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Old 01-18-2007, 09:19 PM   #1
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Newbie with Lift question

I recently bought a 98 Jeep Wrangler 4.0l, auto, pretty much stock. Since then, I've been spending hours a night on this site trying to learn as much as I can, it's pretty amazing how much info there is here!! Anyway, I've decided to do some mods and have a couple of questions. I'm in the process of having an 8.8 axle built with 4.56 gears and an ARB locker for the rear to replace the D35 that everyone has so many good things to say about, and regearing and installing an ARB in the front D30 at the same time. I'm also going to install a SYE and do a RE 4.5" Superflex kit with RE monotube shocks and going to 33" tires. This is all being done by one of the local "gurus" in a couple of weeks. I think I've been able to find answers to most of my questions just searching this site. One thing that I still can't seem to get a good answer on is - Do I need a drop pitman arm with this kit? I've read some posts that say try it without and some say to put it on. It seems that the majority think you need it. It's not included with the kit, is the RE the best choice, or is there a better one? Is there anything else that is not included in this kit that I'll be needing? I plan on trying this for a while and possibly upgrading to the Long Arm kit if needed.

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Old 01-18-2007, 09:26 PM   #2

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Congrats on the Jeep. All lift kits have good and bad points, nothing is perfect. What I may be happy with trail wise someone else may hate etc. I run the RE4.5" on mine and like it a lot. I do not have a drop pitman arm. You should have an adj front tack-bar however included with the kit, with that you don't need a drop pitman.

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Old 01-19-2007, 07:57 AM   #3
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Nice kit I have that lift on mine and its great awesome flex and a smooth ride. I also run 33's and they tuck away nicely with hardly any rub at all.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:39 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help! Have you guys had any second thoughts about not going with the LA? I would have liked to go that route, but would rather use the money on the tires now and upgrade later. Mike, do you have any pics of your setup?
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