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Unread 01-21-2014, 04:16 PM   #1
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Lift Concerns

I'm looking at the Rubicon Express 3.5" super-ride lift kit. With the transfer case vibrations would it be ideal to get a SYE or get a drop kit for the case? Also if i were to run Mamba Offroad alloys (15x8 4.5 BS) with a 31x10.5x15 tire would it rub at all? i read somewhere that the 97+ have smaller wheel wells and may require trimming? Thanks!

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Unread 01-21-2014, 05:57 PM   #2
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-get a SYE if you want the ideal option.
-you won't rub the LCA but you will probably rub the fenders a bit if you offroad it - not likely just driving to the mall
-trimming is easy and can be done well without looking like a hack job
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Unread 01-21-2014, 06:15 PM   #3
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Didn't plan to do extreme off roading with it. Where would be a good place to shop for new driveshafts?
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Unread 01-22-2014, 02:46 PM   #4
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tatton ds are great or but a used one and have a shop cut/balance it foryou.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 02:52 PM   #5
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You should look into driveshaft/sye combos, you can save some money. I went with Adams driveshaft, I liked it a lot the entire time I owned my jeep!
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Unread 01-22-2014, 03:00 PM   #6
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You should look into driveshaft/sye combos, you can save some money. I went with Adams driveshaft, I liked it a lot the entire time I owned my jeep!
Hmm I'll look into it. How much lift did you have with it as well?
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Unread 01-22-2014, 03:04 PM   #7
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Lift it then see if you need an SYE or TC drop. Usually don't need them til you get over 3.5" but 97+ XJs are a little more funny about it needing it. You really don't need to replace the driveshaft at 3.5" unless you end up needing an SYE. Even then a small TC drop should be fine unless you want to spend the extra money. If you're not wheeling a lot or anything big then there's no real sense in spending the extra money on the SYE and DS.

As for the tires, if you change your bump stops (which you should any time you change suspension and tire sizes) then you shouldn't rub anything.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 03:21 PM   #8
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I think at 3.5" you can still get away with using an XJ front driveshaft for the rear with an SYE.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 06:23 PM   #9
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I think at 3.5" you can still get away with using an XJ front driveshaft for the rear with an SYE.
he also could just get a driveshaft out of a pre 97, if he wants to go that route
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Unread 01-22-2014, 06:29 PM   #10
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I guess it would depend on the jeep and the vibes it gives but i would think that a 3.5" lift that will settle a few more fractions wouldnt need an sye or a drop. but like i said it all depends on if theres vibes or not.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 09:15 PM   #11
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I think at 3.5" you can still get away with using an XJ front driveshaft for the rear with an SYE.
Yup, this is the setup I had in my old '96. SYE and stock front driveshaft in the rear on 3"-3.5" of lift.

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Technically, I'm at 4.5" in the rear, but weighed down. I have no issues without an SYE.

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Unread 01-24-2014, 02:22 PM   #13
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Hmm I'll look into it. How much lift did you have with it as well?
5.25" but it was a tj.

I'm going 4.5" on my Cherokee but will be going the same sye/driveshaft route
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Unread 01-24-2014, 02:30 PM   #14
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Ima cheap ***. Stock jeep came with a d35 (longer shaft). I swap on a Yj yoke that allows higher angles for 20 & upgrade to a c8.25. (Longer. Pinion). So at my 3-3.5" I don't get vibes when the pinions set and never drop the shaft
Funny thing is I've got a hack n tap and a full sye in the garage hahaha.
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Unread 01-24-2014, 03:48 PM   #15
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I'm at 3 inches with a 98 and no vibes and threw 2 hockey pucks per coil spring and never rub on 31s
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