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Old 04-09-2008, 10:18 PM   #1
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I'm looking at putting on a rough country 4" lift. Do I need any changes to my driveshafts? It comes with the following:
Front and rear leaf springs
Transfer case drop kit
Front and rear track bar drop brackets
Swaybar links
Power steering pitman arm
Brake line relocation brackets
Bumpstops
U-bolts
4 RC Hydro 8000 series shocks.
Anything else I need? Also want to fit 33" what 15" wheel do I need what backspacing and offset?

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Old 04-09-2008, 10:25 PM   #2
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I'm looking at putting on a rough country 4" lift. Do I need any changes to my driveshafts? It comes with the following:
Front and rear leaf springs
Transfer case drop kit
Front and rear track bar drop brackets
Swaybar links
Power steering pitman arm
Brake line relocation brackets
Bumpstops
U-bolts
4 RC Hydro 8000 series shocks.
Anything else I need? Also want to fit 33" what 15" wheel do I need what backspacing and offset?
Are you sure about this kit? This is for a YJ because the TJ has coil springs.

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Old 04-09-2008, 11:58 PM   #3
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I posted this in the wrong section could someone move this to the YJ
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:21 AM   #4
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Being that it's a YJ, I don't think I know anyone still running track bars on them, lifted or stock. So you might be paying for stuff you don't need right there.
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Being that it's a YJ, I don't think I know anyone still running track bars on them, lifted or stock. So you might be paying for stuff you don't need right there.

yeh...the track bars just restrict your flex. i've heard some people say removing them has adverse affects on handling while on the pavement, but i didn't notice any difference....

if ya have a lead foot like me when wheelin...i'd recomend adding an anti-wrap bar in the rear though! took snapping the ears on my rear driveshaft twice to convince me i needed one.

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Old 04-11-2008, 04:43 PM   #6
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shouldnt need anything else. i redid all of my brakes and lines while i was there. have fun breaking every nut and bolt and hope you have a torch handy also.
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i agree about buying parts you don't need. i wouldn't buy sway bar links that aren't disconnects. there's kits just selling longer links, big waste. i also wouldn't buy bump stops either. imo, you're on the border line of driveshaft length. if you want to really wheel, get longer d shaft, or go all the way and do sye.
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so as not to take you by surprise-yes! you will need a longer driveline..at 4" it will vibrate like crazy..you will also want to consider an sye-(slip yoke eliminator), then you will need a cv type drive shaft..i don't know if yours is a four cyl or a six, with a six, you will never see fifth gear again so will will want to regear, if its a four, good luck turning 33's. i'm not saying it will be un-drivable, you will just lose what power you have, so re-gearing is a must..if you are on a budget, maybe think about a shorter lift and tire~my two cent's~fly
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I would love to only do a 2" or 3" but they are more exspensive then a 4" and I wont do a body lift I think they are pointless IMO
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Will all that stuff need done with a 3.5 lift?
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:38 PM   #11
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i have the superlift 3.5 on mine and have no complaints. running 33's with a little bit of power gone but not much with the 258
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:25 AM   #12
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If I'm doing a 2" lift with a 1" Shackle and want to put on 31x10.50 on 15"s would a 8" wide wheel work with 4" backspacing and 13mm offset?
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that would work fine, 10" wheels have a real nice lookin wide stance. i'd suggest skipping shackles and just doing 3 or 3.5 sua lift. shackles aren't a bad thing, but they do change the geometry of the suspension a little. if you're already replacing springs, just get your lift there.

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