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Old 12-02-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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4" lift recommendations please

getting ready to put my "final" lift on my jeep and would like some recommendations. i was going to go with the RE 4.5 short arm superflex until i realized my cv shaft i have is only good for up to a 4" lift

so i wanted a ome 4" but they only make a complete lift package for the JK that i could find.

now i am looking at curries 4" lift but i dont need the quick disonnects it comes with. so i guess i would sell them if i go this route.

my ultimate goal is to run 35's with a 4" SL and 1.25" BL

any imput would be much appreciated.

also could 3.5" SL + 1.25" BL clear 35's decent enough? cause there are a lot more options for 3.5" lifts (RE, Rancho, Skyjacker...)

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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What all are you planning to add/replace and upgrade to the 4" coils? If that's it... look into the progressive rate 3.5" coils that MetalCloak are offering... I may go that route....

http://www.metalcloak.com/TJ-LJ-Wran...ear-p/7061.htm

http://www.metalcloak.com/TJ-LJ-Wran...ont-p/7060.htm


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Old 12-02-2012, 09:03 PM   #3
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wow those look interesting. im planning on replacing all most everything. springs, shocks, front track bar, rear track bar (maybe just use bracket), control arms, lengthen brake lines.

after i get whichever lift i go with im gonna save a bit more money while sticking with my 32's, then i will get my HD tie rod and drag link set up for the 35's,
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:52 PM   #4
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Why dont you need the quick disconnects?
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:29 PM   #5
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i already have them for 2.5"-6" of lift
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:17 AM   #6
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Savvy has their Savvy/Currie 4" configurable lift that you can get with the Anti-Rock, disconnects, or nothing. If I was you, I'd get the Anti-Rock.

Savvy/Currie 3" or 4" Lift - Configurable
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Currie.

Get rid of your stock sway bar and run an AR.

Your drive shaft will be fine.....not sure what you're talking about in regards to it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:56 AM   #8
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Currie.

Get rid of your stock sway bar and run an AR.

Your drive shaft will be fine.....not sure what you're talking about in regards to it.
X2 on all that.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:24 PM   #9
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Yes with the currie 4" my driveshaft will be fine. The RE 4.5" that I originally was planning on getting is to high for what my driveshaft is rated at by .5". So I think I will go the route of currie. Should I order through currie directly or go through savvy?
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Go through Savvy where you'll get a better price plus excellent pre and post-sales support. Savvy is one of Currie's main dealers.
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Yes with the currie 4" my driveshaft will be fine. The RE 4.5" that I originally was planning on getting is to high for what my driveshaft is rated at by .5". So I think I will go the route of currie. Should I order through currie directly or go through savvy?
You need to stop taking the word whoever you ordered your drive shaft from at face value. How long is the slip section on your drive shaft? How much of it is exposed at ride height currently? With that information, you can determine what you need to know. And unless it's too short for you to be safely running with your current setup, then it'd be fine above your assumed "max." You catching my drift?

The same can be said for shocks. People order drive shafts and shock lengths based on arbitrary, BS "lift heights".....that's wrong and not very precise.

And considering the fact that you're wanting these excellent, high-quality Currie parts I doubt you'll also want to keep that stock transfer case skid. What happens when you replace that with a higher clearance skid plate? Will your drive shaft be too short or too long for your new given static operating angle and total suspension travel? Nobody can tell you that with some arbitrary measurement. You've got to know how to determine that on your own. And if it's too long or too short, guess what? It's not the end of the world. You can have it shortened or lengthened.......in other words, don't base your choices on your drive shaft. That's easy to change and you don't even know if it'll need to be changed.

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