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Old 02-12-2010, 11:30 PM
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Re: Lift Kit Opinions

I would like a versatile kit that will do a little bit of everything. Mud, sand, rocks etc. A entry level kit, this would be my first kit, OR a very nice COMPLETE kit that is priced well. I def. will not be climbing gigantic boulders that often, as why this Rough Country 4" kit seems fine for my needs. It is not really my DD but I drive it a lot on the roads. The main thing I want is a reliable, heavy duty, complete kit that will let me climb rocks and go through mud. Nothing crazy like a 6.5" unless it is a complete kit and priced well.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:42 PM
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Re: Lift Kit Opinions

WoW, btw, redrocker you from CT by any chance? Just looked at Clayton offroad and they are about 20 minutes away from me. I live in Bristol and they are based in Waterbury. That is a hefty price tag tho. I wish I could afford that.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:03 AM
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Re: Lift Kit Opinions

I live in Colorado, not CT. I've been into 'wheeling Grands since '96. I started with a 3" Rancho lift on my ZJ, followed by a 5" Tomken lift, culminating with a 6" Clayton's long arm. My friends have followed similiar paths - spending a lot of money on progressively larger or better lifts.

When I bought my WK I determined to just wait until I could do it right - a 4" Superlift.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:24 PM
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Re: Lift Kit Opinions

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What do you plan go do with your lifted WJ. If you want to hit the more challenging trails have a superior ride quality and fit 33s or better, you might want to save up for Claytons long arm kit. If I had a WJ that's what I'd get. Do it once, do it right.

X2 - clayton.

I was very close to the 4" Clayton for my 99 just before i blew the motor. I'm pretty sure that if you go 4" w/ the Clayton - to step up to the 6" all you need to do is swap out springs and shocks.

not 100% sure on that though.

check this dude out:
http://kevinsoffroad.com/

he recommended the Clayton to me. seems to know his shit about ZJ WJ
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Re: Lift Kit Opinions

Kevin is a great guy - he really knows his stuff. He tried to build a better long arm kit than Claytons, realized he couldn't so now he sells Clayton's kit.

I broke a Rustys trackbar on my ZJ in Moab and Kevin welded it enough to get me off the trail, so I am a little biased.
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Kevin is a great guy - he really knows his stuff. He tried to build a better long arm kit than Claytons, realized he couldn't so now he sells Clayton's kit.

I broke a Rustys trackbar on my ZJ in Moab and Kevin welded it enough to get me off the trail, so I am a little biased.
Wish i could wheel in your neck of the woods.
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Re: Lift Kit Opinions

I agree with Claytons. When I move and don't have to fit in the garage that's what I'm switching to.

I have never had a problem with Kevin either. I get all my parts there, and the one time there was a delay with something they called me to let me know what's up. Most places don't care enough to do that.
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Wish i could wheel in your neck of the woods.
You can - come out for Grand Slam West 2010 in June!
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:31 PM
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Re: Lift Kit Opinions

For someone who can't spend $3,000+ on a lift, would the Rough Country 4" X-factor be a good choice for around $900?
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:45 PM
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For someone who can't spend $3,000+ on a lift, would the Rough Country 4" X-factor be a good choice for around $900?
I know they just re-did the controll arm's and they look good.

Personally I wouldn't do more than 3" without a full long arm system. You'll get a bad ride quality without it, and you will probably have some "Death Wobble" issues. I know the old kits were not great.
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Re: Lift Kit Opinions

OK, SO....After a month of research, I STILL do not know what lift to go with for around $500-$1k...Every time I find a decent looking one, it is either missing a part that I have to buy, or someone just busts in and assures me it is a POS....

All I want is a NICE, COMPLETE 3-4" lift that is reliable and decently priced for a DD and weekend offroader!
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:21 PM
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Re: Lift Kit Opinions

WITH SPRINGS (front and back mine are shot) and GOOD SHOCKS! lol
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