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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

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no, the Superlift is a pretty involved install and I don't have the time for it right now.
yea its the one kit that i think is bettter and time saver to pay installation for.
4wheelpart only charged me 600 bucks for the whole thing
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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

damn thats a good price. The place I plan on going to gave me a quote a few months ago of $750 + $80 for an alignment. This was before they'd ever done a WK/Superlift install and have since learned it's a lot more work than they expected; I hope they don't try to up the price on me...
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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

yea it was there first at my store too. but i went in and asked for all of it together lift tires so he knock off some money
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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

oh ok, that explains it. I've got my tires mounted and ready to go, I'm just waiting for the lift to arrive.
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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

Im just curious guys, how much did you pay to lift your jeeps.......for the kit, ect...

Im curious as I would like to do some research in this
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Im just curious guys, how much did you pay to lift your jeeps.......for the kit, ect...

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The Superlift can be had for around $1800 (the SSR kit is no longer available). However my source told me that Superlift is now only making the WK kits to order so you may have to wait a while to actually get it. Installation is generally at least $750. Then you need tires and wheels or spacers. Tires will run you a grand or so, wheels: $5-800, spacers: no idea but cheaper than wheels.
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Kyle, The average 1.5 to 2.5" lift will cost between $200 and $800. Most kits are just a spacer front and rear and rear shocks. The OME kit is the best kit overall and rides/handles the best because they use specifically tuned coil springs for the rear and for the front struts and new rear shocks.

Larger kits will generally cost Over $1500 and will take alot more to install that many do not wish to do them self. But ask Carlos its not that hard to do if you are at all mechanically inclined and the 12+ hours it takes a first timer to do it is some times worth saving the $100 and hour most shops will charge to install it. Though they can usually do it in 4 to 6 hours.
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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

Im sure I would be able to install it, as I have a friend who installed a 6" lift on two of his ZJ....but like Im looking to do the lift, and put some big tires on my stock rims...

I would prefer a 4" + lift...but I have no knowledge of whats better then what
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Im sure I would be able to install it, as I have a friend who installed a 6" lift on two of his ZJ....but like Im looking to do the lift, and put some big tires on my stock rims...

I would prefer a 4" + lift...but I have no knowledge of whats better then what
The bigger the tire you go the more likely you will need wheel spacers or after market wheels.

The bigger the lift you get the more stress you put on our crapy IFS and you get other issues and will undoubtedly want the aev module to fix any computer issues.

Just read the specs on the rigs in this thread and find youself a combination that makes you happy.

Also the bigger the tire the worse the MPGs and torque (yes having 4lo and v8 helps but gears help alot more) as there are no re gear kits for the Wk that i know of.
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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

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Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

A 4'' lift on a WK is by far more work than a ZJ, I did my brothers XJ in 3 hours with so many rusted bolts (Kyle will tell you since he had a XJ) The most difficult part on the Superlift is the cross member reinforcement plate, It's a pain in the ass to get too if you don't have a hoist. The rest is fairly easy, dropping the front diff to do a minor cut and install the new relocation brackets is actually a bit fun, there is no need to pop out the axles like stated in SL instructions. If you were close, i would deff help you out with the lift install, i have taken my front end off 8 or so times and will be doing it again this weekend to replace my front lower control arms and install Rusty's spacers for a bit more lift.
Thanks Kyle for a good price!
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A 4'' lift on a WK is by far more work than a ZJ, I did my brothers XJ in 3 hours with so many rusted bolts (Kyle will tell you since he had a XJ) The most difficult part on the Superlift is the cross member reinforcement plate, It's a pain in the ass to get too if you don't have a hoist. The rest is fairly easy, dropping the front diff to do a minor cut and install the new relocation brackets is actually a bit fun, there is no need to pop out the axles like stated in SL instructions. If you were close, i would deff help you out with the lift install, i have taken my front end off 8 or so times and will be doing it again this weekend to replace my front lower control arms and install Rusty's spacers for a bit more lift.
Thanks Kyle for a good price!

Not a problem bud. Glad to help out another jeeper.

I would love to buy a lift like this but my nuts are tied for now.

And yes i can completely understand the rusted bolt thing. I have had 3 lifted Xjs and i did the lift myself on all of them. Each one of them took well over 12 hours a piece because of rusted bolts or broken parts or issues.

If i could i would love to meet up with You can Carlos and tear up your Wk and install a lift like this. I thrive for this stuff.

Just 2 weeks ago i did a HP D30 swap on my friends 2001 XJ. (99 to 01 have LP D30) I installed the lift on that thing 3 years ago and it still too 6 hours to do the swap out. (mind you ive always used hand tools, dont have a compressor) And ive lifted at least 6 jeeps since i was 16.
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