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Old 11-01-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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Will a 4" rough country suspension lift cause mechanical problems?

Will the 4" lift kit cause problems with my A/C or other lines like a body lift would for a 1999 TJ?

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:02 PM   #2
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prob gonna need longer brake lines, my rc2.5" its cuttin it close with my brake lines when flexing especially the rear

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:06 PM   #3
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I see, but as far as moving a bunch of parts under the hood like you have to do with body lifts, i dont have to with just a suspension lift?
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:08 PM   #4
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under the hood no i dont see where you would
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:10 PM   #5
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Sorry, im a noob to the jeep world D: Just go this jeep about a month ago and sold my dirtbike, looking to hit the trails and just wondering if i have to spend a bunch of extra money adjusting other parts. Are brake lines cheap?
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:12 PM   #6
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with a 4" lift, brake lines are the least of your worries when it comes to cost..what are your plans for the jeep? 33s with the lift?
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:15 PM   #7
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Yeah i was planning on some 33's, or 35's depending on how far i may be driving for a job daily (Just applied at several diff locations)
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:51 PM   #8
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The only thing you have to move with a 1" bl is the radiator, which can be done with prefabbed brackets that usually come with the kit. Its not too hard if a job, just time consuming.
With a 4" lift you are going to have to look at a transfer case drop or sye and drive shaft. Also, depending on which route you take on the sye you may have to get adjustable control arms. Also, adjustable trac bars or trac bar brackets will have to be used.
Some of the jeep mods you can plan for.
Most decent kits will include most of what you need. Are there kits you are interested in?
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:19 PM   #9
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and with 35s its not just a matter of how far you have to commute..35s require much more..axles, gears, brakes, steering etc
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I have the same lift with 35" and you need 4.11 or 4.56 gears. The brake lines are fine. I had bad vibes until I did a motor mount lift. And adjustable track bars are a must. 33" are the best option without a regear.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:44 AM   #11
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Sorry, im a noob to the jeep world D: Just go this jeep about a month ago and sold my dirtbike, looking to hit the trails and just wondering if i have to spend a bunch of extra money adjusting other parts. Are brake lines cheap?
If you're worried about the price of brake lines I'd either look at a smaller lift or wait and save up some more money.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:48 AM   #12
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you can get brake line extensions that work perfectly.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:54 AM   #13
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A 4" lift with all the extras will cost you $2000-$3000 if you want to do it right. Not including the new tires and wheels.

RC makes a 3.25" lift for under $500 that does not require new control arms, brake lines, sye and drive shaft.

It's a rough ride though.......
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:19 PM   #14
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Thanks for all of the input I was on the road and didnt have a computer.the jeep already has 4.11 gears in it because the guy i bought it from had bigger tires and a lift kit on it. But i think im gonna go with 3.25" and 33's so i can save a bunch of money. As far as tires go, what's a good tire for highway driving and occasional mud/trail riding on the weekends?
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Big km2. Pretty quiet on the road, good for most terrains. I put 150 miles on mine daily and they're pretty good on wear as well.
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33X10.5 or 12.5?
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I run 12.50's, in hindsight I probably should've gone with the 10.50's...I would assume they are slightly lighter and would likely give me a little better gas mileage.
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Alrighty, got any suggestions on wheels?
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:57 PM   #19
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I run cheap black steel wheels, style is up to you but if you run 12.50's you will want 3.75-4" backspacing.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:15 PM   #20
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Yeah i was thinking black mickey thompsons, 100 bucks a piece
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:52 PM   #21
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Will the 4" lift kit cause problems with my A/C or other lines like a body lift would for a 1999 TJ?
I run the 4" RC kit for over 5 years now, A/C is fine and I run stock brake lines.
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i also have the rough country lift and it comes with everything you need but i would suggest adjustable track bars cause i really didnt feel comfortable with drilling a new hole for the stock one.
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Yeah i was thinking black mickey thompsons, 100 bucks a piece
Or black cragar soft 8's....$40 each

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