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Unread 08-22-2008, 10:46 PM   #76
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Hey I know i sound like a noob sry lol, but uh i have a wrangler tj with a 3" lift and 33" tires. i bought it from the owner just like that. How can i tell if it has a body lift or a suspension lift or both..?

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Unread 09-21-2008, 04:11 PM   #77
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Simple, with no BL there is less than an inch of space between the body and the frame.
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Unread 10-08-2008, 10:34 PM   #78
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x10000000000000 on the pitman arm pullers, thank god the lift i bought came with a new one because me and my father had to torch the old one off because it wouldnt come off even with a BFH.
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Unread 10-29-2008, 04:08 PM   #79
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I have a 2001 wrangler tj and was thinking about putting a 4inch rough country lift on it. I was wondering how complicted that was and if i could put 35" tires on it after it is done
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Unread 10-29-2008, 05:43 PM   #80
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I have a 2001 wrangler tj and was thinking about putting a 4inch rough country lift on it. I was wondering how complicted that was and if i could put 35" tires on it after it is done
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Unread 10-29-2008, 07:34 PM   #81
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I have a 2001 wrangler tj and was thinking about putting a 4inch rough country lift on it. I was wondering how complicted that was and if i could put 35" tires on it after it is done
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Unread 11-05-2008, 05:41 PM   #82
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I am a newbie....but i'll try and help, from the pics i've seen here so far 35's will be a tight fit under just a 4" body lift...might hit the wheel openings in the back of the body. Now with about another 1" of body lift and a little shackle lift on top of that it seems to work out...4" lift and 33's seem to be the most common combo. I am curious about the 6" lift kits I see for sale...why doesn't everyone just run a 6" kit instead of combining a 4" lift with body and shackle lifts? it's it only a cost factor? The 6" lifts look like they're allmost twice as much as the 4...but seems like it would be the best way to do it if you really wanted extra lift. I can't find any info about how high you can go without chaning other expensive parts...so not sure if you can even go with a 6" with stock driveshafts or steering links...so much to learn!
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Unread 11-16-2008, 09:21 PM   #83
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ok so i have a 98 xj classic and i want to start offroading with a 3.5 inch lift and still have nice road drivability here are my options, which is best ? and what size tire would you recommend ?

Rubicon Express 3.5" Super-Ride™ Suspension System with Leaf Springs $584.99

Rubicon Express 3.5" Super-Ride™ Suspension System with Add-a-Leaf $403.99

Rubicon Express 3.5" Super-Flex™ Suspension System with Leaf Springs $760.99

Rubicon Express 3.5" Super-Flex™ Suspension System with Add-a-Leafs $577.99
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Unread 11-18-2008, 11:04 AM   #84
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ok so i have a 98 xj classic and i want to start offroading with a 3.5 inch lift and still have nice road drivability here are my options, which is best ? and what size tire would you recommend ?

Rubicon Express 3.5" Super-Ride™ Suspension System with Leaf Springs $584.99

Rubicon Express 3.5" Super-Ride™ Suspension System with Add-a-Leaf $403.99

Rubicon Express 3.5" Super-Flex™ Suspension System with Leaf Springs $760.99

Rubicon Express 3.5" Super-Flex™ Suspension System with Add-a-Leafs $577.99
I would strongly recommend going with a Super Flex kit if you intend to do any off roading at all. The Super Ride arms are very stiff, stiffer than stock in fact, and I personally wouldn’t run them if I was doing any off roading at all.

I would also recommend going with a full rear leaf pack. Most of the XJ leaf packs I see anymore are sagging and should be replaced.

Here’s a link to the RE6030 3.5” Super Flex Kit w/ Rear Springs on our website (note the free shipping and discounted shock options):

http://www.redrock4x4.com/shop/products/232.html

I would recommend adding an adjustable front track bar, other than that it’s a great kit.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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Unread 11-24-2008, 05:22 PM   #85
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Hello,
Hope I ain't hijacking here.
I have a question, and this looks like the place to ask it. I bought a 81 CJ5 back in August to do a resto on. It has a rough country spring suspension on it. I can still see the numbers painted on the springs. 8007(front) 8008(rear). I tried to cross reference this at rough countrys site, and could not find it anywhere. Also, the shackles on this jeep are long. They measure 6.5 inches center to center on the main bolt holes. Add approx. another 2 inches for an overall length. So, I need help identifiying the lift of the rough country springs, and the shackle lift. I would like to go to a shorter shackle and still run 33's. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Unread 11-27-2008, 01:51 PM   #86
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Well for me.

I had to cut into the body TWICE to get the front bolts out on my Leafs.

Thats the only thing that really sucked ***.

5 foot Pipe made the day 10x easier.
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Unread 01-17-2009, 01:12 PM   #87
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Just did my 4.5" RE lift

Sawzall
Angle Grinder
Tall Jackstands
Tall jack
1/2" drill for front track bar bracket (5/8 drill bit)
breaker bar
as much PB Blaster or Kroil as you can find
good set of sockets and wrenches
a good friend to help you (preferrably a guy who knows more than you)
a BIG hammer. i mean HUGE!
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Unread 03-23-2009, 11:29 AM   #88
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PB PB PB

Sawzall because my bushings were seized up on the bolts. 5 lb sledge didnt work so i cut them off.

Read instructions

Have some good music

Make sure everything is in your kit because i just had to order another part that was missing and i will have to bum even more rides from my friends now.

A pipe on the end of a ratchet helps alot but i broke two craftsman wrenches in the same day doing this
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Unread 03-24-2009, 12:48 AM   #89
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A pipe on the end of a ratchet helps alot but i broke two craftsman wrenches in the same day doing this
I broke a huge breaker bar and a 3/4 socket today using a 4 foot pipe
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Unread 05-05-2009, 09:38 PM   #90
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4x4 shop says they can have mine in complete in 20 hours, $80 an hour.

if it wasn't my daily driver, I'd find a way to do it myself
damn if i was near you i would do it for 300
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