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Old 08-15-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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Support mods for 3.25'' lift ?

I am interested in getting this lift kit and want to know if I need to further modify my jeep for it to run the lift correctly. I know for 4'' lifts, there are a few things that need to also be upgraded, but what about for a 3.25 lift ? Thanks

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97-06 Jeep TJ Wrangler 3.25" Lift Kit:eBay Motors (item 330351791315 end time Aug-22-09 07:15:11 PDT)

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Old 08-15-2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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Thats a Rough Country lift. You will be using your existing control arms. I don't think there is going to be any issue with extra parts. 4.5 and up you will need a new drive shaft length, SYE, and possibly a X-case drop kit. You might need to change the drive shaft angle though.
I run the RC 6.5 lift and was required to get a new rear drive shaft, and SYE. But for some reason I did not need the X-case drop kit.
Remember though, once you do a mod like this something else will need mods too. Believe me.
What kind of tires/rims are you planning on?

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Old 08-15-2009, 07:28 PM   #3
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For wheels, I am looking into some 15x8 or 15x10, don't know exactly yet. As for tires, I have no clue yet also, I am mostly going to be hitting trails in the everglades, some light mudding.
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Some light mudding.... Get out of here. I was born and raised in FLA. There is no such thing as light mudding in the Everglades. Messing with you, but it is true. Keep in mind that you are going to want something that will clean themselves out upon rotation of the tire (important). The reason I asked that, is now that you have started the mod thing it will never end. Welcome to the addiction.
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:49 PM   #5
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If you dint buy it yet, you have a few hours to save some cash with this auction.

97-06 Jeep TJ Wrangler 3.25" Lift Kit:eBay Motors (item 230367428299 end time Aug-17-09 06:37:57 PDT)
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:54 PM   #6
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I still have not bought a lift kit. I have heard bad things about Rough Countries lifts. I was thinking of buying a used 3.5'' lift from Rubicon express. It's actually the " Rubicon Express RE7003 3.5 superflex lift kit " . Would it be worth it for the extra .25 inches ? Also, other then the shocks, which this kit does not include, will I need to purchase anything else ? I am getting close to the 4'' lift mark, which I was told can become a money pit. Hope to hear from you guys soon. Thanks again !
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:13 PM   #7
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Aw man, I was going to order this tonight. I wanted to do a 3.5 suspension lift too with a 1 inch body lift and run 33's. Im interested to see what you do so please keep me updated!
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Aw man, I was going to order this tonight. I wanted to do a 3.5 suspension lift too with a 1 inch body lift and run 33's. Im interested to see what you do so please keep me updated!
I also plan on running a 3'' lift with a 1'' body lift to also run 33's. From what I have been told, a 3'' lift is good enough to run to run 33's, but I would like to have a bit more clearance. I haven't bought the lift yet because I was dead set on a RC kit, but have been told by many to steer clear of them. For some reason, a lot of people still run RC kits, so I honestly don't know what to do.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:06 PM   #9
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Well I'm going to be a very light off roader because of school taking all my time, and my jeeps going to be needing tires soon so I don't want to buy twice. I think I'll give the lift a shot and when I graduate and start making some real money I'll go nuts then
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Is there a good story behind this photo? Does it involve many micro brews and a big post inexplicably left in the middle of a parking lot?
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:35 AM   #11
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No Geoff, No micro brews were ingested during that photo op. That is in the parking lot of where I work. I was on a other forum trying to figure out some rear suspension issues, while using a fork lift. I thought is was a decent pic of my jeep. You can view more if you want to at photobucket, under reepersteve. My whole jeep quest has been photographed and sent there.
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:12 AM   #12
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As far as the RC lift. It is a good lift for the average wheeler. I run my jeep pretty hard and the lift has not failed me yet. The spring rate is not as soft as the ones you will find from RE. But for the money, the lift is decent.

If I were to do it all over, I would do a custom long arm. But that is me, after countless trail rides and a couple of years after I started this whole adventure.

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