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post #1 of 10 Old 03-28-2012, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Have a 04 GC with the 4.0l and it's the freedom Ed. I want to put a lift on it.m I would like to go 4 inch but then your getting into changing the front drive shaft and stuff and I'm not all into that. I would if I new want to get and do but it seems like a lot of work. So I saw that iro has a 3 inch kit does anyone run that and if so how do you like it and wat tires do you run. I would like to run a 31-32 inch tire. Can I get some pics to see.

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-28-2012, 10:02 AM
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u can go 3" then get .75 spacers, 32" tires. thats my plan
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3.75" of lift is pretty much 4" of lift. Just because your COIL is only 3" doesn't mean you can get away with stacking spacers and still fall in the 3" category.

31's will easily fit with a 3" lift. Some bumper trimming and you can fit a 32.

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I'm going to be upgrading to the iro 3" kit next month to. Currently I have 2 3/4" with a set of 31x10.5's. Theres alot of good pics at http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...lease-1089317/ . But for a quick idea this is how mine sits now.
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3.75" of lift is pretty much 4" of lift. Just because your COIL is only 3" doesn't mean you can get away with stacking spacers and still fall in the 3" category.

31's will easily fit with a 3" lift. Some bumper trimming and you can fit a 32.
he wanted to go 4 but knew it required more work. therefore i suggested the 3.75 lift which requires NO extra work than a 3" lift yet nets near 4"

ask kolak...
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Your argument is:

Follow the chart. Under 4", good to go.

I agree to an extent. Yes you are under 4" and you could probably get by not worrying about the 4" components.

The reason I disagree is because when it comes down to it, it's not completely about numbers. Your jeep isn't going to care about a quarter of an inch. If something happens at 4", it probably will happen at 3.75".

Can you do it? Heck yeah!
Will it work? Probably.
Could new problems arise? Sure.

For the record, I don't completely disagree with your point. I think I'm more warning that if you want to do 3.75" to save expense compared to 4", make sure you have extra in the budget just in case.

On a second note, I'm probably going to do the same thing when my current set of tires wear out (I'll want to go up a size). When I do, I'll be prepared to take care of drive shaft issues, death wobble issues, look into control arms/long arms (if I decide I want to slowly keep building up), think about bump stops, etc. Will I NEED to do all that? Probably not but I'd rather be prepared than surprised.

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im just repeating what kolak said. u want to argue or debate take it up with him

but i will say, who came up with the magic number of 4 then? why didnt they say 3.75? then why would my jeep care about that, wont it happen at 3" lol
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I don't intend to come off as arguing. Like I said above, 3.75 would probably be just fine but it's so close to 4, it would be worth saving up some extra cash in case an issue arises.

I'm not sure where the numbers come from exactly. A lot of it has to do with control arm and drive shaft angles. 3.75" is a lot closer to 4" than 3". The angles on the suspension components are going to be pretty darn close to that of a 4" lift.

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he wanted to go 4 but knew it required more work. therefore i suggested the 3.75 lift which requires NO extra work than a 3" lift yet nets near 4"

ask kolak...
Should have squeezed out a tad more and aimed for 3.99" lift. No extra work, and just a C hair under 4".

I'm sure Kolak would agree.

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post #10 of 10 Old 03-28-2012, 02:48 PM
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Hi,

You can try it, but if their springs lift even a small fraction of an inch over 4", you will need adjustable arms. The geometry falls right off the cliff above 4" and the caster, pinion angle, and wheelwell centering all require adjustable arms to get it correct.

If you PM me your email address I'll send you a photo of a customer's 3" OME lift with 32" tires.

Kolak

Hi,

Kevin's Offroad makes .75" spacers, so that would get you to 3.75". At that height I don't have worries about geometry. Are you familiar with Kevin's Offroad's products?

Kolak
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