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Re: Off road help

the lifts for my gf's jeep so i am trying to get the right lift for her and what she is looking for. as of right now the lifts gonna be a stretch on the bank and we will be sticking with the factory wheels and tires till theres a need for new ones!

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Old 07-17-2010, 09:29 PM
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I am trying to find a picture of what this lift actually looks like but cant..even after a google search. Does anyone have a picture of the lift components? Also wheres the best place to find a WK with this lift that also has stock wheel/tire size? Maybe if someone could post that would be great! I am guessing its a front and rear lift for the RRO, correct? Since this is a IFS then with the 2.25" lift how much more downtravel is left?

Also you mentioned to get this lift and add the Bilstein shocks which will yield another 3/8" of lift..are they long enough to allow for full articulation?

Sorry for all the question

Sorry one more question: with the 2.25" and the 3/8" there would not be any alignment issues or excessive wear on drivetrain components, would there?
Here is a couple pics of my jeep with the RRO 2.25 lift and a pic of the RRO lift components. I kept the stock shocks and tires when I lifted it, but I plan to get a set of bilsteins and larger A/T tires when the stock shocks and tires wear out. I had an alignment after the lift and the printout showed everything in the green, I don't think a 2" or 2.25 lift will cause any problems with the driveline, anything higher might require some parts to be changes out to correct angle etc.
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It's not the locking diffs Scott is referring to, it's the the fact that QT1 doesn't have 4lo. So QT1 is actually more of an AWD rather than a true 4x4.
i have a qt1 with a superlift. i made it through alot of shit. only down side is down hill i have to use my breaks the whole time
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Re: Off road help

Noone is saying that a QT1 Wk cant wheel. But Its not a good base vehicle for anyone who has future plans of harder wheeling. Its great for weekend warriors that want to blaze some trails and mud but for anyone who wants to go with larger (over 32") tires and do rock crawling and steep grades etc 4 low is a must. The v6 cant handle most larger tires and when you end up in a situation where you need torque to get over rocks or obstacles you need that low range to get there. especially since re gearing a wk is not an option.

trust me. i have had 3 lifted XJs. The first one had 31s and stock 3:55s and it was ok. second had 31s then 32 then 33s on stock 3:55s. They were both slower on the high way and crappy in 4H off road but once in 4 low it was amazing how much more i could do.

Then my last XJ was on 35s with stock 3:55s for 2 years and it SUCKED! it was a drag on the hig way and severely reduced my off road ability. BUT 4 low made me able to keep up with my friends in better modified rigs. Finally i re geared it to 4:56 (should have done 4:88s.) and it was 100X better on gas, off road, on highway and overall performance. Then 4 low was even more powerful off road.

If you have a v6 WK with QT1 you can wheel just fine, trails, mud, even light rocks. But you will notice it will be harder for you then others. If you have a v6 with QT2 (newer models) you will be 10x better off. Then throw in a V8 and QT2 and you will be quite nicely setup for a base for some hard core wheeling.

Noone is saying you cant wheel a QT1 WK its just going to hold you back in the end. 4Lo is a well known and historically proven asset to 4 wheeling.
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Re: Off road help

mine is a 3.7 qt1 i use it for hunting and some mid rage off road. its got me through alot of tough shit that surprised me.

with that said it also look beautifull!

go for it the superlift and 33s you will love it

4lo is a down fall specially going down hill but never the less i got up hill with ease
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Re: Off road help

oh and superlift kit has longer knuckles to keep the geometry right in the front so aliment wont be a problem.


this kit wont replace your front struts so you can keep the front ones but it comes with new rear shock anyways



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Re: Off road help

Yes you can keep the Bilsteins with OME or a 2" spacer lift, they're a common choice as the OME's are a bit firm for some folks' daily drivers.
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