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Old 01-27-2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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Combining Lift kits

hey guys just wondering ive got a 3" zone suspension lift on my 99 Tj and i'm wondering if i can put those 2" coil spacers in also to give 5" of clearance? Would i have to change anything else like new shocks? or would it just be easier to go out and just buy a real 5" lift kit? Any help appreciated

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Old 01-27-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
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Yes you would have to change the shocks as well as other parts. To do a 5" lift right, requires a lot of parts and is pretty high. What are you really looking to do with your jeep?

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Anything past 3 inches of suspension lift will require some major surgery, slip yoke eliminator for the drive shafts =$$$.Because the drive line angles will change. for the tires you want to put on a 5 inch lift you will probably need regearing and stonger axles.

But you could always do as body lift, doesn't give you more clearance but you can put bigger tires with a body lift.
Dont go over a 1.25 body lift though cause then it starts to look silly and will cause problems.
so i suggest a 3 inch lift plus a body lift, you wont get 5 inches but hey no one is measuring.
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truthfully if you have to ask than dont do it. you would have to change shocks, driveshafts, sye, brake lines, gearing im guessing for whatever tires your going to put under there to fill that gap, steering components, all 8 control arms and whatever else i forgot.
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x2^ go with the jks 1.25" body lift you will be happy what that size and so will your wallet.
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ive got 33" x 10.5 super swampers on it now and was thinking a year or two down the road to go up to 35's will that be enough clearence with that 1.25" body lift? and would i need to re-gear with 35's?
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you can tuck em but you will rub if you flex probably. and yes you will need to regear, stronger steering linkage to handel the 35s, new sever duty brake pads to stop em, and you have a 99' tj 99% chance you have a dana 35 in the rear if you put 35s on ur d35 your going to snap a axle shaft. its not if you will snap one its when. if you have stock shafts. your going to need a Super 35 kit from superior. to run 35s on a dana 35 and not worry about it breaking. Super 35 kit comes with a 30 spline locker and 30spline shafts.
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Adam9520,

look here at the combo package tab for the body lift and JKS motor mount lift. If you want pricing PM me your zip code. You will have plenty of room at that point. Stay away from coil spacers at this point. No need to throw money out there on new shocks either.

You will have to or should re-gear when you go to 35s. I can help with this also. Check out my ad in the Vendors section.

Good luck with your future build plans.

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