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want to lift my jeep.

I have a 2005 jeep wrangler unlimited that i want to put a lift on, some say that its not a comfortable ride to use body lift and if i go over 3 " i have to change some things. So, i was told suspension. I need to know if people know of a good inexpensive way of doing this i already have a 1 " body lift thats in it when i bought it. I wantto at least go 4 more ". Any help would be greatly appreciated of how to go about this. Thank you.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:07 PM
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Re: want to lift my jeep.

What are you trying to achieve? If you want to go up 4 inches the only thing you can do is an expensive lift. It's expensive because now you have to add in parts not necessary on a smaller lift. If your just trying to fit a certain tire than you shouldn't need anything that big. Trimming fender flares will give you free clearance. If you tell us what you want from your Jeep and what you plan to do with it then you will get better opinions. A pavement princess can have cheaper mods (budget boost) than one that will see some off roading.
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Re: want to lift my jeep.

I ve always wanted to own a lifted huge 4x4. I dont want to go over board, but i want it lifted. Thanks, and any help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:23 PM
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Re: want to lift my jeep.

Huge 4X4 and inexpensive will probably not ever go together. Considering what you are driving (a JK not a TJ, CJ, ect) the average upgrade seems to be a 35 inch tire. My tires and cheap rims (knew they would get destroyed off roading) cost just over $3000. 35 allowed me to go with a small lift which was $800. That is just parts not labor because I did my own work. You said you wanted huge 4X4 and 4 inches of lift. I would assume that 37+ inches of tire. Most guys I know running a tire that size spent close to $5000. A quality lift with 4 inches of lift is going to run about $2000. Rock crawler, AEV, Old Man Emu to name a few. But once again you didn't really give any information except "BIG 4X4". If that's what you want plan on spending $7k to $8k. That's just lift and tires.

Now let's assume $ is a problem. Start with tires. I wouldn't go over 35 because the tires get so big they wear things out that much quicker and then you need maintenance $$. I would aim for a 15 in rim. I run this (15 rim 35 tire) and get asked all the time if they are 37's I have been told by guys running 37's my tires look bigger than theirs. It is kinda an optical illusion. The 37 guys usually run an 18 rim. So that gives them 19 inch sidewall on their tire. The 18 rim/19sidewall looks equal. But next to my 15rim/20sidewall it gives an appearance of a larger tire.
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Re: want to lift my jeep.

ouch guess not that big ,, lol not rich, just alittle more of lift. It looks like i have a puck in there already, prob 1" 1 1/2", it was there when bought it. I just want to make it look bigger. I have nice tires on it, so alittle lift would make it nice. I dont have a lot of money and i would need labor sucks, i dont have all the equipment and means to do it.
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Re: want to lift my jeep.

2005 would be an LJ, you'll probably get better information on the Tj forum.

Doing 4" of lift the right way is a bit more involved on yours.
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Re: want to lift my jeep.

even if its alittle body and more suspension?
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Re: want to lift my jeep.

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2005 would be an LJ, you'll probably get better information on the Tj forum.

Doing 4" of lift the right way is a bit more involved on yours.
My bad. I didn't look at your original post and thought you were in a different model year. lift

This is probably the cheapest decent lift you could buy. I would save up and get one that will come with more of the relocation brackets. Not sure where you live but by me we have several Jeep clubs that are more than willing to help with tools and knowledge to guys like you. Maybe there is a club near you that can help with the instal. It is time consuming but usually pretty easy if your mechanically inclinded.
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Re: want to lift my jeep.

I live in upstate ny , there must be some club around here. I seen jeeps everyday around here. Thank you for your help man. I have an appointment at jeep dealership sat morning. There is a problem with check engine lights staying on, on 2005-2006 jeep wrangler. My check engine light wont go out and nothing is wrong as i can tell anyways. Something to do with the onboard diagnostics (OBD). I have a lifetime warranty. I will see whats up sat morning. Later.
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