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post #1 of 9 Old 08-18-2011, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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suspension lift for begginers

99' TJ SPORT 4.0L V6
I want to put a 4 inch suspension lift on it and 33/or44" tires. I want to be able to do some beginner/mid level rock crawling. I could care less about putting it in the mud. I can do it with the help of some buds. My concern is axles, gear ratios, steering column, etc. Can anyone advise me on what I [U]really needto do for a 4" suspension lift and tires?

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-18-2011, 03:58 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

1.are you sure its a v6? we have inline6's
2.fill in your profile, not just put stock for everything.
3.try finding the tj wrangler faq/basics thread, everything is covered in there.

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you'll need a sye(slip yoke eliminator ) if your jeep's a non-rubicon. stock steering is fine for 33's. your gonna need adjustable control arms tool.


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post #3 of 9 Old 08-18-2011, 04:08 PM
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Oh, where to begin. For starters you have a 4.0 I6, not a v6. If you want 33" tires then a 4" lift is plenty, but you should do a sye and a cv drive shaft for the rear. You will need to do a front end alignment after the lift. And be sure you put the bump stops in or you will kill your fenders. You will want to regear the differentials and if you have a rear dana 35 it would be wise to upgrade to a super 35 kit, ford 8.8 or a dana 44 . If you want to run 44" tires you need one ton axles. You will need to highline the body amongst many other things.
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I would do the Zone 4.5 combo lift or just a 3" zone lift. I'm installing a 3" zone lift on my TJ right now and it's a very nice kit, comes with everything you need.

IMO 4" is too much lift without replacing the stock control arms with adjustable arms, you're going to need a SYE with the lift too.

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-19-2011, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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My bad. Looong day flying. Excuse me, inline, not V6. Thanks for the help
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-19-2011, 12:05 PM
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There's a very slight difference when running 33's or 44's.
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There's a very slight difference when running 33's or 44's.
just need to add a super 35/30 kit and some axle trusses

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-19-2011, 12:38 PM
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Unless you want to drop quite a bit of money, you aren't going to do 4" of lift properly. Most people are fine with a shrunken wheelbase, offset axles, and a fat transfer case drop. That's not doing it properly. It doesn't sound like you know why you need exactly 4" of lift so do some research and read some build threads. I think you'll quickly realize there's A LOT more to this than just slapping on some "4" lift kit" and some 33's. You'll also realize 4" is overkill for 33's. The lower you go, the better off you are. As for your axle ratio, axles, etc, it'd help if you'd fill out your profile. It's more 'applicable' than you seem to think.


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post #9 of 9 Old 08-26-2011, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Reason for doing this is 50/50, crawling/asthetic. It is my DD. It's got 190K. I'm really struggling with buying a new one. I've had her for over ten years and she's very dependable. I just want to be able not have any significant issues on the trail. I don't plan on putting her in a mud bog. Looking at what Imped originally had with the 2.5 seems more logical (being that this is my DD). I'll certainly updat the post as I make progress.
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