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post #1 of 39 Old 06-25-2006, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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What is the best WJ lift for on/off road use ?

I use my 03 WJ as my daily driver and I was looking to lift it, I would like to put on at least 265/75 R16's. I was wondering what the best kit would be to get the best of both worlds between on and off road. These are 2 kits that I saw and am contemplating. I would appreciate any feedback on these or if anyone knows of a better kit to please point it out...Thank you


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Take a look at www.kevinsoffroad.com under WJ lfts.


They are tried and true. IR maybe good but I haven't heard much about them.


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I had looked around at a few kits, mostly 2" BB, in the long run I'v decided on kevins 2.5 w/bilstein shocks to run bridgestone revo 265/75/16

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are u gettin new wheels or wil those revos u mentioned fit on the stock wheels

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I would get 2.5" coils before I would get 2.5" spacers mostly because I think it gives a better ride and its easier to add spacers to the coils later on down the road.
A lot of ppl. in here support Kevin or Kolak because they are kind of a grassroots Jeep store and are involved in the Jeepin community. His kits are a tad bit more than the large manu-packing type, but he will answer your e-mail or personally call you in you contact him.
Is the trade-off worth it? Ive bought stuff from Teraflex, Rustys Off-Road and Kevins and the shipping took the same amount of time. Customer service didnt really play a part since I knew what I wanted.
You know at 2.5" you are going to have some rubbing issues if you run the 31.6" tires. Hell, even at 4.5" I still rub at full left or right turns.
Anyway, also look at Rutys Off-Road and Teraflex before you buy just to be fair.

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265/75/16's.
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There is no such thing as a good lift for on-road... BUT If I cared about ride and such I think I would go with 2.5" OME coils with bilstine or MX6 shocks. That is if you are looking for an entry level lift.

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Bearlax - They will be going on the factory 16" silverblades, or I'm considering upgrading to the 17" hammerheads

As for kevins stuff, I'm fairly new to jeeps as far as most members go, and certainly haven't been modding for off-roading long, but everyone swears by his stuff here and else where, he backs everything up, and most important to me, he is very upfront, straight forward, and doesn't go on and on about how great X product is, which to me translates into not having to speak for his stuff because it will do the talking for him, so he's earned my business on now many items. Unlike say a honda or lexus where all they do is try and change the subject to keep you from checking out hte quality or the car of how much inflation is tacked on the price tag

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I'm aware there is no good lift kit for on road use, but I'm looking for something in the middle of good on road and good off road. The 2.5inch coils would be good ? I plan on going off road and pushing it pretty hard, I was willing to go up to about a 3-4 inch lift but you guys think that would hurt me too much on road ?

Also what do you guys think about the auto locking differentials, are they acceptable, as appose to the ARB air lockers, they turn on when you start to slip, the ARB's you turn on when ever you want...is it worth the extra money for the ARB's ?
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Rustys 2.5" coils or the OME Heavy Duty Coils..they are 2.5" also.

The auto locking lockers are easy to afford, but the selectables are close to $700. Aussie makes auto lockers for the WJ for around $220.

I have 4.5" on my WJ and its a blast to drive on road or around town. Its fun to drive over sidewalks when you want to make a turn and the other car wont move up for you or to skirt a ditch cause theres a traffic jam. Not that I condone such behaviour.

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The way you did your lift with the coils and coil spacers, was there anything else you had to get besides shocks & trac bar ? Is there any problems with the drive shaft from being lifted?
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Rustys 2.5" coils or the OME Heavy Duty Coils..they are 2.5" also.

The auto locking lockers are easy to afford, but the selectables are close to $700. Aussie makes auto lockers for the WJ for around $220.

I have 4.5" on my WJ and its a blast to drive on road or around town. Its fun to drive over sidewalks when you want to make a turn and the other car wont move up for you or to skirt a ditch cause theres a traffic jam. Not that I condone such behaviour.

If you are driving on the street you want LSD's or selectable lockers. I KNOW you can run a lunchbox style in the back OK... but I would not.

You want to go 4.5"? I run the TeraFlex 4.5 coils and the ride is actaully decent. If you are going to wheel it a lot I would recoment them.

I'll just run down my set up... I DD it becuase it is the only vechile I have... It is hasher than stock but I don't mind one bit

TeraFlex 4.5 coils
RE Twin Tube Shocks (If you care about ride get something mono-tube)
RE adj. UCA's (front)
RE adj. LCA's (front)
JKS adj track bar (front)
JKS adj. quick disco's (front)
TeraFlex adj. LCA's (rear)
TeraFlex A-arm spacer (rear)
OME Steering Stabilizer
Addco Rear Sway bar w/greesable bushings (GET THIS for a DD!!!)
265/75/16 Firestone MT's

What I would change if I had more money: A set of AT's for the street on blingy wheels and nicer mono-tube shocks (prolly MX-6's)

Hope that helps!!!

Also if you are tight on cash (like I was) I got most of that stuff lightly used and saved well over half of what it would have costed to do this lift NEW! The for sale forums here and at JU can be a great resource...

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The way you did your lift with the coils and coil spacers, was there anything else you had to get besides shocks & trac bar ? Is there any problems with the drive shaft from being lifted?

Driveling angles will be fine... LWB Jeeps ROCK!

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so what size tires should you go with?
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so what size tires should you go with?

For what lift on what Jeep???

I ask again! Who let the n00bs out?

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whats the difference between mono-tube and twin-tube (besides of course an extra tube) I would think twin tube would be better?

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