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Unread 09-08-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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Noob Lift question

sorry for sounding a bit slow beforehand.

Im wanting to go through shallow water, about 2 - 4 inches, no more than 5. I was wanting to put a small lift on the Jeep ( maybe two inches ? ) ride quality id like to stay about the same, and i don't want to have to "tune" anything, would in need bigger tires ? would i need to tune anything, would 2 inches be enough to be going through that kinda water anyways, this isn't for mudding or going fast through any type of off road stuff either, i just go through a lot of murky / 3-4 inch deep water for work.

sorry if this was covered, i couldn't even find a search button.

It's the 3.7, non 4x4.

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Stock WKs can ford 18 inches of water per the owners manual.

Putting a lift on your Jeep doesn't require anything else. The reason people put bigger tires on a lifted rig is the tire size determines your clearance - not the lift. Not to mention, lifted rigs withstock size tires look - well - stupid. The reason folks add a tuner is to recalibrate the shift points in the tranny and recalibrate the speedo due to bigger tires.
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so lifting and adding larger tires will make the speedo wrong, unless calibrated correctly ?

Also, thanks for the info, i had no idea 18in was safe.. that kinda makes me feel stupid now lol .
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Stock.you can cross water 12"+ deep without issue. If you are concerned you should extend the breather hoses for the trans and t-case. The one for the t-case is most likely sitting on top of the t-case. Do a search, there are a few threads about it here.
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so lifting and adding larger tires will make the speedo wrong, unless calibrated correctly ?

Also, thanks for the info, i had no idea 18in was safe.. that kinda makes me feel stupid now lol .
Only the tire size will affect the speedo, Odo, tranny, etc. If you increase the diameter of the tire it will turn fewer times than the stock size while traveling the same distance.
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is doing the lift something i can do myself ( not mechanically inclined ? ) ive never even see one done.
and im not concerned so much as i am worried all the sticks floating in this nasty water will just screw up the paint, which is why i was hoping to keep the bottom of the actual paint from getting wet. i figured another 2 inches, and id be clear for the little waves, and such.
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is doing the lift something i can do myself ( not mechanically inclined ? ) ive never even see one done.
and im not concerned so much as i am worried all the sticks floating in this nasty water will just screw up the paint, which is why i was hoping to keep the bottom of the actual paint from getting wet. i figured another 2 inches, and id be clear for the little waves, and such.
If your not mechanically inclined I'm guessing you don't have a relatively decent collection of tools - so I'd say no to installing the lift yourself. Otherwise, install of most lifts is definately doable by the DIY driveway "mechanic."

3 - 4 inches of water is nothing to be concerned about even at stock height as that isn't even going to be above your hubs.
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Awesome, thanks for the help guys. I could be wrong on the height of the water, as i do it in a company car atm, and it's well up to the bumper. But now i have a much better idea, thanks so much very helpful
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