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Unread 02-14-2005, 08:11 PM   #1
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What Kind of Front Drive Shaft/Lift Kit ?

Now that I am going to Replace my Front Drive Shaft I thought to myself WHY NOT lift the Truck ? I think a 4 Inch lift would do . The question is what kind of Lift is Recommended ? and where do I get one ? Should I attempt this Myself or should I get a Professional ? Can I still do 90MPH with a 4 Inch Lift ? Before People Flame me for Driving TOO FAST !! I do Drive Safely and only Drive Fast on Open Roads in the Right Weather Conditions !

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Unread 02-14-2005, 09:03 PM   #2
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I'm not the lift specialist by any means on this forum, but 4" is a pretty substantial lift. I am pretty sure that you will need a slip yoke eliminator to reduce driveline vibes amond other things, but maybe not. Hunter?

Also, once you get a lift that high, new (very big) tires are inevitable if you do not want to look extremely awkward. The mods will never stop, and it can reallyyy hurt the budget. More power to ya though!

As for the 90mph, with my stock height 30x9.5" ZJ, 90mph seems a little shaky..I couldn't imagine it with 33's or 4.5" of bump.


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Unread 02-14-2005, 09:12 PM   #3
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I have 4.5'' and 32'', I made it to 90mph and I am still alive
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--4.5'' RE Lift
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--Trail ready bumpers
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Unread 02-14-2005, 09:20 PM   #4
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I don't think you will need the SYE after all. However, I found some useful information for you thanks to LouisianaZJ over on JU.

For a 4.5" lift, you'll need

steering stabilizer
adj LCA's
adj front t-bar
adj rear t-bar or bracket
longer swaybar links front
shocks
longer brake lines front

bumpstops f/r for 32's or 33's.

Also, death wobble becomes prevalent at such heights and you will be taking a risk. Do you do a lot of wheeling, or is this just for looks?
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Unread 02-14-2005, 09:21 PM   #5
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You mean 4 inches is Too High ? I can Settle for a 2 Inch Lift. Thanks for all the Info !!!
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Unread 02-14-2005, 09:22 PM   #6
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Very Little wheeling. Mainly for Looks
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Unread 02-14-2005, 09:31 PM   #7
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"too high" is relative to the person, the budget, and the expected driving type. not wanting to go offroad = looks ... so determine what size tire you want and lift accordingly ... the purpose of a lift it to fit larger tires (with the smallest lift possible). See http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/zj/zjlifts.html for an idea (if you have a ZJ - 93-98)

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Unread 02-14-2005, 10:43 PM   #8
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Sorry !

I have WJ 2002 Jeep Overland 26,000 Miles

I Broke the Rule that I used to Always Get Pissed about other Peoples Threads. No Year Make and Model !!!
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