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Old 02-20-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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Lifting my TJ

I plan on lifting my TJ this spring and need to know some things. I'll start out by stating some things I plan on doing. I want to use a 4" suspesion lift and run 33x10.5 tires on my stock wheels. I want to know if i can get away with this without having to get new wheels and if I will have to change my gear ratio etc.. Its a daily driver but i also do some offroading on the beach. I dont do trails...yet, but maybe would like to one day. Anything is helpful and much appreciated

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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You'll have to buy wheel spacers, and the gear question depends on your current ratio and the transmission you have.

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:11 PM   #3
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And engine. Also plan on a tcase drop or sye/cv kit.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:22 PM   #4
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Ive got an automatic 3 speed transmission 32Rh in it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:29 PM   #5
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Depending on your budget you may want to stay away from a 4" suspension lift. When you get up that high there is a lot of other stuff you have to do unless you buy one of the ridiculously expensive lift kits. I went with a 4.25 zone combo lift. 3" suspension and 1.25" body lift. You will need an adjustable front track bar and steering stabilizer is recommended. Whenever you go over a 2" lift you are running the possibility of driveline vibes and you may have to get an SYE/CV DS. All jeeps are different and in my jeep I need an SYE/CV DS but have a friend with same set up and he has gotten around the vibes in his. It needs to be done but he does not get the vibes that I do. Also IMHO just save up so you can buy both wheels and tires. You will be happier. Get some soft 8's and a 33x15x12.5
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:34 PM   #6
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This might be a dumb question but i am drawing a blank on SYE/CV DS. I'm not sure what it is. Also I would prefer to keep the stock wheels simply because i like the look.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:50 PM   #7
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Go with the Zone 4.25 lift which is a 3" lift with 1.25 body lift and you don't have to do a sye or cv ds.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:00 PM   #8
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Or get the ultimate kit from DPG Offroad. Great kit and good prices for the high quality OME and jks stuff you get with it. It's a 2.5" OME lift with 1.25" jks bl and 1" jks mml along with other goodies. Many members here run this kit and are very happy, including myself. Just giving you another option, not that you don't already have enough to sort through.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:43 PM   #9
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ive heard of that package and am curious about the body lift and motor mount lift. I have seen body lifts and dont really like the looks of them however i dont know if i would notice it because it is smaller. As far as the mml goes, i dont know what is invloved in executing it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:54 PM   #10
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A smaller bl is hardly noticeable. The only person that will know it's there is probably you. And the mml helps with driveline vibes by lifting the front of the engine to angel the driveline down eliminating the need for a tcase drop (in most cases). And I've heard it's fairly easy as long as you do it while doing the bl. Haven't done it myself yet because I haven't been home from school in a while.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:55 PM   #11
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Slip Yoke Eliminator and drive shaft. Any suspension lift over 2" you run the possibility of having to have to install one. Every jeep is different so some members on here will freak out and say you don't need one. And this is true, sometimes. Like I said in my post buddy and I have the same lift and he does not have the same vibes I do. I will be doing SYE with new DS and he will be doing one just to do it, not because he needs to. It's all about angles of the driveshafts. With any combo lift that gets from 3"- 4.5" of total lift you run the risk of driveline vibes. So in other words lift it and then see if you get vibes. Just keep in mind you may have to do it. And once you lift her, it's like getting a tattoo, it's hard to stop! J.ust E.mpty E.very P.ocket

Enjoy! IMO tho stay away from wheel spacers, so either get skinny tires for your stock wheels, but if you want fatties get proper back spaced after market wheels.

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