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Old 07-07-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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need ideas!!

hey guys i have 4k and a stock 2003 tj i want to lift it 4 inches and put 33s on it. i already have the wheels and tires. To re gear it i got quoted about 1300 is that to much? also what is a good lift for the price i will be about 90% on road and 10% off.and also i have to include a sye ext ext to the price. im wanting to do alot of this myself also and dont have a welder so all opinions are appreciated

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Old 07-07-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Lift: Currie Johnny Joints Suspension TJ LJ ($2,195)
SYE/CV shaft: Tom Wood Drive Shaft and AA SYE Jeep 04-06 LJ Auto ($525)
Your regear: $1,300 (prices vary due to location it seems)
Total not counting discounts = $4,020

That is one heck of a lift. I wish I had 4k to throw at mine all at once but it is what I'm piecing together.

Call Savvy and talk to Gerald.

Edit: The link title for the SYE states LJ, but it is for 97-06 TJ. Gerald will make sure you get the right stuff.

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Old 07-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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iv heard good things about savvy what about shocks wise?
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
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Lift: Currie Johnny Joints Suspension TJ LJ ($2,195)
SYE/CV shaft: Tom Wood Drive Shaft and AA SYE Jeep 04-06 LJ Auto ($525)
Your regear: $1,300 (prices vary due to location it seems)
Total not counting discounts = $4,020

That is one heck of a lift. I wish I had 4k to throw at mine all at once but it is what I'm piecing together.

Call Savvy and talk to Gerald.
x2 on that setup.

If you dont wanna drop 2k on the lift alone look into Zone offroad. I've heard nothing but good things from people that run their lifts. Also look at Zone's combo lift that I believe is a 3" suspension and a 1.25" body lift. And with a BL you'll need a motor mount lift (MML) which will be ~$80. Depending on what rear end you have, 33 is the commonly accepted limit for an open D35. If you have a D44 then it'll turn 33's all day without a problem.

And $1300 for a regear isn't bad.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:23 PM   #5
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iv heard good things about savvy what about shocks wise?
If you want to spend a few dollars more, you can get their Savvy valved Fox shocks which are great apparently. Beyond that, Bilstein and OME make good shocks.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #6
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Crap, forgot about shocks. I got my Rancho 9000xls from 4wheelonline.com for $297 w/ free shipping. They've went up to $325, but still one of the best prices out there and I think there's still a rebate available.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:30 PM   #7
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x2 on that setup.

If you dont wanna drop 2k on the lift alone look into Zone offroad. I've heard nothing but good things from people that run their lifts. Also look at Zone's combo lift that I believe is a 3" suspension and a 1.25" body lift. And with a BL you'll need a motor mount lift (MML) which will be ~$80. Depending on what rear end you have, 33 is the commonly accepted limit for an open D35. If you have a D44 then it'll turn 33's all day without a problem.

And $1300 for a regear isn't bad.
The combo comes with the mml but I'm not sold on their shocks. I helped a friend put that lift on and the shocks didn't seem all that much to write home about.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:06 PM   #8
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Ya I have a D44 I'll check it out do any of those require welding I've looked at Bds short arm kits and they said they required some welding but I thought that was only for long arm so it threw me off a little
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:17 PM   #9
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also can i run 33s on that dana44 with out to much power loss or will i have to re gear
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:26 PM   #10
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also can i run 33s on that dana44 with out to much power loss or will i have to re gear
It's not the D44, it's the gears inside them. If you have 3.73 gears you'll be fine with some power loss. Crawling will be harder. If you have 3.07 gears it will suck bigtime. 4.56 is the optimum gear for a manual tranny.
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ya i havent checked the gearing inside it iv heard they can come stock with a range of different ratios is that true?
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i wouldnt be doing much crawling it would just be trails to go camping and such if i dont have to re gear that would be awesome whats the lowest i could go with out sucking a 3.73?
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search ebay for Tatton drivelines, they are cheaper than Tom Woods shafts, longer travel, extremely high quality materials and specs, balanced over 100 mph, together with a Terraflex SYE is $410, thats $410 for both.

There are a lot better values on lifts for mostly street use than the recommendations so far, do some reading and see whats out there, your not building a hard-core crawler, so why build the suspension for one?
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:37 PM   #14
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Yeah, 3.73 isn't too bad. That's what I have because I only want to pay once when I do it and I'm saving up for lockers too. I crawl and it is possible, just not the best. If you have them, try them first. On a flat highway they are great for mileage but you may have to downshift to 4th gear going up inclines.

I think the D44 only came with 3.73 gears. Easy way to tell is to jack up the rear with the parking brake off and mark a spot on the driveshaft. Turn a wheel one complete revolution counting how many times the shaft turns. If it is just past 3 you are screwed and have 3.07. If it is just shy of 4, you are doing much better with 3.73.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:38 PM   #15
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search ebay for Tatton drivelines, they are cheaper than Tom Woods shafts, longer travel, extremely high quality materials and specs, balanced over 100 mph, together with a Terraflex SYE is $410, thats $410 for both.

There are a lot better values on lifts for mostly street use than the recommendations so far, do some reading and see whats out there, your not building a hard-core crawler, so why build the suspension for one?
True but then again i do have a second car i can drive daily i just don't want to do something for cheaper and then have to re do it further down the road but i get what you're saying. but ill check out the drive lines u mentioned.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:23 PM   #16
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Lift: Currie Johnny Joints Suspension TJ LJ ($2,195)
SYE/CV shaft: Tom Wood Drive Shaft and AA SYE Jeep 04-06 LJ Auto ($525)
Your regear: $1,300 (prices vary due to location it seems)
Total not counting discounts = $4,020

That is one heck of a lift. I wish I had 4k to throw at mine all at once but it is what I'm piecing together.

Call Savvy and talk to Gerald.

Edit: The link title for the SYE states LJ, but it is for 97-06 TJ. Gerald will make sure you get the right stuff.
the sye on the website only says its up to the 02 manual or if i call gerald they will have it? also is it the 949-870-8106 number ?

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