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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Best-Riding Lift for YJ?

I know this question must have been asked before, but I couldn't find it under the search. Anyways, I've got the wife's YJ in the garage and I'm installing a rebuilt TF 999 Trans, new exhaust, and other maintenance. It's a 91/4.0/Hard Top/ with a warn M8000. Otherwise it's stock. I've been after her for years to let me install a lift kit and she finally gave the OK with 2 stipulations: no higher than 4 inches and it can't ride too much rougher than it already does (it's her daily driver). While the Jeep's already in pieces, I figure this would be a good time to put on a lift. We do some mud-runnin in it here in Michigan but we also like to drive out to Moab. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
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Re: Best-Riding Lift for YJ?

I used to have the Skyjacker 4" on my 91 YJ.
It rode nicer than the beat up stock suspension.
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Re: Best-Riding Lift for YJ?

Forget Skyjacker (No Offense). The best lift I have ever delt with is the Rubicon Express Extreme Duty 4 inch. I have it on my Jeep and am very pleased with it. BUT its very pricy, but its the best i know of.
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Re: Best-Riding Lift for YJ?

Do you have any experience with OME? I am between those 2 and I only want the 2 1/2 in. lift. RE saves me a few bucks but I hear good things about both and nothing bad. Can't decide. AND I am one of those that likes to learn from others mistakes rather than make the same mistake over. Especially when money is involved.
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Re: Best-Riding Lift for YJ?

check out the rusty's off road 3.5" yj kit........i helped a buddy of mine slap one on his 95 yj and it road on/off road very good.......the flex was very good also, almost as good as my tj's 4.5" lift......

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Re: Best-Riding Lift for YJ?

Thanks for the input guys. Rusty's Off-Road: I'll have to look into that. I know the OME lift is pricey, but how much is the Rubicon Express?
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Re: Best-Riding Lift for YJ?

I have the OME springs and they are very nice. I havn't got the OME shocks yet, but I am going to add the OME add-a-leafs to get a little more height. Might add the shocks then. Even with the stock "heavy duty off road" shocks it rides really well.

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I like my lift. it was $925 with every thing. the kit used to come with shocks. done. the end. but don't mount the shocks upside down. [img]images/graemlins/spank.gif[/img]
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RE $775 + SH straight from them, I've been told distributors are cheaper. I just got an email offer from 4wd.com saying OME is 10% off, cheapest I've ever seen it. Wish I had the money I'd get it.
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Definitly not mine.....Rough Country. But it gets me to the fishing holes where others can't go. I like it.
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