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Unread 08-26-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
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I'm looking for all and any suggestions for 4"-6" lift for my jeep. new to the wj and dont really know what too look for as far as anything goes. Much easier with my wrangler. trying to fit 31s-33s on a stock wj .new trans engine and cv axles. brands, series, websites, companies, etc all appreciated. i want to hear pros and cons as well as opinions please.

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Unread 08-26-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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I'm looking for all and any suggestions for 4"-6" lift for my jeep. new to the wj and dont really know what too look for as far as anything goes. Much easier with my wrangler. trying to fit 31s-33s on a stock wj .new trans engine and cv axles. brands, series, websites, companies, etc all appreciated. i want to hear pros and cons as well as opinions please.
First, welcome to WJ world! You will find a great bunch of helpful people here. I would start with using the search feature - there are countless threads on this topic. That would provide much more helpful information on your question than any single response I could provide. I have a 3" lift, and research of threads on the topic were invaluable in my decision.

If after doing all that you have a very specific question, post it here - there are some real experts here. Also, a PM to Kolak ( a member and vendor here) would yield some helpful info and guidance for you. He is a lift expert...
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Unread 08-26-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
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sorry i only made this post because im on a phone and most of the functions of this site are harder to use.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 10:26 PM   #4
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Get to a PC and do some research. WJ lifts become exponentially more complicated and more complex at 4". You better be sure that you want to deal with that level of lift to suit your needs. EVERYONE comes in here with a brand new WJ and thinks that 4-6" lift is the first step. A lot of us disagree and think you should make an informed decision before you invest the coin. After all, we can only take so many "I bought a cheap lift and now I have death wobble" threads.

As far as tire size... generally speaking 31s take a 2" lift, 32s take a 4" lift, and 33s take a 6" lift (no trimming). Subtract 1" of lift height if you want to trim a little. Add 1" of tire height if you want to trim a LOT. So When you say you want to run 31s to 33s you are talking anywhere in the commercially-available WJ lifts.

As far as lifts go... take whatever the sticker price is an double it. That's how much it will take to make it "complete". There's always more to do with the lift than what comes in the box, such as control arms, front driveshaft, and all of the original suspension components that fail quickly when exposed to a change in ride height (spring isolators, tie rod ends, control arm bushings, ball joints, etc). It's never as simple as bolting on the $750 lift from Iron Rock Offroad and calling it good.

[edit] - Also note that if you have a 2001 WJ, you DON'T have a 4.7HO. They only made 12 WJs with the HO in 2001 and I sincerely doubt that you have one of them. To be honest, I think it's a complete myth anyway. Every time someone claims to have one, it turns out it's bogus.
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