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mracoker 08-04-2011 07:58 AM

Which is a better lift kit for my 98 TJ
 
I dont plan on getting bigger tires than 31/10.50, so I think a 2" lift will do fine. But I'm not sure which is a better kit.

Trail Master

Rough Country

The RC has some excellent instructions, which I like. I have changed out shocks before on my 95 Grand Cherokee, so I feel I can handle this with good instructions.

Thanks!

wwch99tj 08-04-2011 08:18 AM

The RC kit has new springs I would go with it to replace the 13 plus year old stockers. Just my opinion

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SaxManClay 08-04-2011 08:20 AM

RC all the way. Their new springs kick butt.

thejafe 08-04-2011 08:20 AM

Have you considered the Old Man Emu kit?

TheBoogieman 08-04-2011 08:44 AM

rc.

rda616 08-04-2011 09:42 AM

Ome, or wish you had later!

Ross 08-04-2011 09:55 AM

Why not just do a 1 inch body lift? Not sure if you are new to jeeping or not, I am only assuming you are because you are new to positing here.. If you are new to jeeping there is a good chance you will find that 31 tires aren't enough. This will be especially true if you spend time on this board and wheel more than a couple times.

People will say I won't wheel it that hard, I don't need all that and then they get bit buy the bug. And it’s on from there.

I bought a 4X4 S10 just to get to fishing holes. I started having more fun getting to the fishing holes then fishing, that is when I got bit by the bug.

A 1" body lift is adequate for 31s, and they don't cost much money. If that is all the bigger you plan on going that will take care of your needs. If you go larger you can keep the 1" body lift and go from there. If you get a new lift kit only to find you want to go bigger you will end up spending more money then you needed.

TheBoogieman 08-04-2011 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by rda616 (Post 11966663)
Ome, or wish you had later!

Over rated and over priced!:shhh:

Unlimited04 08-04-2011 10:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheBoogieman (Post 11966869)
Over rated and over priced!:shhh:

i'm sure thats why people remove their RC stuff a few months later and install OME or Currie...

mracoker 08-04-2011 11:34 AM

I am new to this forum and jeeping. I have to say I am a huge fan of both!

Ross made some very good points, so now I am rethinking my approach. However if I do buy a kit I'll go RC.


Thanks for the insight!

csm41 08-04-2011 12:00 PM

OME is expensive, but you get what you pay for. I had an OME lift on my 2003 Rubicon and on my 89 YJ. Conversely, I had a BDS lift on a past Jeep (1999 TJ), and while not quite as good as the OME, it was still pretty damn well performing. I also think highly of the Zone/BDS line as a less expensive alternative to Currie or OME stuff. I also have a Zone on my current TJ. I can't comment on RC because I have no experience with that lift. Good luck!

rda616 08-04-2011 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheBoogieman (Post 11966869)
Over rated and over priced!:shhh:

Ome will last 4 times longer then rc and rides better then stock!

Xlr8n 08-04-2011 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by csm41 (Post 11967416)
OME is expensive, but you get what you pay for. I had an OME lift on my 2003 Rubicon and on my 89 YJ. Conversely, I had a BDS lift on a past Jeep (1999 TJ), and while not quite as good as the OME, it was still pretty damn well performing. I also think highly of the Zone/BDS line as a less expensive alternative to Currie or OME stuff. I also have a Zone on my current TJ. I can't comment on RC because I have no experience with that lift. Good luck!

I've run both OME and BDS springs in my rig and agree there's not much discernable difference between the two. Haven't run the OME shocks, but if they are better than the BDS 5500's, I'd love to give them a try.

TheBoogieman 08-04-2011 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rda616 (Post 11967538)
Ome will last 4 times longer then rc and rides better then stock!

Opinions are like A holes and nobody wants to hear or see yours.:highfive:

TheBoogieman 08-04-2011 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Unlimited04 (Post 11966928)
i'm sure thats why people remove their RC stuff a few months later and install OME or Currie...

I'm guessing you've bought many RC lifts before moving on to foreign companies.:D
p.s. Do you still have that mountain goat problem?:thumbsup:


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