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02-19-2013 09:31 AM
geiman
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Originally Posted by SweetTeaDrinkerTJ98 View Post
Where do I find the CV drive shaft for the SYE?
Two popular brands:

Tom Wood's
Tatton's

Also any local drive train shop should be able to help you out. In my case everyone local was more expensive than one of the name brand shops so I went that way, but for many it's cheaper to go somewhere locally and have them build you one. The correct term is double cardan shaft, or DC shaft.
02-19-2013 09:31 AM
SweetTeaDrinkerTJ98
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Originally Posted by BigDeaner View Post
People are going to ask you what you're looking to do with the lift. Anytime you lift a TJ more than 2.5" or so, you're going to get driveline vibes which means TC drop or a SYE. The SYE is the right way to do it, TC drop is the cheapest way. As previously stated, a SYE is going to require at minimum adjustable rear upper arms to properly set the pinion angle.

First things first, determine your budget and go from there. A "properly done" 4" SL (properly done is a very vague term) will run you in the 2700-3000 range for the lift and SYE before labor. Then there's wheels and tires on top of it... From the sounds of it, you don't need such a rig. I'd also recommend taking a peak at the Zone 4.25" combo lift. Its 3" of SL and 1.25" of BL which gets you to 4" of total lift with less of a TC drop needed. Some jeepers have said they didn't need one at all. Do your research on here, most people will say steer clear of Rough Country or Sky Jacker, I have no experience with either. As far a budget lifts go, Zone seems to get the best reviews.
The only problem I'd have with that combo lift is that I wanna start with a 4" and then get a 2" body lift for a total of 6 inches. I did see that though when I was looking.
02-19-2013 09:28 AM
SweetTeaDrinkerTJ98 I can do the labor myself that's no issue. My main issue is the money. College tuition sucks lol. Thanks for ya'lls advice so far.

Where do I find the CV drive shaft for the SYE?
02-19-2013 08:18 AM
BigDeaner People are going to ask you what you're looking to do with the lift. Anytime you lift a TJ more than 2.5" or so, you're going to get driveline vibes which means TC drop or a SYE. The SYE is the right way to do it, TC drop is the cheapest way. As previously stated, a SYE is going to require at minimum adjustable rear upper arms to properly set the pinion angle.

First things first, determine your budget and go from there. A "properly done" 4" SL (properly done is a very vague term) will run you in the 2700-3000 range for the lift and SYE before labor. Then there's wheels and tires on top of it... From the sounds of it, you don't need such a rig. I'd also recommend taking a peak at the Zone 4.25" combo lift. Its 3" of SL and 1.25" of BL which gets you to 4" of total lift with less of a TC drop needed. Some jeepers have said they didn't need one at all. Do your research on here, most people will say steer clear of Rough Country or Sky Jacker, I have no experience with either. As far a budget lifts go, Zone seems to get the best reviews.
02-19-2013 08:12 AM
UnlimitedLJ04 If you want something that works, figure on $4000-6000 before everything is done. Most will recommend Currie/Savvy. You'll need an SYE & CV shaft.

www.savvyoffroad.com
02-19-2013 08:03 AM
RufusT I spent a good deal of time researching this very question.. the number of lifts available almost match the number of opinions you will find. As such, here is what I think I will be going with: rough country x-series 4" lift. This is the most economical 4" lift that has fully adjustable control arms. A 4" lift will likely require a transfer case drop or install of sye to eliminate drive line vibrations. TC drop takes out some of your clearance, so most will encourage sye. SYE will need adjustable control arms.. I would rather buy a kit with those parts now, instead of buying them seperately later..

RuFuS
02-19-2013 07:41 AM
geiman Be careful going with lifts like Zone's 4" kit that comes with fixed control arms and poly bushings. They are very hard on the control arm mounts, and can result in this which ruins your weekend of wheeling:

02-19-2013 07:14 AM
SweetTeaDrinkerTJ98
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Originally Posted by MATT35 View Post
Im in the same boat I have looked at some Rough Country lifts. Pretty decent reviews and they are reasonably priced....
Yeah same, I've also looked at the zone lifts, tuff country, BDS and daystar. Rough Country and Zone have had the best reviews and prices.
02-19-2013 02:30 AM
MATT35 Im in the same boat I have looked at some Rough Country lifts. Pretty decent reviews and they are reasonably priced....
02-19-2013 01:44 AM
SweetTeaDrinkerTJ98
I'm new and looking for a 4" lift.

Hi ya'll.

I was wondering what the best and most cost affordable 4" lift kit was. Also what ya'll recommend for tires.

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