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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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Jeeps are vehicles that are made for fun. It doesn’t matter whether you stay on road or if you take your Jeep off road, they’re for looking good and having a great time.

A suspension kit is extremely useful for a Jeep. Suspension kits – such as this 4″ Series II Suspension Lift Kit for 97-06 Jeep TJ by Rough Country – are designed to enhance the performance of your Jeep. A suspension kit gives your Jeep more flexibility, high ground clearance, a more comfortable ride, and allows you to use larger tires.

If you drive mainly on road, a Jeep suspension kit will make your rides more comfortable, allow you to use tires that are larger, and allow you to more easily pass over obstacles. For example, if you often go to the mall, you may have to cross speed bumps or speed breakers. With a suspension kit, you will not notice the speed bumps nearly as much.

The same holds true when you take the Jeep off road. You won’t notice uneven ground or rocks as much, and the ride will be much more comfortable. Larger tires are often extremely useful when you go off road.

This kit has everything that you need to enhance your Jeep. With easy bolt-on installation, no cutting and no welding, you won’t have to spend hours trying to install the kit on your Jeep. Rough Country’s rear coil spring design that count-acts passenger side coil fatigue is included. The kit is upgradable and maintains stock ride quality.

In the kit you’ll get front and rear coil springs, solid tubular transfer case drop kit, front and rear lower control arms, swaybar links, front and rear track bar drop brackets, and 4 RC Hydro 8000 series shocks. There are two kits to choose from, depending on the year of your Jeep, and you can choose the color of the shocks, the quantity of shock boots, and whether you want your shocks upgraded.

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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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  1. The obvious – to be able to add bigger tires and increase ground clearance.
  2. Better off roading articulation and performance.
  3. The other obvious – to climb and run trails you were never able to before!
  4. To look cool of course!
  5. Too be able to look down on other vehicles along the roadways..
  6. Excuse to buy the new axles.
  7. To intimidate others both on and off the trails.
  8. No more need to jack your jeep up when cleaning undercarriage or making repairs.
  9. To be able to hit the deep bogs!!!
  10. To veer off the less than enthusiastic off roaders (Back seat drivers) from wanting to ride along with you.. They will be scared!
  11. To make the once impossible to possible!

That is just some reasons to add a lift kit to your Jeep. Feel free to add your reasons. Do you think it is possible to come up with 100 reasons?

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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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Jeep owners feel the need to take a perfectly engineered vehicle and stretch it, accessorize it, give it tires that it wasn’t made for, and then beat the snot out of it on a regular basis. This can cause things to come loose, and sometimes loose things will wobble. There is a phenomenon called a Death Wobble, which sometimes happens to Jeeps as they are being driven, usually between 40 and 45 mph. (Read Full Articles Here)

Death wobble happens when your vehicle’s suspension system is out of line.
While the potential causes are too numerous to explore in this article, here are a few usual suspects you should check right away.

Lift Kits & Suspension

Replacement Suspension Parts

Polyurethane Control Arm Bushings

Tie Rods and Drag Links

Steering

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