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Old 03-10-2010, 01:03 PM   #1
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lift?tires? ya have all answered it before, but would ya mind doin so again?

ok i just bought a 98 tj here a few months ago, this thing is virgin, only 80k on it, i just sold my factory wheels with 30x9.5's for $550, i have found a 2.5" lift that i think ill buy, 97-06 Jeep TJ Wrangler 2.5" Progressive Coils Lift Kit : eBay Motors (item 360207227134 end time Mar-12-10 07:43:58 PST) , ok my questions are, is this a good lift for the money or should i throw in a few more bucks and get something else and what would you recomend?? i m going to get a set of soft 8's 15x8 w/4"bs i know i should be fine with 32x11.5's but i kinda want to see if i can run 33x10.5's. im thinking i can prolly get away with them from what ive been reading on here, im not looking to do any big off roading, mainly just a DD, so big aritculation isnt required!!

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great lift, check out my jeep profile, i have the same lift but i have relocation brackets and coil spacers etc... Rough country sells the kit i have too, its the 3.25" kit. I love it and it handles good. If i were you i would run 32's especially if you dont expect to do much offroading and its your dd, with a 2.5 and 33's you will surely be rubbing your fenders with minimum flex...

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Put a 1" BL on there and you can run 33's.
But, IMO, I'd rather stay with the 32" tire if it's your DD. If you are wanting a more aggressive look, get some M/T tires, and it should make your 32's look a little bigger.
Once you put those Cragar's on there with the 4" BS, you'll have a wide enough stance, that it will look great, I think.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:59 PM   #4
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yeah you guys might be on to something, if i stay with the 32's ill keep a couple mpg also! and im not wantin g to run a mudd tire, i got a 89 f150 with mud tires for hauling fire wood and beatin around!!!

oh mudslinger, which relocation brackets do you have?
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:55 PM   #5
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trac bar front and rear, and sway bar links front and rear
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What do I stand to gain or what are the down falls of not adding those pieces?
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Sway bar links will break easier if you don't add them...pick up a set of quick disconnects and you'll be good to go on that. You can also buy extended sway bar end links for pretty cheap I think.

Track bars will re-center your axles. When you lift a vehicle with the factory track bars...the axles will shift further to one side than the other. So they'll look kinda odd. The higher you lift it, the more noticeable it is.
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:59 AM   #8
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ok, think this may be the one, Jeep TJ Suspension Lift, if i get this one, over the other one i listed i get an extra 3/4" lift and sway bar links and rear track bar bracket, for $70! and i dont necessarily have to use the 3/4" spacers but i have everything else!

oh mudslinger, my jeep is identical to yours! color, hard top, sport, all of it!!
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:45 PM   #10
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yeah yeah i know, i need to get a few pics up!!!
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:04 PM   #11
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at what point are the sway bar links and trackbar bracket neccesarry? every where i look all the sway bar links, are for a 4" + lift, and the same goes for the track bar bracket.

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Sway bar end links are highly recommended for on road driving stability. Stock link are notorious for breaking if you use it offroad and don't disconnect them. You REALLY want them unless you want to run a Currie anti-rock.

Track bar brackets are needed to recenter your axle after you lift it up. An alternative is an adjustable track bar that be lengthened to accommodate the lift and keep the axle centered. For a short lift, it isn't a BIG issue, but even with my OME 2.5" lift, I wanted my axles centered (and beefier track bars).

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