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post #16 of 22 Old 09-10-2012, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by sailsurf7713 View Post
The 4 popper will handle 33s just fine with 4.88s. But, why the 4" lift? It just brings on added complications. 2" and 1.25" body lift and toss on 33s. Then you have money left over to spend on other stuff.

4" cause I've heard nothing but bad things about body lifts. I'm thinking 3" maybe but I need a suspension kit

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post #17 of 22 Old 09-10-2012, 11:45 AM
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a body lift is required for many of the tj mods

4.88s, 35 bfg a/t, 4.5 inch rubicon express springs, rear 4 link, single radius front, 6 inch rc 2.0 shocks, rc quick discos, eautogrilles rockers and corners.
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post #18 of 22 Old 09-10-2012, 12:33 PM
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what have you heard thats bad about a a 1.25" or less BL?
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post #19 of 22 Old 09-10-2012, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Ironhead_Jed View Post
but did you re-gear it or lug your motor to poor gas mileage?
Yes, I did. 4:56's. At 60 MPH I was turning about 2850 RPM's. It was a three speed auto.

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post #20 of 22 Old 09-10-2012, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by rachaelbarr View Post
4" cause I've heard nothing but bad things about body lifts. I'm thinking 3" maybe but I need a suspension kit
Uh oh. I should probably go take mine off, and lower my gas tank back down and forget about a flat T.C. skid.

There is nothing wrong with a body lift. Excessive body lifts look bad, but 1-1.25" is all you need on a TJ. And it gets you set up for a host of other mods that will increase capability much more than a 4" lift.

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...I say don't lift but CUT. :)
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im running a 4inch suspension lift on my 4 banger and to my knowledge (bought it from a dude about 2 and a half years ago) it has stock gearing. I got up to 83mph once at about 3.8k rpms. It rides fine to me. i can be in 6th gear going at 2.4k rpms going 65 cruising it. No complaints at all.
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post #22 of 22 Old 09-10-2012, 11:23 PM
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My 4 banger with 3 inch lift and 33x12.50s will do 65 on the highway with stock gears if you really push it. I rarely take it on the interestate though. Just back country roads. 5the gear is pretty much useless but it does just fine in all the other gears.
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