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Old 08-19-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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I am new owner of a 2001 jeep wrangler TJ , 4.0L I don't have much knowledge for jeep and that is why I joined this site! I've been looking to do a suspension lift on my jeep but I'm stuck between a 4"-6" lift, what do u guys recommend I get, I live in el paso TX, more loose sand than rock climbing. Thank you for your input.

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Old 08-19-2012, 10:00 PM   #2
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I'd go 4''

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What tire size do you plan on running and what's your budget?
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I am new owner of a 2001 jeep wrangler TJ , 4.0L I don't have much knowledge for jeep and that is why I joined this site! I've been looking to do a suspension lift on my jeep but I'm stuck between a 4"-6" lift, what do u guys recommend I get, I live in el paso TX, more loose sand than rock climbing. Thank you for your input.
Go 4". 6" is too tall a center of gravity, and it isn't functional to body lift and tummy tuck.

That being said you need to be ready to shell out some serious bucks. You'll need an SYE a new driveshaft, springs, shocks, sway bar links, and axle work if you have a d35 rear axle.

It's not cheap and its not as easy as buying a kit and being done.
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go for the 4" with 33s would be plenty for desert dogging and what rock crawling you have in your area.
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I have a 4 1/2 with 35s and I like the set up. Its not too tall but I wouldnt go taller. Check my profile pics. All I have to say is do it right. Buy the best parts you can afford and this site will help you there are many knowledgible guys here who have done it or know how to do it. I too am a newer owner but have learned tons here on the site.
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I'd get a 6". I know El Paso, you'll eventually need it!
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I'd get a 6". I know El Paso, you'll eventually need it!
Theirs a reason why you're a newb on this forum.
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Ha! I didn't know I need to prove myself on a website! My bad for commenting on a post that requires a "senior" label. My apologies veteran.....
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Ha! I didn't know I need to prove myself on a website! My bad for commenting on a post that requires a "senior" label. My apologies veteran.....
Nope, its got nothing to do with the tag. Theirs a reason why 6" spring lifts aren't too common. Read around and learn some more. Your 9 posts of prior knowledge are commendable.
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I have a 6" lift and 37's and am looking in the future to go with metalcloak fenders and drop her back down to a 4-4.5" lift with the same 37"s. The smaller lift definitely has a lower COG and I wont always be able to jump up into my jeep. Wish now I had gone smaller with Hi clearance fenders and tummy tuck rather than taller suspension.
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Well I am working three jobs to save up for the lift, what model of lift do u guys recommend?
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I want 37" for tires
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Better save up about 15 large then my friend, to start!
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Theirs a reason why you're a newb on this forum.
Dude you are as much an OG as he is, you joined a month ago but somehow you have managed to post almost 800 times. That's scary is what that is!
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Haha this is getting interesting!!! Need some popcorn and a drink!
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Haha this is getting interesting!!! Need some popcorn and a drink!
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Boy, I remember when I had three jobs for my highest priority interests! I got my popcorn, sorry for interrupting!
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What I would suggest instead of getting any lift at all is to wheel it as it is. Once you have been out a few times you'll know what you need to do. I can't imagine needing a 6" lift in El Paso. I was at Ft. Bliss decades ago and the only thing I remember is how flat and barren it was other than the small mountains to the west. Also, the more you build up your Jeep, the more it may appeal with a certain group just south of you in Juarez.
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