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grandjeeper
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:16 pm    Post subject: lift kits Reply with quote

im looking for a 3 inch lift for my jeep. i need it under $600. i have looked at tera flex, rubicon express, skyjacker, and a crap load of others.
what to you guys suggest. i personaly think i might go with the rubicon express.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not sure you are going to get much options for under $600. RE makes a damn fine product.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RE is tops in my book..

What you can do to save yourself some money is buy just front 3" springs and track bar relocators and shocks.. that should do you fine..

Take your front springs and put them on the back and install the new fronts..

Then put the new shocks on and track bar relocators (or adjustable bars) and viola you are done..

For what its worth the adjustable bars are definatly the way to go..

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't mind used parts you can go to the bone yards and see if they have a set of up country springs off of a GC Limited. The "up country" springs are 1" taller than your garden variety GC springs. Now, look into a set of Budget Boosters. TeraFlex makes a 2" BB and I think Daystar Makes a 2.25" BB. There is a whole bunch of brands and different sizes but obviously for what you are doing you wouldn't want to get BB's less than 2". Don't forget the shocks. As for your T-bar you can use the old bar. You have relocate the hole on the axle bracket .75 (you should check in on this) inboard. Its better if you can get an adjustable track bar. Than again its better if you can get a all out lift kit, but I don't think for under $600. I agree with swamp boy 'RE is tops'. That is what I currently have on ZJ. Too bad you're not in Northwest area I could of sell all that stuff I'd just mentioned.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checked RE website.. Front and rear adjustable track bars would be $149 each..
and 3.5" springs are $165 for the set..

That leaves you right at your budget.. But you will still need some shocks.

Soooooo...Thats $174 on the RE site for the Rubicon Express twin tube shocks ....

Puts you a little over your budget but the good thing is.. That will be one hell of a nice lift complete with adjustable control arms..

Thne you can slowly pick up adjustable control arms and one day move those 3.5 front to the back and buy some 5.5 front springs and you will be set... Mr. Green Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kool, im was actually in the process of doing a front to back swap when i posted this, but i was sure thats what i really wanted to do. i want to get about 3.5 or 4inch. i have already instaled 2 inch coil spacers. if i got some 3 in spring for front, wuold i have to get longer control arms?

would any body suggset front and back sway bar dissconnects. i have heard that some ppl only do it to the front. i would like to do both, i want to get all the flex possible.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont have a rear swaybar at all.. Havent had one for over 5 years... I am not telling you to take yours off just saying I dont have one..

Make your own rear discos..They should be easy enough..

You wont need adjustable arms unless you go over 3.5 if you want the BB on top of the 3.5 you will need adjustable arms..
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kool, thanx. still kinda un decieded, but thanx for the info.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tuff country makes a 3.5 inch lift for like 750 with shocks shipped with new control arms
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i saw that one, i that has every i want in it. i saw BDS has something simialr. i have heard of BDS but how are compared to the rest as far a quality
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive been running my lift for about a year and its worked really well...i could benefit from disconnects but other than that everything has workd really well
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JKS front quick discos are 1 of the better sets on the market from what I have heard. Around $125 plus shipping frm Kevinsoffroad.com
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alright, i am goin with the F>R swap, and putin 3.5 or 3 inch coils on the front. i want be able to use the 2inch spacer until i get adjustable control arms? right. and i will need adjustable track bar front and back, 4 shocks and thats it. do i need nething else. i will be running 31's, thats what i have been running stock ( and now with a 2 inch spacer lift.)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

with the spacers youll be around 4.5 to 5 inches...you could get a 265/75r16 easy fender trimmin maybe a 33

31s would be no problem with the springs alone

you may need a trac bar relocation bracket
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so all i need is the relocater brakect for a 3.5 ich lift. ( i will probley go with a adjustable trackbar)
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