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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-25-2014, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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What lift should I get?

I have been trying to decide what lift I should get for my XK for sometime now. I am more concerned about keeping the ride quality than anything else. From my research the Rocky Road 2.25" seems the most appealing to me. Any other suggestions? Also, when getting the lift installed what else should I plan on having replaced with aftermarket parts, and what is recommended? Finally what size tire? Thanks
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The RR seems pretty popular. I've also seen a lot run the 2" RC lift. Another option would be the 4" superlift. I myself am deciding between the RC or 4" superlift. Still just trying to find out which one would better suit me.

Ax for the tires I'm running 255/70R17 firestone ATs on the stock suspension. With those size tires I think it looks really good because it sits flush, sticks out a small bit, with the body of the vehicle. IMO I think if I went with the RC 2" lift it would be perfect cus it would definately get rid of the rake the commander has. If I went with the superlift I would definately want a bigger tire to compensate for the lift id get.

It's up to your personal preference on what you'd want to get though.
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RR is easy to install and a quality budget lift. SS is great if you have the $





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Thanks for the feedback. As for shocks, do I need to replace them with the rc, or would the stock ones be okay?
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I have the RC lift. I blew out one strut but I don't think that was a lift issue. The thing that did go was the UCA bushings. I just replaced with the JBA UCA. It is a little longer and the ride is great now. This was after 45K miles.

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Im curious why the daystar lift wasn't mentioned.

They are advertised as 'comfortride' and this is part of the reason I am considering them.

My xk is the "nice riding" vehicle @ my house, so my fiance says whatever you do don't mess with the ride.
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Im curious why the daystar lift wasn't mentioned.

They are advertised as 'comfortride' and this is part of the reason I am considering them.

My xk is the "nice riding" vehicle @ my house, so my fiance says whatever you do don't mess with the ride.
Stay away from Daystar!!!!! It gives less than 2" of lift, and doesn't even level the front. I noticed no change in ride with this kit. Even after upgrading to OME HD springs, I still noticed no major change, just a bit more stiffness due to the stiffer HD springs. Since the 2" spacer lifts don't actually change the springs like the OME kit, then I don't see why the ride would change from stock on any of them, so I'd go with rough country or rocky-road if I were you.

When I swapped the Daystar lift for the OME HD kit, I gained 3" of lift in the front, on top of what the daystar kit was giving me. This makes me wonder if the daystar spacer gives any real lift at all. With the daystar kit, I had to run the XK without fender flares so that 265/70/17 duratracs wouldn't rub, whereas true 2" lifts (RC & RR) clear these tires fine, with minor if any pinch weld mods.
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Im curious why the daystar lift wasn't mentioned.

They are advertised as 'comfortride' and this is part of the reason I am considering them.

My xk is the "nice riding" vehicle @ my house, so my fiance says whatever you do don't mess with the ride.
Because the daystar lift is GARBAGE!




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Stay away from Daystar!!!!! It gives less than 2" of lift, and doesn't even level the front. I noticed no change in ride with this kit. Even after upgrading to OME HD springs, I still noticed no major change, just a bit more stiffness due to the stiffer HD springs. Since the 2" spacer lifts don't actually change the springs like the OME kit, then I don't see why the ride would change from stock on any of them, so I'd go with rough country or rocky-road if I were you.

When I swapped the Daystar lift for the OME HD kit, I gained 3" of lift in the front, on top of what the daystar kit was giving me. This makes me wonder if the daystar spacer gives any real lift at all. With the daystar kit, I had to run the XK without fender flares so that 265/70/17 duratracs wouldn't rub, whereas true 2" lifts (RC & RR) clear these tires fine, with minor if any pinch weld mods.
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Because the daystar lift is GARBAGE!
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thanks for this thread now i do not need to create another one.

so im in the same situation, should i get the RR or RC now a down the line switch it out for a OME/Bilstein lift. (btw. my jeep has 28k miles on it )

is it worth to wait it out and just do the OME later?

im planing to lift before winter so sometime in September.

also whats the best tire size to run. currently looking at a few wheels that are 17x8.5

Thanks.
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