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Unread 05-16-2010, 08:40 PM   #1
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I need some Advice (lift for 33" tires)

I have a 1998 TJ sport and i was wondering what kind of lift i should get for 33 inch tires, i am looking at the rough country 3.75 inch combo kit with 2.5 suspension lift and 1.25 inch body lift. Also maybe 1 or 1.5 inch coil spacers in the front to give it a nice squat. Please tell me what you think i should do.

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Unread 05-16-2010, 08:42 PM   #2
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what kind of budget are you looking at?
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Unread 05-16-2010, 08:44 PM   #3
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Nothing over a 1000, but somewhere in the range of 500
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Unread 05-16-2010, 08:52 PM   #4
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RC makes a good product. If you cant go over 1000.00 then I would go with the RC 2.5" lift with the shock upgrade and then get a JKS body and motor mount lift . Get all that and then grab a slip yoke eliminator and a CV driveshaft as soon as you can afford it. That way you can get your belly up and really get the most for your money
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Unread 05-16-2010, 08:54 PM   #5
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Alright that sounds good thanks, also i heard that if you get like 33's or 35's then you have to get new gears with a higher gear ratio, is that true
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Unread 05-16-2010, 08:59 PM   #6
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oh I see you have alot of questions...well yes and no. You dont HAVE to change gears. It just sucks alot to run around on the wrong gears per tire.

First of all lets start with your jeep.

What transmission do you have?

What rear axle do you have? ( go under your jeep and tell me how round your axle is. if its very oval shaped and has a plastic drain hole plug you have a dana 35.)

What current gear ratio do you have? ( Look at the rear axle on one side of it will be a peice of metal between two of the diff cover bolts. On there if you can still read it will be the gear ratio)
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Unread 05-16-2010, 09:07 PM   #7
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Yeah lol i just got the Jeep and i want to get it lifted up as soon as possible, i didnt want to get random stuff and not know what i'm doing so i got on the jeep forum lol, i have the ax-15 transmission 5 speed manuel, i think the rear axel is a dana 44 but dont know for sure, i was working on it earlier today and the axel looked like it did have a drainage plug, i think the gear ratio is 3.73

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Unread 05-16-2010, 09:10 PM   #8
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well it definately has a drain plug. It looks round with a square in the middle of it. You remove it with a half inch drive ratchet.

Yeah you are probobly going to hate those gears if you go to a 35 inch tire but on 33s it will be bearable.

Are you planning on doing any off-roading? if so what kind of terrain do you think you will be wheeling it?
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Unread 05-16-2010, 09:15 PM   #9
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Its my daily driver and and i do plan to do some off roading, mostly muddin and trails

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Unread 05-16-2010, 09:19 PM   #10
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well welcome to the forum. Keep us updated and post some pics of your jeep and your rear axle when you get a chance
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Unread 05-16-2010, 09:21 PM   #11
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Alright will do, thanks for the advice
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Unread 05-16-2010, 09:46 PM   #12
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Welcome to the forum first off, secondly take some time and completely fill out your profile so we know what is on your jeep. Here are some good pages to do that with.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/st...1/#post4118396
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/st...1/#post4118404

Depending on your rear axle going to 35's requires a good amount of work. New gears, bigger breaks, new axles if you have a dana 35 rear, the list goes on. Running 33's can be achieved relatively cheaply going with a Budget boost and a 1" body lift. Add a tummy tuck to that and you have a nice rig. Good luck with the build. Do some searches around here, this same question gets asked about every day.
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Unread 05-17-2010, 08:29 PM   #13
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@BoarderX47 Alright got all the info for my Jeep, thanks for the help
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