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Old 09-10-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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is a 4" lift on 31" tires too much?

So i want to get a RC 4" lift on my 94 yj. I have good 31" tires and want to keep them because the tread is fine and a bigger tire will kill the power in my 4cylinder engine. So could you guys give me some input and pictures of jeeps with 4" lift 31" tires. Let me know what you think. Will it be too silly looking? i dont really want to get bigger tires. Thanks

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id also like to know more about this

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Old 09-10-2010, 08:18 PM   #3
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Why raise the center of gravity if not to go up in tire size? I could see a 2" lift so you could armor the bottom better. But, that's why they come in different colors we all have different opinions. Good luck whatever you do.
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Why not just get a smaller lift?
My buddy was running around with 4" of lift and 31s for a while. Even wheeled it on some pretty gnarly trails. Didnt look as bad as I thought it might. He now has 35s though.
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Why not just get a smaller lift?
My buddy was running around with 4" of lift and 31s for a while. Even wheeled it on some pretty gnarly trails. Didnt look as bad as I thought it might. He now has 35s though.
Well I can get a 2 1/2 inch lift for the same as a 4"
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:39 PM   #6
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I dont have any street level shots but heres a pic of his TJ on the trails with the RE3.5 lift (4") and 31 MTs

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Old 09-10-2010, 09:59 PM   #7
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i have a 2'' lift with 31'' tires. it looks great. i think the 4in is a little too much for the wheel size. but it still looks sweet though
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x2 but do whatever you want ....tires will wear out, then you can upgrade
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Just my 2 cents (and that's what it's worth) ... but a 2" lift and 31 / 32" tires will take you pretty much anywhere.

I've been out on trails you wouldn't believe with stock trucks on 30" tires that had zero problems. At the same time, I've seen guys in fully modified trucks with 4" lifts, lockers and 35" M/T tires stuck solid in nothing but a puddle because they couldn't get their foot off the skinny pedal. In the end it's 90% driver.

So I'd say get the mod that makes sense for your 4 banger truck and learn to use it. You'll get a big kick when the guy with the 40" tires asks you to pull him out of the obstacle you just drove through ... trust me on that one

You'll also be MUCH happier on the road to work each morning with a 2" lift than you would with 4 ... just sayin'
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So i want to get a RC 4" lift on my 94 yj. I have good 31" tires and want to keep them because the tread is fine and a bigger tire will kill the power in my 4cylinder engine. So could you guys give me some input and pictures of jeeps with 4" lift 31" tires. Let me know what you think. Will it be too silly looking? i dont really want to get bigger tires. Thanks
YJ right?

Here you go...member on here and buddy of mine...4'' rc suspension and 2'' body on 31's.





doesn't look that bad.
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I'd like to see a rig with 32's follow the big boys around Jellico, or Oak Ridge
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I'd like to see a rig with 32's follow the big boys around Jellico, or Oak Ridge
depends on the driver.. I went up lower 2 at tellico(now closed) with 32's behind the guys with 38's. We both had to winch the same spot.
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I'd like to see a rig with 32's follow the big boys around Jellico, or Oak Ridge
I'm from East TN. I ran Trail 16 at Windrock on 32's with zero problems. Only guy in our group who had problems was the guy on 35's. Ran trail 3 multiple times with the same setup.

Of course that was a Land Rover Discovery 2 ... and now I'm in a JK ... so it may not apply here ... you YJ guys may need more tire
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:42 PM   #14
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I, running 31s on a 2 inch lift and can get into all sorts of fun. Nice tbing is I still handle good on the highways to and from the trails.
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mine before 33s

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thats a 31 in the fender with 4 in lift rear sway bar connected front disconnected

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Old 09-11-2010, 02:54 AM   #16
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Would it make a big difference in gas mileage to have a 4" than a 2" lift?
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Would it make a big difference in gas mileage to have a 4" than a 2" lift?
naw thats mostly when you regear or up the tire size/axle/etc...


rollover danger is the only downside to lifting i can think of
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:35 AM   #18
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4" lift on 31s. I really like the look and with only going with a 31, I dont work the engine so much plus when I get into the twisty stuff, I get more flex before I rub my fenders.



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I'd like to see a rig with 32's follow the big boys around Jellico, or Oak Ridge
Not sure about those places but I was running black trails at rausch creek all day in my TJ with 32" BFG all terrains. I impressed myself a handful of times, lol.
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is a 4" lift on 31" tires too much?
YES, Waaaaaaaaaaaay tooooo much ! Keep it "Stock" just like I did !





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Old 09-11-2010, 12:25 PM   #21
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Xtrmtj, I have a question for ya. I am sure your rig works wonders for your usage, but I don't think I have ever seen the rear shocks mount at the center of the frame. Is there some function that I am not seeing with that set up? Not bashing, actually curious.

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Jeff,
I get allot of flack for positioning my rear shocks inward like that. I totally understand that they are not performing as they should positioned inward, but as Eugene is not a DD, and seldom is even driven on the street, I went for as much articulation as I could get. I fabbed a custom wishbone 3 link to achieve this ends. I have been told many times that the shocks should be orientated in as close to a 90 degrees as possible. I understand, but I want as much flex as I can, and I do not care about body roll. I do not desert race at 90 to 100 MPH. I rock crawl, and he seems to do that really well.
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Thank you for your answer. Very informative.

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XtrTJ that jeep is so bad, I would love to see it action. Good work and thank you for your service.

ON the other hand this thread has been very helpfull. I have been trying to decide on a lift for my YJ, I have 31. I am thinking 2.5" lift with a 1" poly body lift.
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This is my 95 on a black diamond 3.5" and 31 treadwrights.
It's looks fine, but I will be going to 33's because I want to.
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XtrTJ that jeep is so bad, I would love to see it action. Good work and thank you for your service.

ON the other hand this thread has been very helpfull. I have been trying to decide on a lift for my YJ, I have 31. I am thinking 2.5" lift with a 1" poly body lift.
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is a 4" lift on 31" tires too much?
YES, Waaaaaaaaaaaay tooooo much ! Keep it "Stock" just like I did !





yeah thats the coolest jeep i've ever seen i espically like the color.

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