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Devin6199 08-03-2010 11:08 PM

Hidden fees of a lift?
 
If I get a 4 in suspension lift on my '97 wrangler, would I have to make any driveline modifications, like buy an extended drive shaft?

Any one that knows alot about lifts and would like to share that knowledge, please feel free to post.

fang_x 08-03-2010 11:44 PM

We installed a 4inch lift on my old jeep, it came with a transfer case drop kit, and it runs fine! the drivle line angles are okay.

pdangerp 08-04-2010 01:35 AM

The only hidden lift fees are the ones that you didn't research enough to know to expect.

BlueFlame 08-04-2010 03:44 AM

4" is the magic number.
Usually, 4" results in the need for adjustable control arms, Slip yoke eliminator, and a new CV driveshaft.
Some rigs seem fine with 4' lift without those things, but most are not.

TheBoogieman 08-04-2010 04:03 AM

All the 4" RC lifts I have installed over the years only required a MML and 1/2" t case drop with washers to get rid of all vibes.I did the MML so I wouldn't have to use the huge 1.5" t case drop that comes with the kits.:shhh:

Streetbyker13 08-04-2010 08:16 AM

My 4" is great with no vibes, came with extended lower control arms but they aren't adjustable. I used the t case drop that came with mine but plan on changing to the MML pretty soon to get some of my clearance back

WillysGSR 08-04-2010 08:44 AM

What is a MML?

Imped 08-04-2010 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pdangerp (Post 9901482)
The only hidden lift fees are the ones that you didn't research enough to know to expect.

Yep. Nothing is hidden if you know what's going on. With 4" of lift, a hellofalota stuff is needed or else you'll be running offset axles, a shrunk wheelbase, and a t-case drop. If you would research and read build threads instead of post this thread, all of your questions would be answered. Wouldn't it be nice to know you found all of that info yourself?

TheBoogieman 08-04-2010 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WillysGSR (Post 9902279)
What is a MML?

Motor mount lift.It helps with driveline vibes.

TheBoogieman 08-04-2010 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Imped (Post 9902316)
Yep. Nothing is hidden if you know what's going on. With 4" of lift, a hellofalota stuff is needed or else you'll be running offset axles, a shrunk wheelbase, and a t-case drop. If you would research and read build threads instead of post this thread, all of your questions would be answered. Wouldn't it be nice to know you found all of that info yourself?

That's way too much work.;)

Unlimited04 08-04-2010 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Imped (Post 9902316)
Yep. Nothing is hidden if you know what's going on. With 4" of lift, a hellofalota stuff is needed or else you'll be running offset axles, a shrunk wheelbase, and a t-case drop. If you would research and read build threads instead of post this thread, all of your questions would be answered. Wouldn't it be nice to know you found all of that info yourself?

x10000. Control arms, SYE/CV shaft, proper bumpstop extensions, wider flares, tires & wheels with less backspacing, discos, rear sway bar links, rear shock mount relocation to clear the spring perch, track bars, front sway bar discos, rear CV track bar bracket, brake upgrades, steering upgrades, welding reinforcements on multiple brackets so they don't rip off, regearing & lockers...all "hidden" costs of lifts.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheBoogieman (Post 9902929)
That's way too much work.;)

some of us like to do stuff right so it works :rofl:

Knuckelhead 08-04-2010 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheBoogieman (Post 9902929)
That's way too much work.;)

Not if you want to go off road...:p

Knuckelhead 08-04-2010 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unlimited04 (Post 9903454)
some of us like to do stuff right so it works :rofl:

Yep!...:thumbsup:

chilipepperjeep 08-04-2010 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Devin6199 (Post 9901109)
If I get a 4 in suspension lift on my '97 wrangler, would I have to make any driveline modifications, like buy an extended drive shaft?

Any one that knows alot about lifts and would like to share that knowledge, please feel free to post.

To my non-jeeping friends I've described the process of lifting my TJ like the pulling of a loose thread in a sweater. It's only a 4" lift, how hard can it be? :laugh: It's only a loose thread, lets just pull on it, oops the sleeve just fell off. Just plan on putting in all of the other stuff, because you're going to do it anyway.

1971CJ5Man 06-15-2013 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheBoogieman (Post 9901594)
All the 4" RC lifts I have installed over the years only required a MML and 1/2" t case drop with washers to get rid of all vibes.I did the MML so I wouldn't have to use the huge 1.5" t case drop that comes with the kits.:shhh:

So if I install a 1" body lift and a 1" MML I should be able to remove my 1" t case drop pucks?


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