keep in mind I install everything myself so please be descriptive
alot of this will come but what are the essentials. I forgot about control arms, thanks for reminding me. Can the driveshafts, wheel spacers, and gussets and sleeves wait? From my knowledge if you have over a 4" lift you get a new rear trackbar but use the existing bracket to give you proper angles and realignment. I'm on the edge about the brakelines.. do I have to have them right away? why do you suggest the 5.38s over the 5.13's? what is #13?? and any suggestions on the transmission cooler?1. 5.38's. Don't do 5.13's
2. Gussets and Sleeves
3. New Brake Lines
4. Rear Trackbar Bracket (Tower)
5. Draglink Flip
6. 3" Bump Stops
7. Spidertrax 1.5" Wheel Spacers
8. Adjustable Rear Trackbar, Yes.
9. Front Lower Control Arms
10. Rear Upper Control Arms
11. Front Drive Shaft
12. Rear Drive Shaft
13. Trimming pinch Seem
and after that, so far so good...
a BIG ONE, 14. Aftermarket Transmission Cooler
will my stock automatic sway bar disconnect not work with the new stuff?Shit, add manual sway bar quick disconnects to your list.
it was a originally a 4" pro comp lift and i switched out for teraflex coils and fox shocks. and further suspension parts will be teraflex so yes I should be able to link everything and what do you mean by components. I'm only 2 years a jeeper so still catchin up on lingo. I just want to make sure my axles and transmission will work fine with the5.38s I dont want to sacrafice too many mpg's, it's still a drive to work vehicleWhat lift do you have installed? Can you link the suspension? And what components do you have installed on your jeep?
WOW. I have the 4" lift on there already and have had no problems. all this changes just by going to 38s?Ok. So lets say youre starting over and buying piece by piece.
To successfully and comfortably run a 4" suspension kit...
1. 4" Teraflex coils will give you 4" - 6" of actual net lift
2. Brake lines are needed
3. Front Lower Control Arms are needed
4. Front drive shaft is needed
5. If you have a two door, rear drive shaft is needed along with the front.
6. If you install a rear drive shaft you need to buy rear upper control arms to fix and rotate the rear pinion
7. Front and Rear adjustable sway bar links are needed
8. Up front, a draglink flip kit with a raised trackbar bracket is needed.
9. To run a draglink flip kit, you need to run a minimum of 3" bump stops in the front to avoid direct contact with the draglink and frame
10. You need to install a rear trackbar bracket tower to increase roll center and match your front roll center of gravity
11. You need wheel spacers to offset backspacing and tire rubbing
12. Transmission Cooler
The items that can wait...
Gussets and sleeves.
Don't take it off the pavement without those. Or be careful!
Just lowers on the front and rear.Socc3rakd25 said:for the bump stops, do i just need front and rear upper bumpstops or do i need the lower ones too?
ThanksJust lowers on the front and rear.
good idea, and no install experience on gears for me, I'll pay the extra money to have gears done rightDo the C-gussets, sleeves, and shafts when you do your gears, along with maybe a truss as well for extra beefyness. Labor will be cheaper. Unless you plan on welding and doing gears yourself? Then it will just take you more time.
Thats the thing.. I will be so busy between college and work until summer that I dont plan on doing any major wheeling until then. at that point I can put on all the necessary components.Trust me you are not going to be able to run 38's on a tight budget "right" unless you never plan to wheel it much. Now if you plan on taking it easy and stay on the highway a lot then you will be fine. And beleave it or not but you will get better millage with the 5:38's then the 5:13 since you wont be puting it on the floor as much going up hills or when you are geting up to highway speeds. Besides the 3.8 loves runing at higher revs.
this sucks, I felt so good about my stock 44's only to find out I gotta make all these mods to thembest to do the sleeves with the gears. The axle will allready be tore all the way down so it will save you a lot of coin. Dont forget better axle shafts for when you deside to start wheeling. One way or another you will end up buying them if you wheel hard on 38's.