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Old November 17th, 2008, 08:54
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Hey I have $400 to spend on a lift. What is the most lift I can get that is not a pos? And I need to replace the shocks and trackbar with that also. I was looking at rusty's stuff but I have heard so many negatives about them I am leery of using anything from them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 09:00
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Re: lift question

for that much money you will have to get creative to get much.
the track bar alone will probly cost you about 100$

you can swap in some V8 zj coils for an extra inch, then do a two inch budget boost.
you can get the boost with shocks

Rough country is pretty good price wise. check out there ebay store, its normaly cheaper then their site. for the extra inch to make the rear even with the front Id say do your own add a leaf. I think s10 leafs will work.

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Old November 17th, 2008, 09:14
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Re: lift question

does anybody make an aftermarket trackbar that does not have the ball joint on the end?
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Old November 17th, 2008, 09:20
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Re: lift question

Rough Country has the cheapest complete lifts. You can get the 4.5" kit with shocks for $450. No trackbar included. I would say go to the junkyard and get a trackbar there if you absolutely need one.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 10:42
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Re: lift question

yea not sure how does it but i think their called hiem joints. someone correct me if im wrong.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 10:55
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Re: lift question

Well according to rough country they have a complete 3" lift for $345 and a new trackbar from rubicon express is $164 so for a $110 more I will have what I need. My question now is what kind of problems if any are there with the rough country lifts?
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Old November 17th, 2008, 11:03
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Just put my RC lift on 2 weeks ago 4.5" I love it so far...I also ordered their adjustable trac bar to go with it...$99.99 I think I paid for the trac bar...
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Old November 17th, 2008, 11:10
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where on the there website is the adjustable track bar? Can't seem to track it down.

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Old November 17th, 2008, 11:14
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Re: lift question

I put my RC 3" lift on a few weeks ago and love it. I should have gone with the 4.5 but I'm adding spacers and adding in one of my MJ leafs to get it up. Rides a little rough, but it's a lifted jeep not a cushy car.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 11:17
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With that 3" can you fit 31's under pretty comfortably?
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Old November 17th, 2008, 11:45
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Not bad at all, should have gone with 32's.

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Old November 17th, 2008, 11:52
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Did you put in an adjustable track bar and or a t-case drop or sye kit? With that set up do you have the stock gears? How much did it affect your milage?
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No SYE and no vibes. I drove it for a few weeks before I put my adj trackbar on. It drove just fine, though didn't flex it with the stocker on. It dropped my milage maybe 2mpg at the most. Yeah stockers for now.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 11:57
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Re: lift question

http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_xtras_trac-bar.html
Here is the link to the adj. trac bar.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 12:02
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Only problem I have with the RC 4.5 is even with extended shackles they are still vertical (shackles) with the new spring pack. Could ride smoother with a little longer spring. I am hoping that the springs will settle some what and let them tilt back a little.
But I really don't mind snice it still redes better than my YJ did with a 4" spring over...
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