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v dub krazy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: what lift to buy?? Reply with quote

hi i have a 2000 xj and i'm going to be using it for crawling and trails, there's so many different lifts out there to buy and i'm lost on which one to get. i want something that is really going to flex. i've been looking at the rubicon express 5.5 the rusty's off road 6.5 and the rock krawler 6.5. any of these good? thanks, dustin
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.tntcustoms.com/webV5/xjylinksystem.asp

http://www.claytonoffroad.com/
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

X2 on the T&T Longarm
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also an advocate for the T&T long arm. Uses a lot of Rubicon Express parts w/ some awesome upgrades. Ground clearance 2nd to none.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both are good kits, but the only thing to consider about the TnT kit is if you have a stick. If you need to service the clutch, you have to pretty much drop the belly pan out...which means dropping the arms as well.

Aside from that, the TnT kit is pretty much bolt on, while the Clayton kit requires welding.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in favor for the bolt on. Just because if you get into a situation like the jeep dies, everything will transfer over. However if done correctly welding on can be stronger
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v dub krazy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the great help!! now the question is which size will you get more flex out of and still be safe? what what size tires do you recomend to run? and one more question? what do you sugest on steering upgrades?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

v dub krazy wrote:
thanks for the great help!! now the question is which size will you get more flex out of and still be safe? what what size tires do you recomend to run? and one more question? what do you sugest on steering upgrades?


As far as tire VS lift look here....
http://jeephorizons.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=1423

Most I know only go as far as 5-6" lift, they say you get more top heavy and easier to roll over being higher?
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Brad The Best
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well you can always gouge it off if you weld it on . air arc or just a plane old grinder .

i didn't know the clayton was weld on . if i "bought" a lift it would be one of the two .
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v dub krazy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys, anyone have anymore advise on which size TNT lift to get? and what size tires would you run with the size you perfer?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would buy the 5.5 with some 33's , 11.50 .

or 7" with some 35's but you will be doing a lot more then just buying a lift kit if you want 35's

again i would buy the 5.5" kit
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v dub krazy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea i'm leaning towards the 5.5. do you think the 5.5 would be a little safer? and do u think i can make it about just as many places with the 5.5 as the 7.5? and if i did choose the 7.5 what would i have to do to run 35s?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

v dub krazy wrote:
yea i'm leaning towards the 5.5. do you think the 5.5 would be a little safer? and do u think i can make it about just as many places with the 5.5 as the 7.5? and if i did choose the 7.5 what would i have to do to run 35s?


a good amount of fender trimming. to be completely honest there is no reason anyone should have to exceed 6" of lift for any reason. a 7" lifted jeep is rolling death on the road, even 5.5" would make me feel leary to drive on the road anywhere. 5.5 on 33's would most definately get you anywhere you want to go as long as you arent trying to keep up with the 100,000 dollar rock crawler buggies.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had a 95 xj and decided to go with the rustys 8" lift with the 2" adjustable coil spacers to keep the front level because i had a mile marker 12,000 winch and a big custom built bumper. and that thing was heavy, and loved it. everything is bolt on and it had outstanding flex. it also came with everything i needed to make everthing work. i was running 36" buck shot mudders on crawler wheels. you will also need a sye kit and tom woods shaft, adj track bar and steering brace.
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v dub krazy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you have any pics of your xj with the rusty's 8"???
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