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Old 12-12-2014, 06:45 PM
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Wanting to lift my 1997 zj litd

What are good ideas on putting a lift on my 97 zj?

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Re: Wanting to lift my 1997 zj litd

Rough Country is the way to go
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Re: Wanting to lift my 1997 zj litd

How much does those rumn for like a 2 or 3 " lift
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Re: Wanting to lift my 1997 zj litd

You don't want Rough Country. Their 3.5" lift comes with 4 new control arms, which are completely unnecessary at 3-4", and doesn't come with new longer or adjustable track bars, which are absolutely 100% necessary.

I highly reccommend this kit from Iron Rock Offroad, so you aren't paying for things you don't need. Add a rear track bar and you're all set. I also ended up using some 3/4" spring spacers in the rear to help level it out, as your stock V8 front coils moved to the rear might not give exactly the same 3.5-4 inches of lift as the new front coils that come with the IRO kit.
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Re: Wanting to lift my 1997 zj litd

Did you do the install yourself if so how difficult was it
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Re: Wanting to lift my 1997 zj litd

Bite the bullet and get a kit from Clayton Off Road. Their long arm kit is the best one out there. It is a weld on kit and no turning back once you commit. Better to just spend the money towards a good product from the get go. Chances are you will be like we all were. Started at 3", then went to 5", and ending up at 7" . I bought so many sets of tires for mine each time upping the lift. Wasted cash really. Research and do it right from the start.
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Re: Wanting to lift my 1997 zj litd

I used Rubicon Express products when I had my ZJ. Good quality stuff. But like hound said, take your time and invest in a good quality product up front. I too did 2 different lifts on mine. Claytons Long Arm systems are the way to go for comfort and flexibility. Having said that, I was very happy with my RE setup
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You don't want Rough Country. Their 3.5" lift comes with 4 new control arms, which are completely unnecessary at 3-4", and doesn't come with new longer or adjustable track bars, which are absolutely 100% necessary.

I highly reccommend this kit from Iron Rock Offroad, so you aren't paying for things you don't need. Add a rear track bar and you're all set. I also ended up using some 3/4" spring spacers in the rear to help level it out, as your stock V8 front coils moved to the rear might not give exactly the same 3.5-4 inches of lift as the new front coils that come with the IRO kit.
(IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: ZJ 3.5" Benchmark Series Lift Kit)
Hello I just recently purchased a 98 zj laredo that came with the upcountry package and the whole lift seems to be shot . I am looking into getting a 3.5 lift from ira and have some concerns about the lift. So any info on the kit would be awesome . I spoke with a ira rep and he was insightful but I want imput from people who are using this lift so reaching out to all you guys that have the 3.5 ira lift thanks friends.
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