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I don't know what lift I should get I'm looking for a 2 to 3 inch lift. I don't have alot of money to spend and I'm not gonna be doing aything to intese also I need to be able to buy the parts local I live In the santa monica.
 

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It's funny how even though you don't expect to do something too intense you will at some point find yourself picking underwear outta your crack as your A$$ will suck em up during that pucker moment on a trail run! What is your reason for wanting the lift? Looks or to gain a couple inches of clearance for off roading? For a really good run down, I'd look over at the Blue Forum, I think there is a whole write up on different options including prices. Good Luck!
 

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I put a Rough Country 3 " lift on my FJ. Spacers for the front it on top of the struts. and bigger coils and rear shocks for the rear. Has a nice ride not stiff. Did it myself in about 3 1/2 hours. Not difficult just slow making sure I did it right. I see lots of these exact lift kits on ebay for about $350.00 and it cost $40.00 to ship mine. that price could vary i`m sure. Good set and doesn`t cost a fortune hope this helps.
 

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Or you can do it cheap with good quality. I have the Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks. The spring seat can be raised and lowered and uses the stock spring. Springs can be upgraded later. You get bilstein quality for about $200 plus install. I went with these because budget and i needed to still fit in my garage. the second to highest setting lifted me 2.75 inches in the front which brought me a quarter inch higher than the stock rear. it will go to level when i put on my light bar and front skid. i am running nitto 285/70 r17 terra grapplers on stock wheels with no rub.


 

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If you want the least expensive, then spacer lifts are that. If you go on a trail though, you'll need more. If you want a good suspension/lift for the money, I don't think you can go wrong with Old Man Emu. If you plan on beating it up, or speeding over humps on the trail, then you need more.
 

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Best for the least amount of money: Old Man Emu

Best for your money: ICON, and if you feel like saving a little longer, Kings.
 
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