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Old 10-28-2009, 02:05 PM   #1
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So tell me, am I right?

Currently I'm driving a '98 4 cylinder with 30's on it and, like everyone else, I'm looking to go bigger. The Jeep is my daily driver, and it sees a lot of on road-use as well as a moderate amount of offroad use. I've read and read so much on here, and I think I've got it down to what I want.

I'm looking to run at least 32's. I think I can do this without a new axle (different gear ratio, right?).

I'm on a college budget...I think I'm going to go with a 2'' budget boost (2" Standard Lift Kits for '97-'06 Jeep Wrangler - Quadratec)
and then a 1 inch body lift.


Does this setup sound like it will have any problems?

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Old 10-28-2009, 02:08 PM   #2
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I think 32's are gonna make highway ride suck badly

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Old 10-28-2009, 02:08 PM   #3
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Your springs are 11 years old. I would install a 2 sppring lift instead.
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:13 PM   #4
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The tire height might make for some power loss, but won't make a bad ride at all.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:25 PM   #5
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I think 32's are gonna make highway ride suck badly
The only way 32's are going to make your ride suck and by suck I mean loud would be if you got some really aggressive mud tires. 32's will be fine, yea your going to lose a bit of highway power but you won't notice at all off road. Really anything over 31" on a 4 banger you should regear but it's not imparative by any means. There's a lot of people on this forum that have a 4 banger with 33's and stock gears, it's slow on the highway but in my mind who cares so what if you have to downshift to go up a hill, I have a 4 banger with 31" tires and I downshift when I go up a hill and it doesn't bother me a bit, My next plan is for 33" when I wear these out and I will be keeping the stock gears until funds permit me to regear, don't do much highway driving so I really don't care about power loss, off road you won't notice the difference in power.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:41 PM   #6
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W/ 11 yr old springs, you'll probably get the same amount of lift if you go w/ new lift springs as a 2" lift plus a 1" BL.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:49 PM   #7
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Well, I rarely drive over 60 on the highway anyway..As long as I can hit that speed, I won't have a problem.

nicolas-eric, I'm not mechanically inclined, and I'll probably take the Jeep somewhere to have the lift installed. I'm just looking for a kit with the upgrades I would need for the lift. What would you suggest that is not terribly expensive?

All help is appreciated.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:46 PM   #8
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I'm looking into getting this lift.
Rustys Offroad: TJ Wrangler 2" Basic Kit

It's not too expsensive and I've heard good things about it. It might be good for you too. I'm looking to get 32's. Theres a guy on here with 32's and this lift and it looks good.He might chime in sometime.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:49 PM   #9
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Here's the link to where I was asking about it and there are pics of the lift and others.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:57 PM   #10
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Thanks for the link. That's a lot like what I want to do. Not too terribly expensive either.

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