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Unread 04-15-2006, 05:40 AM   #1
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Best 4" Lift Kit for the money

I am looking to lift my 97 four inches or so (to fit 33" s I already have) and there are so many kits out there I don't know what to get. I drive it mostly just around town, I want to be able to go places, not rock crawling, just trails with my friends. I would like one that's just a bolt on kit. And money is kind of an issue I have around 900 to spend. Thanks guys!

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Unread 04-15-2006, 05:59 AM   #2
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Rubicon Express 3.5" (you will get about 4-4.5" from this lift) call DC4WD for very good pricing.....hes a vendor on here
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Unread 04-15-2006, 06:00 AM   #3
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Their are a lot of companies that make good kits, but remember when you go up above 3" it really starts to rack up the $$$$ quickly. What engine and tranny do you have? What gears? You can fit 33's with a 3" suspension lift, BDS makes a good one with the best warranty, Full Traction also makes a good 3" kit, Rubicon express makes a good 3.5", just remember that RE kits are usually about 1" higher than they are rated.
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Well, I am gonna hijack his thread kinda.. I have a 2002 with 3.73 gears... I am gonna get the RE 3.5 lift, will I need to buy anything else? Thanks
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Unread 04-15-2006, 09:28 AM   #5
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JeepJohnson made a good point... at around 4" is where needing a SYE is pretty likely which will add ~ $500 to the total cost.

If you want 4" of lift and you're on a budget, stick with a 3" suspension + a 1" BL.
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Unread 04-15-2006, 09:29 AM   #6
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I say go with OME lift and 1" BL.
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Unread 04-15-2006, 11:26 AM   #7
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I say go with OME lift and 1" BL.
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Unread 04-15-2006, 01:31 PM   #8
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check out the ft 3" kit on 4x4groupbuy.com good price(449.) and good basic kit that come with the adj front tb.will give about 3.5 actual lift after settling a bit,throw on a 1"bl and your good to go without as much hassle as you'd go through with a 4" suspension lift.
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I'm very, very happy with my Full Traction 4" lift. I purchased it through Summit Racing (no shipping charges) and it came to my door for just over $900 and included a dropped pitman arm, adjustable track bar, quick disconnects, and shocks. These last items are generally optional on other kits.

For a short arm kit, is has excellent flex!



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[QUOTE=dirt rider]I'm very, very happy with my Full Traction 4" lift. I purchased it through Summit Racing (no shipping charges) and it came to my door for just over $900 and included a dropped pitman arm, adjustable track bar, quick disconnects, and shocks. These last items are generally optional on other kits.

For a short arm kit, is has excellent flex!

curious,our you just running the ft 4" flex kit or the ultimate 4" ?
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Thanks for all of the input! I have the four banger, five speed manual, and I believe stock gears. I was looking at the superlift lift kit because of it's price. Anyone using this or heard anything about it? Thanks again!
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Thanks for all of the input! I have the four banger, five speed manual, and I believe stock gears. I was looking at the superlift lift kit because of it's price. Anyone using this or heard anything about it? Thanks again!
If price is a consideration, strongly consider the Full Traction 3" and a 1" BL or spacers.

The 3" Full Traction is a very complete kit, and at $450 I don't think you can beat it. Does the Superlift have discos and adjustable front track bar?
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I'm very, very happy with my Full Traction 4" lift. I purchased it through Summit Racing (no shipping charges) and it came to my door for just over $900 and included a dropped pitman arm, adjustable track bar, quick disconnects, and shocks. These last items are generally optional on other kits.
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Unread 04-15-2006, 06:59 PM   #14
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what shocks would you get with that 3 inch full traction kit? That is a better deal for the money than the superlift kit. They have the shocks in the catalog for the 4 inch short arm kit only. Thanks again guys!
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running the ft 4" flex kit or the ultimate 4" ?
I am running the flex kit as I didn't have enough money to upgrade to the ultimate at the time.

In a few minutes I'm heading out to the shop to finish lifting my brothers 98. He went with the Ultimate kit and Pro Comp MX6 shocks. The front is completely done and the rear is close. The Ultimate kit has very impressive components and is definately worth the extra coin.
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