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    I have a 1 1/4 shakle lift on it now and i have 32" tall mud tire's my rims are 5 on 5 so i will need to put adaptors on and it will push the 2013 ruba-con rims out 11/4" and i dont want to spend much more on this jeep and a body lift is only $90 I thought about a 3" but im woundering if the shifter will hit the floor. and will a 2" work better. Or is getting 3 and a 1/4 inch" of lift from a body lift and a shakle lift a bad idea. I will be installing a transfercase drop at $40 and a heavyduty stabilizer at $50. I wont be needing anymore than a stock jeep offers. my wife just wants it to look cool and have a little more ground clearance.

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    2" body lift is ok... 3" is pretty tall. No need for a t case drop unless you go spring over or 4" lift springs.
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    Im looking at zone rusty's and rough countrys 4" lift but its about $400 more than a body lift and shocks and stabilizer and transfercase drop but i dont need a drop so about $450 more. and my body bolts arent turning out so that might turn into alot of labor. this sucks i want to make the right choice for her but not sure what to do. rough country has the best deal hands down but everyone is telling me that its a junk kit. we dont mind a rough ride but i dont want to wind up with spring sag.

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    A body lift in Michigan, in my experience, ALWAYS turns into a lot more labor that you think it's going to be.

    Every body lift I have done has required some sort of shifter modification to make it longer or make it not hit the dash or tub. Most kits come with small rods to weld into the shifter after you cut it in half.

    3 inch body lift, IMHO is too much.
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    Anyone have anything good or bad to say about rough country 4 inch lift.

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    Haznopaws im thinking i might be asking for more than $450 in labor hours if i do a body lift.

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    Yea, the last body lift I did last summer was a bitch. Almost every bolt spun the nut and all the nuts had to be cut out from the inside.
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    Im looking at doing 4" lift with swaybar diconects steering stabilizer new shakle bolt kit and oem shakle's. I dont want to do a $500 driveshaft so my shakle lift will have to come off.

    rough country $715 shipped
    zone $860 If i pick it up (150 miles $20 gas and my time)
    rusty's $918 shipped

    I here good things about Zone. Rusty's is to much so is zone $145 better than R/C?

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    Never dealt with Zone. Had good luck with RC springs but bad luck with their shocks. Too stiff for me. Switched to Rancho 9000's in the front and F250 shocks in the back and loved them.
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    Zone is a sister company of bds. Built in coldwater michigan.

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    All I have to say is you get what you pay for.

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    Im thinking zone but i havent got any feed back on the zone kit. The R/C kit is not cheap but alot of people have said good and bad things about it.

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    There is a reason they call it "rough" country. They ride horrible. You get what you pay for.
    Look into installing TJ flares which will mean some trimming on your fenders and 1/4 panels, but they give you a lot more room for 32's. On my old Yj I had a 1" body lift and TJ flares and my tires didn't rub and it made the jeep look better. Try and find the wider stock rubicon flares.
    Getting your body mount bolts off can be a nightmare if it's been a winter driven Michigan Jeep.

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    Im thinking i might go with the zone if i can pick it up and not have to pay to have it shipped.

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    Also check out www.4x4groupbuy.com for some very good deals on all kinds of 4x4 parts. I've saved a bunch of money ordering stuff through that site.

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    I've saved money by switching to Geico... Hahaha
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    Looks like I'm going with the zone lift

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    I'm still trying to find good oem shackles. I would like hd with 1/4 inch lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBird View Post
    I've saved money by switching to Geico... Hahaha
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    Yep...
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