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post #1 of 6 Old 10-08-2001, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Is there a good riding spring lift out there?

Or is it an oxymoron? I'm looking for 2.5 or 4 inch lift. Should I just settle for the cheapest kit? Skyjacker claims to provide a better than stock ride, and I'm leaning towards them for that reason.


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post #2 of 6 Old 10-08-2001, 08:11 PM
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Skyjacker has a good ride but the springs sag quickly! Superlift is another good riding spring. Mine didn't sag too bad at all. I thought they did after I added a winch and 2 five gallon gerry cans to my Jeep. But when I went to a stiffer spring, I gave them to a buddy. They lifted his Jeep the full 3.5".

You want excellent ride and good spring life, custom springs can't be beat. National Spring in El Cajon, CA or Alcan Spring in Grand Junction, CO are a couple.

OME springs are a great riding spring and long lasting. But they only make a 2.5" lift spring.

RE's new (well not so new anymore) 4.5" Extreme Duty seems to be a good riding spring and excellent performer for the amount of lift you get.

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Thanks for the advice osburn. I was wondering how much these kits settled too but neglected to mention it (Skyjacker's off the list now). I'll be keeping an eye out for any deals on the brands you mentioned.

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I just noticed you're talking CJ. I don't know for sure, but I think the RE 4.5" lift is only offered for YJs.

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post #5 of 6 Old 10-13-2001, 10:29 PM
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JL - you are wise to eliminate the Skyjacker - a buddy of mine has one and is sagging quite a bit. I have posted several opinions on the Rubicon Express kit. I have the 4.5 inch lift on my 78 CJ-5 and it is without a doubt the best kit on the market. I have had it around a year with no sagging. It is a complete kit - you will not need another thing to lift your Jeep with this brand. It is of the more expensive ways to go - but you get what you pay for. I off-road often and the perfomance on and off-road are without complaint.

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post #6 of 6 Old 10-14-2001, 11:14 PM
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Old Man Emu is the best riding aftermarket suspension that I know of. They do lifts up to 2.5" because of strict Australian lift laws.
National and Alan do custom springs for whatever you want.
Rubicon Express makes a great quality lift kit that is very complete if you are looking in the 4-5" range. They ride good but the only want to get a better than stock ride is OME or custom springs...I would do the RE lift for the money and quality it is great.
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