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Unread 04-02-2013, 09:07 PM   #16
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I bought a 99 TJ 2 months ago. It has a 4 cyl 5 speed too. I am gathering a big parts pile in my living room...lol. 4 inch rough country lift. 33x12.50x15 and rims. New steering stabilizer. Waiting on MML. Just saving up for the install. Future mods are new gears and maybe a SYE & driveshaft. Good luck with your build.

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Unread 04-02-2013, 09:16 PM   #17
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I bought a 99 TJ 2 months ago. It has a 4 cyl 5 speed too. I am gathering a big parts pile in my living room...lol. 4 inch rough country lift. 33x12.50x15 and rims. New steering stabilizer. Waiting on MML. Just saving up for the install. Future mods are new gears and maybe a SYE & driveshaft. Good luck with your build.
If you don't mind me asking. How much did the lift, tires, wheels, and stabilizer run you?
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Unread 04-02-2013, 09:19 PM   #18
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I am running a 2.5in lift with 32x11.5s just fine with the four banger and 4.10s. It will do about 75 on the highway.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #19
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I am running a 2.5in lift with 32x11.5s just fine with the four banger and 4.10s. It will do about 75 on the highway.
Do you have any pictures with that?
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Unread 04-02-2013, 09:46 PM   #20
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Lift $500. Tires are used but like new $400. Steering stablilzer $30. Wheels are used Canyons off craigslist for $100. Going to need wheel spacers for the canyons $130.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 09:56 PM   #21
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Do you have any pictures with that?
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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:31 PM   #22
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Look at the RC 2.5" lift (just the coils) and go for some different shocks (bilstein, rancho rs9000s, ome, ect) and get a 1" body, or 1.25" if that isn't too much for you. You can run 33's no problem and wouldn't need a SYE. I have the RC coils with OME shocks and it rides great! I do run just a 2.5" lift on 33x12.50's though but have done a lot of trimming. 32's were doable on the highway, 33x12.5's with steel wheels are pushing it. I can do 75 on a straight away at 7k feet, but hills kill it.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:36 PM   #23
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Look at the RC 2.5" lift (just the coils) and go for some different shocks (bilstein, rancho rs9000s, ome, ect) and get a 1" body, or 1.25" if that isn't too much for you. You can run 33's no problem and wouldn't need a SYE. I have the RC coils with OME shocks and it rides great! I do run just a 2.5" lift on 33x12.50's though but have done a lot of trimming. 32's were doable on the highway, 33x12.5's with steel wheels are pushing it. I can do 75 on a straight away at 7k feet, but hills kill it.
This is probably the best option for you OP. Coils are the one thing RC can make, and they are pretty cheap. Plus it prevents the need to do an expensive SYE/shaft.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 05:52 AM   #24
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Look at the RC 2.5" lift (just the coils) and go for some different shocks (bilstein, rancho rs9000s, ome, ect) and get a 1" body, or 1.25" if that isn't too much for you. You can run 33's no problem and wouldn't need a SYE. I have the RC coils with OME shocks and it rides great! I do run just a 2.5" lift on 33x12.50's though but have done a lot of trimming. 32's were doable on the highway, 33x12.5's with steel wheels are pushing it. I can do 75 on a straight away at 7k feet, but hills kill it.
X2. 2-2.5" coil and a 1-1.25" body lift is your absolute best bet. You'll quickly get over the look of a body lift once you realize how much more you'll be spending for that inch in the suspension.

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Unread 04-03-2013, 07:35 AM   #25
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This is probably the best option for you OP. Coils are the one thing RC can make, and they are pretty cheap. Plus it prevents the need to do an expensive SYE/shaft.
Just looked at the combo kit from RC that five 2.5" suspension and 1.25" body for $380. You're saying that the RC shocks are no good though?
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Unread 04-03-2013, 07:59 AM   #26
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I understand the RC is definitely lower end of the spectrum, but I've been running my 2.5" lift for like a year and a half no problems, and it rides decent enough, IMO. I had BFG All Terrains 32x11.5x15 all last year no problem. now with 32" street tires on JK Moabs and 33x12.5x16 boggers as the off road set and my 2.5L with 4.10's did just fine off road. ya, I'll be using 4LO most of the time, but it's definitely more than doable. on the highway my speedo said 55 as I was passing a honda civic who's speedo said 70 lol. I won't be winning any races, but the 4 banger does its job, even with those heavy *** boggers. I did add a 1.75 front spacer from AEV after installing the winch to even it back out, as there honestly was a bit of sag on the front end. ($25 http://www.aev-conversions.com/shop/...l-spacers.html)

pic so you see what it looks like: 2.5" lift with 1.75" front spacers, 33" boggers.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:04 AM   #27
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I understand the RC is definitely lower end of the spectrum, but I've been running my 2.5" lift for like a year and a half no problems, and it rides decent enough, IMO. I had BFG All Terrains 32x11.5x15 all last year no problem. now with 32" street tires on JK Moabs and 33x12.5x16 boggers as the off road set and my 2.5L with 4.10's did just fine off road. ya, I'll be using 4LO most of the time, but it's definitely more than doable. on the highway my speedo said 55 as I was passing a honda civic who's speedo said 70 lol. I won't be winning any races, but the 4 banger does its job, even with those heavy *** boggers. I did add a 1.75 front spacer from AEV after installing the winch to even it back out, as there honestly was a bit of sag on the front end. ($25 http://www.aev-conversions.com/shop/...l-spacers.html)

pic so you see what it looks like: 2.5" lift with 1.75" front spacers, 33" boggers.
That's a nice looking Jeep. Love the way it stands. I may have to consider that lift!
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:10 AM   #28
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That's a nice looking Jeep. Love the way it stands. I may have to consider that lift!
I mean it definitely depends on what your planned use is... I honestly don't really need some insane suspension, besides the fact that it's currently out of my budget. someday, ya I hope to "need" it based on where I wheel, etc, but at $300, this lift is doing a GREAT job for me, for now. good luck.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:34 AM   #29
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I have the RC 2.5 coils for two years- no sag and ride great with bilsteins in front and the RC n2.0 in rear. I also have a jks 1.25 bl and yes, if you can stay away from RC shocks. I am taking mine off one set at a time.

Yeah 2.5 coils and a 1.25 bl will be perfect for a 33x10.50 and I promise you can do the full install yourself! PB blast all bolts 3 or 4 days prior, rent a spring compressor from a parts store and get at it!
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:39 AM   #30
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I have the RC 2.5 coils for two years- no sag and ride great with bilsteins in front and the RC n2.0 in rear. I also have a jks 1.25 bl and yes, if you can stay away from RC shocks. I am taking mine off one set at a time.

Yeah 2.5 coils and a 1.25 bl will be perfect for a 33x10.50 and I promise you can do the full install yourself! PB blast all bolts 3 or 4 days prior, rent a spring compressor from a parts store and get at it!
If I get the just the 2.5" coils only from RC what would be a decent set of shocks to use?
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