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Old 02-14-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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Question lift & tires

im switching from a 2 inch lift to a 4 inch i was worried that it would make my 32's on 18's look too small .it's hard to find a decent tire for that size wheel without blowing the bank or my transmission.should i go bigger with the tires or just break the bank and buy new wheels and tires and if thats the case how big can i go without damage to the trans or torque converter.(it's an automatic trans)

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Old 02-14-2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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Which lift are you going with?

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Old 02-14-2010, 03:56 PM   #3
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im going with a 4 inch suspension kit from zone, manufactured by bds
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:24 PM   #4
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after you get the kit on your gonna want at least 35"s.
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:37 PM   #5
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Yep gonna want 35's
4" lift and 32's

Then 35's Look SOOOO much better

And I just had to cut fenders now GOTTA BIGGER AGAIN
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:01 PM   #6
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do i have the gear ratio for 35's

sorry to say i bought an automatic even though i love my jeep ,a manual transmisson was not good for my physical capabilities ,i have a 3.73axel ratio with a 44 heavy duty rear and a 30 solid front axel can i go 34's or do i need to readjust for 35's
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:12 PM   #7
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I run 35's with auto 3.73 gear ratio and havent had any problems at all. I do plan to regear to 5.13's but I just dont have the cash. Regearing is not absolutely necessary, its based on personal preference really.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:22 PM   #8
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You'll want to re-gear with 35's. 3.73's are way too little gear. You won't be able to use 4th gear hardly at all, even on the flat. You will truly want at LEAST 4.88's, or 5.13's with 35's and an auto.
As for Zone, I can't say I've heard any good reviews yet. I hope your experience is different, but I can't say I'd recommend Zone. Teraflex and Rock Krawler would get the nod, and Rock Krawler's 3.5" lift is what's getting my money. It'll fit 35's easily, and is GOOD quality. They stand behind their stuff, and will replace anything you might manage to break. Going with that and Bilstein 5100's- driven that combo off-road, and wow- great ride, AND bulletproof control arms- Mark W.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:25 PM   #9
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Start saving for new drive shafts also.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:52 PM   #10
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thanks guys, i appreciate all the feedback...i think i am going to hold of a bit and look into different options. anyone in the delaware/maryland area that can recommend any places to get the lift kits?
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As in purchase? Online is always going to be cheaper. As for install, I wouldn't mind a road trip down to help you out- if you have beer, pizza, or somesuch I prefer Guinness and pepperoni (HINT HINT ) Mark W.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:26 PM   #12
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imagolfspaz if you don't mind me asking what wheel and tire package are you running , that's kind of the direction i want to go with my jeep and what size lift
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I have the Teraflex 2.5 inch lift. Its 3 in the front and 2 in the back. I also added a half inch spacer in the front to make up for the bumper and winch. 35 BFG KM2. 17 inch Pro Comp wheels. Wish i went with 16 inch though.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:57 PM   #14
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imagolfspaz did you have to regear to go to 35's ,cause i already have a 2 inch lift ,i want a 3-4 inch lift but i'm running on 18's with 305/60 and im wishing i went to 17's for some more side wall ,there are days i look at my jeep and say dam i look like a roller skate
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not ignoring you duke but the pizza and beer is for after the trails ,thanks for the offer ,but there isn't enough room for a mouse to fart in my garage
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I haven't re-geared. Maybe one day i will. Really don't need to.
It being a Manual tranny helps.

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