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Unread 09-24-2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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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 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?

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Unread 09-24-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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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 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!!!

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

You can run 35's with this lift as well.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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i already have the lift, i've been offroad with it before but nothing like moab, i just am curious how it will handle
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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??
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Unread 09-24-2013, 03:30 PM   #5
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it is a rough country long arm that i got about 8 months ago
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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.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 03:36 PM   #7
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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
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6" lift kits and body lifts over 1.25" is just ridiculous! Guys on here run 2.5-4" lifts using 35-37" wheels.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #9
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yeah so i've heard 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
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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.
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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 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.
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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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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
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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
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I've never been to Moab but from what I've seen online you shouldn't need a Jeep let alone a lift....

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