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Unread 10-02-2010, 06:27 AM   #1
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Lift/Tire questions...opinions needed

OK, I sold my YJ a little while back and went back to full size trucks. After having a new Z71 with a little lift, I sold that and bought an F-250. After putting 20" of lift on that and running 49's on it for a while, I sold it and bought another Jeep. So I bought a 99 TJ with only 63k miles on it for a pretty decent price. It's in excellent shape, but is still sitting stock and I can't roll like that much longer. I'm looking for opinions on lift and tire preferences.

I'm looking at the Rough Country 6" X-series suspension and possibly a small BL. I'm wanting to run 35's or something similar in size. Downfall- the TJ is a 4cyl. It's not going to be a rock crawling machine, but more of a daily driver. It'll get enough off-road abuse during hunting season, but it's not gonna be a beater. Any suggestions or opinions, no negative BS, will be appreciated. Thanks!

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Unread 10-02-2010, 06:28 AM   #2
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Or if anyone has any pictures of their TJ with a similar set up, please post to give me an idea... Thanks!
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Unread 10-02-2010, 06:43 AM   #3
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Unread 10-02-2010, 06:51 AM   #4
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I think 7" total of lift might be a little to much for 35's. If you are not rock crawling 4" would probably be fine. A lot of people are running 35's on 4-5" of total lift or the LCG guys doing it on 2 - 3". Unless you got some crazy terrain on the hunting land I dont see where you will need the uptravel clearance for that lift size. You will need to regear for sure, I think 4.88 might be the max for the D30 but I am not expert so someone else will chime in with that. I am on 35's with the 4.0 M/T and stock 3.73 gears and around town driving is "ok", highway I cant even think about using 6th gear.
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Unread 10-02-2010, 07:48 AM   #5
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never monday- thanks for the thread post, that seems to be a pretty good guideline to go by... also, thanks for the reminder of the profile, it's now updated.

As far as the terrain I'll be driving on, it actually depends on the weather. The hunting club I'm on is in Alabama and the terrain throughout the season is dictated by the weather. It's mainly clay roads with some serious wash outs as well as steep inclines/declines on trails. I do plan on re-gearing once the lift and tires are on and once I make the judgement of it's use.

But as far as everyday use, the Jeep mainly stays parked. My DD is a 2010 Crown Vic with some fancy lights and sirens...haha! So the "practical" aspect doesn't really have to be too practical.
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Unread 10-02-2010, 08:31 AM   #6
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never monday- thanks for the thread post, that seems to be a pretty good guideline to go by... also, thanks for the reminder of the profile, it's now updated.

As far as the terrain I'll be driving on, it actually depends on the weather. The hunting club I'm on is in Alabama and the terrain throughout the season is dictated by the weather. It's mainly clay roads with some serious wash outs as well as steep inclines/declines on trails. I do plan on re-gearing once the lift and tires are on and once I make the judgement of it's use.

But as far as everyday use, the Jeep mainly stays parked. My DD is a 2010 Crown Vic with some fancy lights and sirens...haha! So the "practical" aspect doesn't really have to be too practical.
How did you get away with 20" of lift and 49`s on a F-250? Thats not illegal in Florida?
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Unread 10-02-2010, 08:55 AM   #7
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No, they make up to a 63" DOT tire, but your truck would look too stupid sitting up that high because you'd have to re-adjust your headlights and taillights. The bumper height was fine, but my headlights were too high, but I never changed them and I got away with it just fine. They don't raise to much stink about it in Florida.
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Unread 10-02-2010, 10:31 AM   #8
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Does anyone have a TJ with the 6" RC X-series lift? If so, post a picture on here.. and how do you like the RC lifts??
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