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Old 09-22-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Lift kit and other mods

I plan on buying this lift kit and running it with 33's on my 05 TJ Sport...i know i will have to get brake line extensions, but does anyone know what else I will need to do? Thanks for any help!!!

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Old 09-22-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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A SYE & CV shaft, as well as adjustable rear control arms (upper and lower) would probably be a good investment since you are going with 4" suspension.

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Old 09-22-2012, 02:10 PM   #3
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Can i wait to do that or do i have to install it with the lift?
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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You can do either. I would put the lift on and see the driveline angles and feel the vibrations before buying it to get an idea of what I'm dealing with. It would also save you from installing the t-case drop which reduces your clearance under the Jeep.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:52 PM   #5
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Would using 35's change anything or would they be okay to use?
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Bret, what axles do you have? If you have the dana 35 and 30 its highly recomended you dont go over 33's
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:18 AM   #7
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Bret, what axles do you have? If you have the dana 35 and 30 its highly recomended you dont go over 33's
^^ what he said.. Also when you jump to 35's you will also have to upgrade your brakes an steering... Just keep that in mind...
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You'd be better-served by stock suspension components.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:52 AM   #9
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You'd be better-served by stock suspension components.
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33's are fit in two common ways on TJ's:

1. 4" suspension lift, with ~2" bumpstop extensions in front and ~2.5" in the rear. Requires a SYE/CV shaft.
2. 2.5" suspension lift, with a 1.25" body lift, with ~1-1.25" bumpstop extensions in front and ~1.25-1.5" in the rear. The 1.25" BL usually accompanies a 1" Motor Mount Lift to offset some of the driveline angles.

Either way you go, figure on some or many of the following components: longer front brake lines, extended sway bar links front and rear, gears, brake and steering upgrades to accommodate larger tires, SYE, CV shaft, bumpstop extensions, new shocks, adjustable track bars, and a rear track bar bracket.

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