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Old 02-21-2012, 12:33 AM   #1
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Currently have a 2001 sport 4.0L I6 5spd. Its all stock with dana 30 front and 35 rear. Not sure what the gears are. Haven't looked yet. I am looking to do a 4" lift and run 33s. I have read through multiple threads about the same kind of question and have gotten some ideas but still unsure of what setup to run. Specially since everyone has their mind set one brand or says they are on a so called "budget" but dont really say how much they want to spend. My jeep is used as a DD about 30miles roundtrip to get to work and back home monday-friday. And is used as a weekend warrior about twice a month. I do moderate offroading, no crazy rock crawling or 3ft mud holes but like to run trails with slight mud, little rocks and sand. I live in san diego, ca if that helps paint a picture. So i am looking to spend about $1500 or less on lifting her and was looking for others recommendations. This is my first jeep and not very knowledgable on everything but i do understand a lift isnt just springs and shocks. Some brands i have noticed are OME, Zone, Teraflex. Which seem to be decent quality and decent priced. Any help is much appreciated thanks.

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Old 02-21-2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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You should go down to your local Lift Shop and tell them how much $$$ you have and tell them what you want to do, and I'm sure that they will work with you. That's what I did on my first 2 lifts that I did years ago and the shop that I went to was great... Thats my best suggestion for you... Good luck!

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Old 02-21-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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You should go down to your local Lift Shop and tell them how much $$$ you have and tell them what you want to do, and I'm sure that they will work with you. That's what I did on my first 2 lifts that I did years ago and the shop that I went to was great... Thats my best suggestion for you... Good luck!
That's about the LAST thing I'd recommend. Personally, I'd rather think for myself when it comes to suspension.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:13 AM   #4
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I picked up a Zone 3" Lift. (Springs, Shocks, sway bar links). With Stabilizer i paid 550$. Install cost 250$, Alignment 80$. Hoping to try her out this weekend on some trails. Currently running 31x10.50 BF Mud Terrains. Road wise she rides great so far.. Look them up.
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Currently have a 2001 sport 4.0L I6 5spd. Its all stock with dana 30 front and 35 rear. Not sure what the gears are. Haven't looked yet. I am looking to do a 4" lift and run 33s. I have read through multiple threads about the same kind of question and have gotten some ideas but still unsure of what setup to run. Specially since everyone has their mind set one brand or says they are on a so called "budget" but dont really say how much they want to spend. My jeep is used as a DD about 30miles roundtrip to get to work and back home monday-friday. And is used as a weekend warrior about twice a month. I do moderate offroading, no crazy rock crawling or 3ft mud holes but like to run trails with slight mud, little rocks and sand. I live in san diego, ca if that helps paint a picture. So i am looking to spend about $1500 or less on lifting her and was looking for others recommendations. This is my first jeep and not very knowledgable on everything but i do understand a lift isnt just springs and shocks. Some brands i have noticed are OME, Zone, Teraflex. Which seem to be decent quality and decent priced. Any help is much appreciated thanks.
A few members run the 2 inch OME along with the 1.25 inch body lift, including me and nobody can say anything negative about this lift. I also have a 3/4 inch spacer up front to level the Jeep. I run 33's with no problems but remember if you get the bigger tires you need to address the gearing and the axles. It is a continuous upgrade it seems. Also, going this route usually eliminates drive train upgrades like drive shafts, SYE, etc. You may want to do the MML if you do the body lift. There is a lot of info on this in this forum.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:48 PM   #6
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I picked up a Zone 3" Lift. (Springs, Shocks, sway bar links). With Stabilizer i paid 550$. Install cost 250$, Alignment 80$. Hoping to try her out this weekend on some trails. Currently running 31x10.50 BF Mud Terrains. Road wise she rides great so far.. Look them up.
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A few members run the 2 inch OME along with the 1.25 inch body lift, including me and nobody can say anything negative about this lift. I also have a 3/4 inch spacer up front to level the Jeep. I run 33's with no problems but remember if you get the bigger tires you need to address the gearing and the axles. It is a continuous upgrade it seems. Also, going this route usually eliminates drive train upgrades like drive shafts, SYE, etc. You may want to do the MML if you do the body lift. There is a lot of info on this in this forum.
Thanks for the advice. I'll look up both of em!
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I have been seeing that people are saying that 33s or bigger on the stock D35s is a death sentence. And some say it will manage as long as your not going crazy with it. Is this true?
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I have been seeing that people are saying that 33s or bigger on the stock D35s is a death sentence. And some say it will manage as long as your not going crazy with it. Is this true?
Which part? Both statements are true, depends on the end results after time. I have read and seen too many times the trouble a dana 35 can give with large tires. I have read where they have broken in a parking lot but of course there are always stories. It was not worth the gamble to me so I upgraded to the dana 44. You can also get the Superior axles for the 35 as another option.
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Which part? Both statements are true, depends on the end results after time. I have read and seen too many times the trouble a dana 35 can give with large tires. I have read where they have broken in a parking lot but of course there are always stories. It was not worth the gamble to me so I upgraded to the dana 44. You can also get the Superior axles for the 35 as another option.

Ya i dont think i want to risk it either. Thanks for your advice

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