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Old 02-07-2007, 11:02 PM   #1
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Lift and tire question.

If I add a Rough Country 4" lift kit, can I use 33x12.50 tires? Or is there a better size to use?

And is there anything else I should be aware of (new gears? fender rubbing?, etc.)

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By the way I have a 95 with a 4 banger 2.5.

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Old 02-08-2007, 08:29 AM   #2
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In general a 4" lift should clear 33's okay, With the mighty 2.5 you will see some power decline with that size tire. Most likey it will have longer bumpstops with the kit to keep the tires out of the fenders if that where to be an issue. Should have a t-case lowering kit, but really you want to think about a SYE kit if you don't have one already. As for new gears.. wait and see who it drives as that opens another can of worms.. lockers, axle's etc etc etc...

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Old 02-08-2007, 07:50 PM   #3
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In general a 4" lift should clear 33's okay, With the mighty 2.5 you will see some power decline with that size tire. Most likey it will have longer bumpstops with the kit to keep the tires out of the fenders if that where to be an issue. Should have a t-case lowering kit, but really you want to think about a SYE kit if you don't have one already. As for new gears.. wait and see who it drives as that opens another can of worms.. lockers, axle's etc etc etc...
Are there alot of 2.5's out there with a 4 inch lift and 33 inch tires that would recommend this setup without an SYE kit, and is the power decline going to be not worth the lift?

Would you recommend a smaller lift for a 4 banger?

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Old 02-08-2007, 10:28 PM   #4
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i would get an sye if you can.

its not the lift that kills the power. its the tires.
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:53 PM   #5
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i would get an sye if you can.

its not the lift that kills the power. its the tires.
Ok. So, if I go with the 4 inch lift(which might cove with the transfer case drop?) and 33 inch tires and I also get the SYE kit, then I would be alright driving around town?

But, if i want to go off-road, I would want to regear the axles first? Correct

And would it be okay to drive the above mentioned mods until I regeared the axles?

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Old 02-08-2007, 11:13 PM   #6
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Ok. So, if I go with the 4 inch lift(which might cove with the transfer case drop?) and 33 inch tires and I also get the SYE kit, then I would be alright driving around town?

But, if i want to go off-road, I would want to regear the axles first? Correct

And would it be okay to drive the above mentioned mods until I regeared the axles?

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for your first paragraph...yes, you'd be perfectly fine driving around town...you wouldn't HAVE to regear...actually most of the power you lose is high end power...you should still be pretty decent on the trails...especially in 4lo
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Does the SYE kit eliminate the need to lower the t-case?

And, I suppose that along with the SYE kit I would also need to purchase a different driveshaft as well?
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Does the SYE kit eliminate the need to lower the t-case?

And, I suppose that along with the SYE kit I would also need to purchase a different driveshaft as well?
yes and yes.

you will need a cv style driveshaft.
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Is there a standard size CV driveshaft for a 4 inch lift kit to replace the driveshaft on a 95?

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I have a 4" lift and 31" tires on a 2.5. I like it okay, but I have to shift down a lot on the highway - can't pull 5th gear up a hill or into the wind. I'd be wary of going 33" on the tires.

But my YJ is an '88, yours may have more horses. And I have no problem at all at trail speeds.

I dropped the transfer 1" and kept the stock driveshaft, but I do get some vibration at times.

I was told by a driveline guy that a shaft with a CV would cure that, no need for the full SYE if you aren't doing hardcore rockcrawling. A number of places will make a CV shaft to order, just give them the length you need.

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Old 02-11-2007, 04:33 PM   #11
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Well I talked to the local jeep guru and he said:

He could do a spring over lift ( probally about 5" of lift)
Shocks
SYE
Driveshaft
Brake Line Extender
Pitman Arm

for around $2,000 (parts and labor).


Then if I went with 33" x 10.50" tires I would be alright for now. Later I could do the diff for 4.88 gears, change the air intake and muffler to increase the power.

Hows that setup sound? The price seemed pretty good to me also, any thoughts?

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Old 02-11-2007, 05:18 PM   #12
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i have the 4inch rough country and 33x13.50 LTB super swampers....if you want to go with 33's kiss 5th gear good bye, i have used mine maybe 5 times going down hill with a good breeze behind me but off road it is great i have no complaints 4low still works even better off road. i planned on an engine swap this coming summer but i dont know if i can afford it. but as long as your not doing a ton of highway driving its fine for around town as well.
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:20 PM   #13
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and the RC kit i got was i think 449 and i also have 1.25" lift shackels so its as high as your $ 2000 quote if you have any mechanical ability you can put the lift in yourself also i dont have an SYE and plan having one when i switch out the drivetrain
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I got a budy with a 94' YJ, he had a four banger with 4" lift (rough country), 33" x 12.50"..... he now has a small block 350 in it. The Rough country 4" lift rides very rough, doesnt flex well, my 3.5 EMU lift rides really nice, And i have 33"X12.50" on mine with bushwachers with allitle bit of rubbing when fully flexed...

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