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Old 02-23-2013, 01:03 PM
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Re: lift newb

If you are going to buy another jeep within the year, I wouldn't bother.

Is it worth it to install the lift, buy new tires just to uninstall the lift and remove the tires when you sell it?
Or is it worth loosing the money on the lift and tires because you just sell the jeep with the lift and new tires installed?

Personally I would sell the DayStar. Keep the 3.7 stock and wait until you buy a new Jeep. Then with the 4.7 or 5.7 you can get an OME HD or SL with some 285/70/17.

The 3.7 will be fine with the lift and 31's. Check out a member ll2for3ll, he has a 3 inch lift with 255/75/17.

I just don't think its worth it if your going to buy another jeep with in the year. If you were going to keep it for a few years, then I would lift away.
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Re: lift newb

Okay thanks, I really, really needed someone opinion.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:21 PM
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Re: lift newb

I would lift it, that's just me. If your uncle own a shop, I see no reason why he wouldn't mind removing it once you get the new jeep. I would install it and experience it, maybe once you get the new jeep, you might want to jump to a better lift like the OME.
Since your uncle owns the shop, I see no reason why he wouldn't remove it for you if you wanted to jump it over to the newer jeep.
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I'm considering lifting my Jeep 2-3 inches but dont know anything about it

I'm new to the Jeep Family, I love my Jeep however I'm use to a step up into a truck. I dont know anything about lift kits or leveling kit. and need to know if there is somone out there than can guide me in the right direction of what im need to know, learn, and get. im gonna buy all the parts over time so money doesn't really matter.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:59 AM
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Re: I'm considering lifting my Jeep 2-3 inches but dont know anything about it

If you only plan to go up 2 inches or so then you can go with a spacer lift. Basically they are "blocks" that mount on the top of your struts . this way you keep the factory ride as well.

most of the lift MFG. make these kits. Rough country , Rocky Road out fitters ,etc. They are fairly cheap and easy to install
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Re: I'm considering lifting my Jeep 2-3 inches but dont know anything about it

yea I want to for sure keep the factory ride, I just want it a little bit higher off the ground, so I don't have lean down to get it, I like stepping up. if I did the 2inch lift do I have to get bigger tires to make it look right or am I good with the factory size?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:25 AM
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Re: I'm considering lifting my Jeep 2-3 inches but dont know anything about it

I would get a little bigger tire . This will also Increase the height abit . with a 2" kit they recommend 265's
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K thanks man, I will look into all that.
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Re: I'm considering lifting my Jeep 2-3 inches but dont know anything about it

if you want to pay a little bit extra.. a better quality lift is the OME HD lift.. you get the lift from a tad longer and much thicker springs.. and extended shocks and new struts..
it stiffens the ride a bit, but most like that bc it handles better and firms up more like the ride of a truck, that you may already be used to.. this lift also nets you 3" of lift, performs best on and offroad and looks better than the 2" BB spacer lifts..
I have a 2" spacer lift and wish I just waited/saved/spent a little more and went with OME HD from the start.
cost around $700. most order from Kolak. Kolak@aol.com email him as he sells a variety of other parts including 2" spacer lifts and he would be able to help you not only make a decision on which is best for your needs but also give you a pretty good price on whatever you choose to go with in the end.
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Yea my truck had a 4 inch lift on it and I had a lot of problems with it due to the lift. I just want my jeep a little bit higher, I'm not gonna be doing any off roading. I just wonder if it will look better with a lift vs the way it does now... I will email him and see what he thinks... thanks. The main thing I don't want to lose is the smooth ness of my ride. Its a lot nicer...
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Re: I'm considering lifting my Jeep 2-3 inches but dont know anything about it

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if you want to pay a little bit extra.. a better quality lift is the OME HD lift.. you get the lift from a tad longer and much thicker springs.. and extended shocks and new struts..
it stiffens the ride a bit, but most like that bc it handles better and firms up more like the ride of a truck, that you may already be used to.. this lift also nets you 3" of lift, performs best on and offroad and looks better than the 2" BB spacer lifts..
I have a 2" spacer lift and wish I just waited/saved/spent a little more and went with OME HD from the start.
cost around $700. most order from Kolak. Kolak@aol.com email him as he sells a variety of other parts including 2" spacer lifts and he would be able to help you not only make a decision on which is best for your needs but also give you a pretty good price on whatever you choose to go with in the end.
agreed on this !! I have a OME on our commander . we are very pleased with the ride
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Re: I'm considering lifting my Jeep 2-3 inches but dont know anything about it

Save your money and order the rough country lift/level kit. Only costs $150!

While your at it id replace your struts and shocks with some bilsteins. They are a vast improvement over the stock ones and will dramatically change the way you feel about the handling and feel of your jeep. Also depending on your mileage i would replace the front upper strut mounts, all spring insulators (front/rear) and the FSB links. Look at rockauto.com and "moog" brand. The moog rubber will only cost you give or take $150. If you want the exact part numbers i can send them to you, if that helps make ordering easier.

In total you'll be spending $650 and would have replaced all of the vital pieces of your suspension that are prone to failure and normal wear from time and mileage.

Do all that and you will think your driving a new WK... Guaranteed!

OR

Checkout rusty's strut spacer kit. It will lift ONLY the font and level out your suspension with the rear. Best part about it is that it Only costs $30! Just food for thought....
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