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Unread 09-19-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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1996 zj lift question

Hello all.


just ZJ back and im looking to continue my build.


just one question, how much lift can i go with stock arms?

these 1000 dollar kits are just way out of my budget at this time.


im looking at the rustys off-road 3 inch kit right now. any suggestions?


from what i gathered 3 inch is the biggest i can go with stock arms
but i was looking to lift 4 inches. but if 3 is the biggest i can go then i will deal with 3 inches

thanks in advanced,

Steve

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Unread 09-19-2011, 03:43 PM   #2
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Unread 09-19-2011, 04:03 PM   #3
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It's threads like this that make me wonder why people lift there jeeps
its comments like this that make me wonder why some people are jerks.

build thread:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...ndard-1056365/
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Unread 09-19-2011, 04:06 PM   #4
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okay? is that an opinion or an answer?


like i said im looking at a the rustys off-road lift if i cant go more then 3 inchs

i would like to do a 3 inch with a 1 inch spacer if it is possible

so i ask again, any suggestions?


thanks,

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Unread 09-19-2011, 04:07 PM   #5
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5.9 andy,

thank you for an answer to the question.

now what is the reason for sticking with 3 inch? i wouldnt be able to go with a 3 inch kit and a 1 inch spacer?

because of the adjustments and length of the arms correct?
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Unread 09-19-2011, 04:26 PM   #6
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Or do i just spend the extra few bucks and get the iron rock 4 inch http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?
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. . . because of the adjustments and length of the arms correct?
Yes. Its not so much the length of the arms (which should not change much no matter how much lift you have) as it is the ability to dial in pinion angles. Even 3" could be pushing it.
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I am runniing the iron rock 3.5 kit with 33s and some trimming behind thr rear doors. Everything else is stock .
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Unread 09-19-2011, 04:47 PM   #9
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okay, so in your opinion i should go with a kit with adjustable uppers and lowers? like the Iron rock 4 inch?
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It's threads like this that make me wonder why people lift there jeeps
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build thread:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...ndard-1056365/
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Unread 09-19-2011, 08:52 PM   #11
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i sold my 93 YJ for 5000.

i gave myself 4000 to buy and build a ZJ

i bought the ZJ for 1000
maybe put 300 into it

so for a lift kit i have 700 800 for a lift.

it isnt going to be a "mudder" i dont need 7 inches of lift with huge amounts of flex.

it will be a daily driver in winter and will pull my trailer.

im happy with 3 inch lift. i would like 4.

i think i should just spend the extra bucks now to get a kit with arms so if so later on i can upgrade
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Unread 09-19-2011, 09:02 PM   #12
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i was going arounbd my local junk yard the other week, there was a dodge 1500 that had a rancho lift kit on it with some adjustable arms.

if i pulled them, yould you be interested in buyting them?
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It's threads like this that make me wonder why people lift there jeeps
its comments like this that make me wonder why some people are jerks.

build thread:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...ndard-1056365/
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Unread 09-20-2011, 06:42 AM   #13
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No no no.

i just want to know if it is worth investing the money into a kit with a long arm or adjustable arm set up.


i will go with the 4 inch rough country kit with adjustable arms

if its not worth it ill go with a 3 inch kit from fat bobs garage and be done with it for 200 bucks.


im just looking for opinions and suggestiions on is it worth the extra money
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Unread 09-20-2011, 07:30 AM   #14
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i've got a 4" lift on my 96 zj. the control arm that came with the kit are about an inch longer than the stock arms. but the stock arms aren't made to handle the strain of the lift. i would spend the extra bucks and get the kit with the control arms. if you want a daily driver then you dont need all the adjustable crap. i bought the 4" kit from rusty's and it came with upper rear control arms that are adjustable, just to fix the drive shaft angle. spend the money, dont be cheap cause that's when you'll break stuff.
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Unread 09-20-2011, 08:02 AM   #15
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actually if it is a dd (putting miles on it) it is more important to have adjustability to dial your pinion angles in for the extra miles your putting on it, if its a toy then your not putting the miles on it and extra wear from bad driveline angles
if you do the RC 4 inch you will still need to buy upper front adjustables and adjustable track bars
i have a mutt lift
-RC 3.5 with added spacers(fixed lowers, no uppers)
-then added upper adjustables (super flex rear uppers, Ironman fab upper fronts)
-Adjustable IRO front trackbar
-Adjustable IRO rear trackbar
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