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Unread 03-02-2014, 05:39 PM   #1
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Lift Kit

Hey guys im new to this, Im looking to do a lift on my truck preferably a 6" lift. What do i need and what kits do you recommend ?

PS- I know i need springs, shocks and brake line extensions and a steering stabilizer. The drive line is where I don't know what i need in terms of drive shaft and so on. also do i need to change any of my control arms?

Thanks alot

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Unread 03-02-2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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Covered VERY extensively once a week. Search the ZJ section for this topic and you'll have more than enough threads pop up.

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Unread 03-02-2014, 06:56 PM   #3
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Google works better. ZJ lift or something similar.
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Unread 03-02-2014, 09:03 PM   #4
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These are not "trucks", they be jeeps my friend. Out in full size world 6 in. May be standard but when it comes to these 4.5" is what I would go before long arms. I don't think I've seen a "kit" that is 6". Iron rock offroad has a 5.5" long arm kit but does not include all 8 arms which you will need. It is only LA up front. And as far as driveshafts ect. Just get customs because wouldn't run even a 33 on the stock axles these things have. Maybe the front but def not the rear. So def new axles and gears to go with that lift.
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Unread 03-02-2014, 09:09 PM   #5
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These are not "trucks", they be jeeps my friend. Out in full size world 6 in. May be standard but when it comes to these 4.5" is what I would go before long arms. I don't think I've seen a "kit" that is 6". Iron rock offroad has a 5.5" long arm kit but does not include all 8 arms which you will need. It is only LA up front. And as far as driveshafts ect. Just get customs because wouldn't run even a 33 on the stock axles these things have. Maybe the front but def not the rear. So def new axles and gears to go with that lift.
OP: Everything in the quoted post, ignore.

Seriously, stop giving poor advice.
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These are not "trucks", they be jeeps my friend. Out in full size world 6 in. May be standard but when it comes to these 4.5" is what I would go before long arms. I don't think I've seen a "kit" that is 6". Iron rock offroad has a 5.5" long arm kit but does not include all 8 arms which you will need. It is only LA up front. And as far as driveshafts ect. Just get customs because wouldn't run even a 33 on the stock axles these things have. Maybe the front but def not the rear. So def new axles and gears to go with that lift.
I would say that this is largely incorrect. The D35c isn't ideal but you can run 33's if you are careful and not locked. The 96+ D44a can handle 33's easily especially if it's trussed.

You should decide on what size tire you want to run then pick a lift height. Also decide on if you want to trim the fenders to fit larger tires or not.
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https://www.claytonoffroad.com/templ...%20Lift%20Kits
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Unread 03-02-2014, 09:29 PM   #7
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I would say that this is largely incorrect. The D35c isn't ideal but you can run 33's if you are careful and not locked. The 96+ D44a can handle 33's easily especially if it's trussed.

You should decide on what size tire you want to run then pick a lift height. Also decide on if you want to trim the fenders to fit larger tires or not.
I 2nd these gentlemen.

Im at 6" check my build to see all thats been done to go to that height.
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Unread 03-02-2014, 09:59 PM   #8
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Ok so let me explain where I am coming from since I clearly came off very wrong and I have had quite a few beers and you are right whiteout I have given bad advice and shouldn't be giving it inebriated. Since the qord "truck" was used I revert to full sizes. 6" and full size generally immediately means 35s. Even for pavement princesses. I see it almost weekly from every new soldier who wants a truck and heads down to 4wheelparts. And polka you are a d44a does handle 33s. Would I? Nah ill opt for a d44. And a 35c with 33s carefully? Who wants that!? I guess people do. I prefer not fixing it on the trail as I have seen d35s give way. I should have asked what he plans on doing with the jeep before I misspoke. So please do ignore all I posted before as these fellas have corrected me. I will retain one thing though and this may just be a personal opinion but 4in. With spacers to equal roughly 6", which is what I experienced in a buddies rode horribly.
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