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post #31 of 62 Old 05-06-2013, 11:21 AM
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I'm just simply saying that just because his friends don't run a product, doesn't mean that he shouldn't consider it.
yes, I was reading this from a slightly different angle, I agree with you

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post #32 of 62 Old 05-06-2013, 11:23 AM
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yes, I was reading this from a slightly different angle, I agree with you
Always good to have both sides of an argument

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post #33 of 62 Old 05-06-2013, 11:48 AM
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i think what this really comes down to is the usual...you need to build your rig for where you are going to wheel it. if being 4 inches away from ledges and rocks is gonna make your jeep handle better than being 2 inches away, then do it. just because somebody's LCOG rig works in moab doesnt mean its gonna come to raush creek and excel in the rock gardens where boulders are 4 feet tall. im a huge advocate of buy whatever parts fit your budget, but understand that this may mean replacing them down the road, be it a few months or a few years. very very VERY few people come on here and build their jeep perfectly right the first time and never change a thing again, heck, thats not what owning a jeep is about. dont completely throw skyjacker out the window because everyone on here with $1500+ in there suspension, and many man hours invested in custom fabbing stuff says its garbage. if its what you can afford, go for it, but as i mentioned, understand that you may be spending that same money again in the future to fix it because it wasnt top of the shelf parts. as for what i think about a 4 inch suspension lift combined with a 1 inch body lift just for 33 inch tires...its too much. but skyjacker also offers a 2.5" spring lift and so does rough country, both very affordable if youre on a tight budget. too my knowledge, rough country offers a combo 3.75" (2.5 SL and 1.25 BL)...
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post #34 of 62 Old 05-06-2013, 12:31 PM
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IMO it boils down to lots of research, reading, etc. and not necessarily just listening to your buddies advice. I've learned the hard way. Initially did brief research and went out and started spending money. 5 years later I'm on build #3 or 4 and $12,000 poorer regardless of how I try to justify it. In the end if I had spent more time researching, listening and actually thinking thru what I wanted to do I would likely be on build#1 or 2 worst case and $10,000 richer lol

Forums are a great resource, just have to read and weed out the BS ...and eventually the answer to one's questions will become obvious. Jeep mods are more of a time investment than anything else, doing the research. If time is not an option then have a fat wallet.
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Exaactly, a jeep is something you can and probably always want to upgrade, and I will be upgrading to 35s, and I always want a tummy tuck soon, but I still haven't made up my mind yet, but so far thanks for you advice, and I normally read on jeep forums, and google for about 2-3hrs a night, just figuring out what I should do, and what I'd like to do, keep on posting thought
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post #36 of 62 Old 05-06-2013, 02:07 PM
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It seems like you have pretty serious plans. Don't skimp out on a lift.

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post #37 of 62 Old 05-06-2013, 03:29 PM
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I had the 2" pucks and the 1.50" BL on 33s. About a month ago I installed the Rough Country 4". Personally I love it!! And for $500 new....come on!! One thing that I will say is after doing so and looking at it the 33s looked small and there was way to much space in the wheel well. So I bought a set of 35s and BANG!!! It was just what I was looking for (well for my budget)!! The only complaint that I have is that I wish that it came the quick releases for the sway bar. Some advice though: replace your balls joints if yours a few years old. Go with some good one!! Buy the cam bolts too!! Mine broke (even though I had my Jeep aligned a little over a year prior) and the closes place to me that had them was an hour drive on way. The other cool thing is that RC has a video of them installing the kit. So that helps. And this is my daily drvier.
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post #38 of 62 Old 05-06-2013, 03:31 PM
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About a month ago I installed the Rough Country 4". Personally I love it!! And for $500 new....come on!!
this is very common from tons of reviews. let us know how you feel in a year
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this is very common from tons of reviews. let us know how you feel in a year
This.

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let us know how you feel in a year
If he's like me,he'll have bought and sold three more by then.

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$1K for pinion seal and axle seals? Do you wear a ski mask while you work?
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post #41 of 62 Old 05-06-2013, 04:04 PM
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If he's like me,he'll have bought and sold three more by then.
No one is like you Boogie...

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If he's like me,he'll have bought and sold three more by then.
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No one is like you Boogie...

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although, i have thought about it several times. it could support my addiction
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although, i have thought about it several times. it could support my addiction
Not a bad idea.

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post #44 of 62 Old 05-06-2013, 05:18 PM
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I have built my TJ in stages...I had the 33's before I put on the Currie lift. Im going to keep running them until my next build stage, which is an 8.8, 4.88's, Alloy USA 30 spline up front, 35" tires. When I bought the 4" Currie instead of the 3", I was just planning ahead.

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this is very common from tons of reviews. let us know how you feel in a year
Why is that?
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