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Old 04-28-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Some one help me out here. I was told that if I was to put 37-12.5-17 on a well lifted jeep that my top speed would be about 65 miles a hour. 6 cyc 3.6. Anyone ?

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Not true. Especially with the 3.6. even with 3:21s you could slug yourself above 65. Lots of people have 37s and cruise highway speeds without issue.

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So now that the tire issue is taken care of let's get some ideals on lift kits from all the fans out there. Looking for a 4 inch lift kit. What is the best bang for the buck out there. Would also like to get in some rock crawling in so I am sure the right lift for the job. Any one
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So now that the tire issue is taken care of let's get some ideals on lift kits from all the fans out there. Looking for a 4 inch lift kit. What is the best bang for the buck out there. Would also like to get in some rock crawling in so I am sure the right lift for the job. Any one
Budget? Because you DO it cheap or you can "do it right" for 15 to 20 k. That's not counting any other mods also.
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What axle do you have? D44? I would just be careful with 37 if you dont have the 44. There are a bunch of nice lifts out there. For rock crawling I would go with a long arm kit, I have a Rubicon Express and I love it. They are a bit pricey compared to others but it comes with everyone thing you need and then some. Just my opinion.....
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Budget? Because you DO it cheap or you can "do it right" for 15 to 20 k. That's not counting any other mods also.
20k lift kit doing it right huh?
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20k lift kit doing it right huh?
Exactly my thought. Maybe he meant all the mods together cost 20k. That is a little more realistic........
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20k lift kit doing it right huh?
I think you missed my point. I was just stating that you can easly spend 20k on the drive train and suspension if you chose to. Or you can only spend 2k if choose to.

Kinda hard to get "the best bang for the buck" if you don't know how big that buck is.
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Exactly my thought. Maybe he meant all the mods together cost 20k. That is a little more realistic........
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Budget? Because you DO it cheap or you can "do it right" for 15 to 20 k. That's not counting any other mods also.
Ment to put "can" before the DO. That might make more since
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I think you missed my point. I was just stating that you can easly spend 20k on the drive train and suspension if you chose to. Or you can only spend 2k if choose to.

Kinda hard to get "the best bang for the buck" if you don't know how big that buck is.
Okay you said suspension before and now suspension and drivetrain. Big different. I now agree, however more towards 15k for a smart builder. If your buying every you you could put 20k just into axles.
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Okay you said suspension before and now suspension and drivetrain. Big different. I now agree, however more towards 15k for a smart bvuilder. If your buying every you you could put 20k just into axles.
Okay since we are spliting hairs here...... when did I say suspension only? I was simply talking about putting 37's under a JK. You have to consider the drivetrain also when doing a lift so most people think of that as part of the lift cost also. Maybe I ment things like bumpers and headlights and skid plats when I said other mods.

And yes you can build a 20k suspension if you wanted to easly. Custom made aluminum link arms, Triple bypass coilovers with triple bypass shocks on every corner would get you there.



But back on subject..... what's you budget OP
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So now that the tire issue is taken care of let's get some ideals on lift kits from all the fans out there. Looking for a 4 inch lift kit. What is the best bang for the buck out there. Would also like to get in some rock crawling in so I am sure the right lift for the job. Any one
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...ews-25157.html

to start you off, here's a whole list of lift reviews for JK's to help point you in the right direction. there are lots of considerations to make, so it helps to educate yourself
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Okay since we are spliting hairs here...... when did I say suspension only? I was simply talking about putting 37's under a JK. You have to consider the drivetrain also when doing a lift so most people think of that as part of the lift cost also. Maybe I ment things like bumpers and headlights and skid plats when I said other mods.

And yes you can build a 20k suspension if you wanted to easly. Custom made aluminum link arms, Triple bypass coilovers with triple bypass shocks on every corner would get you there.

But back on subject..... what's you budget OP
He asked about the best bang for the buck lift kit. You responded by saying you can do it on a budget or do it right for 15 or 20k. I'm sorry I can't control what you say. Once you clarified what you meant, I agreed, you don't need to have a pissing fit over it. I wasn't splitting hairs, but lifting a jeep right doesn't cost 20k. Building one for 37s can even be done for much less. Can it be done for 20k or more? Sure. When individuals are new to modifications and wranglers, the stuff your saying is giving people the wrong idea. I understand you had good intentions. Now stop making a big deal over it and let it go. It was a miscommunication to begin with, that's all.
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Oh well still waiting on the OP to chime back in so maybe we can give him our two cents. And of course budget is a huge deciding factor with what kind of lift to consider.
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2.5 Terraflex spring lift with Rancho 9000s and Bushwacker flat fenders will get you rolling on 37s. Then toss in a set of 4.88 gears and a front truss and c gussets and your set for a DD / weekend trail rig.
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You really need to know what your doing off road wht your jeep before you ask for a price. As some said, a 2.5" lift with flat flares can clear your tires fine, but if you off road, look at A 3". If you plan on crawling, forget it. Listen to WatchThis! Said, you will be looking at some high numbers looking for the RIGHT lift for your jeep to perform the way you want with 37"s.
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Oh well still waiting on the OP to chime back in so maybe we can give him our two cents. And of course budget is a huge deciding factor with what kind of lift to consider.

yup. Hopefully it's a nice budget since he wants to rock crawl with 37s...
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Wow all I was asking was everyone opinion. As for budget. I don't have a problem with money. I just wanted to get a feel on what people where liking. If the masses said go with old man emu then that would have helped. If they said tear flex then that would have been where I would have started looking. I am new to all this and just starting out. Yes it's a 44 rear end by the way.
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And for all. I ordered a Tera flex 4 inch long. No shocks. Not sure what ones yet. Installed a 1 inch body lift and bushwhacker flat fenders.

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