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post #1 of 6 Old 10-12-2017, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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6 inch lift too much?

I found a jeep I really like. It has 35s and a 6 in lift, but the listing doesn't say anything about modifications to accomadate the lift and tires. Is this something to stay away from as a daily driver and weekend back road driver? Is there a way to tell if anything has been done?

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-12-2017, 06:37 AM
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Well, we need a lot more information. What type of Jeep, what is the drivetrain are a couple.

Price, what are all the mods and brands used, is it a combination suspension/body lift? While the seller may want to recover the cost of his mods, you don't want to pay for them. Mods are considered lost money because just because you want them a prospective buyer may not.

What type of daily driving will it do? Grocery getter, 100 mile round trip commute?

You need to carefully check it over for rust and drive it in various road types and speeds, look for pulling and wobble.
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-12-2017, 05:07 PM
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really your best bet no matter what model you get for planned use stock would do well and give best DD, mpg, etc.. least issues down the road. Buying used i would rather pay for if just DD and dirt roads one that is clean. meaning no rust body and frame, see to many people buying what is junk here on the forum. You want a good foundation. From there one day you can learn more about changing suspensions to meet what ever need if you one day need 6" lifts and 35+ tires. Now if you were buying say a trail jeep and it was just going to be a toy. maybe get one that has a few mods but like said these mods tend to be just parts you have already just different. in most cases wont add much value. real VALUE is stock, low mileage and clean. at least that is the way i look at things.

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post #4 of 6 Old 10-12-2017, 09:32 PM
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Ive never seen a 6" lift on a Jeep done right ie: driveshaft angles, control arms, track bars, ect. It probably be better to find a stockish Jeep for what your looking for. Unless of course he kept all the stock suspension stuff and is including it in the sale.
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I agree with ih8pepl2 but of course you can make a test drive first!!
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Ive never seen a 6" lift on a Jeep done right ie: driveshaft angles, control arms, track bars, ect. <snip>
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I agree with ih8pepl2 but of course you can make a test drive first!!
Stick around for a while, there's plenty of us who have 6+" of lift & do them right.

There is no mention what model Jeep it is - so that needs to be known before tossing in the towel.

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