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Old 06-07-2009, 06:29 PM   #1
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lift question

tryin to get some info so i don't screw up. lol

i was looking into gettin the rough country 4" suspension lift kit. since after reading alot have said it's a good "bang for the buck" kit.



the kit includes:
Front
Front Leaf springs, Transfer case drop kit, track bar drop bracket, sway-bar links, power steering pitman arm, break line relocation brackets, bumpstops,
u-bolts

Rear
Rear leaf spring, track bar bracket, bumpstops, break line relocation bracket,
u-bolts

Shocks
RC Hydro 8000 series

was thinking of upgrading to the nirto 9000 series shocks


Below i posted in Rim/Tire section but figure would add it here as well

Rims
Mamba M2 (17's)



Tires
BF Goodrich All-Terrain



i was told the size i should look into getting are 275 65 17.



i don't know if there is anything i would need to have when jumping into doing a lift & new rims/tires figure full bushing kit won't hurt getting


thanks for any info/help, trying to get ready to take this jeep to Ocean in Aug. and want to take it out on beach

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Old 06-07-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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Not sure What year jeep?a yj im guessing
17 inch tires?why not 15s with 33s
those arent 4.5x 5 bolt bolt pat

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Old 06-07-2009, 08:32 PM   #3
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my bad forgot to add that, it's a 1995
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:49 PM   #4
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x2 on the 17"???.. I prefer 15's also, the rims are cheaper as well as the tires.. but in the ends its your jeep build it with what you like. From what I have read the RC lift is not too bad for the YJ's.
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I have a 97 TJ w a RE 5.5 lift and you should do the SYE and cv drive shaft if you want to flex it at all or thats what ive been told it was like 400$ for SYE and 400$ for drive shaft.I have 15" rims w 33x12.5x15 and it looks good you should be able to run up to 35" i think max heres mine just picture it a 1 1/2" lower.
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ok cool looking into options. not used to working on my jeep, i have a import car i just got done so i figured time to spend some well needed money on the jeep.

looks like i can get that Rough Country 4" suspension lift for $450, their SYE for $250 and their CV drive shaft for $300

as for the rims. i guess i was thinking of doing the 17" to be different as i know most go w/ 15" i like how the M2's i listed above look. issue is they only come in 17 or 18's. but like i said i'm open for sugestions.

goin to outerbanks in Aug. so trying to get this up and running by then. so i have a little time to get things going

also need to figure out what i'm goin to do w/ that poor engine it's got 160,000 miles on it.
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I have a 97 TJ w a RE 5.5 lift and you should do the SYE and cv drive shaft if you want to flex it at all or thats what ive been told it was like 400$ for SYE and 400$ for drive shaft.I have 15" rims w 33x12.5x15 and it looks good you should be able to run up to 35" i think max heres mine just picture it a 1 1/2" lower.
Tj's and YJ's are way different. However, the YJ with 4" the SYE should be looked at as well. Not sure who makes RC SYE, but Tom woods has a kit usually around 500 as well for the sye and shaft.

Also 160k on the engine if the 4.0L is fine, if the engine has been taken care of.. may go oer 300k. The 4 bangger can also see high 200's and be fine as well.
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looks like most sugest 15" rims bc of price on everything. was wondering what if anyone had some ideas on some rims.

tire size sugested already was 33x12.5x15

i know these are probably dumb questions but i'm out of my element messing w/ this jeep. it's my 1st 4x4, i'm more used to my car and speed.
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rough country = crap

17" rims = ghetto blaster
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guess i should have stated what my jeel is mainly for. For @ least right now my jeep is my every day driver, & i don't know how much off-roading i will be doing if any, that is other than the beach on vacation.

but i'm pretty sure goin to @ least drop back down to a 15" rim and some BF goodrich tires

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