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Old 06-01-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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Advice on lift plse

Hi, Need some good advice please. I have a stock standard TJ Wrangler 4.0L Sport (1998). Currently running 31x10.50R16LT 109S tyres on the original rims. The tyres are branded as AT. Recently, about 2 months ago I fitted Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorbers . According to the Build List for my VIN the front and rear axle are as follow:
Dana 30/186MM Front axle
3.07 Rear axle ratio
Dana 44/226MM Rear axle
Anti Spin Differential rear axle
1. I would like to go to a 3” lift, will the existing shock absorbers be sufficient? If not, what will be the maximum lift that I could obtain with these shocks, I take it for granted that new coil springs will be fitted?
2. If a 3” lift is possible, and the tyre size is increased to 33’s, will the standard rim still be ok?
If a 3” lift is possible with 33” tyres, what upgrade must be done on the differentials?

Lot of questions, and maybe not well structured, please help, bottomline is that I need more ground clearance to start off with.

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Old 06-01-2013, 11:22 AM   #2
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You will need to re-gear. I am looking into getting mine done right now. It is looking to be in the neighborhood of $1900. I will be going to 4:56.

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Old 06-01-2013, 11:41 AM   #3
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Shocks won't work with 3" lift. IMO 2" max with those shocks. Stock wheels will work with 255x85x16 tires, which are about 33.3"x10.3"

Regear is highly suggested
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:52 AM   #4
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You'll need new shocks. I have a terra flex on my '99. 3:73 gears work well on mine but its mostly a streetable setup with 33x12.5 BFG AT TKOs. i can easily do 90 on the freeway (anything more and I'd bounce off) with the stock 4.0L. The Terraflex lift with the pivoting control arms actually improved the handling over stock slightly. THe increased width of the footprint helps a little with the change in center of gravity for body roll and rolling potential.

If I was wheeling it more I'd go to a 4:56.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:55 AM   #5
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Keep it stock lift. Do a belly lift. 1" body lift and high line kit or just modify yourself to be a high line ( moves fenders up and shortens hood height). Low centre of gravity. Belly lift equivalent to a 3" lift. Looks bad ass. Factory ride and steering ergonomics = factory handling.

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1250 is a regular price for regear. Anything lower is a great deal. 1900 is to much
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:40 PM   #7
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1250 is a regular price for regear. Anything lower is a great deal. 1900 is to much
I am replacing shafts too.
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Thanks for some great advice, the suggestion on belly lift is currently something I will follow up on.

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