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post #1 of 29 Old 02-10-2014, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Lift Kit Advice

I've got a 99 TJ that is stock besides the 31" Procomp's I put on in the fall. Now that spring is approaching I'd like to upgrade my suspension and install a lift kit. I'm thinking a 3" kit from either RCD or Full Traction, they'd both come with Bilstein shocks so they both sound good to me. I'd like some input or suggestions however before I commit to anything. Thanks!

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post #2 of 29 Old 02-10-2014, 11:52 PM
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Honestly, both kits are economy lifts. Most advice you receive will be to buy something more expensive, because it is higher quality. Really between the two, I doubt there is any difference in quality.

For what its worth, as you just put on new tires, may just want to do a a1" budget boost or body lift. Give you a little more room in the fenders without changing a lot. I think you may be disappointed in the look of you new 31s with a 3" lift.

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Is there a budget boost that would be better than another? Could I put new shocks all the way around for a smoother ride? If so would any shock do or is there specific sizes for specific lift heights?
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Go with OME 2.5" if ride quality is an issue.Zone 2" BB is a good riding lift and perfect for 31's.Add a 1.25" BL for 33's.
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post #5 of 29 Old 02-11-2014, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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http://m.quadratec.com/products/prod...id=16090+00X+A

So I'd be all set if I picked that up? I wouldn't need anything else?
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Go with OME 2.5" if ride quality is an issue.Zone 2" BB is a good riding lift and perfect for 31's.Add a 1.25" BL for 33's.
I've heard good things about OME too
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post #7 of 29 Old 02-11-2014, 12:57 AM
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Both are economy lifts... They can cut prices because they don't give you stuff that you should really have to fully complete the lift, and have cheaper quality stuff
You're not getting longer shocks, longer sway links, longer brake lines, longer control arms.. etc etc.. Some of the packages may have some, but not all
Just for comparison, i'm looking at a 3.5lift long travel kit that's 3700$...

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16064_41X_PG.htm
http://www.metalcloak.com/TJ-LJ-Wran...Kit-p/7151.htm
See the difference with all the stuff you get?
If you can wait a few more months, I can give you my 2"bb, with shocks for cheap

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post #8 of 29 Old 02-11-2014, 05:25 AM
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http://m.quadratec.com/products/prod...id=16090+00X+A

So I'd be all set if I picked that up? I wouldn't need anything else?
That should be it.

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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post #9 of 29 Old 02-11-2014, 05:29 AM
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If you're going with OME get the Nitro shocks or spend the extra to get Bilsteins. I'll let you on a hint, Quadratec is definitely not the cheapest place to buy OME parts.

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So buy the OME 2" kit and buy the Bilsteins after? Or should I just buy the springs and shocks separate and make like a custom kit? And give me another hint, where might that be?
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So buy the OME 2" kit and buy the Bilsteins after? Or should I just buy the springs and shocks separate and make like a custom kit? And give me another hint, where might that be?
Go with the OME shocks. Contact dirk at DPG off road.
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Ill give them a call. Thanks!
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Good setup. Won't be disappointed.

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Don't fall into the having to spend a butt load of money trap when it comes to getting your Jeep off-road capable.

There is good info in post #4. 33s will get you a long way down the trial.

Your biggest issue will be your rear axle. If you have the dana 44 you are good. If you have the dana 35 and you want thing bigger or tougher you will probably want to address your rear axle before an expensive lift.

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post #15 of 29 Old 02-11-2014, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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If you're going with OME get the Nitro shocks or spend the extra to get Bilsteins. I'll let you on a hint, Quadratec is definitely not the cheapest place to buy OME parts.
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Don't fall into the having to spend a butt load of money trap when it comes to getting your Jeep off-road capable.

There is good info in post #4. 33s will get you a long way down the trial.

Your biggest issue will be your rear axle. If you have the dana 44 you are good. If you have the dana 35 and you want thing bigger or tougher you will probably want to address your rear axle before an expensive lift.
So if I wanna run 33's in the future the 2.5 OME is a good start with the addition of a 1.25" bl? But I'd have to upgrade the rear axle only?
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