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Unread 10-11-2013, 09:23 AM   #46
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Maybe you should! Which is why I think the subcontractors doing the install are raking in cash, good for them. Lets not forget one other critical point, put that lift cost under my car loan, mighty hard to find another $3-4K right after you dropped $10K in a down payment...
Ur not talking about not having a car payment (quoted above). you talking about dropping 10K on a potentially 35k-50k vehicle and financing the rest. The only thing droppng anymoney on the vehicle does is lower your payment and maybe get you that low interest rate your credit couldnt get you already. If you are talking about totally buying the car outright>? that is always the better option and as you stated: a better option for you. in this circumstance that isnt the case. let the bank give the dealership chunks of cash...dont have it come straight out of your checking/savings accounts. And if you cant afford a 3-4K lift kit and tires bc of a hefty carpayment...then defenatly wouldnt finance it..just dont get the lift at all. thats like financing rims for your escalade that you couldnt afford.

In this OPs case, to have to peice of mind that the dealership installed the lift, and will warranty it..i still would not finance that part of the price sheet all said and done. And I am not pointing the finger saying he did that. at that point: put the 3-4k down for the lift and tires that you could afford and finance the actual vehicle. we are talking about secure credit lines here. 3-4k financed ontop of a vehicle for the lift and tires will not book out for a secure credit line (just the 3-4k portion for the lift and tires). If the bank took the vehicle back and had to resell it...and would not get the equity out of the lift and tires, that would be money owed and nothing to show for it bc it essentially doesnt book out. enough with my rambling though. it doesnt matter. all that matters is that anyperson is gonna buy that nice pair of shoes regardless of what they cost bc in the end it makes them happy.

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Unread 10-11-2013, 10:58 AM   #47
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Has anyone added a winch to their rig with this lift. What kind of front suspension sag do you have. I'm looking at hust doing a winch plate and winch
I can get you close to the answer. I have a TF 4" long arm suspension on my '09 JKUR, with TF's bumpers front & rear and a Warn 9500 Powerplant winch. the weight of the bumper & winch sagged the front springs a measured 5/16" over being unladen. The TF JK kits all use a 1/2" spacer on top of the front springs, so I used one of their 1" spacers in its place. IIRC, the winch & bumper combination weighted somewhere in the 130 - 150 lb range. I'll check my notes and post the exact number for you. Would add that after about 38k miles the TF 4" springs haven't sagged more than 1/4" all the way around. The rig did have the tyical "JK lean" to the right, which I fixed with an additional 1/2" of rear spacer .
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Unread 10-11-2013, 11:47 AM   #48
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Ur not talking about not having a car payment (quoted above). you talking about dropping 10K on a potentially 35k-50k vehicle and financing the rest. The only thing droppng anymoney on the vehicle does is lower your payment and maybe get you that low interest rate your credit couldnt get you already. If you are talking about totally buying the car outright>? that is always the better option and as you stated: a better option for you. in this circumstance that isnt the case. let the bank give the dealership chunks of cash...dont have it come straight out of your checking/savings accounts. And if you cant afford a 3-4K lift kit and tires bc of a hefty carpayment...then defenatly wouldnt finance it..just dont get the lift at all. thats like financing rims for your escalade that you couldnt afford.

In this OPs case, to have to peice of mind that the dealership installed the lift, and will warranty it..i still would not finance that part of the price sheet all said and done. And I am not pointing the finger saying he did that. at that point: put the 3-4k down for the lift and tires that you could afford and finance the actual vehicle. we are talking about secure credit lines here. 3-4k financed ontop of a vehicle for the lift and tires will not book out for a secure credit line (just the 3-4k portion for the lift and tires). If the bank took the vehicle back and had to resell it...and would not get the equity out of the lift and tires, that would be money owed and nothing to show for it bc it essentially doesnt book out. enough with my rambling though. it doesnt matter. all that matters is that anyperson is gonna buy that nice pair of shoes regardless of what they cost bc in the end it makes them happy.

nice JK
Good points, some did not apply to me so that's why I went my route, in any case, a vehicle purchase is an investment in nothing more than transportation or a jeeps case entertainment. Take care.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 01:48 PM   #49
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Unread 10-12-2013, 06:59 AM   #50
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Bottom line, it looks good, you enjoy it, and you have peace of mind with your decision. That's really all that matters.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 09:52 PM   #51
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I'll tell you in two weeks...
What have you found
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Unread 11-21-2013, 07:46 PM   #52
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Jeep looks awesome and you're happy, that's all that counts. Enjoy!
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Unread 11-22-2013, 07:29 AM   #53
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Thanks 1985 CJ5. I bought a used 2011 Rubicon from my local dealer this week. 4 door, black, all stock. Due to this thread the choice of the lift kit was easy, same as yours. Going in Monday for the install.
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Unread 12-08-2013, 06:56 AM   #54
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I think the jeep looks great, how does it ride, flex, perform?

This year I will be lifting my 14 JKUR and was considering this lift.
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Unread 12-15-2013, 07:24 PM   #55
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My dealer installs all types of lifts and they ensure warranty on all of them. I did my own install and the only thing that isn't under warranty are the parts that I installed. I guess you're afraid to change your own oil too for fear of a warranty issue. Better not take it offroad either or they might void your warranty. You guys that lose sleep over warranty issues because of mods need to read up on the law surrounding warranties.
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