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Unread 04-02-2015, 02:52 PM   #1
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any advice for installing a lift and getting new wheels

i got my first jeep registered a few months ago and i wanted to install this 4'' rc lift http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-sus...-kit-906s.html is there anything i should know before buying it. i also wanted to buy some 33'' tires to go with it, any recomendations for good A/T tires and good rim size and width. any advice would be great!

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Unread 04-02-2015, 02:57 PM   #2
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What's your budget?
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And don't let that money burn a hole in your pocket...research and make a sound decision when buying anything Jeep related.
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i got my first jeep registered a few months ago and i wanted to install this 4'' rc lift http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-sus...-kit-906s.html is there anything i should know before buying it.
Buy the Zone 4.25" combo lift instead.
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What's your budget?
i want to stay under 1800 after the cost of the lift
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i want to stay under 1800 after the cost of the lift
There are better lifts available. Cheaper is not better or even good.
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Buy the Zone 4.25" combo lift instead.
that kit looks pretty nice, how was the installation?
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There are better lifts available. Cheaper is not better or even good.
any you recommend? im not looking to spend $1000+ on a small lift
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any you recommend? im not looking to spend $1000+ on a small lift
Clayton, Zone, Currie are some of the better ones. You buy a cheap lift, you'll pay extra later when things start to break.
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Yep the zone would be a good budget option. But running 33" tires may also require extra things like regear both axles, longer brake lines, make sure steering and brakes are in good shape.
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i asked this question a little while a go on a few forums and they made it sound easy but unfortunately for me it was a bit more complicated.. i went to my Berwick jeep dealer where i bought the car from and they installed it for me at a quite reasonable price so maybe look at speaking with your local dealer too
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any you recommend? im not looking to spend $1000+ on a small lift
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And don't let that money burn a hole in your pocket...research and make a sound decision when buying anything Jeep related.
This right here is your best advice,when you go over the 3" mark there are other things that need done to make it proper.
To run a 4" lift and 33's you will be around $3,500 with gears and the do dads you need to make it all work.
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that kit looks pretty nice, how was the installation?
Installation is straight forward and because it's a 3" suspension,1.25" body and 1" motor mount lift, you don't run into some of the problems that you do with a 4" suspension lift. I've run it on two of my Jeeps including my current one.
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Unread 04-03-2015, 06:24 AM   #14
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i got my first jeep registered a few months ago and i wanted to install this 4'' rc lift http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-sus...-kit-906s.html is there anything i should know before buying it. i also wanted to buy some 33'' tires to go with it, any recomendations for good A/T tires and good rim size and width. any advice would be great!


I have had the RC adj armsfor about 2 years and happy with them but I would STRONGLY recommend against those arms or any aftermarket non adj arms, or any aftermarket arms without aflex joint from any vender.

Do your tires and rims need to come out of that $1800 budget? I would say get a 2 inch susp, either a budget boost or one with new coils and decent shocks and a 1' body lift. Keep your stock control arms. If you still have money consider a winch. If you have a dana 35 think about upgrading that if your plans include locking the rear of your jeep or regearing it.

If you go 33X12.5 tires get a15X8 aluminum rim with 3.75 inches of back spacing.


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Unread 04-03-2015, 11:58 AM   #15
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Installation is straight forward and because it's a 3" suspension,1.25" body and 1" motor mount lift, you don't run into some of the problems that you do with a 4" suspension lift. I've run it on two of my Jeeps including my current one.
sounds good, is there anything that will need to get extended like brake lines?i have no experience with this stuff
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