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post #1 of 19 Old 07-13-2010, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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is this a good deal? Pro comp suspension lift

Went down to Oc motorsports today in Costa Mesa to look at lifts for My unlimited JK rubicon. The sales manager suggested I go with either the 3.5 inch lift using spacers and my stock suspension or go with the full suspension 4 inch pro comp lift.

For the 4 inch pro comp suspension lift he suggested to go with 18 inch wheels and 35 inch tires. The entire combo installed (including wheels and tires) would be 4,100.00. Is that a good deal? A good lift? He said I wouldnt need to do anything else to the car. True? Gears? Stearing stabalizer?

My intended use would be a daily driver in orange county (so I need it to handle good at highway speeds) with the occasional offroading (maybe once a month) and in the mountains every week in the winter. SO I want it to be functional when I tackle tough trails, and obviously to look good.

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We need a lot more info to tell you if its a good deal.
What wheels?
What tires?
What lift? Control arms?

Either way dont go 3.5" spacers. Bad idea. 2.5 is the max.

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I would go to a couple of different shops to get quotes and compare the different products offered. I think off road evolution is in fullerton isn't that in orange county? What other shops are in L.A. area. Check the vendors on this forum. Jeep speed shop is a vendor here think located in petaluma is that anywhere near you?

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I wouldn't buy Pro Comp - there are better products for less money. I wheeled with a guy who had the 4" PC system over the weekend and my 2.5" spacer lift was the same height.

I wouldn't buy 18s - because tires will be way more expensive than necessary. 17s are very common and if you're not worried about looks vs performance check out a 15 or 16 inch wheel and save lots of money.

He is not telling you the truth about not needing gears unless you have 3.73s or 4.10s and a six speed. If you have an auto you will want gears. Do some research on that.

Do some more research and consider installing a lift yourself. It isn't hard. You should look at the 2.5" spacer lifts. They are cheap, give you plenty of lift for 35s and occational wheeling, and will keep a ton of money in your pocket.

Watch the for sale section and local craigslist. I bought the Rough Country spacer lift with shock extensions (works fine for now) for $40.00. I put it on in my garage in a couple hours.

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we have had really good luck with 3.25" rustys lifts for 550 bucks. everything you need, and nothing you don't.

I paid 800 bucks for 5 xd addicts (17's) with brand new 35" BFG KM2's

then i grabbed an ORF stubby out of 4wd's scratch n dent for 180 bucks and a rugged ridge rear out of scratch n dent for 200.

There's deals out there...
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I would go with a good quality spacer lift. 2.5. And 17" rims will be cheaper on tires also.
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IMO you cant beat the Rough Country spacer lift. 2.5 in the front 2 in the rear, and it's steel. Not some space age polymer wraped in food coloring. Plus the price is right.

And go with some of the above coments. Save some Cheese for bumpers and stuff. Then if you decide you are going off road more. Get the bigger spring lift down the road. You may need to drive shafts with a 4 inch lift as well.
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For 35's 4" is over kill! A good 2.5" or 3.5" system will do the job!

If handling is your biggest factor make sure the system you choose has the ability to adjust the front caster with some adjustable arms as well as proper steering corrections! Those things will be huge to you!

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Come on guys...that isn't necessary. You knew everything the first day?

This attitude ruins forums. Grow up and stay out if you don't have anything constructive to say.

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Come on guys...that isn't necessary. You knew everything the first day?

This attitude ruins forums. Grow up and stay out if you don't have anything constructive to say.
I am retarded so can someone enlighten me as to what the "R" means and how it insulted marcus so bad?
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I am retarded so can someone enlighten me as to what the "R" means and how it insulted marcus so bad?
They were starting the "Repost" thing. That is fine in Chit Chat when someone has posted the video of the girl in the Porche a million times but something like this is a valid question and a situation that most likely differs from others that have been approached before.

There were variables to his question such as 18" wheels, Pro Comp, and an overall price. That stuff isn't going to be answered by searching.

We are here to GROW, not run the new guys off by being pricks and making them feel stupid for asking questions. We run em off and guess where they are going to end up? Over there getting a bunch of shitty replies and advice.

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I'd hold off buying anything until you've had a chance to do some more research and reading on this and other forums. There's plenty of good advice out there (and bad) so it's best to arm yourself with as much information as you can.

I agree with Marcus, 4k for a 4" pro comp kit is overkill for 35's and 1 offroad trip a month. There's lots of good options out there for far less money..... Tera Flex, OME, Rock Krawler, all offer kits in the 2.5 - 3" range that would suit your needs just fine, on and offroad. Not to mention they're far less than 4k.

He's also right on the money when it comes to his comments on tires, wheels, gears and installing it yourself. There's lots of guys/gals that would be happy to help you out for a few

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cmon Marcus, nothing wrong with a bit a breakin of the ole balls no? But it was posted twice, exact same post, in two sections on here, hence our posts. Nothing to do with the fact that the topic is beaten to death, new members will always ask what we already did, which is ok. But not the case here.



And OP, youll get a way better deal on other kits, that are better anyway. RK, who potsed in here is a good place to start, www.rockkrawler.com .

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Sorry for the re-post guys, I wasn't sure what section to post it in. Figured Id post it in both. My bad. No worries on the heckling, no offense taken. Thick skin here .

Thanks for all the responses.
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Sorry for the re-post guys, I wasn't sure what section to post it in. Figured Id post it in both. My bad. No worries on the heckling, no offense taken. Thick skin here .

Thanks for all the responses.
See, this dude knows whats up!!! Check your PM's Boother.

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