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#1 11-28-2012 19:50:11

Tapper
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Registered: 04-14-2009
Posts: 7

its worth it Lift kit

> Hello every one I've been looking into getting a lift kit for my jeep. I was hoping if any one had some suggestions for a good reliable lift. I looked at some stuff from Rubicon express but there a bit too pricey for my budget for a 3" lift. Any info is greatly appreciated.

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11-28-2012 19:50:11

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#2 11-28-2012 19:52:00

xj10041
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Registered: 09-18-2009
Posts: 2

Re: its worth it Lift kit

Dude I went through the same thing, I read a lot about kits and when it comes down to it the cheap ones are cheap because the suck. Spend the extra dollar and do it right the first time! I went with the rubicon super ride 3.5" in my 2001 XJ. The kit is was easy to install, you' need to drill the track bar mount to 1/2" that was the hard part, and its very durable. The kit in fact is too good, the springs are stiff as a good sports car. I in fact am going to have to take out some leafs. The Super Ride is for HAULERS. I moved across the country with about a thousand lbs in it and had almost no sag. If you pull trailers a lot get these springs. If i did it again I might try the Super Flex if its half as stiff it would be perfect. THE SUPER RIDE IS DURABLE, after 4500 miles with weight in her the alignment was perfect. In my investigations I found that Urethane? bushings might only flex a little better than rubber but wear out a lot sooner like a few years depending on where you live. I also read good things about the Tomken? lifts, but they are similarly priced so I went with Rubicon, save an extra paycheck and do it right. Remember over 3.5" and you might need a slip yoke and cv. good Luck

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#3 11-29-2012 09:30:36

Tapper
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Registered: 04-14-2009
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Re: its worth it Lift kit

Heythanks for the info!!! i was actually looking into getting the same kit from rubicon express just wanted some other opinion, but i might just get it!!!

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#4 11-29-2012 09:33:04

seven
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Registered: 02-10-2009
Posts: 20

Re: its worth it Lift kit

I've had good experience with Rusty's. I haven't bought a kit from him but I have several parts of his on my jeep currently. I have adjustable lower control arms, adjustable track bar and mount, rear springs, steering box brace, and I got my SYE and rear DS through him. I've been very please with the parts and price there. I have had zero issues with the company or products.

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#5 11-29-2012 09:39:29

daves88
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Registered: 01-24-2009
Posts: 9

Re: its worth it Lift kit

Watch out for there Track Bar bracket.  Seen it fail many times.  Other than that I am running several things from them and content with them and have done there job.

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#6 11-29-2012 18:07:52

Tapper
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Registered: 04-14-2009
Posts: 7

Re: its worth it Lift kit

Thanks for all the info on various lift kits. I am still pretty new to this and want learn as much as possible, and just wanted to know the difference between a add-a-leaf kit and a spring kit because there's a 100 dollar or so difference between the two. which one would be best or is it just a preference of the two.

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#7 11-29-2012 18:11:46

seven
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Registered: 02-10-2009
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Re: its worth it Lift kit

Get the springs. You'll buy them sooner or later anyway. Add-a-leafs sag quickly.

You said you were in Maryland, when you get your parts together give me a shout. I can help with the install if needed. I got the tools and a place to do it if you don't.

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