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post #1 of 5 Old 03-18-2015, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Beginner to Jeep Suspensions

I've had my mostly stock '04 TJ for about 3 years now, and I figured I'd like to add some height via suspension to eventually make room for larger tires. However, I have a few questions regarding what I should be looking for in a suspension. I bought this jeep with 32" tires, everything is mostly stock.
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What is the most practical height for a lift? I'm not going to be doing any serious rock crawling

Secondly, what parts should I be looking for in regards to a kit? for instance I know that SkyJacker has a 4" economy kit for about $550, but does it include everything necessary to safely lift my jeep to 4"?

Thank you to any and all responses!

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-18-2015, 01:08 PM
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It's much better to pick a lift around your tire size rather than pick a lift and then put the tires in after the lift is choson. Planning on staying on 33s? You could make that happen with a 2" suspension lift and a 1" body lift and not have to worry about driveline angles. Very low cost as you basically need new springs and shocks, body lift, probably motor mount lift, and random miscellaneous items possible like brake lines or track bars.

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Secondly, what parts should I be looking for in regards to a kit? for instance I know that SkyJacker has a 4" economy kit for about $550, but does it include everything necessary to safely lift my jeep to 4"?
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-19-2015, 04:00 PM
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What is the most practical height for a lift? I'm not going to be doing any serious rock crawling
A 2.5" lift is all you need. If you're budget-minded, but still want quality, I'd start with Teraflex.

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What are your plans for the Jeep? Are you lifilting it strictly for cosmetic reasons or are you planning to go off road? If the latter, what kind of off road? Rocks, mud, or easy to medium trails?

Answer all this and we can help guide you with some suggestions.

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