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post #1 of 25 Old 10-20-2012, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Lift kits

I want to lift my jeep 2-4 inches. Would I have to adjust any of my gauges or would the difference not be large enough to bother? And what kits would you recommend? Both body and suspension. Thanks for the help, you guys always throw me something useful

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post #2 of 25 Old 10-20-2012, 06:41 PM
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What size tire do you want to run and what do you plan on doing with your jeep? That's a basis for the answer you shall get.

None of your gauges will change just by lifting it. Tire size will change your speedometer though.

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What size tire do you want to run and what do you plan on doing with your jeep? That's a basis for the answer you shall get.

None of your gauges will change just by lifting it. Tire size will change your speedometer though.
Not too sure, I was thinking 33s or a little bigger
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bigger than 33 and I would suggest really, really thinking about what you wan tot do. over 33" and you need quite a lift, SYE, and need to seriously consider axle strength.
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The 3.5" fabtech is cheap with great performance. Will look good with 33's or 35's.
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What size tire do you want to run and what do you plan on doing with your jeep? That's a basis for the answer you shall get.

None of your gauges will change just by lifting it. Tire size will change your speedometer though.
What he said.... Speedo is an easy fix with a new speedo gear after you select your set up...

A 1" BL (body lift) is the usual recommendation (no taller, increased stresses on mounts and looks funny)

Along with a quality 2" spring lift (OME , RE) NOT ROUGH COUNTRY, will get you 33" tires.

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Personally, I wouldn't go more than 33's with your Jeep. Your engine doesn't have the power to push bigger tires with your gearing so 33's will be fairly dog-ish. And as imstillatwork said, to run 35's you will need to start looking at rear axle strength.

You also need to keep in mind that they higher you go, the more work you need to do. General rule of thumb is that anything over 2.5" of suspension lift and should get an sye and new drive shaft(about $600 on it's own). So at this point you need to look at home much you want to spend to get it where you want to be and you always get what you pay for in terms of suspension parts, so try to stay away from rough country.

I would go with an OME, BDS, or RE 2-2.5" suspension lift and a 1" body lift at the most. You can forgo the body lift in favor of TJ flares or flat fenders if you would like.

EDIT: ^^He beat me to it and I agree with what he says.

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Personally, I wouldn't go more than 33's with your Jeep. Your engine doesn't have the power to push bigger tires with your gearing so 33's will be fairly dog-ish. And as imstillatwork said, to run 35's you will need to start looking at rear axle strength.

You also need to keep in mind that they higher you go, the more work you need to do. General rule of thumb is that anything over 2.5" of suspension lift and should get an sye and new drive shaft(about $600 on it's own). So at this point you need to look at home much you want to spend to get it where you want to be and you always get what you pay for in terms of suspension parts, so try to stay away from rough country.

I would go with an OME, BDS, or RE 2-2.5" suspension lift and a 1" body lift at the most. You can forgo the body lift in favor of TJ flares or flat fenders if you would like.

EDIT: ^^He beat me to it and I agree with what he says.
So what if I did 31 inch tires, and a two inch suspension lift? Would that be alright, not any work after that?
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I think that would be spot on. I think BDS has a 2" lift.

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I think that would be spot on. I think BDS has a 2" lift.
2" BDS springs
5/8" Besrk or vacj5 shackles
1" daystar body lift
Tj flares in rear
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...enders-1087408
^^ front fenders
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No trackbar
Swaybar disconnects

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put this in its own end all sticky plz.

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2" BDS springs
5/8" Besrk or vacj5 shackles
1" daystar body lift
Tj flares in rear
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...enders-1087408
^^ front fenders
No bumpstops
No trackbar
Swaybar disconnects

It'll be the best flexing system and best daily driver you'll ever have. You'll thank yourself in the end.
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So what if I did 31 inch tires, and a two inch suspension lift? Would that be alright, not any work after that?
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If your'e not wanting invest some extra coin, then yes, that would work. Above and beyond that, and you'll loose too much power d-line work will be needed, as has been pointed out already.



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2" BDS springs
5/8" Besrk or vacj5 shackles
1" daystar body lift
Tj flares in rear
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...enders-1087408
^^ front fenders
No bumpstops
No trackbar
Swaybar disconnects

It'll be the best flexing system and best daily driver you'll ever have. You'll thank yourself in the end.
this is what i wish i had done. i got carried away and did a 3.5" BDS, with shackles, and a 2" BL (on 33s). it's a little higher than i wanted, and i'm considering just taking the body lift completely out.
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2" BDS springs
5/8" Besrk or vacj5 shackles
1" daystar body lift
Tj flares in rear
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...enders-1087408
^^ front fenders
No bumpstops
No trackbar
Swaybar disconnects

It'll be the best flexing system and best daily driver you'll ever have. You'll thank yourself in the end.
So I'll still be able to use this as my daily driver after these suspension mods? How much would this run me? I'd look it all up on my own but I've been busy and only on mobile lately
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You'll be fine with it as your daily driver. Mine is a little taller and its still my daily driver.


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