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Old 10-18-2009, 11:22 PM
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Re: Lift kit. Yes or No??

i say go for it if thats what you want to do. just make sure you do it right. reinforcing what everyone has said about making sure you get shocks with the lift.

imho though, what you pay for is what you get. in other words, the more you pay the better quality of a lift you're going to get. rubicon express offers a nice WJ 2 inch budget boost that comes with shocks.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:32 PM
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Re: Lift kit. Yes or No??

I say lower. The more you lift the more body roll/less handling you're going to have in turns. I like the lowered look but thats just my opinion.
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Re: Lift kit. Yes or No??

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Mario's WJ is a great example of a lifted Jeep.

Personally though, I'm with Scott and I'd say lower it but its your Jeep bro!

BTW; why would lifting the Jeep wear out the pinion seals on the diff/T-Case faster?
Increased driveline angles = increased wear on the seals.

2" budget boost isn't major, don't worry about it. Do it properly though, lifting a WJ changes it's whole appearance. The stock stance sucks on the WJ IMO (don't hate me). It's too neutral. You gotta either throw eibachs on a WJ, or raise it 2 inches or more and it looks badass, really it does.

2" should be ok, your driveline angles and all should still be pretty close to stock, don't cheap out though! Get the proper shocks with it, and get some aftermarket sways (addco) and the ride should be pretty similar to before.
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Re: Lift kit. Yes or No??

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Increased driveline angles = increased wear on the seals.

2" budget boost isn't major, don't worry about it. Do it properly though, lifting a WJ changes it's whole appearance. The stock stance sucks on the WJ IMO (don't hate me). It's too neutral. You gotta either throw eibachs on a WJ, or raise it 2 inches or more and it looks badass, really it does.

2" should be ok, your driveline angles and all should still be pretty close to stock, don't cheap out though! Get the proper shocks with it, and get some aftermarket sways (addco) and the ride should be pretty similar to before.
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Re: Lift kit. Yes or No??

up up and away go for it.
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Re: Lift kit. Yes or No??

here are both my rigs..... the black one is the 4.7 limited w/3"ironrock and 265/70/16 Nitto Terra Grapplers, biltsien's, 1.25" spyder trax spacers', tbs, intake, The goldone is an 04' 4.0L, Laredo, 2" boost, 265/75/16 Firestone Destination AT's, 1" Spacers, Intake, TBS,

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Re: Lift kit. Yes or No??

check your front driveshaft if you have the cv style you will be gong through cv joints frequently. ask me how I know.....
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Re: Lift kit. Yes or No??

Canyanman is correct, the early ones had DS issues.

I've been running a lift for 35k now, I love it, that being said, it costs ALOT of money to lift a WJ properly. I helped Mario back in the day when he decided to lift his wife's WJ. Our setups are slightly different, but the pictures speak for themselves.

Get a JKS trackbar and good shocks at minimum to go with the spacers. A lift is not something you want to half-ass.
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Re: Lift kit. Yes or No??

Do it!
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Re: Lift kit. Yes or No??

Lift it! lol how much are you thinkin about going up? I went with a RC 4" and 2" skyjacker spacers for 6" of total lift, and i love it. Just make sure if you go up more than 3" or so you get the right control arms or you can get a death wobble from hell. I had it for a bit until i got mine drilled out to fit

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Re: Lift kit. Yes or No??

I think I may still have the 2" Rusty's spacers I had on my '00 WJ somewhere in my garage. If I can find them you can have them for the cost of shipping. Let me know and I'll look for them.
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Re: Lift kit. Yes or No??

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no lower control arms for the wj, just a dead axel or a live axel.

and quick question, is your wj 4WD?
WJ's do have lower control arms
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