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Old 08-13-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
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Tj 4 cyl lift

I'm sure in the 17000 threads on here it's covered, but I couldn't find it in my searches. I recently bought an 06 4cyl six speed, stock with 48k mileage. I'm looking to keep a decent mpg, but also want to lift it and throw some bigger tires on there. My question is since it's a 4 banger what limitations do I have without killing my power?

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Old 08-13-2010, 03:45 PM   #2
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If you want to regear you can get to 35's. Anything bigger the gearing you need will be too deep for the axels. If you don't want to spend a lot of money, stick with 31's

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Old 08-13-2010, 03:47 PM   #3
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Welcome. What size tires do you have now? 31's are about the biggest I would go to keep it close to stock power, but even with those, plan to down shift on large hills.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:55 PM   #4
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Welcome. What size tires do you have now? 31's are about the biggest I would go to keep it close to stock power, but even with those, plan to down shift on large hills.
Haha already have to downshift on bigger hills, the 6th gear doesn't like it without losing the speed. The tires I have now are the stock wrangler tires -215? I'd have to look. What kind of lift should I be looking at - if any. I do want to keep the mpg up, but after all it is a jeep and will end up in the mud.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:59 PM   #5
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2" spacer lift(aka budget boost) is what most folks start out with. gives a bit better stance. Most can be found for a few hundred with shocks..
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:59 PM   #6
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:02 PM   #7
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2" spacer lift(aka budget boost) is what most folks start out with. gives a bit better stance. Most can be found for a few hundred with shocks..
With the two inch spacer, what size shock would you need, I here if you keep them stock it makes for a funny ride- thanks for the welcome btw.
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Old 08-14-2010, 02:01 AM   #8
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Ive got a 97 4 banger 5 speed and am running 31's on it right now... in the next few weeks after i pay some bills im getting the rough coutry 2.5" lift kit and running 32's... mine has a stock 4:10 gearing. once I run 32's i may lose 5th gear going up the steeper hills. the 2" budget boost is a good lift for the money unless you offroad a lot. from what ive heard to run 33's on the 4 banger you need 4:88 gearing and ive never really seen one with 35's.
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:11 PM   #9
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i have a 98 4cyl, i put the 2 inch lift and run 31. the shock that came with the lft didnt last long, i end up replacing them with Old man emu shock. sure, if the jeep was higher with bigger tire it would be nice but then it would be more cost efficient to sell the jeep and get one with 6 cyl. i ride a lot in the desert and find many places that are fun and chalenging for the jeep and me.
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I run a 4 banger with Pro Comp 32x11.50x15's NO LIFT. Anything bigger and I'm thinking the axel's are going to sound like rice crispies when you add milk. I am going to trim the flairs because I have a tendancy to stuff the wells full in a flex. But I do go almost antwhere with it. Fifth gear is almost a memory on any up hill. Feel free to check out the Turkey Bay albums. Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket I have wheels with a ton of backspacing.
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I appreciate the info guys, ended up looking at a two inch suspension lift to put 31s on her. Also where is turkey bay? Getting stationed in so cal layer this year, hoping to have some off road fun out there
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I appreciate the info guys, ended up looking at a two inch suspension lift to put 31s on her. Also where is turkey bay? Getting stationed in so cal layer this year, hoping to have some off road fun out there

TN Land between the Lakes. Head out to Barstow and check out the wheelin there it's amazing.

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