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Unread 11-23-2006, 11:41 AM   #1
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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.

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Unread 11-23-2006, 12:11 PM   #2
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Rubicon Express, Rough Country, or Rustys, look in the lift setups sticky for pics of all the lifts you can think of
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Unread 11-23-2006, 04:47 PM   #3
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thanks ill check it out.
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Unread 11-23-2006, 06:36 PM   #4
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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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