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post #1 of 13 Old 08-26-2008, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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35" tire build - FULL TRACTION lift - long arm. What one to get

I know...I'm reposting this from the Lift forum....but thought I might have better luck with answers over here.




Couple questions if I go with the Full Traction Lift - Long Arm.

I want to fit 35" tires.

I currently have a 1" BL and 1" MML.

Do I need the 4", or the 6". The website says that the 4" can only go up to 33" tires, and the 6" can go up to 35". But that doesn't seem right to me. Is there anyone out there with experience in this area?

Also, I have the Jeep Medic skid currently installed...do you think I can keep it and use it with the lift?

* What Drive shaft did you get?

* Did you do an SYE conversion?

* What shocks would be the best to get?

* What has been your experience with this?


Thanks a lot!

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hey there I see your from st joe. Im from stevensville.
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Couple questions if I go with the Full Traction Lift - Long Arm.

I want to fit 35" tires.

I currently have a 1" BL and 1" MML.

Do I need the 4", or the 6". The website says that the 4" can only go up to 33" tires, and the 6" can go up to 35". But that doesn't seem right to me. Is there anyone out there with experience in this area? 4", you have a BL

Also, I have the Jeep Medic skid currently installed...do you think I can keep it and use it with the lift? not sure how FT mounts their long arms. Best bet is to get a hold of the instalation instructions and red them.

* What Drive shaft did you get?
it'll require a CV drive shaft from your favorite supplier. I like Carolina Driveline

* Did you do an SYE conversion?
You will if you have a stock 231

* What shocks would be the best to get?
too much opinion here for me to comment

* What has been your experience with this?
don't have an experience with that lift. My comments are generic in nature.

Thanks a lot!
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most say that with full traction their springs sag alot.... meaning they call customer service.... customer services basically says screw you we got your money, if i were you i would go with either Nth, RE, or Tera. most likely you wont be needing to worry about how their customer service is becuase you wont need to be replacing parts.

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How about the 4.56 vs. the 4.88 debate?

what do you all think?

I have the I-6 and 5spd.


It's going to be a DD, but I want the power offroad. Not sure what the difference is in MPG. Thanks.

(As DD, I drive 5 miles to work, and occasionally run 400 mile round trips)
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hey there I see your from st joe. Im from stevensville.
Hey there...

now that I look at it, I may have seen your rig around town.

Do you go out anywhere to wheel?
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4.88 for the 35's.

You should be fine with a 4" SL and a 1" BL. But there have been quite a few people on here that have complained about Full Tractions customer service, I would go with a Rubicon Express lift, personally.

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Hey there...

now that I look at it, I may have seen your rig around town.

Do you go out anywhere to wheel?
theres no where to really go.
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post #9 of 13 Old 08-26-2008, 03:13 PM
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I like the full traction kits, its a true 4 link front and 3 link rear, however I have also heard that the springs sag.
You definitely dont need the 6 inch with a body lift, you should be fine with the 4 inch.

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With the full traction kit you can buy an assembled exhaust kit instead of modding yours. Or it's required I can't remember.

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I just put a FT long arm on my TJ. Nice stuff! 2" control arms, must use their skid plate. If you go tri-link you gotta use their exhaust or start fabbing your own. Worst customer service of any company I've dealt with!!!! If I would have known how worthless these pricks are I would have purchased a RE system for sure. I would never recomend FT for that reason. They made some shipping errors on my order and it took 4 days of arguing and being left on hold just get them to ship the correct bushings. They lied to me about the RE system using chromoly tubing. Screw them!!!!

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As stated, go with the 4" springs. I am running the FT 4" springs with Acos adjusted to 2" for a total of 6" of lift. I have 38's with no rubbing

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I have the FT 6". No BL or spacers. I can stuff my 35s all the way up. Its a very good lift. Ive always had good customer service with them over the years. Ive also had my lift on since 04 and there is sagging, but not too bad. I used the RSX9000 shocks and once they are broke in, they are set at 4 in the front and 3 in the rear. You will need an after market exhaust or have it fabbed up. Lastly, your current skid wont work with the FT skid. All of the rear LA mounts are on the skid and the LCAs are on the front of the skid.

I think all the other questions were answered.

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