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Unread 09-23-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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HELP I NEED SOMEBODY (help) NOT JUST ANYBODY

Im purchasing a jeep wrangler tj fairly soon and im going stock and lifting it myself this time (last time i bought a used lifted jeep i got F!*#ed) So i want a pretty good size lift i plan for offroading and creek crossing and such. So i've heard every response in the book about lifts. If i were to do a 2' body lift and a 2' Suspension lift could i run 33's? I would love 35's but i know thats a whole new pain in the @ss. Any suggestions??? I want to lift my jeep so it looks nice. But i dont really want to run into gear problems and Drive shaft problems . Any body got any ideas? ( when i say do it myself i mean take it somewhere and get it lifted not me do it.)

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Unread 09-23-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Nobody can help since we don't know what model jeep you're going to buy.

Plus some of your statements are contradictory. You either want to build it with a pretty good lift for offroading and creek crossings or you want to build it to only look good.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 10:02 PM   #3
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True true i wasnt too clear it will be a 2001 or 1999 at this point. Secondly i want a good lift for offroading but i want it to look good while doing so if that makes sense?
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Unread 09-23-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
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Zone 4.25" Combo kit is a better idea. Then you won't have as much body lift, appealing to the "good looking" portion of your request.
http://zoneoffroad.com/product?ki=451
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Unread 09-23-2013, 10:15 PM   #5
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I would go with no more than a 1.25" body lift, I'd suggest combining with a motor mount lift and changing the stock skid plate for a flat plate, This is know as a tummy tuck or TT. This will gain you several inches of clearance. You might want to look into flat or tube fenders as well.

Look through this thread for some ideas http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tj...etups-1391365/
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Unread 09-24-2013, 02:21 PM   #6
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Zone 4.25" Combo kit is a better idea. Then you won't have as much body lift, appealing to the "good looking" portion of your request.
http://zoneoffroad.com/product?ki=451
My only question to this is does this effect the car in any ways that are potentially dangerous or (may be a stupid question) drive a couple hours if needed?
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Unread 09-24-2013, 02:57 PM   #7
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My only question to this is does this effect the car in any ways that are potentially dangerous or (may be a stupid question) drive a couple hours if needed?
Nope. If you end up with any vibes, a MML should take care of them. Not a bad idea to do them at the same time anyways.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 03:17 PM   #8
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Nope. If you end up with any vibes, a MML should take care of them. Not a bad idea to do them at the same time anyways.

Awesome thanks this will definitely be my first option in lifting it thanks so much
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Unread 09-24-2013, 03:21 PM   #9
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Nope. If you end up with any vibes, a MML should take care of them. Not a bad idea to do them at the same time anyways.
That lift is borderline for causing vibes and if he does any amount of tummy tuck he will have them. OP, the vibes are solveable and not fatal in anyway just require more money and work. To give you an idea my driveline sees the equivalent of 8+" lift and I have no vibes and no problems. Just be aware of what you are getting into. If you want to run 33s and not spend a lot of money run 2" coil spacers and 1.25" body lift.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 03:23 PM   #10
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That lift is borderline for causing vibes and if he does any amount of tummy tuck he will have them. OP, the vibes are solveable and not fatal in anyway just require more money and work. To give you an idea my driveline sees the equivalent of 8+" lift and I have no vibes and no problems. Just be aware of what you are getting into. If you want to run 33s and not spend a lot of money run 2" coil spacers and 1.25" body lift.
I never said anything about a tuck. Generally newbies don't go for a tuck right away. And I know it is close, which is why I mentioned the MML. But it's advertised as not needing an SYE and most rigs at 3" don't have vibes.
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That lift is borderline for causing vibes and if he does any amount of tummy tuck he will have them. OP, the vibes are solveable and not fatal in anyway just require more money and work. To give you an idea my driveline sees the equivalent of 8+" lift and I have no vibes and no problems. Just be aware of what you are getting into. If you want to run 33s and not spend a lot of money run 2" coil spacers and 1.25" body lift.
Okay say i did the body lift and the coil spacers what lift would i do like a 2 inch suspension or what just the body and coil spacers?
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Unread 09-24-2013, 03:26 PM   #12
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Okay say i did the body lift and the coil spacers what lift would i do like a 2 inch suspension or what just the body and coil spacers?
Just the spacers.
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I never said anything about a tuck. Generally newbies don't go for a tuck right away. And I know it is close, which is why I mentioned the MML. But it's advertised as not needing an SYE and most rigs at 3" don't have vibes.
You didn't but it was mentioned in prior post by other poster. If OP is taking all that in he needs to think about it right.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 03:33 PM   #14
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You didn't but it was mentioned in prior post by other poster. If OP is taking all that in he needs to think about it right.
Fair enough.
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Unread 09-28-2013, 10:45 AM   #15
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I'm going to be in the same boat at some point between now and next spring. I plan on getting a 97-00 TJ and I want to clear either 32's or 33's and have plenty of breathing room. I'll be doing Daily driving and some weekend off roading. Trying to plan ahead. I like the zone 4.25" combo. I'm wondering is a 2" spacer with 1.25" body lift giong to really be that much cheaper? If you do that aren't you still going to benefit from a 1" MML? At that point you've got to be pretty close to the price of that Zone lift and it comes with new springs and gets you 1" higher.

Just wondering, cause I dno't really know but I fall into the same category as the OP I think.
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