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post #1 of 130 Old 07-31-2017, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep TJ 4 inch lift with 37s

Hey I'm planning my build on my TJ it is a 2000 Wrangler Sport, just bought it completely stock and I want to plan my build instead of just going at it, I really like the look of the 37s with only 4 inch lift, i know it doesn't get much clearance but I want it more for the looks, and later on I'll put in more money when I want to start taking it off roading, just wanted to know what axle will be good to run 37s on 4 inch suspension lift, it's only for the road, but wanted to know what you guys think if a different upgraded axle is really really needed since it's just for the road

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Hey I'm planning my build on my TJ it is a 2000 Wrangler Sport, just bought it completely stock and I want to plan my build instead of just going at it, I really like the look of the 37s with only 4 inch lift, i know it doesn't get much clearance but I want it more for the looks, and later on I'll put in more money when I want to start taking it off roading, just wanted to know what axle will be good to run 37s on 4 inch suspension lift, it's only for the road, but wanted to know what you guys think if a different upgraded axle is really really needed since it's just for the road
What Axle do you currently have in the rear? If its on road only you could probably just get away with the D30 up front, just don't expect to lock that front diff and go rock crawling. If you have the Dana 44 in the rear from the factory you should be good with that for the highway use If you have the 35 out back I would get rid of that ASAP. Grab a ford 8.8 and you should be good to go in the rear. With 37s, i would also tell you to re gear as your stock gearing will be miserable.
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Won't you be going through a lot of ball joints unless you go Dana 60 in the front? Or what is the first part that wears between 35s and 37s?


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Personally would not run 37s on stock width axles regardless of axle strength. And probably not on OEM wheel base either.
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If it's just for looks and only road driving..... You still need to regear, upgrade the brakes, and steering, for safety.
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Hey I'm planning my build on my TJ it is a 2000 Wrangler Sport, just bought it completely stock and I want to plan my build instead of just going at it, I really like the look of the 37s with only 4 inch lift, i know it doesn't get much clearance but I want it more for the looks, and later on I'll put in more money when I want to start taking it off roading, just wanted to know what axle will be good to run 37s on 4 inch suspension lift, it's only for the road, but wanted to know what you guys think if a different upgraded axle is really really needed since it's just for the road
Where do you live? How will you drive it? When you do wheel what would you be most likely to do and how often?
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If you only drive on the street, do you feel the need to maintain at least the factory amount of suspension travel?

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The 35''-37'' tire bare minimum, just for looks question...

Just do it, then you can find out why you should have upgraded other things.

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Personally would not run 37s on stock width axles regardless of axle strength. And probably not on OEM wheel base either.
You are right.
bigger axles and longer wheelbase are the way to go

for 37s, don't build axles.
bone stock Dana 60s are the way.

If U Can Afford To Build axles right.
build 60s, and buy 4ds!

But my last tj, the p.o. shoved 1/2 ton ford axles under, with 37" swamped ssr's.
65" width, but close to stock wheelbase. It was pretty tall though.
I think the height and width, kinda cancelled each other out.

It looked real good.
Off road and on road performance were not good!
It was flat out dangerous, but looked good.

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It looked real good.
Off road and on road performance were not good!
It was flat out dangerous, but looked good.
Unfortunately some are only interested in looks.

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I can tell you from firsthand experience, it doesn't work very well. I have 37's on a 4" lift, stock wheelbase. You will need more than you listed unless you are ok with going nuts with a grinder. I have a 1.25bl and metal cloak fenders. I don't see it being possible to fit the tires without fenders (even if the suspension was unable to move at all).
Other items discovered- adjustable uppers arms, especially in the rear, angles are horrific. Sye, driveshaft, re-gear f/r, new steering/tie rod, adjustable track bar, extended brake lines, I think that was the first bout, the rest of the stuff was needed to fit the new axles.
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