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Old 08-22-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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2001 tj lift

I just got a new 2001 Tj a month ago and I was wondering what a good lift would be to put on it. It has 33 inch tires

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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I just got a new 2001 Tj a month ago and I was wondering what a good lift would be to put on it. It has 33 inch tires
This is a very common question on here. Lots of good lifts on the market...what it your budget and how hardcore of wheeling do you plan on doing?

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:57 PM   #3
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I don't really have a price range set yet. Since I'm new to the whole jeep thing. I don't plan on going super hardcore. But every now and then I'd like to get out and have some fun
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Well first, what do you do with your jeep? Rock crawling, weekend 4wheeling, dirt roads every once and a while, or something in between? You pretty much have 2 general choices. You can get a total lift kit (longer control arms, bigger springs, and longer shocks) Or you can get a budget boost (Spacers that go on the top of your stock springs to increase their height, and longer shocks) The Budget Boost is the cheapest option, but you can run into problems like coil bind at full flex because of the spacer. For serious offroading you will probably want a total lift kit because of its better ability to flex without coil bind and it will technically be done "right" because you will have longer control arms that are meant for the lift.

As far as what size lift for 33" tires, that also depends on what you plan to do with your jeep. I have a 3.5" lift and can flex pretty well with 33" tires. I have heard people run 33" tires with a 2" Budget Boost and a 1" body lift. A body lift simply raises the body of your jeep off of the frame, giving you more clearance for tires.

What rear axle do you have? If you have a dana 35, you will probably want to look at upgrading that before 33" tires. Most people in the offroading community will agree that the dana 35 has no place in 33" tires, and even 31" can be pushing its limits. Some people snap their dana 35 with too much gas from a stop light, while some run them for years on tough trails with no problems. The axle has been pretty well described as a "crapshoot"

If you get a 3" lift or higher, you will probably need either a SYE with new driveshaft, or a transfer case drop. The correct way to do it would be a SYE (Slip Yoke Eliminator) and a CV driveshaft because it will give you more clearance compared to a transfer case drop and wont give you any trouble with the 4wd linkage or your ability to shift gears. With a SYE you will also need adjustable rear upper control arms to adjust the pinion angle. For this reason, many choose to simply do the TC drop because of its simplicity and much cheaper price tag. Some people can run a 3" lift with neither and be fine with no vibrations, and some need a TC drop or SYE with a 2.5" lift, it just depends.

As you can see, its a whole lot of stuff to just go to 33" tires, and stepping to 35" gets even more!
I hope I covered everything... BTW, Love the dark blue color on a jeep!
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:04 PM   #5
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Damn. When I bought the jeep it already had the 33" tires. So as far as all of the stuff you we're saying I have no idea😞
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:06 PM   #6
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:11 PM   #7
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Damn. When I bought the jeep it already had the 33" tires. So as far as all of the stuff you we're saying I have no idea😞
hahah sorry! Misread your original post You could just put on a 2" Budget boost with new shocks and be good Or if you want to spend the money, you can get a total lift kit. If you already fit 33" tires, any lift would work
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you could go with a 2 inch suspension lift and a 1.25 BL
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:20 PM   #9
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If you have 33's, you likely already have some sort of lift or you would be rubbing really bad. So why change it if its working for ya? I bet you can get out and have fun as is.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:21 PM   #10
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Is there a specific type of lift. I know there are like different ones. One guy said he had a old man emu suspension lift and a rough country body lift
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Yeah I can. But I don't think I have a lift. But I might? Is there a way I can tell? Or like a picture I could take to show you all?
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Yeah I can. But I don't think I have a lift. But I might? Is there a way I can tell? Or like a picture I could take to show you all?
Post a pic of you front springs. Also post a pic of a body mount.
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Did my pics not upload?:0
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Did my pics not upload?:0
Its hard to tell by the 1 pic you posted...I think you might have a 2" lift. But posts pics of your springs and body mounts.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:54 PM   #15
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I thought I just did. But I guess they didn't upload
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its hard to tell by the 1 pic you posted...i think you might have a 2" lift. But posts pics of your springs and body mounts.


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You already have a 2" (i think) Budget boost Those are stock shocks though, so you should get longer shocks that are meant for a 2" lift
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Is there a certain kind of shocks I should get?
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:25 PM   #19
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You already have a 2" (i think) Budget boost Those are stock shocks though, so you should get longer shocks that are meant for a 2" lift
Is there a certain kind of shocks you recommend?
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Yep, you have a 2" Spacer lift (Budget Boost).

Your stock shocks work fine with it. Personally I would keep the stock shocks unless you are willing to upgrade them to a OME or Bilstein which are about $100/ea. Lots of crap shocks out there in the $30-$40/ea range that are harsher than your stock oem shocks.

Here is what I would recommend for you in the short term. I would get a 1.25" body lift and don't worry about your changing your suspension right now. That combo (2"bb and 1.25"bl will be just fine until you have time to research what you want/need for springs, SYE, CV driveline, etc.)

You will be able to have lots of fun with that combo for mild offroading.
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Yep, you have a 2" Spacer lift (Budget Boost).

Your stock shocks work fine with it. Personally I would keep the stock shocks unless you are willing to upgrade them to a OME or Bilstein which are about $100/ea. Lots of crap shocks out there in the $30-$40/ea range that are harsher than your stock oem shocks.

Here is what I would recommend for you in the short term. I would get a 1.25" body lift and don't worry about your changing your suspension right now. That combo (2"bb and 1.25"bl will be just fine until you have time to research what you want/need for springs, SYE, CV driveline, etc.)

You will be able to have lots of fun with that combo for mild offroading.
I see some rough country body lifts. 1.25" is 99$ a 2" is 109$ and a 3" is 129$. Are those normal prices??? Or do you still recommend ome?
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What's a nitro charger shock?
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I see some rough country body lifts. 1.25" is 99$ a 2" is 109$ and a 3" is 129$. Are those normal prices??? Or do you still recommend ome?
Don't go over 1.25" on a Body Lift. If you do go bigger, people on here will tell you 101 reasons why its bad. So 1-1.25" is encouraged and makes people not cringe.

This is a good BL kit:
http://store.jksmfg.com/merchant2/me...ode=Body_Motor
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I see some rough country body lifts. 1.25" is 99$ a 2" is 109$ and a 3" is 129$. Are those normal prices??? Or do you still recommend ome?
I suggest the JKS 1.25" body lift and 1" motor mount lift. The mml will adjust driveline angles close to normal and should really be done with the bl. Dont go over a 1.25" bl. You can get a good deal from Rokmen @ Rokmen.com and give them a call. They also have good instructional videos on youtube for
how to install them. The bl/mml will also enable you to do a higher tcase skid and stronger higher gas tank skid down the road if you want. That is also known as a belly up or tummy tuck...gets rid of the stock low hanging, weak tcase skid.
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Don't go over 1.25" on a Body Lift. If you do go bigger, people on here will tell you 101 reasons why its bad. So 1-1.25" is encouraged and makes people not cringe.

This is a good BL kit:
http://store.jksmfg.com/merchant2/me...ode=Body_Motor
You beat me to it! But I'm pretty sure Rokmen beats the price you pay if you get it direct from JKS.
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You beat me to it! But I'm pretty sure Rokmen beats the price you pay if you get it direct from JKS.

oooh, yep:

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