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Lift suggestions for my needs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tphale94, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Jan 5, 2017 at 4:33 PM
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    Tphale94

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    I'm the owner of an 2004 Rubicon and I'm in the market for a suspension lift kit right now. Looking to get at least 4 inches of lift and for something that's good on the trail and road. Not gonna be doing any crazy trail riding so a short arm lift would probably do. What would be a good lift to go with? Also not trying to give an arm and leg for it either

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  2. Jan 5, 2017 at 5:16 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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  3. Jan 5, 2017 at 7:28 PM
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    In the lift kit world, my experience is you get what you pay for. I am a big teraflex fan, but also would consider a Rubicon express lift. Without doing a ton of extra work I believe 4 inches is the max you would want to go. In addition to the lift you will likely want to get a shorty SYE kit. Also drive shafts. I like Tom Woods drive shafts in Utah. Order them today shipped tomorrow. Great customer service too. Try to get adjustable control arms. It will really help you set up your suspension and allow you to push the axles out a little more. Also if the kit doesn't come with it order an adjustable track bar with a heim joint at one end to prevent death wobble from the bigger tires. Oh you're going to have so much fun!
     
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  4. Jan 6, 2017 at 8:11 AM
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    Now with a 4" short arm lift would I need to replace both the front and rear driveshaft?
     
  5. Jan 6, 2017 at 8:45 AM
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    No, rear for sure, front is recommended.
     
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  6. Jan 6, 2017 at 9:06 AM
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    If it is a standard drive shaft they go for about $200, but if you have a CV driveshaft they go for about $300, again these are what I pay at Tom Woods shafts. They are more expensive at the shops I called here in Houston.
     
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  7. Jan 6, 2017 at 9:34 AM
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