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Old 07-01-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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4 inch problems

I have a 99 tj. Gotta 2 inch and I was going to put 33's under it. 33's fit good under my two inch but i want to add more so i can go deeper in the mud. Okay, so I have a 2 inch puck lift, if I purchase a 2 inch coil, would I have a 4 imch lift, or would it not lift it anymore at all? Please give me honest opinions. Thank you.

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Coils usually give more then advertised. All in all your looking at 4-5" of lift.
Steering/caster/pinion angles will all be screwed up if not set up correctly. control arms, TC drop or SYE/drive shaft(s) etc.

Do a small body lift along with the spacers. This will keep your driveline in check but give you more height for bigger meats. Remember ..... It's not the lift that gives you ground clearance at the diffs...., its the tires.

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Old 07-01-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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I'm going to get the coils. I have slyjacker aftermarket shocks. What all would i have to do? Im just going to stick 33's on there.
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With the spacers ?

2"-2.5" is perfect for a 33" on a Tj. Do you know what the extended/collapsed lengths of your shocks are ?
You will lose articulation going higher with shocks that are too short.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #5
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1-3 inch lift. But jeep grand cherokee had 6 inch with 1-3 inch shock
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1-3 inch lift. But jeep grand cherokee had 6 inch with 1-3 inch shock
Cherokee have ifs or solid axle ?

Point of longer shocks is to maximize suspension travel as long as there's no other limiting factors.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:28 PM   #7
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1-3 inch lift. But jeep grand cherokee had 6 inch with 1-3 inch shock
If you use 2" springs and 2" spacers (not what I would do), unless you either do an SYE or transfer case drop, you're going to wind up with driveline vibes. If you do a tc drop (typically an 1 1/2" on 4" of lift), your net gain is only 1/2" under the skid. If an sye is cost prohibitive (which I assume it is based on you wanting to use the spacers), consider a 4.25" Zone Combo lift...3" suspension, 1.25" body, and 1" motormount lift all for about $500, and no tc drop.
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I'm just going to have 2 inch spacers and 2 inch coil with 33's. i will drop the transfer case. I should be fine after i get in alligned after all the mods.
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2"-2.5" is perfect for a 33" on a Tj.
For a street jeep maybe?

4" and 33's would be more appropriate if you want to get the full potential out of your parts. 33's are going to eat fenders on a 2.5" lift.

The info is right as far as the driveline goes. If your going 4 or more you definitely need to factor in what you are going to use to correct your pinion angle in the rear and Correct steering as well. Track bar for the rear will also need to be addressed.
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Will a 4-inch and 33's look stupid? Too much gap maybe?
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Not at all. 4" and 33s go together like peas and carrots.
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For a street jeep maybe?

4" and 33's would be more appropriate if you want to get the full potential out of your parts. 33's are going to eat fenders on a 2.5" lift.

The info is right as far as the driveline goes. If your going 4 or more you definitely need to factor in what you are going to use to correct your pinion angle in the rear and Correct steering as well. Track bar for the rear will also need to be addressed.
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Well... I would go to 35's. reason I don't. I live in the heart/very center of wv. So I do more hill climbing then hitting mudholes. But the two reasons why i'm not getting 35's? Because I need more flex, and I have the legendary 2.5L 4-banger!!!
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Sounds like you made up your mind..

32.5" and 4"....
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Don't gotta be a S.A. with the roll eyes lol. I dig the jeep man. Mines all in process. Just bought alloy honey comb wheels. Now just need the 33's and the coil
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Don't gotta be a S.A. with the roll eyes lol. I dig the jeep man. Mines all in process. Just bought alloy honey comb wheels. Now just need the 33's and the coil
Sorry, not trying to offend, it just seemed like you were given some really good advice by everyone that posted. Hope it works well for you.
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I have looked at Water dog's jeep about 20 different times tonight. It is exactly what I want mine to look like someday. Me gusta.
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Well, it's just that i'm not looking for a full offroad vehicle. I want something as a everyday driver and something I can hill clim amd hit a(n) occasional mud pit with. Although, I do appreciate everyones thoughts. And you didn't offend, i'm the biggest smart ellik around haha
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Why not just do a 4" coil vs pucks and coils? My 33s rubbed with a two inch puck lift on road. I run the zone 4.5 combo and love it.

Water Dog what tube doors are those? I like them.
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Well... I would go to 35's. reason I don't. I live in the heart/very center of wv. So I do more hill climbing then hitting mudholes. But the two reasons why i'm not getting 35's? Because I need more flex, and I have the legendary 2.5L 4-banger!!!
The four banger I understand, but don't underestimate what you can do with 35's as far as flex. My jeep is nothing special at all. 6" coils and adjustable arms on 35's..







I know my front fenders are mangled. I plan on getting tubes put on soon so no damns were given

Pictures may not do it justice, but it wraps around terrain pretty darn good for a few budget parts thrown together I think. I can't knock you for wanting the 33's though. I am currently planning to go that route as well with a downsize to 4" of suspension.
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I think you won the First place flex award!!!
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:39 AM   #22
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And the reason why I'm going to keep the pucks is because they were givin' to me. And a two-inch coil is cheaper then a 4 inch. Just kind of low on $$$$ right now.
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And the reason why I'm going to keep the pucks is because they were givin' to me. And a two-inch coil is cheaper then a 4 inch. Just kind of low on $$$$ right now.
for that lift height you also will need a front adjustable track bar and at min a rear track bar bracket. you may also need adjustable upper arms as well. Its your jeep do as you wish.. but If i needed a rock solid daily driver and weekend mud toy... I would save for a few more months.. and get it done the right way with good products as it will pay off in the long run...
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Water Dog what tube doors are those? I like them.
They're Warrior Products...then I just added a little pipe insulation and stretchable roll bar fabric on the top tubes for a soft place to rest my arm.
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What are you running for control arms, track bars, and sway bar set up with that combo?

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I'm just going to have 2 inch spacers and 2 inch coil with 33's. i will drop the transfer case. I should be fine after i get in alligned after all the mods.
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Not the best way to go about it but doesn't the early Tj's have cam bolts for caster ?
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doesn't the early Tj's have cam bolts for caster ?
My "99" has cam bolts, but if I'm not mistaken, I think that was about the last year. I'll be getting rid of those once I get my Currie front arms....next mod.
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They're Warrior Products...then I just added a little pipe insulation and stretchable roll bar fabric on the top tubes for a soft place to rest my arm.
They look good, I've been considering getting a set of those.

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