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Unread 11-21-2008, 03:54 PM   #1
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Best 2"-4" lift kit for $500.00

OK, heres the deal..first, my Jeep is a 2000 Wrangler Sahara automatic with 3.07 geears. I'm currently running 31X10.5's on Mickey Thompson 15X8" Classic locks with stock suspension. I probably will never put anything bigger than 33's on the Jeep. I live in flat Florida where my Jeep will never see any extreme rock crawling and spend most of it's time on the street or Corbett trails. If you had $500.oo from Santa to spend on a 2"-4" lift kit, what would you buy and why?? I've considered Rough Country's 2.5 progressive Lift, Black Diamond's 3" lift with AT ?? shocks, OME's 2" is more like $700+ bucks, Full traction makes a 3" lift, etc. etc.

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Unread 11-21-2008, 04:14 PM   #2
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RC's 2.5 looks like a great kit with a BL and bumpstops you could clear 33s I believe.

I'm looking at the FT kit myself, I like how complete it is. Combined with OME shocks its closer to 700-800 range but I think I'll be very happy.
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Unread 11-22-2008, 11:57 AM   #3
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My concern for trying to stay in the 2"-3.5" range is to avoid spending money on a SYE and Drive shaft, while improving the ride quality, wheel travel, and leaving some room for future larger tires.
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Unread 11-22-2008, 12:02 PM   #4
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A body lift won't change your driveline angles at all so you wont have to worry about the SYE and driveshaft.

Sounds like a 2.5" RC lift plus 1" BL is right up your alley.
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Unread 11-22-2008, 12:07 PM   #5
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Including lift and tires I have a little over $800 (and I haven't sold my old stuff yet). I'm running 33's with no rubbing at all.
Here is a link to how I did it:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/project-housefund-tj-build-cheap-its-howiroll-503112/

stating at post 149 is the payoff pics! Let me know if you have any questions.
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Unread 12-01-2008, 04:57 PM   #6
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A body lift won't change your driveline angles at all so you wont have to worry about the SYE and driveshaft.

Sounds like a 2.5" RC lift plus 1" BL is right up your alley.
That's what I'm leaning towards but...$300 buys you a 2.5" kit with coils and their 2.2 shocks. RC also sells a 4" kit with coils, shocks, Xfer case drop, rear track bar bracket, etc. for under $500. Is it worth the xtra $150 for their 4" kit??? I've heard many people complain the 4" kit rides really rough and the springs sag with time.....
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Unread 12-01-2008, 05:28 PM   #7
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I love my 3" Teraflex kit, they make a very complete kit with shocks and swaybar disconects for about $800.
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Unread 12-01-2008, 07:11 PM   #8
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what about the zone offroad lifts? http://zoneoffroad.com/product?ki=36&vi=682
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Unread 12-01-2008, 08:05 PM   #9
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I've heard Zone has terrible shocks. Also the RC 4" kit can be upgraded to 2.2 shocks which will greatly improve ride quality.
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Unread 12-01-2008, 08:25 PM   #10
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RC 4 in is on sale

http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_sus...lift_kits.html
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Unread 12-01-2008, 08:39 PM   #11
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That's cheap. And it comes with shocks. Sounds like a hell of a deal to me.
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Unread 12-01-2008, 09:46 PM   #12
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Ya but he'll need a SYE and CV unless he wants to use the TC drop kit... ughhh.
But that kit is hella cheap!


To the OP... another one from RC:

http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_tj_combo_2.html

Comes with new 2.2 perf shocks
2.5" suspension
1 1/4" BL
390$


This kit does not require a SYE or CV since its only 2.5" suspension.
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Unread 12-02-2008, 12:03 AM   #13
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READ THIS ABOUT ROUGH COUNTRY 2.5 in lift


http://webpages.charter.net/easytims/jeep.htm




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