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post #1 of 7 Old 01-14-2009, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Parts needed to lift a 99 wrangler TJ

At the moment I have a stock 1999 Wrangler and i'm looking to lift it with a Skyjacker 6" Bent Long Arm System with Nitro Shocks. I heard i will have to extend my transmission(5 Speed) and 4 wheel drive what parts should i be looking for to do this?

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-14-2009, 01:21 PM
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there are lots of posts on this but my guess is at a minimum you will need a SYE for your transfer case and a CV drive shaft for the rear. I dont know how much you an lift the front and not need a new shaft i was ok with 4 inches of lift but 6 may be pushing it.

You should also think about a motor mount lift (brown dog do some really nice ones starting at $80) to help drive line angles.

Do a serach on here for lifts, SYE etc and you'll get lots of info.. also read some of the posts on people who have3 done it.. you may find you dont want to do 6".. will you be running 37" tires or bigger?

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a six inch is a major undertaking and not suggested for a DD. you will definitely need a sye and cv drive shaft. opt for double rod end rear upper control arms. they make it much easier to get your drive line right.

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alright thanks for the advice because i was thinking between a 6" lift or a 4" lift and a 2" BL but i'm not too sure about the BL been hearing it's unsafe
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Try doing searches.There is a lot of info.
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alright thanks for the advice because i was thinking between a 6" lift or a 4" lift and a 2" BL but i'm not too sure about the BL been hearing it's unsafe
body lift over 1 inch is a no no IMO. not that it's unsafe it's just junky and ugly.

seeing a gas tank above the tj bumper is like seeing a fat girl with a thong showing.

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