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Old 09-21-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
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2001 TJ lift. help needed

Okay so I recently bought a 2001, 60th annerversary Jeep and it came with a 4" Trail master lift on it. It has new coils, shocks, and control arms ( not sure long or short kinda noobish here). First of all, the jeep has some play in the wheel where it doesnt move the wheels at all and at highway speeds the jeep has a tendancy to sway to one side or the other. Im not sure if this is death wobble or not?? I know its not the safest but i am planning on putting a 3" body lift on it. Im noobish to the lifting stuff so im not sure what else i would be needed from lifting the body 3 inches. The main reason I am doing this is becausae i am on a low budget and I think its the cheapest way? any cheaper way to make it so 35's wont scrape my fenders would be very much appreciated. Thanks for your help!!
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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Just read this...

I want to run 35's on my TJ - JeepForum.com

Running 35's isnt cheap...no cheap way to do it...period. Do not lift the body 3", terrible idea and looks terrible. You're going to need gears, steering, brakes, axles, etc. If you're on a budget, do not lift it. Get your maintenance issues fixed first...i just upgraded to 35's and spent about 5k to run them and i already had my lift and fenders plus a few other things.

Upgrade your steering system (currie tierod system or iron rock offroad system would be my two choices)...that should fix your play. My guess is your current stock setup is shot due to the 33's you're most likely running.


Moral of this post...do not lift the body 3", do not run 35's at the moment, and fix your current safety/maintenance issues.

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Old 09-21-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
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5,000???? tires are about 1.4k . gears 290. then i know a guy to put them on for 200. what else did you have to buy??
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:23 PM   #4
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there just crap 31's right now with about 3% tread lol and i already have a dana 44 rear.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:24 PM   #5
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Yep...about 4500 with install

35" BFG AT's
Ford 8.8 rear axle with LSD (and included disc brakes)
Chromoly front D30 axle shafts
4.88 gears front and rear
Over knuckle heavy duty steering system
SYE kit
Adams custom driveshaft
Adjustable upper control arms front and rear
Fixed control arms front and rear
Adjustable track bars front and rear
Extended front brake lines
4.5" front springs (level it out after the rear axle raised the rear)

I already had my suspension lift, 1.25" body lift (which is the maximum recommended), flat rear flares, front tube fenders, and black magic pads and rotors.



others will chime in that a 3" body lift is a bad idea.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:31 PM   #6
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probally would be worse mpg but would i get more torque with 5.13 gears???
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:37 PM   #7
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You cant fit 5.13's in the d30 (assuming thats your front axle)
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:40 PM   #8
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could i do 5.13 in the back and 4.88 in the front??? im noobish to all this stuff about lifting and corrisponding parts
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:41 PM   #9
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Btw thats a beautiful jeep you got there!
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:42 PM   #10
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Nope...

Well thank ya
few more parts to get over the next couple months but its coming together...
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:54 PM   #11
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ya sounds stupid now haha. ill run 4.88's then and probaly do 2" body. ill have to research more into the control arms but other then that i think i know what i need
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Maximum recommended is going to be a 1.25" body lift...once you go above that, you'll need brake line extensions/fuel filler extensions/etc.

just do a 1.25" max bl...

also, if you have a manual tranny you're going to need to modify the shifter so you can shift into 2nd, 4th, and reverse. You can also go with a leather shift boot which is what i did.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:59 PM   #13
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Yea the guy already put a leather boot on it
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Im getting as many opinions as possible. 4.88 with 37" tires?

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