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!
-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
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.
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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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.
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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