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Old 01-02-2013, 11:22 PM   #1
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What do I need for my lift?

I have a stock 1998 TJ and i wanted to put a 2.5" or 3.25" on my wrangler. What if anything do i need, or would be suggested, in addition to either of these lifts. Im pretty new to this but I know alittle just looking for some help. BTW im planning either 31" or 33" depending on which lift i get.

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Old 01-03-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
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Coils; control arms; shocks

That's the short list


Add track bars and/or brackets to center the axles; slip yoke eliminator; rear cv driveshaft; front sway bar disconnects; upgrade to adjustable control arms to correct caster (not an issue really with under 4" lift) and to correct rear driveline angle;...

I'm leaving out a lot of detail because it would be a lot longer list otherwise. Good luck

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Old 01-03-2013, 01:00 AM   #3
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Depends mostly on budget, but recommendation:

2.5 OME with Nitro or Hydro shocks, adjustable trac bars (not 100% necessary), HD steering stabilizer.

You can get adjustable control arms if you'd like as well, hell you could buy a lot of extra parts if you want.

What kinda budget ya lookin at? Feel free to PM me if you want, I won't try to talk you into 6 inches of lift costing $$$$$$
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:14 AM   #4
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i got a 4" RC lift on mine and it was an easy install. not to difficult and it rides better than stock. im running 33s with a 4 inch suspension and a 2 inch spacer
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I have a stock 1998 TJ and i wanted to put a 2.5" or 3.25" on my wrangler. What if anything do i need, or would be suggested, in addition to either of these lifts. Im pretty new to this but I know alittle just looking for some help. BTW im planning either 31" or 33" depending on which lift i get.

Thanks for any help you guys can give!
Ive got a 4" short arm Pro Comp its been pretty awesome other than my rear shaft breakin lol definitely wanna upgrade to a better driveshaft would be my suggestion. It was bout 8 months after the lift.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:50 AM   #6
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Most cost effective and popular lift is a 2" SL paired with a 1.25" BL along with an MML. That'll get you your 3.25" to run 33's without the need for other costly upgrades like SYE, driveshaft, control arms etc....You don't need any lift for 31's and will look odd with that lift.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:32 AM   #7
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Most cost effective and popular lift is a 2" SL paired with a 1.25" BL along with an MML. That'll get you your 3.25" to run 33's without the need for other costly upgrades like SYE, driveshaft, control arms etc....You don't need any lift for 31's and will look odd with that lift.
^^This ^^

Instead if the 3.25" kit you are looking at. Which I am going to assume is rough country due to the sizes you posted. I would go with the 3.75" combination lift minus the shocks and plus a Motor mount lift. Get a good set of shocks like bilstein, old man emu, fox, or Rancho rs9000xl. You can add extended sway bar links, and rear track bar bracket.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:47 AM   #8
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33's are fit in two common ways on TJ's:

1. 4" suspension lift, with ~2" bumpstop extensions in front and ~2.5" in the rear. Requires a SYE/CV shaft.
2. 2.5" suspension lift, with a 1.25" body lift, with ~1-1.25" bumpstop extensions in front and ~1.25-1.5" in the rear. The 1.25" BL usually accompanies a 1" Motor Mount Lift to offset some of the driveline angles.

Either way you go, figure on some or many of the following components: longer front brake lines, extended sway bar links front and rear, gears, brake and steering upgrades to accommodate larger tires, SYE, CV shaft, bumpstop extensions, new shocks, adjustable track bars, and a rear track bar bracket.
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i got a 4" RC lift on mine and it was an easy install. not to difficult and it rides better than stock. im running 33s with a 4 inch suspension and a 2 inch spacer
Not with 6" of suspension lift on short arms and rough country shocks it doesn't. Your control arm angles must be quite steep.
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Ive got a 4" short arm Pro Comp its been pretty awesome other than my rear shaft breakin lol definitely wanna upgrade to a better driveshaft would be my suggestion. It was bout 8 months after the lift.
If you got the fixed length tubular control arms with the polyurethane bushings in that lift. And you plan to wheel your jeep. I would suggest replacing them with an arm using johnny joint at both ends. That fixed tubular arm doesn't flex and loads the stress on the mounting bracket which causes the bracket to pull away from the axle, or frame.

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