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Your lift and your thoughts

Post by redrockymtn » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:21 pm

I'm doing a ton of research (some might say too much) about a lift for my Jeep. I'm planning on staying around 2 or 2.5 inches and I think my options are a little limited in that size. I'd like to know what lift you have on your Jeep and what your thoughts are about it.

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Re: Your lift and your thoughts

Post by MARV » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:43 pm

Im running the Rough Country 2.5 suspension lift. Have no complaints yet...other than you need to add a .75 spacer up front to level it out. The jeep seems to ride slightly better than the stock suspension and the price was around $300. RC also offers a 3.75in combo lift, which is the 2.5 suspension and 1.25 body. Should have went that route to begin with. Good luck.
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Re: Your lift and your thoughts

Post by Cowboy80CJ5 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:08 am

Dont....highline it.
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Re: Your lift and your thoughts

Post by ridgerunner97 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:13 am

^ I'm not a wrangler man as most of you know LOL but why not Highline it Josh? I'm curious.

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Re: Your lift and your thoughts

Post by Vec » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:24 am

he means dont lift it, just do a high line.
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Re: Your lift and your thoughts

Post by prchrman » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:34 am

1 3/4 spacers front, 3/4 spacers rear and hi line.....keep the stock suspewnsion which isnt bad aon my lj, and lower center of gravity
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Re: Your lift and your thoughts

Post by Steveakus » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:04 am

Im a big fan of highline also :bigthumb: (even though I am a rough country dealer and can save you some $$ on a kit)
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Re: Your lift and your thoughts

Post by Cowboy80CJ5 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:28 am

ridgerunner97 wrote:^ I'm not a wrangler man as most of you know LOL but why not Highline it Josh? I'm curious.
Vec wrote:he means dont lift it, just do a high line.
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Re: Your lift and your thoughts

Post by redrockymtn » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:19 pm

Cowboy80CJ5 wrote:Dont....highline it.
You guys will have to educate a newbie. Explain what's involved with highline.
Steveakus wrote:Im a big fan of highline also :bigthumb: (even though I am a rough country dealer and can save you some $$ on a kit)
Good to know. PM me and let me know what you can do.

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Re: Your lift and your thoughts

Post by rdcox23 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:26 pm

If I were doing another TJ, I would highline it AND do the 1.25" body lift, at the very least.

The highline is nice because it keeps the center of gravity low, and allows you to run a much larger tire.

The body lift is nice because it tucks the transfer case up above the frame rails and give you much more clearance in that area.

The only downside of highlining is the loss of a "stock" look.
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Re: Your lift and your thoughts

Post by smccollamjr » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:48 pm

I have an 1.25" BL, 1" MML (motor mount lift), and a TT (tummy tuck). The next step is either going to be ~2.5" SL (suspension lift) or just high-line it to run 33" tires. I haven't decided yet. When I first did te BL/MML/TT I didn't have any vibes, but I'm starting to develop a few. I think my drivline angle is a little off. I need to get some adjustable rear control arms to fix it.
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Re: Your lift and your thoughts

Post by 04xrckmtn » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:50 pm

I have a 1.25" bl, 1" mml, and a 2" budget boost lift. My stock coils were in good shape so it was a cheap and dirty way to get the height I needed for 33's. Wasn't the best setup but it wasn't terrible (for my needs). 40k miles later, my stock coils are really sagging. I started collecting parts for a new lift but I'm still undecided on the which coils I want to buy. 2.5" OME, 3" BDS, or 3" Currie. Figure I'll high-line once the fenders start rusting or get crumpled.....just too pretty to cut now :oops:
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Re: Your lift and your thoughts

Post by EricsGreen98Tj » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:07 pm

Well Highline it and do a 2.5" lift. The OEM shocks for a Tj are only like 8" travel....even with my 2.5" Kit I can run 10" travel shocks....

BUT keep your cog low too.
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Re: Your lift and your thoughts

Post by smccollamjr » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:21 pm

I'm leaning toward the 2.5" OME lift when the time comes. My springs are shot.
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Re: Your lift and your thoughts

Post by prchrman » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:24 pm

tummy tuck
i forogot about the body lift on mine as well
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