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Old 04-03-2016, 06:38 PM
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2001 TJ lifting, getting mixed responses.

Ive been trying to figure out a lift setup for my new to me 2001 Wrangler tj. i dont want an insane, over the top lift, just something big enough to run 31's or 33's and look good. i dont plan to do much offroading, and have a semi-limited budget. after getting varied responses to different lift kits. i was looking at the zone offroad 4.25" combo kit, which seemed to have almost all good feedback (1.25" body, 3" suspension). i would run this with 33's, and 15x8 rims with 3.75" backspacing. id regear the speedo too. some people said this would work great, and have some to no issues, and some people said it would blow up my t-case. i'm really not trying to install a sye or regear. if this is too much, would a 2" or 2.5" with a 1 inch body on 31's be fine? i drive an auto trans if that changes anything. thanks!

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That combination would work very well for 33's, that Zone 4.25" kit has a good reputation. You will likely want to regear your axles to a lower ratio like 4.10 to regain the power loss caused by the larger diameter tires.

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That combination would work very well for 33's, that Zone 4.25" kit has a good reputation. You will likely want to regear your axles to a lower ratio like 4.10 to regain the power loss caused by the larger diameter tires.
I would love to regear, install the lift/tires and call it a day but the issue is that regearing, at least where i live, is like 1400. would a regear be less-necessary if i did 31's with a 2 or 2.5 inch suspension?
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Assuming your present ratio is 3.73, as is typical, your automatic transmission will make those 33" tires more livable than would be with a manual transmission. Definitely driveable. You wouldn't need a regear with 31's, just decide whether you'd be happy with the 2" and 31's or not.
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Assuming your present ratio is 3.73, as is typical, your automatic transmission will make those 33" tires more livable than would be with a manual transmission. Definitely driveable. You wouldn't need a regear with 31's, just decide whether you'd be happy with the 2" and 31's or not.
Thanks! but will driving 33's on my stock ratio wear down my jeep much faster than normal?
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Thanks! but will driving 33's on my stock ratio wear down my jeep much faster than normal?
No.
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i searched my vin through jeeps website and according to my equipment listing, it says i have a 3.07 ratio. does this screw me?
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3.07 is an abysmal axle ratio. To verify what is actually installed, check out the tag bolted to the differential cover at its 9 o'clock position.

This tag is indicating the axle has a 3.73 ratio inside.
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3.07 is an abysmal axle ratio. To verify what is actually installed, check out the tag bolted to the differential cover at its 9 o'clock position.

This tag is indicating the axle has a 3.73 ratio inside.
yeah its a 3.07. ill get a quote for 4.10 tomorrow, but ill probably have to go with 31's
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I have 3.07's with 265/75/16's and it's pig slow. A regear and lsd would be so much $$, that I might just do an 8.8 swap.
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I'm not so sure you'd even like 31's with 3.07. And an 8.8 will cost over $1k by the time it's ready to install. Not to mention you'd still be faced with regearing at least the front axle to 3.73 to match what the 8.8 comes with.
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Good point. Slow it is...
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