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Unread 04-07-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
zach36532
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******* that needs help with suspension

im plaining on putting on a 4" rough country lift and putting 2" spacers on to make a total of 6" and i was wondering if when i put all that on will i have to change out my driveshaft or make any other mods???.... any feed back would help. thank you

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Unread 04-07-2009, 09:05 PM   #2
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Add in an extra 3" spacer too for 9" total (not...)

If you are going to 6" total, you need everything for 6" total. You don't seem very well educated on lifting jeeps so I would not suggest jumping head first into such a high lift height. Do the research and do it right
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Unread 04-07-2009, 09:51 PM   #3
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You would need to change your driveshafts, control arms,front and rear track bars, shocks, front and rear sway bar links, and something else that I might be forgetting. Oh yeah, while you're at it, go ahead and swap out the springs for 6" springs, and sell the spacers.

Basically, if you want to lift 6", you need a 6" kit. A 4" kit will work only for 4" of lift, not 6". If you want a 6" kit, you need to be prepared to shell out between $2500 and $3000, and that's before you get wheels and tires. And if you fit the maximum size tire under a 6" lift, you will not want, you will need to regear, and if you have the D35 in the back, you'll need to junk that and swap in at least an 8.8.

Now, I don't mean to come off as a jerk or anything, it's just that we get this exact question or some slight variation of it nearly every day. I understand that it's easy to think big and get in over your head and budget very quickly. It's good to start off with a smaller lift like the IRO front to rear swap, or the rough country kit you're considering. I also highly recommend installing the lift yourself. It isn't that difficult, and you will learn tons about your Jeep's suspension and how everything works, which will in turn help you understand why you need all the crap I mentioned for an extra two inches of lift.
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Unread 04-07-2009, 10:22 PM   #4
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Well I think you been told. But I would believe what they said. I put a 2 in spring lift with new shocks and it changes enough stuff that keeps a guy busy. There is so much info on lifts here that its overwelming. But after reading and reading I figure that 3.5 is pretty safe kit (wish I had done that) After that you are wanting a lot of parts and a lot cash spent. This forum is very helpful and very full of info do a search on lifts and your going to be reading for a few days. Good luck and hope to see pics of your jeep build.
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Unread 04-08-2009, 08:42 AM   #5
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6" is a much bigger project than 4"
BUT once you're at 4" its easier to move up if you piece together the right components to begin with i.e. sway bar links and discos, adj. track bars... plus when you know what you're doing after doing it a time or two moving up the progression, you will be able to handle it better especially when it comes to troubleshooting a problem or knowing what to repair...

my says work your way up, start 4
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Unread 04-08-2009, 08:48 AM   #6
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Add in an extra 3" spacer too for 9" total (not...)

If you are going to 6" total, you need everything for 6" total. You don't seem very well educated on lifting jeeps so I would not suggest jumping head first into such a high lift height. Do the research and do it right
Just do a body lift!
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Unread 04-08-2009, 10:09 AM   #7
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where can i find the a driveshaft i need?
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