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Unread 06-27-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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Wj Whats the best 2-4 inch lift for 03 wj?

I need some input, I have a budget boost now I want to keep the ride as close to stock as possible. What shoul I do?

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Unread 06-27-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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OLD MAN EMU HD's, New Isolators top and bottom,Bilstein 5100,JKS trackbar and Zone 3 inch sway bar links front and rear

All of the except the sway bar links can be bought from Kolak Contact him and tell him you want his "MAGIC SETUP"

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I just installed the OME HD's and Bilsteins on mine and the ride is the best you'll get, heck might has well say it rides stock, floats and does not hit hard like some lift springs

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Unread 06-27-2012, 08:21 PM   #3
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For more stability you can also upgrade your front and rearvl sway bars to the addco brand. They are much thicker than stock.
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Unread 06-27-2012, 08:23 PM   #4
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There is a big difference between going 2-3" and dong 4". You need to do a lot more for 4" of lift. I have the OME HDs (about 3" over standard suspension, 2" over U/C), I have relatively cheap longer shocks (ProComp ES3000s), made my own longer sway bar links (cut & welded them 2 1/2" longer) and I think the ride is great. Bilsteins are great but I was on a tight budget and still can't complain about the ride. I second replacing the isolators whichever way you decide to go, stockers are poo-poo once you get up over abut 50k miles on them...
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Unread 06-27-2012, 08:25 PM   #5
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...thread-314066/

Do some searching. This gets asked at least 2x a week

OME via Kolak is an excellent setup but costs BIG $$ 3" max and rides fantastic.
Rough country 4" low cost, entry lift. Don't use the rear shock spacers.
Iron Rock off road-- Great quality 3" lift. Skip the shocks and get some from Kolak.

Up to 3" no major issues. @ 4" you start to have issues like needing a trackbar, adjustable LCA's Rear A arm spacer etc.

Remember it's a lifted Jeep it will ride different, not bad, different.
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Unread 06-27-2012, 08:29 PM   #6
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Contact Kolak, he is working on a more BUDGET friendly kit using higher quality parts than other budget kits on the market and some of the parts will be useable as your needs change.
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Unread 06-27-2012, 08:31 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure after a 2.5 lift you will need a adjustable trackbar, not at a 4", it's recommended at 2.5" and up
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Unread 06-27-2012, 08:36 PM   #8
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For more stability you can also upgrade your front and rearvl sway bars to the addco brand. They are much thicker than stock.
Agreed, but you can also just replace the rear swar bar with a Addco and extended links and it will ride fine, the front is already beefy from the factory so its not a must, nor is the rear, but it's in my future plans
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Unread 06-27-2012, 08:44 PM   #9
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That is correct - I'm putting together a 4.5" kit that will be just a little more expensive than the RCX but use far better quality parts.


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Contact Kolak, he is working on a more BUDGET friendly kit using higher quality parts than other budget kits on the market and some of the parts will be useable as your needs change.
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Unread 06-27-2012, 08:46 PM   #10
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i have rusty's 2.5" coils and shock lift (rusty brand shocks), it ran me about $440? i think, i like it, comfortable ride not stiff truck springs
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Unread 06-28-2012, 05:57 PM   #11
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Thanks all for the help. I will do my home work now, but it looks like OME is th way to go.
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Unread 06-28-2012, 06:01 PM   #12
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Lucky you I have some OME HDS COILS FOR SALE BRAND NEW check out the classifieds
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Unread 06-29-2012, 07:41 AM   #13
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That is correct - I'm putting together a 4.5" kit that will be just a little more expensive than the RCX but use far better quality parts.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 08:04 AM   #14
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Just go for a 4 inch lift. Otherwise you will keep on lifting the Jeep.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 08:11 AM   #15
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That is correct - I'm putting together a 4.5" kit that will be just a little more expensive than the RCX but use far better quality parts.
I like the sounds of this
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