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Unread 08-03-2010, 11:08 PM   #1
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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.

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Unread 08-03-2010, 11:44 PM   #2
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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.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 01:35 AM   #3
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The only hidden lift fees are the ones that you didn't research enough to know to expect.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 03:44 AM   #4
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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.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 04:03 AM   #5
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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.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 08:16 AM   #6
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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
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Unread 08-04-2010, 08:44 AM   #7
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What is a MML?
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Unread 08-04-2010, 08:51 AM   #8
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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?
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Unread 08-04-2010, 10:55 AM   #9
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What is a MML?
Motor mount lift.It helps with driveline vibes.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 10:57 AM   #10
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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.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 12:16 PM   #11
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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.

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That's way too much work.
some of us like to do stuff right so it works
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Unread 08-04-2010, 06:20 PM   #12
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That's way too much work.
Not if you want to go off road...
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Unread 08-04-2010, 06:21 PM   #13
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some of us like to do stuff right so it works
Yep!...
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Unread 08-04-2010, 08:06 PM   #14
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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? 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.
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Unread 06-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #15
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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.
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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