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Old August 3rd, 2013, 07:13 AM   #1
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Has anybody ever ran there lift kit? Ive bought the hd steering kits and control arm mounts before but never the lift kits.
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 07:44 AM   #2
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I've got the 3" springs from one, not bad. The socks are worthless though.

My $.02: get the springs and find jk Rubicon shocks (red monotube). Prepare for death wobble, I'd vote trackbar right from the start.

It seems like you might know the drill already though?
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 07:54 AM   #3
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This would be going on an xj that I just picked up. I kinda wanna get their 6.5"lift.
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 11:39 AM   #4
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I have their 6.5 lift on my XJ and it is a stiff ride. My CJ rides smoother then the XJ. I ran a Rubicon Express 3.5 lift on my other XJ and it was very comfortable ride. Not sure with my current XJ with the Rusty lift is give the rough ride or do to the tires I am running. Running 35" Toyo MT's. They don't have a lot of give to them.
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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The 3" I have is rather stiff too. Might be the spring rates.
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 09:49 PM   #6
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I'm getting their long arm kit at the end of the month
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 09:58 PM   #7
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I own a long arm kit that I haven't installed yet. Does that count?
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 10:05 PM   #8
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I own a long arm kit that I haven't installed yet. Does that count?
If you don't have a vehicle to put it on, you might have a problem.
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 10:07 PM   #9
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Nope I got that part covered.
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 11:41 PM   #10
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i was also looking into rubicon express but they're expensive.... guess this brings up the fact that you get what you pay for
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Old August 4th, 2013, 05:34 PM   #11
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Here is a picture of how the rusty 6.5 in springs flex with a short arm if you were curious
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Old August 4th, 2013, 05:54 PM   #12
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Iv had the zone offroad 3in it made my xj ride rough. I'm going with rustys offroad 6in coils and leafs in the spring.
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Old August 4th, 2013, 07:24 PM   #13
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I personally use and install Rustys kits and love them.

If you would like a price quote let me know, I can usually save you a few bucks.
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I've got their 4.5 kit with full leafs and it's not to bad. Well worth the money
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Old August 5th, 2013, 01:03 AM   #15
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I've run a few different lift heights off of Rusty's stuff and have no complaints thus far.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 07:19 AM   #16
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thanks for the info guys. i just got my XJ so it might be a few months before i throw some serious cash at it, gotta work a few bugs out first. on a side note i have 2 bulging discs in my back which is why i asked about the ride quality.... maybe i should invest in a good set of suspension seats??
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Old August 5th, 2013, 08:15 AM   #17
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I have the 4.5" lift with the upgraded rustys shocks and the 3"leafs with 1.5 drop brackets. It seems to ride fairly nice for me. I get tons of flex. Performance, I love it. I alsop upgraded the to the rustys steering and trac bar.


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Old August 5th, 2013, 10:00 AM   #18
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Nice 2dr I love the two door look.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 09:03 PM   #19
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Do more searches on the net about rusty's. quality and customer service.
Huge write up on jeepforum.
I use BDS springs with no complaints about a rough ride and great customer service.
I personally will never buy from rusty's.
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Old August 6th, 2013, 11:06 AM   #20
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Do more searches on the net about rusty's. quality and customer service.
Huge write up on jeepforum.
I use BDS springs with no complaints about a rough ride and great customer service.
I personally will never buy from rusty's.
i seen BDS but not sure if i wanna sink over 2k into a lift kit.... maybe if i had a newer jeep but i only bought this for 2.5k anyways
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