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09-25-2013 12:11 PM
brs256 this kid in my unit was bitching about his 240L(new lightweight version) being broken ... I proceeded to send this pic to him of what I carried when I was a 240 gunner lol
09-25-2013 12:08 PM
brs256
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Originally Posted by Big Sarge View Post
Looks more like a 240 than a Jeep!! LOL

correct you are!!
09-25-2013 12:07 PM
brs256 oops .... thats not a jeep
this is the pic of the jeep described above lol

09-25-2013 12:05 PM
Big Sarge
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Originally Posted by brs256 View Post
here one of the same jeep but with only 2" spacers front and rear ... no body lift and its on 32" tires in this one


Looks more like a 240 than a Jeep!! LOL
09-25-2013 12:03 PM
brs256 here one of the same jeep but with only 2" spacers front and rear ... no body lift and its on 32" tires in this one


09-25-2013 11:47 AM
Dextreme 2.5L Zone 4.25" Combo, 33" Duratracs and still has 4.10 gears (4.88's soon). Love it!



09-25-2013 11:41 AM
brs256
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Originally Posted by MonsterTJ View Post
Thats what im looking for right there, did you do anything other than just the coil spacers ? I mean I get you said you didnt do the mml and all but did you just put spacers on and that was it or did you have track bar problems and all you needed to fix and what yr is that jeep

axle was offcenter (due to lack of aftermarket trackbar or trackbar bracket)... but only thing it did was cause ocassional rubbing of the sway bar on the frame (no big deal... just slightly irritating) ... that jeep handled great... rode a little ruff due to the coils being old and overloaded due to armor.

its a 97 (97-06 have identical suspension)

only thing I did was install the spacers, and install a novak tcase cable shifter, and install longer shocks ... oh and jks swaybar disconnects.

shocks are recommended (factory ones wont last with the lift) .... cable shifter is avoidable with drop bracket for tcase shift, swaybar disconnects are not needed.

oh and some people recommend extended bumpstops(I didn't need em, some people say you can over compress your coil without em.... dunno about that lol)
09-25-2013 09:55 AM
MonsterTJ Thats what im looking for right there, did you do anything other than just the coil spacers ? I mean I get you said you didnt do the mml and all but did you just put spacers on and that was it or did you have track bar problems and all you needed to fix and what yr is that jeep
09-25-2013 09:32 AM
brs256 here is my old tj ... in this picture it has a 1" body lift, 2" spring spacer in the rear, and a 3" spring spacer in the front (winch weight) and 33x12.50 tires

absolutely no vibrations(no sye, no mml, and no tcase drop) all the way up to 70 mph

09-25-2013 09:28 AM
brs256
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Originally Posted by MonsterTJ View Post
Im gonna go crazy with it later but just want some cheap dressing up while I drive it on the highway and all besides my wife may have a 2012 dozier 4door by this afternoon
im jelly lol .... im trading in the Honda as soon as its worth more than what I owe on it ... hopefully on a diesel jk (if it ever gets released).... screw negative equity lol
09-25-2013 09:21 AM
MonsterTJ Im gonna go crazy with it later but just want some cheap dressing up while I drive it on the highway and all besides my wife may have a 2012 dozier 4door by this afternoon
09-25-2013 09:14 AM
aparke4 Here is mine:

Even with all the mods one can think of before turbo or supercharger, it is still slow but she puts a big smile on my face. I have 4.88 gears with 315-75-16 tires. Runs right at 3k rpms at 65 mph. I have a mix if steel and alum armor and a softop so it is not a pig. Black magic brakes and premium rotors really helped it stop.

I have the ax-5 and rear dana 35 with a track lock and 27 chromo axles. No issues to date but I don't drive so crazy anymore.
09-25-2013 09:13 AM
brs256 btw u should lose the steps on the powerstorke ... or plastidip em black ..itll look 10x better


and since youll have a tow pig for you jeep ... you coul dreally go crazy with this jeep if you bought a trailer .... just some food for thought
09-25-2013 09:09 AM
brs256
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Originally Posted by MonsterTJ View Post
Ok yea I was looking at the zone offroad body lift and im not going to change the tire size only want it taller as im 6'2" and dont like crouching to get in I just want looks so say I did the body lift and did a 2" or 2.5" lift worst case I could do mml and a transfer case drop to correct my issues mostly

that is correct ... you could do either a mml or a tcase drop... should fix any vibration you may get (hopefully wont)
09-25-2013 09:07 AM
brs256 you wont notice any performance changes with only a lift ... just handling characteristics ... body roll etc .... not too bad with only 2-3" of lift
09-25-2013 09:00 AM
MonsterTJ Also im used to driving this beast so you can see why I want my jeep bigger lol but I got the jeep so I can drive it and rebuild my motor in my truck

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09-25-2013 08:58 AM
MonsterTJ Ok yea I was looking at the zone offroad body lift and im not going to change the tire size only want it taller as im 6'2" and dont like crouching to get in I just want looks so say I did the body lift and did a 2" or 2.5" lift worst case I could do mml and a transfer case drop to correct my issues mostly
09-25-2013 08:48 AM
brs256
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What can I put on mine to lift it as much as possible with no sye/ cv issues im set on a 1.25 bl if there is nothing I need to install it and want like 2.5" coil spacers if it wont cause issues since it wont be offroaded

if your just gonna take it on dirt roads you wont need a lift or bigger tires ... in fact, I would advise against lifting it ... get some good replacement shocks for the factory height (perhaps bilsteins or ome) with some 30-31" all terrains and just enjoy it. youll be impressed with what it can do stock

4cyl are great offroad with oversize tires .... they are great on the road with oversize tires only when regeared (at least $1000) .... if you don't want to spend the money on a lift .... I doubt you want to spend the money on a regear.... if I were in your shoes I would just maintain it, and drive it.



with that being said ... if you want a lift here ya go




with a 1.25" body lift youll need to either combine it with a motor mount lift (good idea) , or you will NEED to lower your radiator/fan shroud, and install a bracket for your transfer case shifter, both of these brackets will be included in any halfway decent body lift, (zone, jks, etc)

with 2-2.5 " of lift(no matter if its coils or bb) you MAY still need to install either
A. an sye/cv combo (best solution),
B. motormount lift (decent fix)
C. transfercase drop (it works)

in order to correct accelerated driveshaft ujoint wear and tear, and vibrations


again performance will be lacking with any oversize tire without a regear ... this is true even with a 4.0 ... even worse with a 4cyl ... especially if you are an automatic (some guys will disagree, , its the internet lol)

some people cant handle a jeep that isn't geared properly .... I had 35's on this jeep for a while and still didn't really mind being geared with 3.07

now on 33's I realize the power I didn't have lol .... when I go back to 35's (jeep wasn't ready, axles, steering, etc) I will be swapping in an 8.8 with proper gears, and converting the front to match(along with chromoly shafts. and a possible hp30)
09-25-2013 08:30 AM
Big Sarge
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Originally Posted by MonsterTJ View Post
What can I put on mine to lift it as much as possible with no sye/ cv issues im set on a 1.25 bl if there is nothing I need to install it and want like 2.5" coil spacers if it wont cause issues since it wont be offroaded
Just depends on your Jeep actually. Many will tell you that you have to have a SYE/CV after a certain ammount of lift. Mine was lifted when I bought it and it does not have it. The PO spent good money lifting but skimped on the SYE and CV shaft and just did the transfer case drop. I have ZERO vibes at any speed so it can be done. I am personally saving funds to change that out though as I feel it should be done to have it the proper way.
09-25-2013 08:27 AM
MonsterTJ What can I put on mine to lift it as much as possible with no sye/ cv issues im set on a 1.25 bl if there is nothing I need to install it and want like 2.5" coil spacers if it wont cause issues since it wont be offroaded
09-25-2013 08:25 AM
MonsterTJ Yea that red one on the left is me now loo
09-25-2013 08:23 AM
Big Sarge A couple of older pics but I have a 98 with 6" combined lift with 35's and 4.88's. I love it!!!
09-25-2013 08:02 AM
MonsterTJ Nice man thats what im looking for size wise, I just want cheap easy lift cause in the end mine is for looks and dirt road riding my f250 diesel is my big boy
09-24-2013 11:32 PM
Owen_TJ I think its definitely worth it if you dont plan on doing much highway driving and if you do it right (axles, gears, steering, brakes, etc)

I drive a 2.5L and love it
Hasnt been stuck yet (yet...) and have done some decently difficult trails

Heres my 2.5L (sorry if you've seen these pics before)





09-24-2013 11:18 PM
bdub2070 I have a 2.5L 4cyl 1997 Jeep Wrangler with a 3.25 in lift and 33 in tires.

I have not re-geared it or made any modifications to it since putting on the lift over 7 months ago. I haven't noticed a significant loss of power at all.
09-24-2013 11:02 PM
trailhunter What's it cost to regear
09-24-2013 10:58 PM
EN3RGIX
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Originally Posted by jwrogers View Post
I have a 98 with the 2.5L 4 cyl. Who has installed a lift on a 4 cyl before? Pros and cons? Do you lose too much power? Is it worth the investment? I'm looking for advice from someone who has done this before, not preferences from someone who has not. Thanks for your feedback.
With the 2.5L, depending on the tire size and lift you want to go with, you'll most likely need to regear to maintain your power. 33s with a 2.5" lift need a 4.88 gear for the power.
09-24-2013 10:10 PM
MonsterTJ Im curious to know the same thing i have the same jeep just got it and wanting to make it bad A even if its not that great lol, i dont offroad and only highway ride, want like a 2-3" lift and dont wanna spend a fortune nor have problems later. Would like to know the best lift to go with also want to add like a 1.25-2" BL too but dont know pros cons or brands and so forth. Not trying to steal your thread just trying to expand any help someone can offer
09-24-2013 10:05 PM
jwrogers
2.5L. Is it worth the money to install a lift?

I have a 98 with the 2.5L 4 cyl. Who has installed a lift on a 4 cyl before? Pros and cons? Do you lose too much power? Is it worth the investment? I'm looking for advice from someone who has done this before, not preferences from someone who has not. Thanks for your feedback.

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