I am in high school so i'm trying to make my tj look good without spending to much money lol, just trying to spend enough for a lift, rims, and tires.
Good luck, we are all trying to make it look good and functional without spending too much money. With a 4" lift you better be ready to spend some cash to make it almost like driving stock again(without a TC drop). The PO of my 04 Rubi put a 3" BDS lift and a 2" BL(not my first choice) but I had to go with a Tom Woods driveshaft to get rid of my TC drop. Do some research on this topic....a new driveshaft is not the only thing that you need when you put on a 4" lift, if the kit you buy does not come with all the adjustable parts required to do the job correctly. Good luck with your build.
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I am about to get a lift kit for my 98 tj sport, i hear a lot that you have to get a new driveshaft with 4 inches and over of lift, is this true, i wont be doing much offroading, just a little bit of muding here and there.
You'll need an SYE, DS and adjustable control arms to do it right...IMO
I lifted mine 4 inches (suspension), and had no problems with the driveshaft's, the kit included a transfer-case drop of 1 inch though... we tested it without the transfer-case drop and felt vibes, added it and it was smooth again.
the kit had everything you need, except for bolts for the control arms.
was a skyjacker
'98 TJ Manual -2.5" rcx long arm on 31
'99 Xj, Stock on 30"
'86 Monte Carlo 357 stroker. 450hp.
Before you install a TC drop try to run with out it. If you get vibes try 1/2 to 3/4 inches of washers. If that does not fix it get the SYE. I have an RC lift 2.5 inch springs and 3/4 inch spacers. 1/2 inch drop on the TC and it was fine. And by the way 2.2 shocks are ok in my book. I have 6 inches of up travel and way more droop.