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Old 07-25-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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I want to get a new lift kit on my TJ. Most likely a 4.5inch rubicon express superflex. Should I keep 33's on it or put 35's on it? And what type of drive shaft should i buy? And what should I set my gears to?

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I want to get a new lift kit on my TJ. Most likely a 4.5inch rubicon express superflex. Should I keep 33's on it or put 35's on it? And what type of drive shaft should i buy? And what should I set my gears to?
A lot of this depends on your Jeep specs. What year is it? What model is it? What engine, transmission and transfer case do you have?

Unless it's a Rubicon, you'll need a slip yoke eliminator for your T-Case and a longer rear drive shaft. An axle upgrade might be needed also if you have a Dana 35 in the rear. The gears depend on your tire size, transmission type and a few other things. Give us some specs.

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Old 07-25-2009, 10:27 PM   #3
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It is a 06 Jeep Wrangler Sport and it is 4.0 inline 6. Im not sure what type of transfer case or transmission I have, but I know I have a dana 35 in the rear.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:06 AM   #4
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I would personally go with the 35's. But hey, I'm into major rock crawling. Gear about 4.88's. And start saving for another rear axle. The D 35's don't like bigger tires and lower gears.
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4.56 gears are good for the 5 speed. If you are going to play off road you are going to need to do some drive line thing. Like slip yoke eliminator.
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If its your daily driver, go with the 33's and 4.56's. I would get tom woods shaft. look for a combo kit that includes the SYE and shaft. When you starting going 35's and bigger it takes a toll on joints, rod ends steering etc. As stated the rear axle is your weak link. Plan to do some type of upgrade if you plan on off road use a lot.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:37 AM   #7
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Yeah im not looking to do much rock crawling just some mud and some trails. And it is my daily driver. I know you said the 4.56 gears are good for the 5 speed, but I got the 6 speed. Does that make a difference at all? And some people say 33's would look a tad to small on a 4.5 inch lift. What do you guys think?
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Add the cost of the SYE and Tom woods driveshaft into the price of the suspension. You will def. need it.
I have RE 3.5 and i need it too. Thought I could get away with the TC drop but guess not.

I have no personal experience but from what I've read on here. If you have the D35 and its your daily driver I would stay away from the 35's. Unless you plan on doing an overhaul on your axles and gears and such.

The RE 3.5 was made to fit 33's. So look into that too. It actually gives you 4 in or a little more. The 4.5 kit will give you more like 5in. or better.
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Center Red Jeep has RE 4.5 with 2" spacer in front on 33's on 15x10's.

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Old 07-26-2009, 05:59 PM   #10
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do you think those tires look to small for it?

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