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Unread 07-14-2011, 02:19 PM   #31
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Do you guys have any other suggestions about other good stuff to do to my jeep?
put the tire on the roof.

It gains you instant jeep waves.

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Unread 07-14-2011, 02:26 PM   #32
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I would love to do that. my current tire takes up too much room, i can imagine the space the bigger tire will take up. What's the best way to do that?
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Unread 07-14-2011, 02:31 PM   #33
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I would love to do that. my current tire takes up too much room, i can imagine the space the bigger tire will take up. What's the best way to do that?
throw it up there and use ratchet strap to hold it down.

like this:

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Unread 07-14-2011, 02:38 PM   #34
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Lift DOES affect mileage. Its called aerodynamics which get destroyed upon lifting. It gets even worse when you trim the front bumper and install parachutes (ummm, I mean roof lights).

The EPA figures for 1998 GC's are 14 city/19 highway for the I-6 and 12 city/17 highway for the V-8. If you are coming up with larger numbers then its time to check your math.
I have the 3.5in lift with 31's. 90% of the time I go easy on the gas pedal and I also never go over 55-60 mph. 90% of my driving is cruising at 55 also.

I still only get 14.4 and I do the math every time I get gas. I have no idea how people are saying they get 18+ mpg with a lifted ZJ
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Unread 07-14-2011, 02:41 PM   #35
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that's beautifully simple. did you squeeze the tire between the racks?
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Unread 07-14-2011, 02:45 PM   #36
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I do a lot of 65-70 mph driving between home and school. is that cool with a lift kit?
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Unread 07-14-2011, 02:52 PM   #37
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As long as you lift it the right way. I'm still on stock control arms. I get vibes at 70 and death wobble from my control arm bushing that are shot
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Unread 07-14-2011, 02:54 PM   #38
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Right on, I'll have to check the kit out.
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Unread 07-14-2011, 03:00 PM   #39
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that's beautifully simple. did you squeeze the tire between the racks?
more like i squeezed the tire with the racks, lol
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Unread 07-14-2011, 03:54 PM   #40
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My spare 33 fit between the racks. Barely
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Unread 07-14-2011, 03:57 PM   #41
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put the tire on the roof.

It gains you instant jeep waves.
hahaha this is so true!!
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Unread 07-14-2011, 04:06 PM   #42
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why is this thread so long.

free lift?

yes please
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Unread 07-14-2011, 07:48 PM   #43
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haha im just too curious for my own good and keep asking questions
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Unread 07-14-2011, 08:22 PM   #44
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i know ive been there man curiosity is how i learned though
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Unread 07-14-2011, 09:02 PM   #45
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are there any cheap, must have mods that i should do after i put the lift kit on?
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