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Unread 01-16-2010, 08:20 AM   #1
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Best Lift for Highway Driving

What do you recommend?

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Unread 01-16-2010, 08:43 AM   #2
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The BDS is a good lift for on and off road. Its good and soft on the road but is stiff enough for off and it flexs quite well. Or if your looking for street driving only I would look into a YJ spring swap lift. If you have the money any of the RE lifts have the wider YJ springs and every thing you need to put them in.
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Unread 01-16-2010, 09:50 PM   #3
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Appreciate your insight rishar1. Also what part of KY are you located?
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Unread 01-16-2010, 10:23 PM   #4
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The Rubicon Express (RE) 4.5" HD lift kit is very complete and very flexible while being very stable but it is also very tall.

What size tire are you going to run?
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Unread 01-17-2010, 05:12 AM   #5
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I think you need at least a 4" lift to run over Mini Coopers and possibly 6" to run over VW Bugs. Lift for hiway driving? are you kidding?
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Unread 01-17-2010, 07:32 AM   #6
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None! If you can live without the look then leave it stock.
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Unread 01-17-2010, 08:16 AM   #7
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My Jeep is a daily highway driver with the Rubicon Express 4.5" lift and 33 x 13.50 super swamper LTB's. I love it. I don't know if the old springs were just shot or what but I swear it rides and handles better now than when stock.
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Unread 01-17-2010, 09:00 AM   #8
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My plan is to run 33's. I like the RE but it does seem a bit high. Yeah I know, lift for highway driving. But when you do a complete restore the last thing you want to do is it again!!!!!!!!!!!

Not 100% sure but I think the PE compensated for sagging springs buy putting on different shackels. The front has two different types.... looks wild!

Down to the frame and it's in great shape. I will have to replace the two frame body mount bracets that's in front of the rear wheels.

Thanks again!
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Unread 01-17-2010, 09:18 AM   #9
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Skyjacker all the way. I've never run anything else that was as soft. If you want highway performance go with the 4" Skyjacker and Rancho 9000's with swaybar disconnects.

I had Explorers and Superlift and I swear the thing was useless off road. I could go more places in 2WD with factory springs than in 4WD with either of those stiff sets.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 08:30 AM   #10
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Also what part of KY are you located
Centralish right between Elizabethtown and leitchfield if you know where that is. If not its about 40-50 miles south of louisville.
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Unread 01-18-2010, 09:14 AM   #11
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I've got the Ranchero lift kit with 2" of lift and to most people my Jeep looks stock, but it's not and it serves as a great DD as well as a weekend trail warrior.
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