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Old 09-25-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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Exclamation Need help, new purchase!

I recently purchased an 04 wrangler x with 3.73 and it has a 4 inch rough country suspension with a 3" body running 35x12.50 . I'm not sure hat other parts are installed (slip yoke , etc) but I'm kinda worried about that big body lift. I am going to bring it in the local off road shop but I need to know what to make them check for before they send the bill sky high, like as what should I be looking for, or better yet should I just take the lift off all together and stick to a 1" body lift ( the 3" was already on vehicle) the jeep has low miles and has only seen about 10k miles with lift n tires, or so I am told. I don't do rock crawling down here in Louisiana, Its mostly trail and alot of road. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, i hear so much about not going over 3" body and I'm scared it could be fatal To my new purchase!!

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Old 09-25-2009, 07:55 PM   #2
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Just take the 3" body off. You will be fine for a while until you can get a 1.25 bl. If you have money for the 1.25 you can do it yourself in about an hour. Rokmen has a video on how to do a body lift. They are not hard at all. (in my opinion 3in bl are not safe)

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Old 09-25-2009, 08:15 PM   #3
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Yeah, I hear over 1" is not good, just worried something might be happening to it. It ony has 40k miles on it, so I'm hoping it's not too roughed in yet. Ima check into decreasing the lift but it does look nice..
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No leave the 4in lift take out the body lift. You can run your tires on the 4in lift until you get another body lift. When you run the body lift it always you to run a tummy tuck gas tank skid.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:28 PM   #5
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So..decrease to 1.25 , get tummy tuck gas tank, and anything else? Sye? Anything else..
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:29 PM   #6
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Also, is there stuff I should look at changing that might've been messed up from thos body lift ? That's one of my concerns
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Leave the 4" lift in and have the shop cut the 3" body lift down to 1 or 1.25". It shouldn't be to hard if they have a band saw.
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Probably be best to replace the 3" BL with a 1" or 1.25" as you'll need new hardware when you pull the 3" (unless you want to chop everything down) . . . and with a 4" suspension and 1" BL you should clear those 35 with minimal rubbing. You'll want to look at your shifter linkage, lines, etc as they may have been messed with or lengthened to get that 3" BL to work. While you are at it you should find whoever put a 3" BL on a TJ and give him a swift kick to the nuts.
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As stated remove the 3" body. Keep the suspension lift. With a 3" Body they most likey made adjustments to the following: Radiator shroud, Fuel filler hose, maybe ac line, t-case linkage, to name a few.. Not a big deal to adj these items. As for doing a tummy tuck and gas tank mods, those are things that if you decide you want them you can do later, and in most cases are not needed at all to enjoy the jeep offroad.

Also look to see if you have a SYE or not.. that would be good to have.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:39 PM   #10
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That's an awesome idea so I don't gave to spend too much money
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So..decrease to 1.25 , get tummy tuck gas tank, and anything else? Sye? Anything else..
The tummy tuck and gas tank skid are nice but not necessary unless yours are beat to hell or you keep getting stuck on them. Post up some pics and we can see what set up you have now. Most 4" kits will either include a Belly Drop Kit or you'll need to get things like a SYE, DS, UCAs, etc to address the pinion angle and eliminate vibes that the 4" lift usually causes without.
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I was pointing out that you need a bl for the tummy tuck and gas tank skid. You don't them by any means yet.
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:02 AM   #13
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Thanks for all of your input, I love the jeep (just purchased it this week) and that was the only thing I was worried about. --I will post pics asap , should I take some of the undercarriage to show the BL ?? Are any of you in Louisiana, that'd be great

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