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Unread 06-06-2010, 05:07 PM   #31
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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.

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Try a MML,they work well to reduce or eliminate the t case drop with smaller lifts.

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Unread 06-06-2010, 05:08 PM   #32
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How about an MML instead.
That helps, but not enough with a 4" suspension lift...IMO
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Unread 06-06-2010, 05:36 PM   #33
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Try a MML,they work well to reduce or eliminate the t case drop with smaller lifts.
What's wrong with doing it right?
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Unread 06-06-2010, 05:48 PM   #34
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What's wrong with doing it right?
Nothing at all, do it right the first time...
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What's wrong with doing it right?
A MML is wrong.
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A MML is wrong.
It's not the full solution when using a 4" suspension lift...
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It's not the full solution when using a 4" suspension lift...
I guess not blowing $1000 on a Vanco brake kit would be wrong also.
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I guess not blowing $1000 on a Vanco brake kit would be wrong also.
Don't be an ***, there are many solutions for all situations...
My WJ conversion cost about $650...

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Unread 06-06-2010, 06:16 PM   #39
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I guess not blowing $1000 on a Vanco brake kit would be wrong also.
What kind of skewed logic is that? If you buy a product like Van's brakes that are sorely needed on 99% of all TJ's on 35's, how is that blowing money?
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A MML is wrong.
My buddy left out of here yesterday on a 3" lifted TJ on 33's that has horrible take off vibes that continue pretty much throughout first gear and partially into second. Only at freeway speeds do them become tolerable.

You're telling me all I have to do is install a MML and the vibes will be gone?
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You're telling me all I have to do is install a MML and the vibes will be gone?
We both know that doing it right the first time pays off...
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I don't recommend or run a TC drop, it defeats the purpose...
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We both know that doing it right the first time pays off...
Nobody will argue with what you are saying. A TC drop DOES defeat the purpose of a lift...kind of. Lets say it defeats the purpose of the lift if you plan on maximizing ground clearance for offroad.

Another purpose of a lift is to fit bigger tires. Like it or not, a lot of Jeeps are for cruising around and mall crawling....spending an extra $1000 to get rid of vibes on a Jeep that will never be driven off road is potentially a big waste of cash.

Nobody in their right mind will argue with doing something right. What can be argued though is building something to suit it's intended purpose if money is tight. The OP said it will not be driven offroad. My feeling is that this Jeep is being dressed up for cruising around town.....which is fine IMO. Telling him or her that they NEED to spend the money for a SYE, CV driveshaft, adjustable rear uppers, etc is not helping the OP in any way; and it is not honest. You are trying to convince the OP to build to fit YOUR needs, not necessarily with his or her best interest in mind.

If this Jeep is a street queen, the OP will be just fine with a 4" lift and a big TC drop that steals ground clearance.
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Nobody will argue with what you are saying. A TC drop DOES defeat the purpose of a lift...kind of. Lets say it defeats the purpose of the lift if you plan on maximizing ground clearance for offroad.

Another purpose of a lift is to fit bigger tires. Like it or not, a lot of Jeeps are for cruising around and mall crawling....spending an extra $1000 to get rid of vibes on a Jeep that will never be driven off road is potentially a big waste of cash.

Nobody in their right mind will argue with doing something right. What can be argued though is building something to suit it's intended purpose if money is tight. The OP said it will not be driven offroad. My feeling is that this Jeep is being dressed up for cruising around town.....which is fine IMO. Telling him or her that they NEED to spend the money for a SYE, CV driveshaft, adjustable rear uppers, etc is not helping the OP in any way; and it is not honest. You are trying to convince the OP to build to fit YOUR needs, not necessarily with his or her best interest in mind.

If this Jeep is a street queen, the OP will be just fine with a 4" lift and a big TC drop that steals ground clearance.
Very well put.

Many on here are quick to jump in with advice for how they plan to use their jeep, and do not take the time to ask what the OP has in their plans.
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Unread 06-06-2010, 08:05 PM   #44
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Boogieman, The plans are in for a MML and 1 inch BL then a flat skid and adj short arms and bumpers and winch. I am only starting with this disease. It has put my case of BRD on hold for a spell.

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If you are planning on a flat skid, there is no way around it, you will need a new drive shaft with adjustable arms and a slip yoke eliminator.
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