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Unread 04-02-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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TJ With 4cyl Lift???

I plan on putting a lift on my 97 TJ with the 2.5L. I was wondering what would be a good lift to put on with 33" tires and if I will need an SYE. Anything will help thank you! Also if anyone has any good 4cyl builds that I could take a look at would be awesome too.

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Unread 04-02-2013, 04:09 PM   #2
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All lifts are the same whether 4 or 6 cyl. 3-4" will need an SYE. Under that won't.
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But more important, you will need to regear as a grandpa in a wheel chair will be passing you.

You also need to fill out your profile better. "Stock" is to vague of a term. My stock JEEP was no where near what your stock JEEP is.
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What kind of wheeling will you be doing? On my first TJ I started out with a 1.25" JKS body lift and a 2" spacer lift. A 33x10.5 fit perfectly. Later I ran 2" OME springs under the spacers and was able to run 36" TSL's.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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The problem is that I am not very mechanicaly advanced. I self taught myself with everything I know and go to school for construction. How do I know my gear ratio and all that?
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Unread 04-02-2013, 06:48 PM   #6
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I plan on doing some mild wheeling. Mainly keeping the Jeep for a summer vehicle/wheeling
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The problem is that I am not very mechanicaly advanced. I self taught myself with everything I know and go to school for construction. How do I know my gear ratio and all that?
You have a 4.10 ratio since you have a 4-banger.
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The problem is that I am not very mechanicaly advanced. I self taught myself with everything I know and go to school for construction. How do I know my gear ratio and all that?
What transmission do you have?...
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Unread 04-02-2013, 07:09 PM   #9
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I believe I have the AX5
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The problem is that I am not very mechanicaly advanced. I self taught myself with everything I know and go to school for construction. How do I know my gear ratio and all that?
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I plan on doing some mild wheeling. Mainly keeping the Jeep for a summer vehicle/wheeling
I believe that all 4cyl 5spd TJ's had 4.10's and auto's have 3.73 maybe?

If your not doing anything to extreme maybe start out with a budget boost or body lift and running some 31"-32" tires. 31's can be used stock, but without additional bumpstops you will rub the fenders on flex when disco'd. Thats a good place to start because budget boosts are cheap, and easy to do. You won't have a lot invested when you decide to go bigger(been there done that) and pretty easy to sell to someone else later.

The body lift is a good choice because it is also fairly inexpensive, easy to do, and will be needed at some point if you decide to do a raised center skid plate or if you do a motor mount lift.
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I would definitely prefer a suspension lift. I hate the look of a body lift and I found some lifts from Rough Country that are in my price range.
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what transmission do you have?...
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I would definitely prefer a suspension lift. I hate the look of a body lift and I found some lifts from Rough Country that are in my price range.
RC will ride like ****.
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RC will ride like ****.
What would you recomend?
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What would you recomend?
Zone, BDS
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