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Unread 06-04-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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Need a lift for my DD 05 LJ

Ok, first post. I recently acquired a 2005 LJ Automatic with a 4.0. It currently has an unknown mild body lift with 33s, but there is no other mods to the Jeep at all. I want to start from scratch, and my preference would be to put 35 12.5s on it, and I'm really interested in having a great road vehicle that is suitable for the highway, but has the capacity to have fun off road.
I want to do it right the first time, and not buy junk, so the question is where do I start, and what would be on my shopping list for the lift (i.e. do i need brake lines, cv, sye, etc.?) Trying to make things simple for me to understand, because I have no experience, but the capacity to learn. Thanks.

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Unread 06-04-2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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Use the search function and you will find a ton of info that will keep you reading for days. But yes you will need to upgrade the brakes, steering and a few other items. It won't be cheap.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 05:08 PM   #3
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there are many ways to get to 35's, the constants are upgraded brakes, steering, gears.

then it goes to type of lift and how you'll stuff the tires under it

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almost everything has pros and cons, thats where reading build threads, reviews, and searching through this forum helps save a lot of money and gets you a quality rig
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Unread 06-04-2013, 05:09 PM   #4
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Definitely doing my share of reading. Thanks. dont like the look of the body lifts. Just looking for some simple to understand what to get opinions.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 05:12 PM   #5
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Definitely doing my share of reading. Thanks. not Just looking for some simple to understand what to get opinions.
excellent, once you get an idea of how you want to do it, make a plan. read some more, then after throwing away that plan, make another one.

ask questions along the way to help guide your plan and your build. just about anything you can think about doing to a jeep has been done 100 times, and we get the benefit of learning from others mistakes


and the more info you have in your profile the better, it helps others when answering your questions
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Unread 06-04-2013, 05:25 PM   #6
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I will do that thanks
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Unread 06-04-2013, 06:08 PM   #7
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We've got the same Jeep, and I've been through the same thing. Happy to help with photos (PM me) or anything else I've learned.

After a bit of experimentation, I've ended up piecing together a Currie kit. You just can't go wrong with their stuff (or some permutations of it available from Savvy Off Road).

It fits, it works (street & trail), & it's high quality.

Good luck....the LJ's a great starting platform!
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Unread 06-04-2013, 06:18 PM   #8
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Thanks ill look into that one
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Unread 06-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #9
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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:47 PM   #10
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Edit: never mind. Not gonna bother.

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