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Old 10-06-2008, 02:56 AM   #1
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4"or 6"

I have had my TJ on 2" spacers with BFG 31" tires for over a year now. I have decided to stop being so cheap and go bigger, but i still am on a really tight budget. The most i could come up with would be $900( Even thats a stretch)

"At least 4 inches" I have decided.

Now i was under the impression that the same hardware needed to be replaced when going either 4" or 6". But if that is true, why are the 6" kits so much more?

I would like to go 6", but im afraid the cheapest kit was $1350.

What should i do? Do even the cheap "Kits" come with all of the hardware? Is there a kit you could suggest? Anything would be helpful. That you very much.

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Old 10-06-2008, 06:02 AM   #2
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how big of a tire do you want?
Depending on where you wheel, bigger isn't always better.
4" is about the limit of a short arm suspension. There are a ton of changes that need to be done even from 2 to 4". Do some searching this is a highly discussed topic.
Then there is the LCG philosophy.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:07 AM   #3
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you might want to save up a little more first along with the lift 3.5 and above you will probably need a sye kit and cv driveshaft and re-gear due to the larger tires
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a 4" lif will work good with short arms. IMO 6" is too much for that. you´ll need to buy a long arm lift for 6".
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Sorry for the ignorance, but what does LCG stand for?
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:57 AM   #6
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i am definately not looking for the LCG look. Mostly because i will be lucky to be able to afford tires at 33" or so. Anyway, are there cheap 4" lift kits with all of the required parts(W/O Shocks fine) that anyone could reccomend?
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stick with ur setupp.. when you go to 4 inch lift that usually means 33 tires... suspensions kits are available for around 1000.. your going to need to regear, longer brake lines, transfer case drop, and if ur not installing lift yourself expect the installation to be expensive as well.. dont take the cheap way out and buy the cheapest kit available.. its ur jeep so dont half ass the project
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you wont need to regear. you may be fine with the possible 33's and 3.73 (if thats the ratio you have) although i think most would say either 4.56 or 4.88 would be ideal. your the one that drives it though. if your cool with how you run with stock gears your not going to hurt anything
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4.88 gears hes never gonna see 68mph again... 4.56 gears are perfect for 33's
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4.88 gears hes never gonna see 68mph again... 4.56 gears are perfect for 33's
i agree, but thats debateable. some people like a different kind of drive. i just didnt want him thinking if he doesnt regear hell mess something up
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mines not regeared... its killing me inside... but its my next project.. when i get back from college
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what ratio are you running now?
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3.73... getting up to highway speeds... and passing is just horrible... 4.56 will put me closer to the stock ride..
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Wine all you want at least you have 3.73s I am stuck with 3.07 try that with 33s.It sucks gas.I got to get regeared!@!!!!!
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doing 4:10 right now. anyone want some used 3:07's?????
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ill buy ur 3.07s for paper weights for my desk at college...
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stick with ur setupp.. when you go to 4 inch lift that usually means 33 tires... suspensions kits are available for around 1000.. your going to need to regear, longer brake lines, transfer case drop, and if ur not installing lift yourself expect the installation to be expensive as well.. dont take the cheap way out and buy the cheapest kit available.. its ur jeep so dont half ass the project
I have 3.73 gears that i think are going to do fine. I cannot see myself gettin bigger tires than 32". As far as installation goes, i can do it myself no problem.

All i need is a good kit that has everything i need and wont break my budget. Do you guys have any sugestions?
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Do you guys think this lift would do the trick?

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I had a nice 3in lift from Rustys offroad with 32's mtr's,
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I had a nice 3in lift from Rustys offroad with 32's mtr's,
yeah but i figured that as long as im going to put money into buying a bigger lift, i might as well go at least 4"
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dont put 4 inch lift with 32's.. my 33's already look kinda small in there..
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Wine all you want at least you have 3.73s I am stuck with 3.07 try that with 33s.It sucks gas.I got to get regeared!@!!!!!
hahaha i have 35's with 3.07's THAT SUX!
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dont put 4 inch lift with 32's.. my 33's already look kinda small in there..
well ill decide that when the time comes and i get more money, but for now, does ANYONE know where i can get a cheaper lift kit that has everything i need. I dont do very exteme off-roading, so it doesnt need to be one of those crazy flex ones, i just want something decent.
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I'm running 33"s and 3.73 (with the 4.0L) and really do not have an issue in the foot hills of NE - PA. I have no problems on the highway maintaining "normal sppeds" of 65 MPH. It's not meant to drive like a car so you need to readjust you driving mindset to compensate when passing. If you want to drive 80 MPH, take the Mustang to work instead. I have plans to upgrade to a 4.56 ratio but it's not a high priority.

Unless you live in an environment that has very steep inclines (Rocky's, Cascades, Sierra's, etc) then IMO you can get by with 3.73's no problem.
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i kno i hear ya.. im in pa going to school and traveling on rt 80 and rt33 there gets to be some pretty steep inclines on these highways... and my 3 speed auto wit da 3.73 gears dont help thats why im going 4.56 gears and a supercharger in the winter
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i kno i hear ya.. im in pa going to school and traveling on rt 80 and rt33 there gets to be some pretty steep inclines on these highways... and my 3 speed auto wit da 3.73 gears dont help thats why im going 4.56 gears and a supercharger in the winter
I have a 4 speed auto... big difference compared to the 3 speed.
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just kidding with the supercharger...and i have 160,000 miles... so big red definitely needs the re gearing to help her keep up wit highway speeds.

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