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Old 03-09-2007, 01:51 PM   #1
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Question 97 TJ new guy

Hey,I'm new to the forum and I am enjoying reading all the posts.Great forum,everyone seems to be very helpful.
I'll get to my question though.Ok I just purchased a 4" lift for my TJ from a local 4wd shop,they are also doing all the install.I already have the Procomp Black wheels,but they have 31"s on them now,I want 35"s,but friends are saying that is a bad idea,is it?If this a bad idea then I am going to stick to 33"s
Also I see alot about the gear ratios,is this something I need to do immediately or can I hold off a bit and can I do it myself or should I go to the 4x4 shop? what gear is the one for me?
I have a 97 TJ 4.0 Sport 5 speed

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33s are ok with 4" lift. with 35s you have to extend the bumpstops very much to avoid tire rubbing.

the bigger the tires the slower the TJ will become with the same gears. 33s are ok with 3.73 gears, 3.07 is very slow. i wouldn´s drive 35s with stock gears.

i now have 3.07 gears with 32s and my tj is very slow. i drove a friends TJ with 4.56 gears and it felt like having twice the power than my jeep. i will regear now.

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Old 03-09-2007, 02:18 PM   #3
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Also at 4 inches start looking at a SYE and new rear driveshaft.
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Old 03-09-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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One of the main reasons that 35's can be a huge pain is your rear axle. If you have the dana model 35 rear axle and you put 35's on it you have an excellent chance of breaking it off road.

Gearing is a different story. I'm running 35's on my TJ with an Auto and 3.73's and honestly it's fine. It can dog a bit going up steep inclines on the highway, but other than that I am good with it.
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One of the main reasons that 35's can be a huge pain is your rear axle. If you have the dana model 35 rear axle and you put 35's on it you have an excellent chance of breaking it off road.

Gearing is a different story. I'm running 35's on my TJ with an Auto and 3.73's and honestly it's fine. It can dog a bit going up steep inclines on the highway, but other than that I am good with it.
right...before you start worrying about power troubles make sure you don't have the dana 35....you don't wanna put 35's on the rear 35.

but if you have the 44 and 3.73's then extend the bumpstops and go for it...although you'll find regearing could make things a lot better. unless u live in flatland...EDIT- oh snap! u live in SC!
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:57 PM   #6
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On a more practical level mpg is going to suffer....also your brakes will be lacking in stopping power and stability....jmo

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