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post #31 of 67 Old 07-14-2011, 03:19 PM
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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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post #32 of 67 Old 07-14-2011, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #33 of 67 Old 07-14-2011, 03:31 PM
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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.

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post #34 of 67 Old 07-14-2011, 03:38 PM
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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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post #35 of 67 Old 07-14-2011, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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that's beautifully simple. did you squeeze the tire between the racks?
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post #36 of 67 Old 07-14-2011, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #37 of 67 Old 07-14-2011, 03:52 PM
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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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post #38 of 67 Old 07-14-2011, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Right on, I'll have to check the kit out.
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post #39 of 67 Old 07-14-2011, 04:00 PM
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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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post #40 of 67 Old 07-14-2011, 04:54 PM
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My spare 33 fit between the racks. Barely

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post #41 of 67 Old 07-14-2011, 04:57 PM
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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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post #42 of 67 Old 07-14-2011, 05:06 PM
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why is this thread so long.

free lift?

yes please

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post #43 of 67 Old 07-14-2011, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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haha im just too curious for my own good and keep asking questions
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post #44 of 67 Old 07-14-2011, 09:22 PM
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i know ive been there man curiosity is how i learned though

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post #45 of 67 Old 07-14-2011, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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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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