #28
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Starting to look a little better

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Flares and rockers done..
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Unread 03-24-2012, 02:54 PM   #29
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To be safe, 4'' is max without using an SYE. My opinion
This depends on your transmission.
The automatic transmission is nice and looong. I have a 3" with an auto and no SYE, and the yoke is RIGHT at the tip. If I had the manual transmission, it would pop right out.
Honestly, I'd say 2.5 is largest with out SYE.

However, SYE should be a necessity. You can get a JB Conversion CV Yoke SYE kit for $200, then cut down a CV drive shaft off of an XJ (Cherokee) and balance it and you have yourself a nice SYE set up. I got this set up from Anticanman who runs it as a DD and said he had no issues with it.
Save yourself $100 dollars on the CV drive shaft.

Now, I understand budgets quite well. However, I would personally do it.

But the worse that will happen if the yoke pops out is you'll have a lovely ATF mess everywhere and you'll have to buy more ATF to put in your transfer case. So might as well try if you don't want to spend the money.
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Unread 03-28-2012, 10:12 AM   #30
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Maintenance update: New plugs, wires, cap, rotor, air/fuel/oil filters, oil change (Lucas Oil), coolant flush and cleaned the intake.. Still need to do tranny, transfer case and diffs and she should be happy for awhile
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