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Unread 04-27-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
CoolHipJim56
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4" Skyjacker Economy Lift

Anyone have it? whats your opinion, $700 for 4" of skyjacker doesn't sound to bad

If anyone has any pictures of a jeep with it installed, that would be cool too.

Thanks guys.

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Unread 04-27-2009, 04:53 PM   #2
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I have a 4" skyjacker lift with the tcase drop and shocks as well.

I dont have a ton of jeep knowledge, but Ive driven enough cars and 4x4's that dont feel right on the highway, and this kit seems quite good, and well thought out.

I think you can add parts to an economy kit, to make it more complete, or to customize it.

I figure it would be high quality stuff.

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Unread 04-27-2009, 06:24 PM   #3
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Go with the Rough Country Lift.Its much cheaper and just as good if not better.Just my 2 cents
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Unread 04-27-2009, 06:37 PM   #4
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It really comes down to two things with TJ lifts- spring quality and the scope & quality of the parts. Some 4" kits are more expensive because they include all upper and lower control arms, adjustable trac bars/etc. All things you'd want to do it right. Take away some of those things and the price gets lower.

So if you are going to drop $700, do some searching for feedback. Also think of the ramifications of what you are doing- if you're going to throw on larger tires, read up on the biggest complaint following that- power loss.

If your Jeep is now currently stock (and not a Rubicon), that $700 would go great towards some locking differentials. Even with factory crap tires, you'll out-wheel lifted guys with open diffs with those lockers. Or a winch- stock Jeeps are lots of fun with just a winch to get you out of trouble.

Just my 2¢. Not trying to be a buzzkill.
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Unread 04-29-2009, 10:58 AM   #5
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Go with the Rough Country Lift.Its much cheaper and just as good if not better.Just my 2 cents
Is that what you run on your jeep?

Goofus, I see where your coming from, but it is a Rubicon, and no worries, the winch is on the way after the lift and tires
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Unread 04-29-2009, 11:40 AM   #6
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Rough Country will be a much better lift for the money than any skyjacker kit
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Unread 04-29-2009, 11:45 AM   #7
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I have the skyjacker 4" long arm and i love it its awesome and rides great definately get the track bar and upper and lower control arms if your serious about offroading
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Unread 04-29-2009, 11:46 AM   #8
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Rough Country would be a much better choice. I used to be a hardcore Rubicon Express guy but after this 3.25" lift from RC I just installed in my TJ, I'm a RC customer for life!
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Unread 04-29-2009, 12:19 PM   #9
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I have a 4" short arm skyjacker kit on my 05 rubi LJ and its OKAY...it rides alright and articulates pretty good for a short arm kit...im in the process of upgradeing to the new rock krawler LA kit sitting in my garage ready for install can't wait
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Unread 04-29-2009, 02:07 PM   #10
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Rough Country would be a much better choice. I used to be a hardcore Rubicon Express guy but after this 3.25" lift from RC I just installed in my TJ, I'm a RC customer for life!
I just looked at prices on RC's site, and WOW, it is a lot cheaper. Did you go ahead and get the steering stabilizer as well? What size tires are you running?

I'm thinking about the 3.25" lift too, as long as it properly clears 33"s as it says?

Anyone want to meet up and help a fellow jeeper install his first lift without screwing everything up? Was just looking at the installation instructions, I think I might be over my head

or know of an install video? videos are so much easier to follow

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Unread 04-29-2009, 06:57 PM   #11
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Go with the RC 4inch kit.I love mine especially for the money.It fits great and it rides good.Check my profile for pics on my 04 Unlimited.
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Unread 04-30-2009, 10:03 AM   #12
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Go with the RC 4inch kit.I love mine especially for the money.It fits great and it rides good.Check my profile for pics on my 04 Unlimited.
It looks great, I've been taking a look at those instructions as well, and everything seams relatively straight forward, however I am getting a bit confused on the track bar relocation bracket with the rear install. Was it a difficult task to install this lift, or do the instructions make it looks harder than it is?
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Unread 04-30-2009, 11:39 AM   #13
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The rear track bar bracket is not bad at all. Just use a slow speed on your drill and dont cook your bits. Install the bracket while diff is at full droop obviously, you have much more room that way.
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Make sure you talk to Jeffery at RC when you order to get the 10% jeep forum discount, that will make it even cheaper yet.
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Unread 04-30-2009, 12:22 PM   #15
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Anyone have it? whats your opinion, $700 for 4" of skyjacker doesn't sound to bad

If anyone has any pictures of a jeep with it installed, that would be cool too.

Thanks guys.
This kit?



Stay away from it. Those control arms with the poly bushings will strain your mounts to breaking point when under flex.

Whatever kit you buy make sure it has proper control arms with heim or johnny-type joints at least on one end.

http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...nnyjoints.aspx

Someone gave me a free set of skyjacker arms like the one above and I rode with them for a short while. Now they're taking up space in my attic. I was wondering why they were giving them away and now I know.
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