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Old 02-06-2009, 12:13 AM   #1
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Question what kind of lift, wheels and tires do i need?

i have a bone stock 97 4 cylinder 5 speed and i drive it everyday and go to the mud and trails alot would somone please tell me how big of lift and what size tires i need for a daily driver that gets in the mud alot. my biggest problem is bottoming out....

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Old 02-06-2009, 12:15 AM   #2
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Your new biggest problem is going to be trying to keep your wallet from being empty...

There are a ton of lifts out there and the sky is the limit as long as you got the cash

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Old 02-06-2009, 12:23 AM   #3
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i was thinkin bout a 2in suspension lift i dont need to much lift just enough to keep from bottoming out every where. but dont kno wat size tires i need. i will have to be something so that i will not lose power in the little 4 cylinder.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:43 AM   #4
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well what gearing are your axels? that will determine alot also
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:53 AM   #5
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gearing is only relative to how willing you are to dump the clutch........and how many d35s u r willing to sacrifice......i wouldnt go over a 3 in lift and 33s with that little hampster wheel....i ran a 4cyl with 36s and 4:10s(which is what you should have) and it was a turd
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:08 PM   #6
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i believe i want to go with the 2in or 3in suspension lift and i want 15in black rims with 31 1050s if anyone has got any of this for sell let me kno
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Yeah a 2inch lift would be fine for ya man thats what i got and i put it on myself may take ya a lil while though if you go online to rocky-road.com and you can buy 2'' bb that go on over your springs and you get a easy 2'' inches and put some 31's on it and it will look nice that way you can still drive it daily and go offroadin when you want as well. As for rims and tires check out jcwhitneys they have tire and wheel combos you can buy already mounted and balanced does that help at all ?
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:08 PM   #8
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i've got a 2" bb w/31's on my tj 6cyl. i've taken it through mud, into water, and over rocks.
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a 2" lift and 31s is a good idea for a 4cyl.
or 2" BB and 1" BL/MML and 32s.
i wouldn´t go bigger without regearing.
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:53 AM   #10
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ok thanks a lot for all your help now i believe im gonna go try and get it this weekend and post some pics for you guys.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:10 AM   #11
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You are trying to keep from bottoming out. Correct!!

To me throwing 31's on is not going to solve your problem that will only bring your axle up no more than an inch.

And you do not need a lift to fit 31's.

If this was me doing it all over again

I would go with a highline fender kit

And much larger tires, but thats just my 2 cents.

It will keep the cost down and the ride quality more ideal.

Have fun either way!!!

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