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Unread 12-20-2011, 11:50 PM   #1
steffenhagen
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New Tj Jeep owner

hey i just bought my first jeep. a 2003 TJ. i love it! i have been going on any and every trail i can find and doing some offroading. the jeep came stock (4.0 L straight 6, automatic tranny) the only thing that isn't stock are the 31" tires.
sadly i don't know much about mechanics, but i would like some advice for a lift kit. i wan't something decent for offroading but not too pricey (price cap is about $1,000) i don't think i wanna go over 4 inches.

thanks for reading. any kind of advice will be appreciated cuz i'm a noob!!!

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Unread 12-20-2011, 11:58 PM   #2
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I have no 1st hand experience witj any lifts as my rig is still stock as well, i could do the he said she said about -x- products... But that is pointless and not real info. So this is for a bump to the top. Good luck and welcome to jeep forum and jeep life
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Unread 12-21-2011, 12:03 AM   #3
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What size tire do you want to run, how hard of trails ?

Account for tire price, you don't want to be rolling on 31's after you install a lift.

Also try posting this question in your local section here.
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Unread 12-21-2011, 12:06 AM   #4
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First off welcome to the forum! Secondly, you have much to learn and the quickest way to do such is by searching any questions you have in the search bar on the home page of the forum. There are so many threads already out there that could probably answer your question better than I can. However before you decide what lift you want you need to decide what size tires you want to run. If you want to stay on 31's then a 2.5" lift would do you fine. If you want to upgrade to 33's you might want to consider a 3-3.5" lift. I wouldn't get a 4" until you have money for a new cv driveshaft and sye just in case you get vibes. Check out my build thread if you want to see some of the process of a jeep on 31's being lifted and going to 33's.
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Unread 12-21-2011, 12:10 AM   #5
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First off welcome to the forum! Secondly, you have much to learn and the quickest way to do such is by searching any questions you have in the search bar on the home page of the forum. There are so many threads already out there that could probably answer your question better than I can. However before you decide what lift you want you need to decide what size tires you want to run. If you want to stay on 31's then a 2.5" lift would do you fine. If you want to upgrade to 33's you might want to consider a 3-3.5" lift. I wouldn't get a 4" until you have money for a new cv driveshaft and sye just in case you get vibes. Check out my build thread if you want to see some of the process of a jeep on 31's being lifted and going to 33's.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/un...-build-778715/

...and read links on the first page of this build, great information !
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Unread 12-22-2011, 01:14 PM   #6
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Unread 12-23-2011, 07:28 AM   #7
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