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post #1 of 19 Old 12-17-2013, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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looking for 3in of lift

im just looking to raise my stocker up about 3in. Whatd be the best way to go? I have looked at coil spacers and rear shackles, but im not sure


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post #2 of 19 Old 12-17-2013, 11:05 AM
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This:
http://www.rustysoffroad.com/jeep-su...-leaf-kit.html
or This:
http://www.rustysoffroad.com/jeep-su...-pack-kit.html
Depending how saggy your leafs are would be great options

or this if youre feeling like a money bags:
http://www.rustysoffroad.com/jeep-su...anced-kit.html

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And HERE is a site with MANY different choices
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Thanks yall, i definitely need new rear springs, mine are almost completely straight, and they have an extra helper spring. Time to upgrade

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I would go with a 3.5"

Get some RE coils, OME springs, 1" shackle, ADJ trackbar, and adustable upper and lower arms with some bilstein 5100's or Fox shocks, It'll ride great, last forever, and your caster angles would be correct

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I agree with what Tom95YJ is saying. I love my RE coils. The leaves aren't bad either, but OME would be nicer. It might just be from my shackle angle, but yeah. I've got RE 3.5 coils/leaves, adjustable trackbar, adjustable upper and lower arms and Bilstein 5100s, and it rides better than stock (rather, stock with saggy leaves).

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think im gonna go with rustys 3inch spring pack, looks to be the best for the money. Good bye money, hello lift kit

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think im gonna go with rustys 3inch spring pack, looks to be the best for the money. Good bye money, hello lift kit
I know the coils are really good. I've heard really good things about the leafs, although I have not used them myself

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if i just go 3inches, would i need new control arms or brake hoses like those that come with the more $$ kits?

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if i just go 3inches, would i need new control arms or brake hoses like those that come with the more $$ kits?
No. I run a hodge podge that gets me to a little over 3 inches and all that is fine as is. You can but not a need.

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aight, that saved me a lil $$$. I have a d35 rear axle, i looked at some of the threads and these guys say it isnt really the best axle, will it handle a 3in kit and 30's? i dont plan on rock crawling or harcore trails. my buddy has a little trail with a decent mud pit we all go to, ,my stocker takes it like a champ, but will the lift put to much pressure on it?

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No. I run a hodge podge that gets me to a little over 3 inches and all that is fine as is. You can but not a need.
But if your going to wheel it's a smart thing. Stock arms are weak as hell they twist and bend easily. And longer brake lines are a smart thing to have.

One word of advise is. Never cheap out on suspension, brakes , and steering. More money upfront is way cheaper in the long run

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But if your going to wheel it's a smart thing. Stock arms are weak as hell they twist and bend easily. And longer brake lines are a smart thing to have.

One word of advise is. Never cheap out on suspension, brakes , and steering. More money upfront is way cheaper in the long run
advice taken, but we're running on a hs budget. get paid to tutor and the occasional scrap run.

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advice taken, but we're running on a hs budget. get paid to tutor and the occasional scrap run.
If you can weld I highly advise adding some 3/16 plate to the underside of the control arms. To beef them up and get oem replacement brake lines for a Yj to extend your lines.

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