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post #1 of 36 Old 01-18-2016, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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34's with Skyjacker 4 inch lift

I am planning on getting a 4 inch lift by skyjacker with 34's. How is the quality, and how does it do on road driving and off road for light off-roading and trails ? Would I have to change my brake lines to the longer length and upgrade to stronger breaks with those tires? What gears would be best for those 34,s? . Jeep Wrangler sport 4.0 2001

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post #2 of 36 Old 01-18-2016, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Also found this one with same size lift with 300 bucks less ? What's the difference

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post #3 of 36 Old 01-18-2016, 09:06 PM
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I am running 34X10.5 with 3 inch susp, one inch bodylift and 1 inch spring spacer upfront. I have no experience with that lift but I wouldn't buy any control arms with polyurethane bushings.

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I am running 34X10.5 with 3 inch susp, one inch bodylift and 1 inch spring spacer upfront. I have no experience with that lift but I wouldn't buy any control arms with polyurethane bushings.
what gears ?
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what gears ?
I have 4.56s and a 5 spd.

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My jeep had the second, cheaper lift you posted when I bought it.

I HATED the shocks, the paint they use sucks and the transfer case drop sucks. All of those are fixable issues though. A set of Bilstein 5100's completely changed hos it drove and wheeled. A MML and LoPro transmount allowed me to remove the transfer case drop. It flexed very well and wheeled very well on 35's.
Budget often forces me to do what many consider can't or shouldn't be done. I love my Super 35, and even though the poly bushings wear out quickly, they have done an admirable job. I never tore off any control arm mounts or anything else from internet lore.

However, I was working with what I was handed. You have a choice, and can save yourself considerable grief or parts swapping. Consider Zone, BDS, Iron Rock, or even Core 4x4 on ebay(for arms). savvy shopping can get you an excellent frankenlift within your budget.

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you also don't want a drop pittman arm. us an adjustable track bar and a stock pittman arm. Much better :-)
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you also don't want a drop pitman arm. Us an adjustable track bar and a stock pitman arm. Much better :-)
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post #9 of 36 Old 01-19-2016, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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PS you also don't want a drop pittman arm. us an adjustable track bar and a stock pittman arm. Much better :-)
how is the stock better from your experience ?
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how is the stock better from your experience ?
it doesnt induce bump steer as the steering geometry doesnt change.

DPA was a good thing for lifted leaf spring vehicles. most aftermarket companies realized how bad they were for TJ's well over a decade ago, some companies still sell them
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You just don't listen. No to Skycrapper and Rough Craptree. Are you scared of Zone?

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You just don't listen. No to Skycrapper and Rough Craptree. Are you scared of Zone?
Almost 3 years with my Rough Country adj arms ( new style). They are still doing great.

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Almost 3 years with my Rough Country adj arms ( new style). They are still doing great.
so rough new style is a little better now ? Or zone I've been hearing a lot of positive. Hard to choose which :/
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Almost 3 years with my Rough Country adj arms ( new style). They are still doing great.
The shocks suck. The springs and arms are much better.

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so rough new style is a little better now ? Or zone I've been hearing a lot of positive. Hard to choose which :/
I switched to Zone 5 years ago and have used them on all of my TJ's, XJ and WJ since. The 4.25" combo gives a better ride than the 4" SL.

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