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Unread 08-18-2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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Lift Kit Reviews

Anyone have a review on a lift? I'm looking at Rusty's but thought I would check first. I hope to order next week.

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Unread 08-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #2
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i'm a fan of body lifts. i've used them on pickups, trackers, and soon my old fsj. cheap, effective, no changes in handling or how it drives, no alignments needed, can do it in a day with a friend, factory ride quality is maintained. and on mine (1966), i am clearing 32" tires on stock suspension before doing a 2" in the near future.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #3
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I did a rustys 4 inch on my Wagoneer. I was not unhappy with tbe ride. I did not use his shocks and with the ranchos. No passenger ever commented that the ride was too bad
my Cherokee has an SOA. I use the stock springs for a while. eventually I have a custom set made by alcan. The ride is great.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 01:12 AM   #4
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I am a "Hell Creek Suspension" fan. Very impressed with the kit. Ease of installation, ride, full spring lift,(no frickin' blocks). Lift was complete with every thing needed right down to extended brake lines. Customer service was spot on.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 04:52 AM   #5
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6" BJ's on mine. Just needed extended front shackle to solve an over centering issue in the front. Beware of body lifts on FSJ's. These things weigh a ton.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 06:46 AM   #6
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I put on a 4 inch BDS lift last year and love the ride and look. And the guys at BDS don't mind you calling to ask questions. They guaranteed the lift for life as well. Anything breaks for any reason and its replaced. No questions asked. And be prepared for a lot of rusty and damn hard to remove bolts. It's not complicated, but it is time consuming and frustrating at times.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 03:03 PM   #7
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Stay away from Rough Country springs on the FSJ, man the Rough part is no joke. I think using my tires for shocks and welding axles to the frame would ride smoother.
I have tried 3 different shock combos and no improvement.

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Unread 08-22-2013, 03:18 PM   #8
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I ordered my kit from Rusty's. I will be installing it next weekend. I am hopeful it's a winner!
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Unread 08-23-2013, 02:56 PM   #9
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I ordered my kit from Rusty's. I will be installing it next weekend. I am hopeful it's a winner!
That's the direction I'm leaning...looking forward to hearing how it goes!
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Unread 08-23-2013, 03:57 PM   #10
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I have a Rusty's kit on my XJ rides great, installed perfectly.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 01:10 PM   #11
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I ordered my kit from Rusty's. I will be installing it next weekend. I am hopeful it's a winner!

How did the install go? Hopefully sprayed the bolts down before hand. Old bolts are nasty.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 05:23 PM   #12
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Since the OP's got his lift...


Getting rid of a 6" BJ's lift with all the goodies in East NC...CHEAP.

I can give a quick run down on my experience with lift springs.

BJ's, stiff at first, but once broken in they ride pretty good. very stable.
Superlift- rides like a dump truck.
Rough country- same.
SkyJacker (softride) rides smooth but often looses a little lift. Also tends to be a better flexing 'off the shelf' lift spring.

heard good things about Rusty's but never run them.
Alcan- never run them but have seen them on rigs in action at URE. I'd buy them.

Shocks are also a big item to consider. Make sure before you buy a set, you have an idea what kind of travel you will have and what the stroke length of the shock will be. Also, a shock with too much positive pressure will make a nice set of springs ride like crap (think jar your teeth loose) and too soft, you'll be bouncing down the road like a chopped Crown Vic.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 02:17 PM   #13
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Thanks for the post. We are supposed to install my Rusty's kit this weekend pending no unforeseen issues.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 10:41 AM   #14
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Anyone have input on getting rear leafs installed? It's like they aren't long enough. Dropping the tank was a real pain in the ***. I have both rear springs front bolt installed (tank back installed) but cannot get the rear bolt on either spring to reach??????
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Unread 09-01-2013, 11:04 AM   #15
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Anyone have input on getting rear leafs installed? It's like they aren't long enough. Dropping the tank was a real pain in the ***. I have both rear springs front bolt installed (tank back installed) but cannot get the rear bolt on either spring to reach??????
I read about using a 2x4 and jack to bend it in place. It definitely has a reputation of being hard to bend in there, but they say it fits with some horsing.
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