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99maddawg

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Looking for a lift....
« on: April 12, 2015, 10:34:50 am »
I'm looking to get a lift kit put on my 97 wrangler but I don't know where to start looking...I honestly have no idea what a good one would be or what would be best for my Jeep or what brands are good so I could really use some help! It's pretty much a daily driver for me so I don't want anything to crazy like a 10 inch lift but maybe a 3? And I would like to get some bigger tires and I am not sure what size tires would go good with the lift.... so if I could get some info, it would be greatly appreciated!!!  Thank you!
 

 

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Re: Looking for a lift....
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 11:35:01 am »
MetalCloak has a lift with dual-rate springs. Smoother ride. Artical in the May JP magazine..
 

 

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Re: Looking for a lift....
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2015, 12:38:17 pm »
Lots of options for you TJ depending on exactly what you plan to do with it, how big a tire your are aiming for, how much $$ you have to spend, etc. You will get a lot of opinions, but it seems that a lot of people go 1" body lift, 2" suspension lift on the TJ to clear 33's with no need to mess with steering & drive shaft angles and such... We have our meeting tonight at little Caesars in Davison... feel free to come out and pick our brains!
 

 

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Re: Looking for a lift....
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2015, 01:07:13 pm »
Lots of options for you TJ depending on exactly what you plan to do with it, how big a tire your are aiming for, how much $$ you have to spend, etc. You will get a lot of opinions, but it seems that a lot of people go 1" body lift, 2" suspension lift on the TJ to clear 33's with no need to mess with steering & drive shaft angles and such... We have our meeting tonight at little Caesars in Davison... feel free to come out and pick our brains!
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Re: Looking for a lift....
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2015, 07:08:16 am »
I put a 2" Zone suspension lift on my TJ and there wasn't much to it.  I chose the 2" because of exactly what Ed said.  No need to mess with slip yoke eliminators, drive line vibration, and a minimal chance of death wobble.  Next I'll put a 1" body lift on and that's as far is she's getting to the sky.  The Zone lift wasn't terribly expensive.  I think around $300.  If you're budget (and wife) is a bit more understanding you could go with a more expensive lift and get new springs and shocks etc. with it.   
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