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Old February 28th, 2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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My buddy is looking at a lift for his TJ and I've narrowed it down to these lifts:

http://www.rockkrawler.com/ProductDe...ode=RKTJ35XFSA

http://full-traction.com/detail.php?...TES=9,10,13,44

http://www.rubiconexpress.com/Lift-K...=R%2fERE7000-3


This jeep will mainly see the road with moderate trails only a few times a year

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Old February 28th, 2013, 10:46 AM   #2
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I would go with:

5100 Bilstien Shocks
Spidertrax 1.25 Wheel Spacers, if stock rims
Rock Krawler 3.5 Short Arm Lift
33x12.5 15 BFG KM2's on Stock Rims (15"x8")


I have been very pleased with the performance for the $ invested.

Runs good on the highway as well as on the trails.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 11:07 AM   #3
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Ya thats a good setup just know an Rc or rustys lift would allow for tires much sooner also if skyjackers joints are fine that long arm is a good deal.
My buddy has 2k to spend if he went with the RK im wondering if he should buy the kit with the uppers or not
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Old February 28th, 2013, 11:29 AM   #4
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If this is a mid-step for him, consider long arm.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 11:35 AM   #5
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If this is a mid-step for him, consider long arm.
x2. Do it once, do it right. If you're stuck on those kits you recommended, get the upper arms, you need them to dial in pinion angle.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 08:41 PM   #6
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He has a stock jeep right now so anything will work but he can spend 2k
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i like the looks of this kits but you have to add springs and shocks.

http://www.undercoverfab.com/52-long-arm-upgrades
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Will be expensive after you add brake lines, bump stop extensions and discos
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Will be expensive after you add brake lines, bump stop extensions and discos
it is $500 less than the one kit you posted and it is a triangulated longarm.

here is a $400 kit with the most of the stuff you need.

personally i would go with a good longarm kit and cheap out on springs and shocks a little to stay within budget. if he wants to go bigger all those components would change anyways but the longarms would stay the same.
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Will be expensive after you add brake lines, bump stop extensions and discos
Does the $2k include wheels/tires, gears and axle upgrades, armor etc? Is he actually going to wheel this thing?
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Does the $2k include wheels/tires, gears and axle upgrades, armor etc? Is he actually going to wheel this thing?
i would hope not since the one kit he quoted in the first post is $1700
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Ya that would work. Where's the $400 kit I don't see the link
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http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_tj_3.html

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Does the $2k include wheels/tires, gears and axle upgrades, armor etc? Is he actually going to wheel this thing?
No just lift. Maybe a couple times a year nothing crazy
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there is more than just the kit i qouted but that was just a 5 minute search.
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I will have to price out everything else needed along with that ucf long arm. Thinking bds coils and maybe 5100s if his budget allows. Rest of the parts will require shopping. Thanks
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