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post #1 of 6 Old 07-13-2013, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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jeep newbie classic lift question.

So a few things first. I am brand new to jeeps especially kj's. I had to sell my beloved 04 cobra to get something more child and family friendly as I had a son while I was deployed to Afghanistan. I'm stationed in germany which makes finding us spec cars that arent turds a chore. Anywho I got a decent deal on a nice 02 liberty but it looks too much like a grocery getter. Id like to make it a true adventure vehicle for my family but still keep it to where it can be used as a DD. I've looked at both rocky-road rock father and the frankenlift. Both look good. But id like opinions on either. Whether from experience or qord pn the street. Also tire size I can run without re gearing. Engine performance mods, roof racks or cages. I guess basically im asking yall if you can help me build a sweet rig to haul my little monster around in. There is just so much out there I got a little overwhelmed.

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-13-2013, 07:52 AM
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Rocky Road = NO
Frankenlift is good ,
also check out JeepinByAl has lifts from 675 to 3500
245-75-16 is a good overall size tire without getting into re-gearing
Engine mods? Not much you can do, stay away from CAIs just a waste of money
Keep reading lots of great info on here and LOSTJEEPS

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-13-2013, 08:09 AM
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First off - Welcome to JF -

The Old man Emu / Frankenlift stuff is good stuff. Yah, I would stay away from Rocky Road.

Roof racks are pretty handy. You can also make your own cross bars for mounting them for cheap.

Kj air boxes will pull more air than the 3.7 can use, so skip any CAI ad on.

With a little reading here, you will soon see what is working well for your ride.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-13-2013, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Right on thanks everyone so I'll definitely count RR out. Is there still an issue with rubbing or contact on lifts over 2.5 inches or has that problem been ironed out. The posts I saw on this issue were all 2011 or earlier.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-13-2013, 06:03 PM
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When staying with stock UCA's you should stay 2.5 inches to 3 inches . Some have issues while others don't at that height. Going higher its a good idea to use JeepinByAls UCAs , better/easier alignments, replaceable/greaseable ball joints

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-13-2013, 06:21 PM
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^^^ I'm with Mudd ... good advice

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