Newbie needs help
So im getting a jeep pretty soon and im wondering what kind of lift to put on it. I either want to but a 4.5 inch or a 3 inch with either 31 or 32. Im not going to do to much rock crawling but mostly just mud and dirt. So what company lift would u recomend for me and maybe some pictures would be nice.
Rubicon Express, Rough Country, or Rustys, look in the lift setups sticky for pics of all the lifts you can think of
Dad- '08 JK Rubicon- Stock, BB and 33s coming
Sister- '07 FJ Cruiser- Rear locker, BFG A/Ts
the amount of lift depends on the tire size. decide the tire size you want and go from there. another thing is if you plan to trim your fenders a little bit or not. a 31/10.5/15 tire will fit nicely ona 3 inch lift. i have a 3 inch rustys lift and love it so far. i would recomned the full spring pack kit over the AAL but the AAL isnt all that bad. steer away from lifts that use a shackle or block because with the stock leaf packs you will get massive axle wrap. also there are other things you may need such as a slip yoke eliminator and cv driveshaft. and with bigger tires its always a good idea to upgrade the brakes and axle. as for axles, try and find a 97+ cherokee with a chrysler 8.25 rear axle or 87-90 witha D44 rear axle as those are the strongest. if you end up with a D35 rear axle or a 85-96 cherokee with the 8.25 axle then you will want to upgrade to a D44 or ford 8.8 axle when going with anything bigger than 31's. some will tell you that the d35 and pre 97 8.25's will hold to a 33 or 35 but they wont for long. plus with a 8.8 upgrade you get disc brakes in the rear.
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