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Old 09-22-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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Highway driving with a 4" lift kit

I have been told the 4" lift has problems on highway driving is it true?

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Old 09-22-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:53 PM   #3
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Depends. Usually if the kit is complete it should be Ok. But no 2 jeeps respond the same with the same components. 4" is a lot regardless and chances are you're running bigger tires which are both tough on the drivetrain.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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I can do 75 comfortably with mine
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:01 PM   #5
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If properly done with a complete kit you'll be fine.
Why do you want 4" lift and what size tires do you intend on running.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:21 PM   #6
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4 door will ride better regardless. My 2 door is still sketchy at high speeds.
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:49 PM   #7
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That's not necessarily true. You have to have the correct setup, i.e. TB, control arms, and new drivelines if the lift is to be installed a 2012 or newer. Bigger lift generally means more geometry issues which basically translates into more $$$$. You should hop over to Youtube and check this out:

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Old 09-22-2013, 10:03 PM   #8
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I have a JKUR on 4.5 lift with 37's. My jeep is stable running all digits on the speedometer. No issues here.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:20 PM   #9
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Slight Hijack here. I apologize; I'm new to TJ ownership, mostly a stocker- no lift (yet) I've had friends Tell me if you add lift your insurance company does not look to kindly on it. Can anyone shed some light on this.

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Old 09-23-2013, 04:35 AM   #10
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Slight Hijack here. I apologize; I'm new to TJ ownership, mostly a stocker- no lift (yet) I've had friends Tell me if you add lift your insurance company does not look to kindly on it. Can anyone shed some light on this. Thx Kris
This is Jk tech but some insurance company's will cover mods at a additional cost.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:28 AM   #11
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If you use a commercially available lift designed for your vehicle there isn't much an insurance company could possibly say.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:29 AM   #12
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This is Jk tech but some insurance company's will cover mods at a additional cost.
This. I have all my mods insured through geico...just keep your mouths shut about your winch, don't try to insure that.
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If you use a commercially available lift designed for your vehicle there isn't much an insurance company could possibly say.
Unless they can blame the accident on your lift.
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They can always blame it on you. Apologies were offered prior to posting of the slight hijack of the thread as the lift question was not asked in the TJ forum. Enough groveling here, thanks for all the replies/ info on my ask.

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