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post #1 of 13 Old 11-08-2003, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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4" Skyjacker or 4" Superlift for TJ

I'm in the process of ordering a 4" skyjacker lift for my 2003 TJ when I find out that I can save myself $300.00 by going with a 4" superlift. Can anyone give me some insite on which one to choose. Is skyjacker worth the extra $300.00? I Don't expect that I'll be doing anything more then trail riding and getting a little muddy. No rock climbing for me! We don't have rocks in Louisiana. LOL!!! Does anyone dislike Superlift?

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-08-2003, 01:35 PM
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Dunno. No one around here likely Skyjacker...unless you want sagging. Everyone that I wheel with runs RE with zero problems.

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I too am condsidering going w/ the 4" Superlift setup. I do very little offf-roading (mostly poser, I know...but I love me Jeep ). Aong w/ some 33x12.50's. I have not heard many bad things about the Superlift. Actually, for the $$$ I have heard quite good things about it. I've seen a few TJ's w/ the 4" Superlift. Plenty of clearance for the 33's.

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only thing tho with that lift, if it gives the full 4", wont u have to get an sye?

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post #5 of 13 Old 11-08-2003, 02:08 PM
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thenewkid, no. In most cases where the manuf. supplies a x-fer case drop kit they are fine. Those that need an SYE will let you know . None of the guys here w/ the Superlift have any issues w/ the x-fer case drop kit. The thing you sacrifice w/ the drop kit is some ground clearance.

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Neither of the kits compare to the quality and performance of the Rubicon Express suspensions, I'd recommend you reconsider your options.

Regarding the SYE, I recommend everyone start to consider a SYE on any kit that gives over 4" of actual lift, although some Jeep's require them with even less lift. If it's within your budget either way I'd go ahead and do the SYE up front.

If you have any questions on RE suspensions or would like a price quote (I offer discounts to forum members) email me at jshields@redrock4x4.com and I'll be glad to help. I'm certain you won't be disappointed if you go with RE. RE does offer a 3.5" standard kit that would work out to being VERY competitive in terms of pricing with the link you posted to the Superlift kit, although with either of those kits I would strongly recommend adding an adjustable front track bar to allow you to properly center the front axle under the vehicle.

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Thanks for the replys guys! I talked to 2 local 4x4 shops and they both recomend the 4" superlift over Skyjacker. I'm going to be running 33/12.50 on 15x10 mt classic II and they tell me that the 4" superlift will give me the biggest bang for my buck. I will be usig the jeep as and everyday driver and I want a lift kit that will hold up!
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Don't rule out RE because you are going to use it as a dialy driver. I've never heard anyone say RE wasn't as superb on road as off...have heard an occasional bad thing about the other two, and occasionaly Tera...

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I think I will give RE a chance. Seems like it's a popular lift! Does anyone have the standard 3.5" RE lift? If so can you post some pics. What would be the cheapest site to buy a RE?
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The reason the Skyjacker is more$$$ you get the lower control arms. You will need these to get the front alignment correct, you do want to drive it on the highway? You can get the Superlift lca also but the price becomes very close, I recomend the adjustable ones. Every TJ I've lifted over 3" has had minor vibes and the only way to get rid of them was a rear cv shaft.
I've found a 1"body lift, 1" motor mount lift, and 1.75 budqet boost work very good for 33's. No vibes and cheaper than a 4" lift 300 vs 800. And with your 2003 less likly to have warranty problems with lifted Jeep.

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Let me give u the answer to all of the questions posted. Dont go with the 4" Superlift. If you do, you will need to immediately get new shocks. The Superlift shocks are horrible. Way to stiff. I cant stress enough, too STIFF!

If you do go with this lift and after you purchase new shocks you will need to purchase lca's. Buy the Skyjacker lca's, there alot cheaper than Superlift's and do the same thing. This is what I did.

The only positive thing was that I used the transer case drop and did not have any vibes from day one.

If I had to do it over, i'd probably go with RE

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i have the superlift 4" and 33" tires... the only thing i would suggest about the superlift is that an adjustable track bar would nice, if i am correct the new kit comes with lower links also which is nice, but i havent had any problems with my lift, and i dont need a SYE, i have no problems. i think skyjacker is too expensive, i would say go with superlift or maybe a RE i know those are good too.

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Go with the RE. I or my friends have run Skyjacker, BDS, and Superlift. Now, I have the RE 3.5 SF, and I would recommend it over any of the others.
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