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Old 05-13-2013, 01:47 PM
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complete newb here need advice

Ok I am a complete newb .ive always loved jeeps but was never able to even sit in one .lol no seriously I still haven't even sat in one.soon as in a week or two I will be trading in my truck for one .I will be getting probably a stock 1997-2001 nothing done to it .from a dealership.I want to lift it and put 35-36 swampers.and I am understanding that I need a dana 44 rear axle .ok no prob.I have questions .what gear ratio do I need for a six cyl Manual ? I would like to lift it 4-5 inch .I am a maintenance mechanic and ive replaced a few engines .do I even qualify to do a lift myself? Also I expect to spend around 2, 500 $ on a lift kit and some craigslist swampers.thoes being maybe 500 $ so can I get a decent lift for tbat much ? And will it eliminate death wobble? Thats where I am starting .the frame will not be rotted or I won't buy it.any help would be really appreciated .I woukd like to start this soon and tbis will be my everyday driver for a while .so I need highway drivable even if its uncomfortable but offroad worthy.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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The best thing to do is hit that search tab. Everything you have asked has been answered numerous times in the forums. The search feature is really user friendly and easy to navigate.

The main points for a TJ (the years of the jeep you are looking at) is look for a Jeep with a Dana 44 rear axle if you are going to run 35s for gearing look at, at least 4.56 at a minimum. With a lift that size you will need a SYE kit and a CV shaft. When doing the lift do not go higher than one inch body lift. That is the basics and the search button will get you even more info.

Good luck on the find and build let us know what happens.

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Old 05-13-2013, 06:51 PM
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Thanks suicide saints .I will do research on this .and hook this up nice.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:58 PM   #5
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If you're a maintenance mechanic you can do a lift yourself. Can you weld? If so, a long arm wouldn't be such a bad idea on a TJ
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