||04-22-2010 10:02 PM
Originally Posted by FREDO 4X4
Hi everyone i been really thinking about buying a rubicon and i been told they come stock with a fixed yoke on the transfer case and a cv shaft in the rear. now the question is how high do i have to go in order to clear 35 inch tires and if i do that much of a suspension lift do i have to adjust the rear cv shaft or will it handle the lift.
If anyone is wondering why i am asking this its cause currently i am a jeep yj owner and i been saving money to swap out the dana 35 in the rear to a 8.8 buy lockers for front and back and do a spring over axle lift to get good articulation on my lift and this also means i need to buy a slip yoke elimantor kit and a cv shaft for the 8.8. But this to me is alot of work and money and time so i figured i should buy a rubicon which comes stock with everything i need plus a dana 44 bonus in the front.
Anyways it will be good to hear from you and sorry for being a newb.
1. Never feel the need to apologize for being a newb. We were all newbs at one time.
2. WELCOME TO THE FORUM!!! :D
3. You'll probably need to replace the rear driveshaft with that amount of lift. The good news is that you won't have to add a SYE since the NP241 transfer case that Rubicons come with already have them. You can't go wrong with buying a Rubicon, in my opinion. They really are the best factory made Jeep out there. If you were planning on building a great big offroad bruiser, then you'd be better off buying an X model since you'd be replacing all of the suspension components anyway and they're much cheaper than a Rubicon.