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willakers87
March 26th, 2007, 01:57 PM
Hey, i'm kinda a noob with the tech part of wheelin. i hope u guys could point me towards a good type of lift, near 4-5 inches that i could get. i was thinking leaf spring- i just need a cheap yet descent lift. please let me know. thanks.

Sierra Valley
March 26th, 2007, 02:00 PM
well your at the right board for xj help....

Not cheap but good, I recommend the rubicon express lift!

Connect
March 26th, 2007, 02:10 PM
There is no "Decent, but cheap" lift. I found this out the hard way by buying the cheapest lift possible, and I regret it EVERY day that I didn't spend the extra $300 for a Rubicon Express lift.

Do it once, do it right, do a 3.5" Rubicon express lift with the full replacement leaf pack (add a leafs may be cheap but you pay for it in other ways ;) )

x2 the Rubicon Express

Sierra Valley
March 26th, 2007, 02:13 PM
tell us more about your wheeling style, what trails you wish to run, and what tires you want to have

Connect
March 26th, 2007, 02:22 PM
tell us more about your wheeling style, what trails you wish to run, and what tires you want to have

This would help, because once you get going above 3.5" of lift roughly, you have to start putting money into other things, like a SYE and driveshaft, 33" tires and bigger you'll probably want to regear the differentials and maybe lockers? Armor and recovery, etc.

72 Virginians
March 26th, 2007, 06:54 PM
Then you'll want to go bigger, swap axles, regear, etc.....

Then you'll be poor.

Connect
March 26th, 2007, 07:16 PM
the tail shaft elimnator kit probably run about $1500. to $2000.
if you do it your self

:roll: Try about $500-600

Connect
March 26th, 2007, 07:37 PM
The HD SYE kit from RE is only $300 http://www.rubiconexpress.com/Products.aspx?Cn=328&Pn=1808&XnPath=320,321,328&Vid=545A4E1140286

And you can get the driveshafts for arond the same $300 mark.

CHEROKEEKID
April 18th, 2007, 06:53 AM
Just get an RE 5.5 long arm lift from the git go. It will be cheaper than buying a 2", a year later a 3.5", a year later a 4.5". Get it? Inchitis is expensive.

x-janitor
April 23rd, 2007, 08:53 PM
rubicon express start cheep then upgrade when you have $:thumbsup: