I have a 96 4.0 zj and I wanted to put a 4-5" lift on it, what's the best but cheapest way to do so? Also I wanted to keep my stock rims so what is the biggest tire I can use with that size lift and on stock rim?
04-14-2013 09:29 PM
Cheapest for a good, correct 4"-5" lift is going to be around $1000.
On a stock 7" wide rim I'd go up to an 11.5" wide tire
04-14-2013 09:43 PM
I found an Old Man Emu lift kit on their website for around $560, would that not be a good investment if it's only that much money? 11.5" wide, so how tall could I get it? 33s?
04-14-2013 10:08 PM
the thing about lift kits... you may see these small prices on the kit that are well below what people here tend to say... because the kit generally includes just enough components to make the jeep sit taller... driving with the lift is another story
usually all manner of little things that add up quickly and turn a $560 kit into a $1000+ job
04-14-2013 10:29 PM
Going cheap is not generally always the best choice when purchasing lift kits, maybe for a 2"- 3" lift. But for 4"- 5" I would not go with cheap. If your looking for a good one that is.
04-14-2013 10:44 PM
The tallest lift OME makes for a ZJ is 2.5". You have a lot to read.
04-14-2013 10:47 PM
doing it right gets expensive fast, set aside at least a grand for the lift.
04-15-2013 12:10 AM
When I bought my first lift for my zj I bought the most expensive one I could afford for $672.00. It didn't come with CA's or extended brake lines and real stiff springs. At the time it was my DD but I also had a motor cycle. What I ended up with was DW you couldn't believe. I was running a 4.5 lift on stock arms with worn out bushings and I turned my sweet zj into a death trap.
So instead of buying one good lift for $1000-1500 I spent $2200 on fixing the first lift.
04-15-2013 05:13 AM
I'm on a tight budget, so I'll probably just do a 2-3" lift, what would be the best kit to do that with?
04-15-2013 05:20 AM
Just stick with a 2"bb and new shocks
04-15-2013 05:59 AM
I found a 3" suspension lift on ebay, I shouldn't do that?