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Unread 10-28-2005, 10:48 PM   #1
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Suspension Lift with a Nice Ride??

I'm new to the forum and Jeeps. I just recently bought a 98 Sahara, and I never realized what I was missing. Here's the thing; It's stock and I want to lift it for some light offroading, and give it a meaner look. However I'll still be driving some long distances, so the ride is important. Can anyone help me with the right combination of lift and tires to accomplish this? There are so many options for Jeeps. I'd like to get close to 33's under her.

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Unread 10-28-2005, 10:51 PM   #2
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i have a 97 with a rubicon express 3.5" standard lift with RE extreme monotubes and 31x10.5's

the ride isn't too bad

the 31's do look kinda small tho..no money to upgrade at this point in tim
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Unread 10-29-2005, 02:05 AM   #3
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Cheapest/easiest way to do it is to put in a bb/bl combo. That should give you enough room to run at least 32s, and maybe 33s. If you're only doing light wheelin' it'll do the trick, and you shouldn't need to do anything else so it'll save you some money that would be well spent on armor and recovery gear.
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Unread 10-29-2005, 06:42 AM   #4
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Like I said, I'm new. But I'm assuming that BB means Budget Boost. Another question, My Jeep is high mileage although in excellent condition. Are there any issues that I should definately consider before running larger tires?
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Unread 10-29-2005, 07:02 AM   #5
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... Are there any issues that I should definately consider before running larger tires?

Gearing, what are your stock gears? 33s with 3.07s would be less than ideal. IMO, 3.73 and 32"-11.5" is as big as I would go with out regearing.
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Unread 10-29-2005, 07:29 AM   #6
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Long Arm yeilds the best ride I love my 4.5" la kit on the road every day and off road as well.
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Unread 10-29-2005, 07:53 AM   #7
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i too have a 98 Sahara. im Considering the REBB and 31's in a few weeks. a solid 2" boost.
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Unread 10-29-2005, 08:54 AM   #8
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You should consider the Deluxe OME kit from DPG Offroad if your looking for a good ride.

http://www.dpgoffroad.com/
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Unread 10-29-2005, 09:55 AM   #9
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What jaburk said great riding kit and economical,(for a full suspension), comes with everything to fit 33's under the jeep. No other mods needed no sye,cv etc. I really enjoy mine and performs what I want it to do on the trails. And Dirk is very knowing of his products. Quite a few of us run his kits and our very pleased with the performance of OME.
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Unread 10-29-2005, 10:00 AM   #10
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OME, great ride, great lift
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Unread 10-29-2005, 10:07 AM   #11
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Cheapest/easiest way to do it is to put in a bb/bl combo. That should give you enough room to run at least 32s, and maybe 33s. If you're only doing light wheelin' it'll do the trick, and you shouldn't need to do anything else so it'll save you some money that would be well spent on armor and recovery gear.
i completely agree. 2"budget boost + 1" body lift and run 32x11.50's. it will give you what you want and is very affordable to do. imho, don't waste your money on an expensive 2" lift. if (more likely when) you decide you want to go higher in the future, you'll have more money to do it at that time
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Unread 10-29-2005, 10:53 AM   #12
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Can't go wrong with OME 2.5" system. I just sold one to a buddy of mine and he told me yesterday that it is the best riding jeep he has ever driven.

OME 2.5" kit, 1.25" BL, and 1" MML (may not be needed) will give you a great ride and clear 33's.

Let me know if I can help.

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Unread 10-29-2005, 09:09 PM   #13
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I pile on too with the OME kit. I got the Heavy duty springs with mine and love it. I drive 40 miles one way to pick up my kids on weekends through Maryland/Pennsylvania back roads and it drives like a car (only like a bathtub with a tent on top). I have not heard anyone yet say they hate it.
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Unread 10-29-2005, 09:32 PM   #14
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You should consider the Deluxe OME kit from DPG Offroad if your looking for a good ride.

http://www.dpgoffroad.com/
This is the lift kit I'm leaning toward. With 32s I think I can still get away without regearing and it would make a big difference for wheeling. I've read/heard a lot of good things about OME.
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Unread 10-29-2005, 11:51 PM   #15
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Can't go wrong with OME 2.5" system. I just sold one to a buddy of mine and he told me yesterday that it is the best riding jeep he has ever driven.

OME 2.5" kit, 1.25" BL, and 1" MML (may not be needed) will give you a great ride and clear 33's.

Let me know if I can help.

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