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Unread 08-20-2013, 12:20 PM   #16
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Others have already said what I would have, and I agree 100%. My "OCD"-ness would have been to measure the driveshaft lengths I would need AFTER the lift was installed. Whether you have a 2- or 4-door, you will most likely need to remove the front shaft even for normal driving around town. The rear on a 4-door MAY be okay, but stay on the road, and avoid going up driveway entrances fast--I'd be concerned to run out of slip-yoke and separate the 2 pieces. I don't have experience with a 2-door JK, but on my TJ, a 4" lift in the rear was the ultimate limit, and that was with running a t-case drop.

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Unread 08-20-2013, 12:34 PM   #17
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FYI, I removed and replaced the rear driveshaft on my unlimited the other day and it felt like the slip yoke was a mile long. It felt like I would eventually pull it apart if it weren't for the boot. So it may survive. Or it may literally pull apart and destroy lots of things.
The angles on my 3.5" lift were not bad at all. Nearly zeroed on both sides. So, you can see how it works for a short drive and decide if you want to risk in.
The front driveshaft, no freaking way.

Wait if you have a two door I wouldn't even try it.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 12:52 PM   #18
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I am also excited about seeing the results. How are you planning on getting in and out of it, step ladder?
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Unread 08-20-2013, 01:45 PM   #19
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Here is a google search of what I found for a JKU with 6" lift. Apparently has 39"s I would make an argument that they look small....



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Unread 08-20-2013, 03:02 PM   #20
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Yup, she'd look better (and be more functional) with a set of 40's and the proper axle assemblies to swing them...

A lift that big reminds me of the oilfield bozos going around town with their 8-10" Rough Country diesel truck lifts and their 'tapout' decals in the rear windows. I'd say that JK would do some interesting bunny-hop bouncing with that 6" lift when she slid down the side of a rock or along an obstacle... booooiiinngg!!!
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Unread 08-20-2013, 03:42 PM   #21
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You could disconnect both shafts and not use it.

Next time plan better.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 05:54 PM   #22
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Yup, she'd look better (and be more functional) with a set of 40's and the proper axle assemblies to swing them...

A lift that big reminds me of the oilfield bozos going around town with their 8-10" Rough Country diesel truck lifts and their 'tapout' decals in the rear windows. I'd say that JK would do some interesting bunny-hop bouncing with that 6" lift when she slid down the side of a rock or along an obstacle... booooiiinngg!!!
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Unread 08-21-2013, 04:26 AM   #23
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Sounds like you asked for expert and experienced advice and got some honest answers. How about either:

1) take the advice of experienced knowledgable jeep owners ( read about extreme lift nightmares in JP and 4Wheel magazines),call it good and cut it back to a 4" lift

2) say "screw y'all" do what you want ( which it sounds like you are trying to justify) and please post the aftermath photos so others can see why you don't throw a 6" amateur kit on a jeep.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:32 AM   #24
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I have a RK 2.5" lift. I can't imagine adding 3+ more inches of lift to my JK and still using the stock drive shafts for anything. Let alone all of the "other" stuff you would need to purchase if you are actually going to drive it anywhere.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 02:26 PM   #25
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Have fun trying to achieve enough caster for your rig to drive with a semblance of civility......

....among plenty of other issues with going up that high.

Pointless. Dumb. Unnecessary. Do your homework next time.....or now, that works too.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 03:55 PM   #26
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Correct. You'll soon want a corrected front housing in order to meet the caster/pinion angle requirements.

Teraflex offers a 6" long arm option. Some of the TF guys run them with their axles (Tera44 & 60) and they do perform well. However, IMHO they don't do any better than the 4". Frankly, a JK with good 35s and a quality 2.5" suspension will go virtually anywhere.
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