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Old 08-01-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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2001 tj 33's wanna go BIGGER but also wanna not break axels I want to upgrade the lift i bought it used dont know what the prior owner already did to it so treating it like im starting from scratch runs well already took it mudding and easy trails did fine but on street the steering is really loose
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:15 AM   #2
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Looks like a rancho lift. Budget? Axles? 35s require at least a Dana 44 rear (or upgraded 35), plus steering upgrades. gets expensive quick. Plans?

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Old 08-02-2013, 12:23 AM   #3
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I plan on doing it over time I have a guy that will put the ford 8.8 and regear the front to match for 1500 parts and labor included
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:58 AM   #4
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Nice. You have a budget? If I were you, I wouldn't change the lift (unless the ride was unbearable). Instead, I'd look at doing a tummy tuck (flat skid), and put on some recovery. Although, there are tons of other useful options like adjustable arms, and lockers.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:50 AM   #5
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I would like to stay under 6000 for now. The lift on it right now is super stiff
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:47 AM   #6
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I mainly go mudding and some trails I would like to be able to safely handle 35" tires and not have extremely wobbly steering I have so much give in the steering wheel its ridiculous also my suspension is stiff really stiff
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:48 PM   #7
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$6,000? All right. For steering, many opt for the savvy/currie setup. Rancho does have the stiffer springs, so you may want to try OME (2", 2.5", and 4" springs available, plus different rates), or savvy/currie (3" and 4"). All I can think of at the moment. Bilsteins are a popular shock option, but they add in a truck ride. Rancho xL9000s are fairly soft and highly accepted. OME has nice, soft shocks also. Or, at your budget, I might think of Fox shocks, which can be had at BDS's site for around $100 each. If you're planning on a shorter lift (less than 3"), look at high clearance fenders such as TNT, Rokmen, Metalcloak, or Poison Spyder. 3"+ and you'll want an SYE and DC shaft. I'd also think of a body lift for an extra 1" lift that's fairly inexpensive. And that's all I can put together at the moment. Definitely consider what others have to say also.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:32 PM   #8
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Cool ill look into all of that and thank u for the help
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:03 AM   #9
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Hey, it's what the Jeep community is all about, right?
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:02 AM   #10
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For sure so I was looking online and saw a lot of different axels that can fit under my jeep im just wondering how much of a pain they will be to put in I saw 70s dodge trucks older broncos things like that that would work what do u think
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:39 PM   #11
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I'm no axle expert, but I do know most require some cutting and welding. Only bolt-on axles are either a couple grand (custom built) or come off older Wranglers. Altough, I believe a few Cherokees have the Dana 44s that can be bolted right on.

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