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CGrillo 06-20-2013 10:33 AM

Best bang for the buck lift ??
 
Well i already saw the lift review post. and it helped but most people did not post any dislikes.
But, i want to find the best bang for my buck. like most of us lol. i want to find a lift 3" to 4" for my 2006 wrangler . i want to put 33's and it would be driven mostly on the road as a daily but on the weekends as a warrior . Any suggestions ??? and any links or places that i can order it would be great !!!

Dextreme 06-20-2013 11:01 AM

This is very popular and you rarely ever hear moans/groans from owners who have it. It's a good kit: 4.25" TJ Combo Lift J25/J26

Theorist 06-20-2013 11:01 AM

From my research it appears that if you want to go to a 3" or 4" lift and do it properly there can be more costs than you might anticipate. I would plan for a slip yoke eliminator, CV driveshaft, and a re-gear in addition to the cost of the lift kit itself.

OmniscientHiers 06-20-2013 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Theorist (Post 3881364)
From my research it appears that if you want to go to a 3" or 4" lift and do it properly there can be more costs than you might anticipate. I would plan for a slip yoke eliminator, CV driveshaft, and a re-gear in addition to the cost of the lift kit itself.

This. $500-600 on SYE/CV, then around $1100 for a re-gear. Might be best to go with a 2-2.5" suspension lift + 1" body lift, which would net gains to clear 33s.

CGrillo 06-20-2013 01:36 PM

do i have to regear ???? i have the 4.0 . is it power related ? that i need more torque to push the 33's ?

Alula 06-20-2013 01:41 PM

What about the Rough Country lift, I've got the small, 2.5" lift on my TJ and very happy so far.. Behaves it self very good on and off road... For what I pay, its spot on!

Theorist 06-20-2013 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by CGrillo (Post 3881979)
do i have to regear ???? i have the 4.0 . is it power related ? that i need more torque to push the 33's ?

I think that's a subject that is up for debate.


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Water Dog 06-20-2013 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Theorist (Post 3882003)
I think that's a subject that is up for debate.


That chart is not accurate for your wrangler. I run 32" tires with 4.56 gears and at 65mph, I'm at 2600rpm. 4.0l/5spd.

Different transmissions have different final drives. An auto trans would require different dif gears than a standard. 33" tires on a Wrangler with 4.0l and 5 spd should have 4.56's for optimum performance.

s14sh3r 06-20-2013 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Water Dog (Post 3882151)
That chart is not accurate for your wrangler. I run 32" tires with 4.56 gears and at 65mph, I'm at 2600rpm. 4.0l/5spd.

Different transmissions have different final drives. An auto trans would require different dif gears than a standard. 33" tires on a Wrangler with 4.0l and 5 spd should have 4.56's for optimum performance.

Is that in 4th or 5th gear? The chart is for 4th.

Water Dog 06-20-2013 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by CGrillo (Post 3881979)
do i have to regear ???? i have the 4.0 . is it power related ? that i need more torque to push the 33's ?

In the act of increasing tire size, you are in effect regearing by the larger diameter tire you are using against the surface it's pushing against-(the road). To counteract that, regearing is necessary to let your engine operate in it's proper rpm power band. Slight variations in tire size aren't going to make a significant difference, but when you increase tire size by 3 or 4 inches, there's a major loss of power, especially if you're starting out with 3.07 gears. Not quite as bad with 3.73's

Theorist 06-20-2013 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Water Dog (Post 3882151)
33" tires on a Wrangler with 4.0l and 5 spd should have 4.56's for optimum performance.

Isn't that what the chart is showing?

Water Dog 06-20-2013 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by s14sh3r (Post 3882189)
Is that in 4th or 5th gear? The chart is for 4th.

You're right...didn't catch that, but then I don't drive around at 65 in forth either..:D

s14sh3r 06-20-2013 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Water Dog (Post 3882233)
You're right...didn't catch that, but then I don't drive around at 65 in forth either..:D

I do. 31's and 3.07s means I pretty much have to :facepalm:

MFsoftball22 06-20-2013 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Water Dog (Post 3882233)
You're right...didn't catch that, but then I don't drive around at 65 in forth either..:D

It depends on how many gears you have. If you have a 5 speed then your 4th gear is a 1:1 ratio with gear 5 being overdrive. If you have a 6 speed then it would be your 5th gear with 6th gear being overdrive. The number gear is not the main factor but rather the gear ratio.

Since the trans gear ratio is 1:1 and the transfer case ratio is 1:1 there is only the final drive ratio and tire size that will come into play.

Alula 06-21-2013 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by s14sh3r

I do. 31's and 3.07s means I pretty much have to :facepalm:

I have a 4L with 3.07 gears and recently put 31's on....Can really notice the Jeep lost its 'getup and go' ., so think a 4.11 regear is not too far away in the future


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