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Unread 07-11-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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Lift on a daily driver

Hey all,

I got real lucky and have the chance to put a 3 inch lift kit on my ZJ for free. It's a skyjacker lift (I think) and all the parts are included, plus 31 inch tires. I haven't had the time to get super into offroading, but I use my jeep to get into the woods for hiking trips. I'd like the extra clearance but I'm not sure if putting a lift on a daily driver is the best idea. Any thoughts?

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Unread 07-11-2011, 05:46 PM   #2
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Nothing wrong with lifting a DD IMO...I have a 5" LA kit on mine. A 3" and 31's is perfect for mild wheeling and mall crawling. Gives the ZJ a nice stance. I think the ' not necessarily a good idea' part comes in when you wheel the DD, esp when I am not necessarily gentle on her....
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Unread 07-11-2011, 05:47 PM   #3
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Depends on your driving style. If you are aggressive and routinely cruise over the speed limit on the highways then NO. Otherwise, NO PROBLEM.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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I'm the mildest 21 year old male driver I know. roll over scared me straight. thanks for the input guys. would i need to buy anything extra?
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Unread 07-11-2011, 07:08 PM   #5
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What did you roll over? A lifted vehicle will be more likely to roll.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 08:01 PM   #6
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I wasn't driving, just a passenger. I should have specified that. It was in a tiny little sedan though
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Unread 07-11-2011, 08:13 PM   #7
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I have no issues with mine being a daily driver.

Go for it.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 08:20 PM   #8
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lifted mine 4in last year it looks better ,can help, and was dd untill got gas saver
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Unread 07-11-2011, 08:23 PM   #9
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I DD mine with no problems. IDK about you, but people on the road definitely give me a lot more room in my ZJ than they do when I drive my wife's Caliber. Besides, I feel a lot safer driving the tank...
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Unread 07-11-2011, 08:40 PM   #10
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Same here blackjack, even without a lift. I hit a bear with it last summer and only had to get a new bumper.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 09:26 AM   #11
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And for free no questions go today! lol
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Unread 07-12-2011, 10:28 AM   #12
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Does throwing a lift kit on affect gas mileage at all? i feel like suck a newbie haha
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Unread 07-12-2011, 10:32 AM   #13
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its not the lift that affects the MPG, its the larger tires. with 31s you WILL loose some MPGs, but hell its a jeep, it gets crappy gas mileage to start with.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 10:37 AM   #14
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That's what i figured, i just didn't want surprises. and man, does it it ever get bad mileage. i had a honda before my jeep haha
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Unread 07-12-2011, 10:38 AM   #15
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lol.

I'm on 30" tires currently, and the best MPG I've ever gotten was like 18.

I'm gonna hate to see what it is after I put my 32s on....
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