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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2001, 06:26 PM
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which lift would be the best for my 98 TJ? I do all kinds of fourwheeling: rockcrawling,sand dunes,but no deep mudding. It is also a daily driver so I want to keep a fairly nice ride. I have been looking at the Terraflex, Rubicon Express (which I've heard some bad things about lately), or a Rancho. I'm looking to be able to fit 33's under my rig and a fair amount of flex. Any help is appreciated.

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Re: lift ???

I heard TerraFlex makes a good lift.. have you looked in BDS Suspension?? They offer a great unconditional warrentee... goodluck

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i think the springs want to be the key ingredient of the lift. the shackle and main eye bushings should be greasable, quick discos are not a high dollar item so you can get others if you don't like what the kit offers, u-bolts, transcase drop pucks, shocks all secondary in my opinion. look for springs with tapered ends for a soft ride and teflon or equal inserts for inner-leaf friction. you might want to consider buying all the parts separate if you have preferences. i just bought and installed a rubicon 4.5" extreme and am not overwhelmed. i have yet to drive it so can't say how i like the springs. look around and ask questions like i did and then jump in![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: lift ???

sorry steve, coils not leafs.

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oops-my bad![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] wasn't thinking -98 ok coils-
well i can't say too much about a coil lift although i put front coils on my 79 chev van in 83 from cepek- i know that doesn't count. terra flex, currie, rubicon, ome are some i would look at. also don't forget you will have to address the short rear driveshaft ie SYE and CV shaft.

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I have the Tera Flex 3" system. I love it. No odd clunking or drivability quirks. I hear you cant say that about Rubicon. Also, I have heard horror stories about customer service at Rubicon. My suggestion would be to get the Tera Flex 4" system. It has a heavier spring rate and is taller. You will have no rubbing with 33's then. You will put heavy accessories like a winch, bumpers, and camping gear in your TJ. You will soon be saying "Where did my lift go?" and "Man, I wish a got 35's instead of the 33's". Think big.

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Re: lift ???

Nobody has mentioned Old Man Emu yet, so I guess I will. I believe they are right up there with National Springs in quality, but a bit less (not a LOT, but enough...)


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