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Will George 08-04-2011 02:46 PM

lift kits
 
hey everyone, i have a 99tj sport straight 6 running a 5 speed. right now i have a 4 inch lift (suspension) and 32 muds. id like to step up to a 6 inch lift on 35s. someone told me spacers were an option, or adding a 2 inch body lift. i know suspension lifts are a lot better, but i dont wanna take apart my 4, sell it, and then find a 6 to buy. let me know what my options are on that. thanks in advance.

GoldenSahara00 08-04-2011 02:47 PM

add .75 spacers, chances are your springs are sagged some so it wont hurt your shocks, and a 1.25 BL. you can run 35s on that as long as your properly bumpstopped.

rda616 08-04-2011 03:16 PM

I am running a 1" body lift and a 3.5" suspension lift with 35" tires. You don't need more lift you just need proper bump stops! And if you want more lift then a 1.25" body lift at most!

UnlimitedLJ04 08-04-2011 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 (Post 1438950)
you can run 35s on that as long as your properly bumpstopped.

x2, 35s will fit on 4" of lift with a 1.25" BL all day long with proper bumpstop extensions.

Will George 08-05-2011 12:46 AM

sounds like i should get a 1.5 inch bl and some bump stop extensions. thanks everyone. anyone have an idea how much money thats gonna run? hopefully the just empty every pocket rule isnt coming into play

TJ32141 08-05-2011 03:51 AM

3:07 gears or 3:73? 35's are tall, you might cause other problems.....

Irongrave 08-05-2011 04:57 AM

get some flat fenders no need for a body lift ot if you want cheaper just start cutting (look into the DIY highline conversions)

rda616 08-05-2011 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Will George
sounds like i should get a 1.5 inch bl and some bump stop extensions. thanks everyone. anyone have an idea how much money thats gonna run? hopefully the just empty every pocket rule isnt coming into play

Don't go over 1.25" of body lift or you will start having problems.
You start hitting snags like brake lines aren't long enough, shifter hits the body and won't get all gears( can occur at 1.25" as well), fuel tank lines need extended, transfer case linkage issues. Get a jks , or savvy 1.25" body lift and be done with it.

GoldenSahara00 08-05-2011 10:33 AM

You don't gain any clearance with flat fenders, only with high lines or cutting. And I know alot of people don't want to start cutting yet. there is nothing wrong with a good BL.

UnlimitedLJ04 08-05-2011 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 (Post 1441715)
You don't gain any clearance with flat fenders, only with high lines or cutting. And I know alot of people don't want to start cutting yet. there is nothing wrong with a good BL.

x2...most don't seem to understand this concept however.

the stock fenders have an opening for the tires to tuck into, nearly flat to the fender.

http://image.4wdandsportutility.com/...re_Removed.jpg

https://www.metalcloak.com/v/vspfile...ted-mc&gr0.gif


whats most important is correct bumpstop length...otherwise you can rip up even the higher clearance stock fender...with a 31" tire on 2" of lift.
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...h/DSC02318.jpg

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html

Will George 08-08-2011 02:31 PM

1.25 body lift, and bumperstops and im good, thanks everyone. next thing is i do have stock gearing. i dont know what it is on a tj i think its 3.07. do i need to do anything with that? or am i good to go


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