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Old 07-21-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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Noob here i have a tj

i just recently traded my dad for his 03 tj and i love the dam thing. i will be makin decent money soon due to my new job. i want to raise her about 4 inches, wheel spacers, custom bumpers, and a few other things. i wanted to know what i should look for problem wise when lifting a tj and spacing the wheels


thank you for your time and i hope to hear back from you guys

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Old 07-21-2011, 03:01 PM   #2
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i just recently traded my dad for his 03 tj and i love the dam thing. i will be makin decent money soon due to my new job. i want to raise her about 4 inches, wheel spacers, custom bumpers, and a few other things. i wanted to know what i should look for problem wise when lifting a tj and spacing the wheels

thank you for your time and i hope to hear back from you guys
I would go just a tad lower than 4" to keep the cost down w/everything else you'll need crossing the 3.5 threshold on the suspension lift. You'll get rear DL vibes a TC drop can't cure and wind up spending another 5 to 7 hundred more on a sye and a cv drive shaft getting rid of vibes. Unless u want a 3 lift with a 1" BL to achieve your 4" lift. Your gonna spend around 200+ for wheel spacers when you can dubble that for a set of semi cheap wheels with the correct backspacing... lots of info here with alot of experienced jeepers

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Old 07-21-2011, 03:12 PM   #3
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thank you for the reply a 1" BL sounds good i have seen urethane spacers that seem fairly simple to put in. do you have any preference if lifts manufacturers. i have been readin up and most people are talking about the rubicon express( something like that)
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:28 PM   #4
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check out the Zone 3" lift kit from AOR, who is a vender on the forum. The lift is a 3" suspension lift and is about $450 on sale right now
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:47 PM   #5
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thank you for the reply a 1" BL sounds good i have seen urethane spacers that seem fairly simple to put in. do you have any preference if lifts manufacturers. i have been readin up and most people are talking about the rubicon express( something like that)
Rubicon express makes a good 3.5" lift. I have the 3.5" with super flex arms and both track bars . I also have a 1" body lift.If you run this kit you will still likely need a sye and cv drive shaft.

The real question is what do you want to do with your new jeep? How big a tire do you want?

If you want a 33" tire you should upgrade to a 93-98 v8 grand cherokee tie rod. You will want to regear your axles and if you have a dana 35 rear a super 35 kit from superior axle would be wise.

Here are a few things to keep in mind. If you go taller then a 33" tire you need all of the above plus new bigger brakes, a steering box upgrade, and if you have a dana 35 rear you need to get a super 35 kit from superior axle, or upgrade to a ford 8.8, or a dana 44 out of another tj. If you go 35" tires you should also upgrade the front axle shafts at very least, but most swap in a high pinion dana 30 out of a cherokee sport. You will still want to upgrade the shafts as well.

Generally I suggest a ome 2" spring with skyjacker hydro shocks, upgraded sway bar links, a ome rear track bar bracket and bump stop extensions . Then add a 1.25" savvy body lift and a 1" motor mount lift. This will give you enough room for a 33" tire and is a good starting point for adding currie control arms, currie track bar, tummy tuck and skids later.

The old man emu springs ride better then stock and unlike the cheap rough country and pro comp springs ome actually last!
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:30 PM   #6
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i just recently traded my dad for his 03 tj and i love the dam thing. i will be makin decent money soon due to my new job. i want to raise her about 4 inches, wheel spacers, custom bumpers, and a few other things. i wanted to know what i should look for problem wise when lifting a tj and spacing the wheels

thank you for your time and i hope to hear back from you guys
See now THAT'S what im sayin, these guys know what there talking about, soooo much info on here and so many options... You can go the cheap way depending on what your doing with your jeep or the more extreme for the more extreme wheelin.... good luck
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:09 PM   #7
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thank you for the responses. i dont plan to go any bigger then 33's i probably wont go offroading a whole lot i do live out in pa so it is an option. i just dont want to mod my jeep and have shit brake. a 3 inch lift is mighty fine for now and i dont want to run into problems with. the transfercase or the wobble of the driveline. and another thing she is only a four bangger so yea. i am not sure what a dana 35 rear is i am guessing it is the rear dif and its geared differently then stock. not sure. rememebr tyour working with a noob here. thanks again guys
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Congrats on your new jeep
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Yes the rest differential is definitely a dana 35 with a 4 cylinder. You will want to regear with 33" tires or you will lose the use of fifth gear and a huge power loss.
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yea i put a gear diff chart as my backround so i look at it everytime i turn my computer on. i believe i have the 4.10 but i wanted to know how much of a difference would be between 373 and 410
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yea i put a gear diff chart as my backround so i look at it everytime i turn my computer on. i believe i have the 4.10 but i wanted to know how much of a difference would be between 373 and 410
If you go with a taller tire you want lower gearing (numerically higher). If you have 4.10 gears now you will want a 4.56 or 4.88 gear.

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