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SkiBoy806 05-21-2013 09:43 AM

Jeep tj Daily Driver
 
Im new to the jeeping world and i just bought my first jeep, a 99' tj sport.
I have a 30 min commute to school everyday. I was looking at rough country's n2o 4" lift with some 33" wrangler duratracs. Will i need to regear for this set up? I would say the jeep would spend 90% on the road. Any input would be appreciated.

Dextreme 05-21-2013 09:56 AM

Good choice on the tires, but seriously look at Zone Offroad instead of RC...you will be much happier with ride & quality for nearly the same amount of money.

You probably won't need to regear right away, but you will definitely feel the taller gearing ratio especially, if you have a manual tranny.

Rayko 05-21-2013 09:59 AM

Need more info:
Engine
auto or standard trans
From what I've read on these forums most people on here would advise to stay away from RC lifts. Never used them, so I have no personal experience with the product.

YjKalamity 05-21-2013 11:51 AM

At 4" of lift you're going to need to do a whole lot more than just the lift. SYE, adjustable control arms, and adjustable track bars just to name a few. I would agree with Dextreme and look at zone, they're much better for just a little more out of your wallet. I run the zone 3" lift and absolutely love it, you can get away with a lot less at 3" of lift. Needless to say I will be putting in the extra money to do everything right, but that's because I wheel the hell out of it.

XTRyan 05-21-2013 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by SkiBoy806 (Post 3777881)
Im new to the jeeping world and i just bought my first jeep, a 99' tj sport.
I have a 30 min commute to school everyday. I was looking at rough country's n2o 4" lift with some 33" wrangler duratracs. Will i need to regear for this set up? I would say the jeep would spend 90% on the road. Any input would be appreciated.

What motor and trans is in your Jeep? That will be a big determining factor for if you'll need to re-gear. Even if you have the factory 4.10 gears, you may want to bump them up to a 4.56 for the best performance.

As for the lift kit, RC isn't a bad kit and for the money it's worth it. For al.ittle bit more money though, I would recommend a Zone Lift Kit. Their 4.25" combo kit is awesome. It pairs a 3" suspension lift with a 1.25" Body lift and 1" MML to correct driveline angles.

Hope this helps!

-Zach

SkiBoy806 05-21-2013 12:24 PM

ill look into that lift. the jeep has the 4.0 straight 6. Automatic transmission. if i get a combo lift does the increased distance between the body and frame change the angles/ lengths of the interior controls?

Rubi.TJ.03 05-21-2013 12:55 PM

An input on the lift I don't know much about zone but I have the full 4" x-flex RC lift I know alot of fellow jeepers stay away from RC but my buddy had one and like it so I bought one and it's not to bad I do 80% on road 20% off road and I feel it rides pretty good for the price you pay but I will say the flex joints on the control arms suck and the RC shocks are stiff but they are easy to upgrade

Bigkidneys 05-21-2013 01:07 PM

I have the zone 4in lift and love it but will tell you what others will tell you here... anything over 3" typically will require a TC drop or the SYE/CV conversion which also requires upper adjustable control arms in order to alleviate the vibes. I too use mine as a DD but no highway for me really. Even with the stock TC drop from Zone, I still have vibes. I run 3.73 gears currently and do not off road either. That being said... a 3in lift should keep you from having vibes, allow for 33in tires with no issues since you are not off roading, and possibly leave you to th enext purchase I would highly recommend and that is regearing for the highway. 5th gear with my 3.73 gears is literally never used. Putting in 4.56 gears will bring your power back and the use of 5th gear which will help for highway travel. That is my next purchase but after buying everything and unless you install it yourself, you are looking at $1500 for that job alone. Again, just my .02 as like you, I am in the same boat and have done what it sounds like you may need. If I had to do it over again, I would have done the zone 3in lift vice the 4" lift. That would have alleviated the TC drop and vibes I still have.

XTRyan 05-22-2013 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by SkiBoy806 (Post 3778333)
ill look into that lift. the jeep has the 4.0 straight 6. Automatic transmission. if i get a combo lift does the increased distance between the body and frame change the angles/ lengths of the interior controls?

Yes, the body lift will increase the distance from the frame to the bottom of the tub. However, it will only be a minimal increase from what you have now. the only reason for the body lift is to make the MML work without having to modify the fan shroud on your Jeep.

Like I had said, it comes with a MML, BL and suspension lift that are all designed to work together. The MML and BL will correct your drive line angles you get when you lift a Jeep over 2" The kit will give you plenty of clearance for 33" tires you're looking to run.

-Zach

Wattapunk 05-22-2013 10:22 AM

To avoid what others are suggesting regarding SYE/DS, control arms etc.., keep it simple and do a 2.5" SL and add a 1.25" BL/MML to run the 33's. A little more pricey but you will not find any complaints on the ride quality of an OME lift. BDS and Zone are 2 cheaper lifts that gets good reviews.


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