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Old 12-04-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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Another lift question

Ok I know you guys are tired of hearing about lift questions I just have read so much I would just like all my answers for a few specific things straightened out by you pros

My 04 jeep has 1 3/4 body lift on it now and I'm running 31 tires right now happily but my next goal is to run 33's and eventually 35's I was kinda leaning towards the zone 3" suspension lift will I be able to safely add this suspension lift to my body lift easily? Will 33 inch tires look too small or silly with a total of 4 3/4" of lift? Will I be able to run 35s with this setup comfortably? Or should I scrap the 3" idea all together and just go straight to the 4" suspension and 35s ? I'm just looking for opinions from you more experienced jeepers out there. I also do realize I will want to regear I will be getting a Dana 44 or ford 8.8 w/disc brakes and a SYE am I missing anything else?

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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Ok I know you guys are tired of hearing about lift questions I just have read so much I would just like all my answers for a few specific things straightened out by you pros

My 04 jeep has 1 3/4 body lift on it now and I'm running 31 tires right now happily but my next goal is to run 33's and eventually 35's I was kinda leaning towards the zone 3" suspension lift will I be able to safely add this suspension lift to my body lift easily? Will 33 inch tires look too small or silly with a total of 4 3/4" of lift? Will I be able to run 35s with this setup comfortably? Or should I scrap the 3" idea all together and just go straight to the 4" suspension and 35s ? I'm just looking for opinions from you more experienced jeepers out there. I also do realize I will want to regear I will be getting a Dana 44 or ford 8.8 w/disc brakes and a SYE am I missing anything else?
I have a 4" lift with a 1" BL and 33's and it looks good. If you are already thinking of running 35's just do everything for the 35's and skip the 33's. If you go 33's you will probably think I should have just went with 35's right off the bat. Just a thought.

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:26 PM   #3
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Yeah I thought that but I think I want 35's for all the wrong reasons I'm thinking about sticking with the 33's idea. You went with the 4" suspension over the 3" ? Do you gain much with the 4" over the 3" with 33's?
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:41 PM   #4
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It was already lifted 4" when I bought it. I added the BL and SYE and TT. If I could re do it I would stick with 3" lift and 1.25 BL for 33's. then your ds is not at such a steep angle. Even with the MML I had to rock my rear end way back.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:44 PM   #5
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Forgive my noobness but the TT means tummy tuck but I'm not sure what MML means.....
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:46 PM   #6
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Motor mount lift
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:46 PM   #7
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Yeah I should of known that.... Sorry how are those to install??
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #8
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Wasn't too bad. I got JKS spacers that use the existing mounts. Another route is to replace the whole mount to a larger one. Brown dog makes a good one
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #9
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I bought a 4" lift for my jeep and I run 35's just fine. I have the stock 44's with 4.10 gears and I just drive with OD off to keep the rpms in the factory powerband. I had the 4" lift with 2" coil spacers. But that was a definite mistake. To much of an angle for the axles without a long arm kit. I like my rig the way it is. But the smartest thing to do would be either a 3" lift with a 1" BL and 33's with discos and sye, TT and call it a day. Or 3.5-4" lift with 33's, discos, sye, TT, all that good stuff. It all comes down to how much money you wanna spend.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #10
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I bought a 4" lift for my jeep and I run 35's just fine. I have the stock 44's with 4.10 gears and I just drive with OD off to keep the rpms in the factory powerband. I had the 4" lift with 2" coil spacers. But that was a definite mistake. To much of an angle for the axles without a long arm kit. I like my rig the way it is. But the smartest thing to do would be either a 3" lift with a 1" BL and 33's with discos and sye, TT and call it a day. Or 3.5-4" lift with 33's, discos, sye, TT, all that good stuff. It all comes down to how much money you wanna spend.
x2 IMO you PROBABLY don't need 35"s we don't around here not and still be a DD

my '04 with 2.5" OME, JKS BL and MML, Zone Discos, Bushwaker Flares, and 33" x 12.50" Duratracs.....awaiting SYE and TT
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:06 PM   #11
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^ good looking jeep. Mine is 04 rubicon. Stock axles and gears. 4" rough country n2.0 lift. 35" pro comp xtreme m/t.
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^ good looking jeep. Mine is 04 rubicon. Stock axles and gears. 4" rough country n2.0 lift. 35" pro comp xtreme m/t.
Thanks mine is just a little Sport with 3.73s and the 5speed but man is it fun!!!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:19 PM   #13
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I had a buddy with that had the 2.5 and when he put on the 33's it wasn't to long before he regeared his. But it was his dd.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:35 PM   #14
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Thanks for the speedy responses this forum is awesome. I feel I'm gonna stick with the 3 inch lift when I do it. How important are the TT MML and SYE ?
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:38 PM   #15
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With a 3" you shouldn't worry about any of that. I had a 97 with a 4.0 and a 3.5" skyjacker short arm kit and jks discos. 4.56 gears and locked in rear. Never had any problems with the driveshaft ever. If I had it still I would do a 1" body lift but that would be it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:39 PM   #16
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I already have a 1 3/4 body lift
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:40 PM   #17
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The importance of a TT is based on how much ground clearance you want/need. If it is gonna be a dedicated off road rig and plan on takin it rock crawling every weekend them I would suggest it. I have never done it to either of my jeeps. Or any of my friends jeeps and have had no complaints. But mine only gets to see the trail once a month or so unfortunately
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:42 PM   #18
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I already have a 1 3/4 body lift
Then you should be good with the 3" lift. It just helps with flex.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:46 PM   #19
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Yeah I don't do a ton of crazy stuff just moderate offloading here and there I just don't like all the mud that gets cakes under that middle skid covering the tranny it's a pain to get the mud out. Thanks for the response your really clearing this up or me I appreciate it
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:28 PM   #20
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No problem. I tend to stay away from mud. Everything tends to break easier in mud holes. And you never know what your gettin into. Rock crawling is 10x better. Now it's all I wanna do. But I still hit a hole or two every once in a while. Just hate having to clean it afterwards. Lol

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