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Unread 09-03-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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Is this lift any good for my "05 LJ?

So I bought a '05 Wrangler Rubicon LJ a year ago and this lift was in the back in a box. I can not find any paperwork or anything on the lift but from looking at Skyjackers' website I know it is a 6" lift. I know that it is missing the coil springs. I am decently mechanically inclined but have never approached a full lift like this before. I have a friend with experience building rat rods and frame on up custom bike fabs that is willing to give me a hand and let me barrow some shop space. Is this lift any good and what additional parts/upgrades might I need to complete the kit. I am not looking to rock crawl just general off roading and mudding with the occasional trip to the dunes. I would like it to be solid enough to leave the ground and come back down without snapping to pieces. I was looking at a Clayton 5.5" lift before but since I already have this I was wondering if it was solid? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Unread 09-03-2013, 09:07 PM   #2
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waste of time IMHO....
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Unread 09-03-2013, 09:14 PM   #3
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6" is a lot of lift, kind of "too much" in my opinion.

I'd sell it, and start fresh, by first deciding how big of a tire you want to run.

Call up Northridge 4x4 and they can assist with picking a good lift kit once you figure out what size tire you want.


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Unread 09-03-2013, 09:15 PM   #4
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Sell it. 2 things wrong, it's 6" and it's Skyjacker.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 09:59 PM   #5
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Sell it. 2 things wrong, it's 6" and it's Skyjacker.
But two wrong make a right, right?
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Unread 09-03-2013, 10:02 PM   #6
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But two wrong make a right, right?
Does that mean two rights make a left?
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Unread 09-03-2013, 10:03 PM   #7
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Does that mean two rights make a left?
It does in Skyjacker world haha
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Unread 09-04-2013, 02:26 AM   #8
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Sell it now.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 06:58 AM   #9
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I have that kit on my LJ. It is decent at best. The lift was on the Jeep when I bought it otherwise I would have stayed with a short arm lift. I will be replacing it when I get the chance.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 07:14 AM   #10
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Yeah dude every time somebody puts a skyjacker lift on their jeep a small cute cuddley kitten dies. Granted my rig when I bought it came with a 4 1/2 skyjacker lift and it held up ok for ab a year but I'm deff switching to a BDS long arm when money allows
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Unread 09-04-2013, 08:07 AM   #11
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Sell it.

Anyone who puts out a kit with that many wrongs (long lowers, stock uppers; poly bushings galore; junk front track bar and DPA; etc.....) doesn't have a clue what they're doing.

Yes, I said it. Skyjacker doesn't have a clue what they're doing.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 08:58 AM   #12
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6" is a lot of lift, kind of "too much" in my opinion.

I'd sell it, and start fresh, by first deciding how big of a tire you want to run.

Call up Northridge 4x4 and they can assist with picking a good lift kit once you figure out what size tire you want.

www.northridge4x4.com
Thanks for the tip. They aren't far away either. I think the response has been as unanimous as expected.
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