I had same problem ,i really liked the Rusty's 4.5 lift but i went with the IRO 4in. critical path lift because it is a long arm lift and the standard rusty 4.5in lift is a short arm,both these lifts are close on price so i went with LA for hopefully a better ride and maybe a few less DW issues,Rusty's just came out with a LA 4.5in. lift but it is over 2k. dollars,i just ordered my IRO for 1350 dollars and they have free shipping til Jan. 5.Mine is a DD so i didnt want to go over 4in. lift and wanted to still park in garage
v8, and definitely IRO over Rusty's. i have several rusty's pieces for my WJ and im happy with them, but the IRO critical path kit is way better than any short arm lift, including the Rusty's kit, for the same price.
Rusty's new long arm kit is ridiculously overpriced too, i believe its more than the full Clayton kit, which is often considered the best (or one of the best) kits for a WJ out there.
2000 White V8 WJ LSR-6in-35's-LA's-242HD-Warn [B]SOLD and missed very badly[/B]
06 GTO - BC Coilovers, JBA Catless mids, Svede Intake
Another vote for IRO. I have lots of rusty's parts on the TJ and XJ, and the IRO 3" lift on the WJ. The IRO parts are way better built and their customer service is great, rusty's not so much.
'95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
5. '08 BMW X3, Mods in progress.
Both motors are very good,i think the I-6 is a little more reliable,but they've been around alot longer too.I have the I-6 in mine but i got a killer deal on it with only 63k miles on her but i really wanted a v-8,you just cant beat the sound and power of a good ole v-8
next question would be should i get a straight 6 or a v8
So you're asking what type of lift to get when you haven't even bought a WJ yet? Get the best truck for you first, then ask around about that. If you're thinking of something like 6", you're obviously thinking about 32's or 33's. With that much lift and that much tire, don't even think about it, get a V8.