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There are many things to consider when purchasing a lift kit for your Jeep. First of all, which type would work best for your Jeep’s purpose, there is a body lift kit which is designed to increase the amount of space between the body and frame; then there is a suspension lift which increases suspension travel and ground clearance, which makes suspension lift kits ideal for those who are interested in taking their vehicle off-roading. The important to remember when choosing your lift kit is that the higher you lift your vehicle, the greater the chance of roll-over accidents.

When choosing a lift kit, if you’re not an experienced mechanic it may be best to have it professionally installed to insure that it is done correctly. The installation process involves a lot of work and time to under your Jeep. If you do not have experience in this area it may best to consult a professional to avoid any unintentional damage to your vehicle.

Once you have chosen the lift kit that is best suited for your Jeep, there are other important parts that will need to be improved as well. Your brake lines will more than likely need to be extended. Once your vehicle is lifted, the factory brake lines will need to be replaced with longer and stronger lines because the wheels are now further from the master cylinder.

If you are installing the kit yourself you will need to know if it is a toe-in or toe-out system. If it is a toe-in system the fronts of the tires on one axle will point towards the body of the vehicle, this design increases the straight-line stability of the vehicle. If it is a toe-out design the wheels are pointed towards the outside of the vehicle, this design will enable your vehicle to have a better response when cornering.

Choosing a lift kit for your Jeep is not only about finding the one that will give your vehicle the look you want, but there are also a lot of other parts that need to added and improved in order for your lift kit to work properly and be safe to drive. If you are unsure of what needs to be changed on your Jeep in order to install a lift kit, consult with a professional who is familiar with installing and the process of adding a lift kit to your vehicle.

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All I want for Christmas is…
by yours truly.. 😉

Every body at Jeep meets make fun of me
I have no jeep as they can see
I don’t know who to blame for this catastrophe
So my only wish this Christmas eve
is to be just like them.

All I want for Christmas is a big fat Jeep
with a 6 inch lift,
And 4 Swamper tires

Gee if I could only have
a sweet Hydraulic winch,
Some recovery gear,
a sweet lighting kit.
Gee oh gosh how happy I would be..

So Santa if you could be so kind
To deliver this to me
I’d be as happy as I could be
as you would see.

All I want for Christmas is a big fat jeep
tricked out and ready to play with friends
Gee oh gosh how happy I would be!

🙂

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2006 Photo Contest 12th Place Winner - Robert H.


Although these pictures are from 2006 XtremeTerrain Jeep photo contest, you have to admit, they are truly priceless! This first picture is sporting Robert H. really putting it to the test in his TPI V8 powered YJ tackling the rough terrain in Las Cruces, NM during the 2005 Chile Challenge. The YJ rolls on H1 rims wrapped by 42″ TSL’s, a 14 bolt rear and a RC Dana 60 front loaded with 5.13 gears, a custom cage built by Robert, and a 106″ stretched wheelbase.

2006 Photo Contest 13th Place Winner - Shawn H.


Shawn H. at Flat Nasty Offroad Park in a Jeep YJ with 36″, 6″ suspension lift and 1″ body lift. Man is he standing it up.

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Got Lift?

A lift kit on a Jeep looks sweet – no doubt, but is it for everyone? Not necessarily. Here are a few things to consider if you are thinking of getting a lift kit to sweeten your ride or get the clearance your looking for in some serious off roading.

First, think of the primary use of your Jeep. If your primary use of your Jeep is pavement, and you just to do a lift modification for looks, which is cool, don’t get me wrong, you will not need as aggressive of a lift as someone who primary use is off roading. If your primary use of your Jeep is off roading and you hit the trails hard with a variety of extremes, you best make sure you get a lift that can handle the pressure. That is where your research will come in. Before selecting a lift kit for your Jeep, hang out with others that have them already installed in their ride. Ride with them and get a feel for how a lift can change the feel of your ride. The more different people you talk to the better. Read reviews on various lift kits, and if you belong to a Jeep Off Roading Club, watch how well various lift kits work on the trails.

No matter how great your buddy may say his Lift Kit is on his Jeep doesn’t necessarily mean it is the one for you. Take into consideration your budget. You can spend a few hundred dollars or a few thousand dollars on the kit alone, that is not including installation. If you have the capability of installing the kit on your own, great, but if not, you had best add labor into the cost of having a lift kit installed into your budget as well. Take into any other modifications that you may have to do or want to do when installing your lift. Will you need bigger tires? You may wind up needing control arms, adjustable track bars, longer brake lines, better steering components, new drive shaft, slip yoke eliminator, gears, axles, and the list can go on. If your Jeep is a work in progress and sitting idle until complete, this may not even be an issue, but if you are wanting to hit the trails or road right after you are done, consider all cost that may come about in your budget.

There is a wide variety of lift kits available and don’t let the list of “might needs” scare you off. Just set your budget, do your research for lift kits that are going to meet your needs and your budget, and if you are lucky either you can install the lift kit yourself or have a friend or two that can give you a hand for some drinks and maybe a few Jeep detailing after a day of mudding! 😉

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Today’s Jeep suspensions are the result of 60 years of engineering and experience. In its stock form, a modern Jeep with an experienced driver is capable of some very cool maneuvers. Eventually, though, tire envy sets in and you find yourself dreaming of the rocks you could have conquered if you only had the right equipment. Fortunately, aftermarket suspension kits are available to fit any Jeep and nearly any set of priorities. One popular modification you could make is the addition of long-arm lift kits, which allow your vehicle to accommodate larger tires while offering a more comfortable ride for the live cargo. . (Read Full Articles Here)


Suspension Lift Kits

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Do you know how easy it is to pimp out your Jeep’s exterior? Well, it isn’t as hard as some would like to think it is. You can easily make some simple adjustments or changes that will have your Jeep looking more rugged, improve its safety, or just give it some personal flare.

Let’s start with armor and protection like rocker panels, skid plates, differential protections, roll bars, roll cages, side steps, etc. Jeep armor protects essential components of your Jeep adding safety but can also add a nice rugged statement as well. It shows you care about your Jeep and that you know your stuff when it comes to off roading.

Body lifts and mounts definitely add a noticeable statement to your Jeep. Ontop of some oversized tires, body lifts give you that clearance you need to get through the roughest terrain without tearing up your under carriage or worse. Lifts come in as small as one inch to as high as 3 inches. Then there is Suspension Lift Kits that can take your Jeep over the top and screams out “Beat that!”

Then for even more added protection, style, or maybe an upgrade there are Jeep Bumpers, Spare Tire Carriers, Hitches, and Towing accessories.

Then you have the top of your Jeep you can customize with a new top – there are hard tops, soft tops, bikini tops, windjammers and Dusters and more.

You can tint the window for an added flare as well.

There are racks and storage and winches and recovery gear that can all add your own personal touch to your Jeep. Then there are the lights! Jeep lights have always kind of made their own statement. In the dark of the night when you see headlights coming your way you can spot a Jeep out of the crowd in an instant. You can take that distinguishing factor and go the extra mile with a lighting bar with auxiliary lights, or add some fun lighting covers.

You can give your Jeep a subtle change or an extreme makeover, show your style, your personality, the love of your Jeep by pimping out your Jeep’s exterior.

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