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ptrj96 09-24-2013 03:11 PM

6 inch lift
 
How tippy really is 6 inches of suspension lift with 35s. I'm looking at taking a trip to moab for senior year, and i have plans to lower my jeep and put hi lines on it but that requires money which is hard to come by in high school :p so will it be a hazard with that much lift or do a lot of people just blow it out of proportion with that much lift?

Trendsetter75 09-24-2013 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by ptrj96 (Post 16285057)
How tippy really is 6 inches of suspension lift with 35s. I'm looking at taking a trip to moab for senior year, and i have plans to lower my jeep and put hi lines on it but that requires money which is hard to come by in high school :p so will it be a hazard with that much lift or do a lot of people just blow it out of proportion with that much lift?

It would be like riding on top of a bowl of Jello. I suggest not to go past 4" lift. If I were you do a 3" lift with a 1.25BL. Here is a link where you can get this lift from. If you do alot of offroading and little street then upgrade to the Nitro shocks. If you do mostly street/Daily Driver/ some offroad then just go with the hydraulic white shocks that come with the lift. Old Man Emu makes a good lift as well but its like 900.00 dollars. BDS makes a good lift kit which has a lifetime warranty. Hope this helps!!! :thumbsup:

http://zoneoffroad.com/product?ki=451&gr=-1

You can run 35's with this lift as well.

ptrj96 09-24-2013 03:27 PM

i already have the lift, i've been offroad with it before but nothing like moab, i just am curious how it will handle

Trendsetter75 09-24-2013 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by ptrj96 (Post 16285537)
i already have the lift, i've been offroad with it before but nothing like moab, i just am curious how it will handle

What make lift is it when did you get it is it long arm or short arm lift??

ptrj96 09-24-2013 03:30 PM

it is a rough country long arm that i got about 8 months ago

Trendsetter75 09-24-2013 03:32 PM

I saw your profile looks like you have Rough Country Long arm. Personally Rough Country makes crappy lift kits springs okay but their shocks stink. You stated future 4" lift I would just go with what I mentioned above the Zone 4.25 lift.

ptrj96 09-24-2013 03:36 PM

yeah i know rough country isn't the best, but i only paid 1000 dollars for the long arm lift. so my mindset was i would get my 35s i had on it with out any problem than go from there with upgrading the suspension, i was planning on keeping there long arms because from what ive experienced and heard they really aren't bad at all so i would keep them with that lift you listed above

Trendsetter75 09-24-2013 03:37 PM

6" lift kits and body lifts over 1.25" is just ridiculous! Guys on here run 2.5-4" lifts using 35-37" wheels.

ptrj96 09-24-2013 03:43 PM

yeah so i've heard :p so would you suggest that zone lift along with my long arms over piecing together a lift with currie 3 in springs, bilstein 5100 shocks, daystar 1 inch body lift, and a rubicon express mml? I plan on tummy tucking this eventually as well

LeeMasterGT 09-24-2013 05:06 PM

Depending on where you go in Moab, you'll be fine. Are you capable of wheeling in Moab? It's different terrain than a lot of the east coast stuff. If you've never been to Moab, or similar, are you bringing someone with experience? Your 6 inch lift will be fine there as long as all of these questions are answered in the affirmative.

As for your question of long arms... I believe there are better designs than the RC stuff. But how much, realistically, are you able to dump into this? The ease with which this could exceed 2 grand is mind blowing.

Duck Doctor 09-24-2013 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by ptrj96 (Post 16285057)
How tippy really is 6 inches of suspension lift with 35s. I'm looking at taking a trip to moab for senior year, and i have plans to lower my jeep and put hi lines on it but that requires money which is hard to come by in high school :p so will it be a hazard with that much lift or do a lot of people just blow it out of proportion with that much lift?

I run longarms with 6" of lift and do not enjoy driving on the PA turnpike. I drove about 600 miles roundtrip two weekends ago and it was fine as long as I stayed under 65 MPH.

ptrj96 09-24-2013 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by LeeMasterGT (Post 16288377)
Depending on where you go in Moab, you'll be fine. Are you capable of wheeling in Moab? It's different terrain than a lot of the east coast stuff. If you've never been to Moab, or similar, are you bringing someone with experience? Your 6 inch lift will be fine there as long as all of these questions are answered in the affirmative.

As for your question of long arms... I believe there are better designs than the RC stuff. But how much, realistically, are you able to dump into this? The ease with which this could exceed 2 grand is mind blowing.

i've never driven anything like moab, but i was planning on going in the spring for easter jeep safari so there would be spotters everywhere, and i am not going to spend any money for a different long arm set up until this one fails me.

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Originally Posted by Duck Doctor (Post 16289481)
I run longarms with 6" of lift and do not enjoy driving on the PA turnpike. I drove about 600 miles roundtrip two weekends ago and it was fine as long as I stayed under 65 MPH.

Really? i don't feel tippy on the free way at all, i've had my jeep at 80 mph before ;) but at that point i was definitely starting to get a little scared

wtfcrunch 09-24-2013 06:47 PM

I just don't see the reasoning in 6" of lift. Most of the high end short arm kits today perform as good if not better than the long arm kits

my996duc1 09-24-2013 06:54 PM

I've never been to Moab but from what I've seen online you shouldn't need a Jeep let alone a lift.... :rofl::rofl::rofl:


BamaJeepman21 09-24-2013 06:59 PM

Am I the only one worried about a D35, 35's, and Moab...?


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