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Old 07-08-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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questions about lifting

so my jeep has no lift with 31x10.50s. i know that i will eventually go with a bigger tire size like 33s, so i was wondering if going ahead and getting a 3" lift would be my best bet or getting 2 1/2" and then down the road get some spacers/small BL.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:55 AM   #2
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Get a 3" lift. Make sure it has brake lines, new coils, adjustable upper and lower control arms, and sway bar disconnects for the front. This will allow you to go to 4" coils if you ever want to. With 4" suspension lift, you can fit 35s in the future too. Always think of the NEXT upgrade when doing the current one. Plan ahead and save $$$.

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thanks for the advice i've been leaning toward the 3" and i didn't know you could go up to 4" coils thanks
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You will probably need an SYE and a CV DS too.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:37 PM   #6
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Of course, then you are gonna want new tires. Then you will want gears. While you are doing gears, might as well do lockers. And with lockers comes harder trails, so you will need armor. With Armor comes harder trails, so you will need bigger tires....and a winch. Then you will want beefy steering and axles. With the new axles you will need new gears and lockers. Then with that, you will need new wheels for the new bolt pattern. You will also need more clearance with the new diff grabbing axles, so again, new tires. By now, you will be needing a cage and seats and harnesses. With all that, now you can't turn the big tires well, so you will need full hydro steering. With full hydro, you need under-hood mods. Might as well get some power under there with a V8 conversion. With this, you also need a tranny and t-case and new DSs. Now the suspension is way inadequate so you need a custom lift with coil-overs and a stretched WB to conquer the new trails.........now you need a new job to afford all the crap and a psychiatrist and a good divorce attorney.

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Old 07-08-2010, 02:27 PM   #7
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haha hopefully it wont take me that far
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Divorce attorney! I can't possibly afford that! Crap!
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There could be worse obsessions than the Jeep Thing... It's never ending but it is a fun ride. I have been looking at a 3" teraflex or 3" BDS. Might want to think of the gearing before the lift. Just a thought.

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