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I have an 03 TJ and just bought a 6" lift kit for it. I've been trying to decide wether a transfer case drop kit can be used for this or if i have to go all out and buy a new drive shaft and a SYE. Can anyone plz help me out??
 

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deff want a sye and new shaft..tc drop wont cut it for that big of a lift..did the come with all the control arms? gonna run 35s?
 

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Yea you will need an SYE and shaft. Shaft from someone like tom woods and advance adapters for the SYE.

With that much lift I hope you are running 37's are bigger. That much kills your center of gravity. I run 3" suspension + 1.25" BL for 35's. Then again running anthing over a 35 will call for a major overhaul of the axles.
 

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You've got a good bit of lift, but I'm not sure you need to replace the front drive shaft. It already has a double cardan joint and uses a fixed yoke, so as long as it is still the proper length you should be good to go. That link from 4x4groupbuy above should get you the proper SYE and shaft (after you measure). Other than that, you'll just need to make sure you're adjustable control arms are good to go and that your rear trac bar doesn't bind after setting the pinion angle correctly.

JeepForum is down right now, but after it comes back up I'd take a read through this thread:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/what-cv-shaft-why-do-i-want-one-854790/

it should answer all of your SYE questions.
 

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6 inch short arm? Yuck.
I've wheeled with a few people riding on 6" SA lifts. Actually one guy had this same lift with 35s. I cant imagine that the ride quality will be good at all. He did fine off road but he had a sye/cv set up plus a 1" TC drop?

To the OP if you have not pulled the trigger on your lift kit you may want to reconsider. 4" is the most lift recommended for short arms. With 6" of lift it will look silly with 33s also and to step up to 35s you are talking about spending a lot of money in supporting mods to handle tires that big.
 

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The 6" lift will be perfect for looking good while parked.

The fact that you had to ask about SYE/CV tells us that you know very little about what you are about to do. 6" lift on a TJ that is actually driven is not a good idea on road and a horrible one off road.

If you decide to stick with the 6" lift you will also need to regear both axles depending on what tire size you are running. If you go with 35's you will need to upgrade the steering. Depending on what axles you have you will need to upgrade them as well. Brakes are another must have when running big tires.

As you will find out there is much more to it than just buying a lift. You will also find that the RC kit is rock bottom of quality. I installed a 4" RC lift in my TJ. I will never do that again nor will I ever suggest it to anyone else.
 

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All of you guys have been very helpful I cancelled my order for the 6" RC lift and I'm going to get a 4" from another company. Any suggestions? And will I still have to order the SYE and CV driveshaft?
 

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romadeagle83 said:
All of you guys have been very helpful I cancelled my order for the 6" RC lift and I'm going to get a 4" from another company. Any suggestions? And will I still have to order the SYE and CV driveshaft?
Yes. Do set it up properly, you need an SYE and a CV driveshaft. You still also need upper adjustable control arms at a minimum. I'd suggest buy all 8.

Good choice canceling the RC lift. They are bottom of the barrel, and unfortunately they provide incomplete kits with very low end components. You get what you pay for.
 
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