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2004 Jeep Wrangler SE Lift Kit - Buildup Basics - Tech

Posted in Features on September 1, 2004
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We realize that not everyone is going to build an all-out rockcrawling monster Jeep. In the past, we've had the tendency to feature only extreme buildups. So, for the Jeep owners on a limited budget who may never see the extreme trails that so often grace the pages of this magazine, we've put together some good, quality suspension and accessory ideas for you.

Explorer Pro Competition has been around for almost two decades and takes great pride in its suspension systems. The company is continually refining and updating its systems to get them to perform just right. If something doesn't function properly, Pro Comp fixes it. We drove our '04 base-model Wrangler SE down to Pro Comp's headquarters in San Diego to see what it had for us. After explaining what we were looking for, the company suggested its 2-inch lift suspension system with adjustable MX6 shocks. In addition to the suspension, we had Pro Comp's Super HDX battery and 100-watt auxiliary lights installed. We also acquired a set of all-terrain tires and steel modular wheels from Pro Competition Tire and Wheel.

This is a super upgrade for the basic Wrangler SE. We think this setup would be perfect for the Jeeper who likes to run the occasional fire road, uses it as a daily driver, and takes the family to the country for the weekend. The system will give the Jeep the additional ground clearance needed for easy trail runs and a smoother, more controlled ride. These modifications also offer a friendly highway ride as well as great looks.


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