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Old 08-12-2009, 08:04 AM   #1
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A guy i know just recently put on a 3" 4wd hardware lift with a 1" BL. Looks sweet, he was running some 30" tires b4 hand and now he upgraded to some Wrangler MTR 32x11.5's, its a nice setup! He's looking at a total of 5" lift.

I'm thinking about doing this kit aswell because the jeep still handles nice, has quick disconnects, extension brackets, Hydralic shocks etc all included for $660 through 4wd.com. I'll need to purchase some CA cam adjuster bolts, maybe a 1" spacer for the front coil for the weight of the winch.

But....what really bugs me is his belly pan is down from the frame about 1.25", using some included spacers, i understand this keeps your drive angles as nice and functional, but your still loosing ground clearance, what is involved with getting that pan snugged up that 1.25" to the frame, and still being able to not wear out your drive line.



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Old 08-12-2009, 08:42 AM   #2
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what is involved with getting that pan snugged up that 1.25" to the frame, and still being able to not wear out your drive line.
installing a SYE and a cv rear shaft

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Old 08-12-2009, 10:21 AM   #3
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installing a SYE and a cv rear shaft
You'll probably also need Rear Upper Adjustable Control Arms to dial in the pinion angle and a CV style Track Bar Bracket. That's the problem with most of those economy kits . . . if you want it done right, you'll have to add a bunch of extras, and then if you actually use the Jeep offroad, you may find yourself quickly replacing things like Control Arms etc. From what I've seen . . . most of the economy kits . . . (including the Full Craption kit that I spent $1200 bucks on) are more for looks than performance. If you plan to wheel the Jeep much, my advice would be to piece the lift together with quality parts as it'll save you a lot of time, money, and aggravation.
Bite the hand that feeds you . . . you've had more than enough to eat already.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:21 AM   #4
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Does he have a MML also? That should help some... But not near as much as the SYE kit
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