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Unread 09-04-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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Tuff country EZ ride lift.

My jeeps PO installed the 3.5" EZ ride lift and I was wondering If it was worth a ****? Should I look into getting a new lift kit. It's worked fine for the most part. I might replace the shocks with rancho 5000's. And replace my rear leafs(I know this lift doesn't come with leads but mine are sagging.

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Unread 09-05-2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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I have the EZ ride front springs and shocks and I like it, it rides better than my Rough Country 4.5" lift and is plenty flexy off road. I have OME leaf springs and Black Diamond greaseable LCAs so I don't have the full EZ ride kit, but I have no complaints with the springs or shocks.
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Unread 09-05-2012, 12:31 PM   #3
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I have the EZ ride front springs and shocks and I like it, it rides better than my Rough Country 4.5" lift and is plenty flexy off road. I have OME leaf springs and Black Diamond greaseable LCAs so I don't have the full EZ ride kit, but I have no complaints with the springs or shocks.
Do you have quick discos?
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No, I just don't run sway bars. Never have on any of my Jeeps actually haha.
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Is that safe? Ive heard both sides, not sure what to think. Some people say you can roll it a lot easier on the highway.
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Running no sway i the rear is fine, but the front is unsafe IMO. Sure you can drive it safely like that if you use common sense, but wait unitil you need to do a quick maneuver.
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Running no sway i the rear is fine, but the front is unsafe IMO. Sure you can drive it safely like that if you use common sense, but wait unitil you need to do a quick maneuver.
I think I will do the discos, lol, what leads do you have?
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Haha, it is plenty safe. I drive in the mountains and do plenty of "quick maneuvers" on a daily basis dodging idiotic tourists from Florida. Chances are the people that will try to tell you that it is unsafe are the people that have never even tried it.
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Unread 09-05-2012, 06:19 PM   #9
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How bad is the lean when you turn? Haha, a guy on my street had a lifted yoga you can tell had no sway bar Everytime he turns the corner : laugh:
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I don't know any way of measuring body roll but it does lean more than it would with a sway bar, but it isn't enough to make things feel unsafe or that I can't control it. My advice would be to just disconnect yours and try it for yourself. If you have an ounce of common sense and driving abilities you will be perfectly fine. I've been running without sways on my Jeeps since '09.
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I don't know any way of measuring body roll but it does lean more than it would with a sway bar, but it isn't enough to make things feel unsafe or that I can't control it. My advice would be to just disconnect yours and try it for yourself. If you have an ounce of common sense and driving abilities you will be perfectly fine. I've been running without sways on my Jeeps since '09.
I will try it out tomorrow, can you disconnect te front and leave the rear on?
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Personally I would take the rear sway bar off and throw it in the trash. XJs don't benefit from the rear sway bar, Cherokees equipped with the factory upcountry package didn't even come with one. How often do you go wheeling?
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Personally I would take the rear sway bar off and throw it in the trash. XJs don't benefit from the rear sway bar, Cherokees equipped with the factory upcountry package didn't even come with one. How often do you go wheeling?
Not that often, and when I do it's nothing serious, there isn't much around here except for mud.
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Tuff country is local to me so most of the lifted xj's run their lifts. My Xj's po installed one of their lifts it rode stuff and flexed ok. I replaced it with Re and bilstein 5100's and it rides much better and flexes better also.

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Quick question guys, if I have a 3.5" lift, will rancho RS5000's work? They say they are for 2.50-3.00".
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