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post #1 of 18 Old 04-04-2011, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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'06 wrangler x suspension lift options

I have bought my first jeep this past year and have been customizing it since the day I bought it. I want to put a suspension lift on it and have been looking at kits but am unsure how big to go. I want to go as big as it will let me without getting into brakelines and etc. I just want to replace coil springs and shocks, and other suspension needs. I have heard 3.5" is the largest, but I have also heard 4". Can someone please share their personal experience of putting on either size of lift and what was involved. Thanks. and sorry if this has been brought up previously, which im sure it has.


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post #2 of 18 Old 04-04-2011, 09:32 PM
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Under four inches... A billion options to choose from. If you want it for looks go cheap, if you're going to beat it to hell go expensive. If you're somewhere in between and want a nice ride for daily driving you'll be looking into spending anywhere from 600 to 1000 depending if you want to use brackets for trackbars or new adjustable, control arms optional but At 4 inches I'd get adjustable etc etc... its all in the handbook (read the newbie thread in my sig)

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thanks for the input. ill read up on all the forums.

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Look up zone lift kits. They have a combo kit, 3 in suspension plus 1.25 body. If I wouldve known about them before I bought my lift, thats where I wouldve went.

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Zone 4.25" combo(3"SL/1.25"BL/1"MML) lift with 3/4" spacers up front and 35's.It rides very good.


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Hey Boogieman,

Are you running a D35 or D44 with those 35s?

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another question...do most lift kits "level" your jeep out? the front sits a little lower so I was wondering if most kits come with the coils a little larger for the front, maybe an inch or whatever the difference is?

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Hey Boogieman,

Are you running a D35 or D44 with those 35s?
D35 on this Jeep.I'm just going to upgrade the shafts to chromoly ones soon.They're 30% stronger.I ran 35's on a d35 for a couple years on my 98' with no problems.The BFG KM2's run around 34" for 35's.
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another question...do most lift kits "level" your jeep out? the front sits a little lower so I was wondering if most kits come with the coils a little larger for the front, maybe an inch or whatever the difference is?
Nope,they will sit the same way.I always add 3/4" spacers up front to level it out some and 1" spacers if I have a winch.
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Nope,they will sit the same way.I always add 3/4" spacers up front to level it out some and 1" spacers if I have a winch.
x2 I'm about to add a 1inch spacer up front I like the way it looks with the front higher if my winch doesn't weigh it down


You'll be alright, under 4in of suspension and you're just in the basic stuff.

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thanks for the info. i shall start looking!

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check my build below in my sig, i have an 06 x as well and am netting almost 4 inches with this setup. used good quality stuff, bds, jks, daystar, rubicon express. just did some shopping and waited for deals to come up.
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check my build below in my sig, i have an 06 x as well and am netting almost 4 inches with this setup. used good quality stuff, bds, jks, daystar, rubicon express. just did some shopping and waited for deals to come up.
+1 but RE is closed, and just about no one has them in stock anymore. But the fact that their website is still up even after this quarter has closed tells me there is plans to re open... eventually.

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True i forgot all about that, the only thing i have from them is the adj front tracbar but you can get those from anywhere. got mine on CL anyway.
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D35 on this Jeep.I'm just going to upgrade the shafts to chromoly ones soon.They're 30% stronger.I ran 35's on a d35 for a couple years on my 98' with no problems.The BFG KM2's run around 34" for 35's.


That's really good know. Mine is a DD that rarely sees any trails and I really like the look and height of yours.


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