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Old 04-24-2009, 08:19 AM   #1
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Thumbs up anyone near the chicago northwest suburb area?

hey all! I'm a newb here...just got my
2006 SE 4 banger...yah I know...a 4 banger. I'm trying to maximize the most out of it. I had a few lift questions for anyone with experience with 4 bangers.
Are 35's too big for the 4 banger? What and how much goes into regearing the axle? Will I definitely have to do that to get the 35's on there? What else should I be researching as far as lifts go?
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:03 AM   #3
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welcome from north east illinois. you can do anything you want. regearing would be mandatory. honestly you'd have the most problem on the road if you're gonna drive it daily. off road would be fine. stock axles are pretty weak though once you go w/ 35's. might wanna consider 33's.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:26 AM   #4
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awesome. thnks dave!
well, from what i've been reading up on...it's just going to be waaay to much work to put on the 35's. in retrospect...it may not be the best idea seeing as how my jeep is a DD and off-roader. i have the dana 35 in the rear that i'm sure wouldn't last long with
35's huh? lol!
i think i probably will just pick up some 33's and stick with a 4" lift. if i do that do i still need to re-gear? as far as extras go...i looked online...most kits come with almost everything i will need. should i purchase the SYE just to be sure? i've heard mixed opinions on this one. some say i won't need it on a 4" lift with 33's, others say invest in it anyway.
i'm new to jeeps in general...is this lift going to be a pain to install? my auto knowledge is pretty limited to maintenance and small stuff.
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:33 PM   #5
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i'd still regear, eventually if you have to wait.

sounds like a better combo for ya though
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:14 AM   #6
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id def regear. its expensive, but worth it. i'd go ahead and do the SYE too. do it right the first time and you'll save money in the longrun.
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:10 PM   #7
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anyone have any thoughts or experiences with Superior Axle and installing a super 35 axle truss? is it overkill? can you really have overkill when strenthening the dana 35? seems like a decently cost effective way to beef up the 35 without having to spend a lot of money buying the dana 44.
anyone heading to the cliffs soon?!
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:24 AM   #8
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most people don't see the reason to spend that money on a 35. not sure on cost, but i bet you could put in a d44 close to the same price. you can find them for 100 to 200 bux if you look enough. and 300 all over the place.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:36 PM   #9
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never done it before and i'm quite new to jeeps in general...is swapping out an axle difficult? i'm guessing it's a weekend job?
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depends on the axle, but not too dificult.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:10 AM   #11
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welcome to WF from Barrington I think I'l be able to clear 35's on a 1" BL but I've cut my TJ. & I just bought it six months age I can clear 33's no lift rub at full turn full flex. see...


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welcome to WF from Barrington I think I'l be able to clear 35's on a 1" BL but I've cut my TJ. & I just bought it six months age I can clear 33's no lift rub at full turn full flex. see...

Nice fender cuts! I also live in Barrington, bought Red 97 TJ 2.5 5spd with 103k in December.
Using the jeep as awinter daily driver and fixing all the little issues now.
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here yal a new picture with my 33's and winch, glad to say they don't rub at all.... a picture of me play'n on some snow mounds

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Nice fender cuts! I also live in Barrington, bought Red 97 TJ 2.5 5spd with 103k in December.
Using the jeep as awinter daily driver and fixing all the little issues now.
Would you be down to go to the badlands in the spring with a group of us, we were going to find camp grounds down there and go for a week end?
right now three jeeps and a truck are going.... YJ w/ a coil spring conversion on 35s, tj w/4" lift on 33's, my stock 97 tj on 33's, and a ranger on 33's
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Would like to but my family's schedule. May not allow me to. Leg know when you are going to go. Cheers.

We should have a jeep night gathering at the Barrington car show on Thursday's in the summer.
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sure thing, do you know of any mud holes in the area? I know there are a few around but I dont know anyone who has the land. I'm always looking
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sure thing, do you know of any mud holes in the area? I know there are a few around but I dont know anyone who has the land. I'm always looking
Is that you G? do you know a kid named Tony? I grew up in the grove and worked at barrington auto for years. I need to get my jeep streetable this spring.
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Didn't you have enough snow ?
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Is that you G? do you know a kid named Tony? I grew up in the grove and worked at barrington auto for years. I need to get my jeep streetable this spring.
Yeah thats mine.... I worked at B auto, and the pitt in crystal lake but didn't have the Jeep when I did, I had a lifted blaZeR2 I don't know any tony from Barrington. you see me around? what kinda Jeep you build'n? I might be going wheeling this weekend bringing the video cam hope the trails are as good as my buddy says. Don't know what ya are up too saturday after noon but if i go thats when i'd be if your down to wheel.
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Didn't you have enough snow ?
Not at all.... I wish more would have fell, those TSL's love that foot to cruise thru at 35 in 2wd it was awesome
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Not at all.... I wish more would have fell, those TSL's love that foot to cruise thru at 35 in 2wd it was awesome
Can agree with that
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Are ya'll still plannin a trip to the Badlands in the spring?

Got a 4 banger 91 YJ on 33s I wanna take out.lol
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Are ya'll still plannin a trip to the Badlands in the spring?

Got a 4 banger 91 YJ on 33s I wanna take out.lol
I don't know bout the badlands but I'm going down to "491" the last week end in march your welcome to come with. I'll be wheel'n my tj on 33's with a 2.5L

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