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Unread 05-18-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
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Help!! Suspension Lift on 09JK (4d)

I'm newer to the Jeepin world and don't know too much about anything at this point. However, I'm looking to raise the suspension on my jeep 3"-4" inches and add some big coil shocks. I've been looking around and have seen full kits ranging from $500-$2500. I'm just riding stock right now which is ridiculously bumpy even just driving on road, so want to eliminate that and would obviously like a smoother ride off road as well. I mainly do trails (when I get the time) and don't ever plan on rock climbing or anything too serious. So my question is, what would kits would suit my situation best and what hidden costs can I expect? I don't want anything too cheap that I’ll have to replace in the near future, but I know I don't need anything top of the line either. Recommendations?

And i don't really want to lift the body either; never really liked that.

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Unread 05-18-2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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Can you do the install work yourself?
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Unread 05-18-2010, 12:57 PM   #3
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probably get some 2" spacers and just run 35" tires and be fine for what you are looking to do.
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Unread 05-18-2010, 01:09 PM   #4
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2" spacers aren't going to help the ride.
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Unread 05-18-2010, 01:28 PM   #5
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Can you do the install work yourself?
Probably won't just because of time restrictions and lack of knowledge. I'd love to do it myself but won't unless I can get someone to co-pilot me who has done this before.
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Unread 05-18-2010, 01:34 PM   #6
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What is your budget?
How much lift are you wanting?

If you're wanting around 3", here is what I would do:

http://www.rubiconexpress.com/Suspen...px?part=re7343

Then, I'd pick up Bilstein 5125 shocks all around.
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Unread 05-18-2010, 01:37 PM   #7
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Yea but its also a Jeep
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Yea but its also a Jeep
I agree with that, but the OP said he specifically wanted a smoother ride.
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Unread 05-18-2010, 01:51 PM   #9
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correct, that was more so towards the OP. Most suspension systems out there will give you a more stiff suspension for offroad which will translate to a bit rougher than normal stock ride. So depending on how much you are willing to pay can you get maybe alittle better than stock ride in terms of smoothness.
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Unread 05-18-2010, 01:54 PM   #10
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The best way for him to get a better ride with a lift, would be to get the long arm suspension, that will be an upgrade from stock for sure, and then get some really high quality shocks.

But, at the end of the day, it's a Jeep, it doesn't ride and is never going to ride like the Infiniti.
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I'd like to get up to around 4" and looking to spend upwards to $1500 (including work if myself or a friend doesn't do it). If their is something cheaper that fits my needs, then all the better. I just don't want to buy some piece that isn't worth my time or money. There's so many options out there and mixed reviews on just about everything making it hard to know what's good.
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Unread 05-18-2010, 02:04 PM   #12
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The best way for him to get a better ride with a lift, would be to get the long arm suspension, that will be an upgrade from stock for sure, and then get some really high quality shocks.

But, at the end of the day, it's a Jeep, it doesn't ride and is never going to ride like the Infiniti.
I'm not expecting it to ride like an Infiniti, but that doesn't mean it has to ride like an old cadillac where the struts are about to shoot through the hood. I've been in a few Jeeps significantly smoother than my own (own and off road).
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This is within your price range, but I can't promise it will help your ride quality:

IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: Rough Country JK 4" Lift Kit

I would also get these:

IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: Rough Country 1.5" WJ/JK Wheel Spacers

I would also invest in some high quality shocks.
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Unread 05-18-2010, 02:06 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the advice
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I run the Rough Country 2.2 shocks that come with that kit and they run a bit rougher than stock. Originally had the spacers and stock springs and now the OME springs. When they die I'll more than likely go to Bilsten's or OME shocks, supposed to be not as rough.
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