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post #1 of 7 Old 10-07-2011, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Budget TJ Lift Kit

I am trying to put together a lift kit for my TJ. It is my daily driver but I want to put on 33's and do some moderate off roading. I am looking at the Old Man Emu 4" kit which seems to include everything I need but a steering stabilizer and control arms. Which control arms should I replace first? (I can't afford to do them all yet) Or if anyone has a completely different way to go please advise. I have about a $1400 budget.

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-07-2011, 02:01 PM
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The word "budget" doesn't go well with 4" of suspension lift. If you want to fit 33s on a budget do a 2" BB and 1.25" BL.

To answer your question you'll need to do rear control arms first, as with 4" of lift to avoid driveline vibes you'll likely need to do a SYE/CV driveshaft replacement and then use the adjustable arms to orient the pinion.

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I have about a $1400 budget.
Does that include tires too?

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post #5 of 7 Old 10-07-2011, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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no, $1400 just for the lift.
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-07-2011, 09:56 PM
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look into rough country i got there n2.0 lift and love it
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-07-2011, 10:54 PM
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2.5" Rough country lift, 1.25 body lift total under 400
Add SYE with driveshaft from Tom Woods - http://4xshaft.com/ for 525-650
Flat fenders from Tnt/Treks 625 or at the same price highline flat fenders and cut the hood

Total 1500 to 1600... And will rather nicely fit 33s OR 35s.

Add good control arms from Currie or the like, plate some control arm mounts, and you'll have a respectable offroad rig on a reasonable budget... at least until you decide to do a tummy tuck, longarms, and axles that will hold up to abuse with 35s.

IMHO... you need a regear even for 33s.

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