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post #16 of 57 Old 06-06-2010, 02:53 PM
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So i take it that it is a good lift, just not the shocks. What shocks would be best? What brand would you guys suggest on a 2.5 or 3 inch lift?
i wouldn't run a RC lift if it was free, i'd sell it to Boogieman.

Look at OME, RCD, AEV or BDS for a 2.5-3" lift.

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i wouldn't run a RC lift if it was free, i'd sell it to Boogieman.

Look at OME, RCD, AEV or BDS for a 2.5-3" lift.

and do make sure you read this: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/wh...nt-one-854790/
How many RC lifts have you had?
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Alright so would you suggest the 2.5 inch suspension with the 1.25 inch body lift and a 1 inch motor mount for a good set up for 33's?
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Alright so would you suggest the 2.5 inch suspension with the 1.25 inch body lift and a 1 inch motor mount for a good set up for 33's?
Yes,that would work fine.
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I am in high school so i'm trying to make my tj look good without spending to much money lol, just trying to spend enough for a lift, rims, and tires.
Good luck, we are all trying to make it look good and functional without spending too much money. With a 4" lift you better be ready to spend some cash to make it almost like driving stock again(without a TC drop). The PO of my 04 Rubi put a 3" BDS lift and a 2" BL(not my first choice) but I had to go with a Tom Woods driveshaft to get rid of my TC drop. Do some research on this topic....a new driveshaft is not the only thing that you need when you put on a 4" lift, if the kit you buy does not come with all the adjustable parts required to do the job correctly. Good luck with your build.
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I am about to get a lift kit for my 98 tj sport, i hear a lot that you have to get a new driveshaft with 4 inches and over of lift, is this true, i wont be doing much offroading, just a little bit of muding here and there.
You'll need an SYE, DS and adjustable control arms to do it right...IMO
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Every TJ is different for some unknown reason. I had a 2000 with a 4" lift that had no vibes ever, with only a TC drop. This is probably the exception rather than the rule though.

I would plan on needing a TC drop and a MML at a minimum for 4", or a SYE CV driveshaft and adjustable rear upper control arms at worst.

Why not consider a 2.5"-3" lift with a 1" BL? Gets you the same result with a lot less possible problems, and you might get away without messing with your rear driveshaft.
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I lifted mine 4 inches (suspension), and had no problems with the driveshaft's, the kit included a transfer-case drop of 1 inch though... we tested it without the transfer-case drop and felt vibes, added it and it was smooth again.

the kit had everything you need, except for bolts for the control arms.

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Every TJ is different for some unknown reason. I had a 2000 with a 4" lift that had no vibes ever, with only a TC drop. This is probably the exception rather than the rule though.
I don't recommend or run a TC drop, it defeats the purpose...
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Going to agree. Installed a 4 inch Skyjacker, and with the TC drop, everything works fine.
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Before you install a TC drop try to run with out it. If you get vibes try 1/2 to 3/4 inches of washers. If that does not fix it get the SYE. I have an RC lift 2.5 inch springs and 3/4 inch spacers. 1/2 inch drop on the TC and it was fine. And by the way 2.2 shocks are ok in my book. I have 6 inches of up travel and way more droop.

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I don't recommend or run a TC drop, it defeats the purpose...
How about an MML instead.
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