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Old 01-06-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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The owner had the dealer install a 4" suspension lift as a "late" option much like they are installed today. However he can't tell me what they did. As a non expert it seems to me it is a full spring suspension change but I am nit sure and doesn't seem to know if spacers were involved. My question is, is there are sure signs of which kind lift he put on? I'm trying to look ahead as to what I'll find when I get under to do maintenance or any future mods.

There are also a set of 33" tires under it. It rides fine but after looking around here I wonder about the axle gearing. It has Dana 35 rear end but not sure if he took the 3.73 option or not. Is it easy to check from the plate?

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The owner had the dealer install a 4" suspension lift as a "late" option much like they are installed today. However he can't tell me what they did. As a non expert it seems to me it is a full spring suspension change but I am nit sure and doesn't seem to know if spacers were involved. My question is, is there are sure signs of which kind lift he put on? I'm trying to look ahead as to what I'll find when I get under to do maintenance or any future mods.

There are also a set of 33" tires under it. It rides fine but after looking around here I wonder about the axle gearing. It has Dana 35 rear end but not sure if he took the 3.73 option or not. Is it easy to check from the plate?

Any thoughts?

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There's a tag on the pumpkin that will tell you what gears are inside.

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There's a tag on the pumpkin that will tell you what gears are inside.
Thanks! I'll see of I can go over and check it out so I know. Cross my fonfers it has 3.73 if those puppies are in fact 33s.

I guess I'll look at the springs too. Is there N easy way to spot the the spacers, if they were used along with or instead of full length springs?
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Another thread had this link. If you add your VIN number it should give you a list of the factory options installed on your Jeep. Mine showed the change to 3.73 gears.

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What yr and eng/trans Jeep do you have ? You would want to re-cross your fonfers and hope it has at the very minimum factory 4.10s with those 33's if your Jeep is a 4cyl. Post pics of the suspension.
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Just ran mine on that site. 97 4.0 5 speed 3.07 gears. That sucks and I'm on 33's
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What yr and eng/trans Jeep do you have ? You would want to re-cross your fonfers and hope it has at the very minimum factory 4.10s with those 33's if your Jeep is a 4cyl. Post pics of the suspension.
It's a 2000 Sahara, 4.0L, manual transmission.

I'll try to get the VIN today to run it through the site. We shook hands but the title/money exchange hasn't taken place yet.
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ive got 3.07 and 33s, just a little extra clutching while wheeling and windy days suck extra bad on the freeway.
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ive got 3.07 and 33s, just a little extra clutching while wheeling and windy days suck extra bad on the freeway.
This makes me feel better knowing that it is not ideal but not a gear grinder.

He had the lift done at the dealership about 2 years after he bought it but has no more details. I am hoping they re-geared it as part of the install. I wish I had more details about the whole thing but he pretty much went in and said lift my jeep, take my money.
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Yeah mine does ok on the highway. You can hardly use 5th an going uphill you can watch the speedometer fall even without letting go of the gas lol. I thought I had 3.73s and was just going to put in 4.56's but since I have to do a new carrier also I guess my plans have changed. 8.8 it is lol
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Yeah mine does ok on the highway. You can hardly use 5th an going uphill you can watch the speedometer fall even without letting go of the gas lol. I thought I had 3.73s and was just going to put in 4.56's but since I have to do a new carrier also I guess my plans have changed. 8.8 it is lol
Nice. I drove it on flat road ( I mean this is FL) but it seemed to handle well as far as power goes. I'll check it when I go back over there and see what it has. Worst case I guess I'll re-gear it. would 4.10 or 4.56 fit/be a good idea on a Dana 35?
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if it was re-geared there is a way ive heard of sort of figuring it out. something along the lines of spinning the wheel and counting how many times the driveshaft spins or something like that.


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Yeah mine does ok on the highway. You can hardly use 5th an going uphill you can watch the speedometer fall even without letting go of the gas lol. I thought I had 3.73s and was just going to put in 4.56's but since I have to do a new carrier also I guess my plans have changed. 8.8 it is lol
8.8 with 4.10s is my plan.
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if it was re-geared there is a way ive heard of sort of figuring it out. something along the lines of spinning the wheel and counting how many times the driveshaft spins or something like that.
I saw that written somewhere around here. Short of opening the transfer case that might be my only option at this point.

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