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Old February 16th, 2018, 18:15
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Re: Which way would you go? 4.5 in lift

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Ok so if I handed you 1500 what would you buy for my Jeep ? I think I saw the steering package Iím going with the Rugged Ridge set up. Iím not ready to go heim or do anything hardcore just yet .
Rugged Ridge anything is a "Mistake"!
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Old February 16th, 2018, 18:52
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Re: Which way would you go? 4.5 in lift

Had great reviews on Amazon . Suggestions ? Again not looking to go with heims but a solid tie rod bar and drag link with heavier ends would be nice .
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Old February 17th, 2018, 03:27
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Re: Which way would you go? 4.5 in lift

If you want a good unit with "factory" design, go Currie!
https://www.currieenterprises.com/CE-9701
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Old February 17th, 2018, 04:03
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Rugged Ridge anything is a "Mistake"!
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Go with Currie or Off Road Only (ORO) Jeep U-Turn Steering.
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Old February 17th, 2018, 06:10
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Re: Which way would you go? 4.5 in lift

I’ll look into those . So if I handed you 1500 dollars which 4-5.5 inch lift would you buy ?
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Old February 17th, 2018, 06:25
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Re: Which way would you go? 4.5 in lift

Call Dirk at Dpg off-road 316-776-9900. He will actually talk to you about your plans, and custom put together a lift for you.
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Old February 17th, 2018, 06:35
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... if I handed you 1500 dollars which 4-5.5 inch lift would you buy ?
BDS first, RE second, IRO Rock Link third. Control Arm Drop Brackets instead of long arms will save a few dollars.
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Old February 17th, 2018, 06:35
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Which way would you go? 4.5 in lift

With that budget and better understanding your intent, step into 4.5"

4.5" RE coils front
3" rear full leaf pack
Rear shackle relo brackets with adj shackles
SYE
ext brake lines
locker for at least one end, rear first if no winter driving
ZJ tie rod
Steering gear plate

Should be right or below 1500. Build or buy bumpers and winch next.

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Old February 17th, 2018, 10:23
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Re: Which way would you go? 4.5 in lift

Id go
-Up country coils
-ACOS
-ZJ tie rod
-Extended brakelines
-Bastard pack leafs
-leaf spring sliders or relocation box
-IRO Double shear track bar
-Ironman 4x4 control arms adj lowers
-Quick discos
-Dostech shocks
-Bar pin eliminators

Should be under 1500

Wheel it

Or
http://dpgoffroad.com/products/22-5-...-hybrid-kit-2/
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Old February 17th, 2018, 10:53
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Re: Which way would you go? 4.5 in lift

I have a lot more than 1500 at this time to put into it but I have hoping to have 1500 or less in the lift , then 3-400 in steering and be able to regear and do at least one locker an inexpensive one I’m sure .
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Old February 17th, 2018, 12:18
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Re: Which way would you go? 4.5 in lift

Shop the For Sale section and Craigslist. I bought a pair of RE 3.5 inch leaf springs for less than half price, some RE 3.5 coils for half price, RE drop brackets for half price, a full set of RE control arms for 1/3 of new, that just needed fresh bushings and some paint. It took about a year to gather up all the parts necessary for the lift, but I saved enough to pay for the tires, rims, and a locker.
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Hell yea man!!

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Old February 17th, 2018, 16:03
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Re: Which way would you go? 4.5 in lift

Smokeyyank I really really like the looks of that DPG off road compan after reading the website I also work in Kansas I will probably order a kit with them !! Awesome!
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Old February 17th, 2018, 16:47
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Re: Which way would you go? 4.5 in lift

No worries, OME is a solid all around lift.
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Old February 17th, 2018, 18:03
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Should I really be going long arm or drop brackets and short arms ?
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