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6 inch long arm lift and dana 35

I wanna install a 6 inch long arm suspension lift on my jeep, i have dana 35 on it, should i reinforce it? is it worth it? should i do a dana 44 on it?

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post #2 of 161 Old 07-29-2016, 10:28 PM
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It's not the amount of lift you want to run that makes a difference with the axle. It's the tires. You could run 8 inches of lift with a Dana 35 and be fine so long as your running stock size tires. Would look pretty goofy though....

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess your thinking about 6inches of lift because you want to run 35s. In which case the Dana 35 is a poor choice. If your thinking 35s read the "so you want to run 35s" thread.

There's mountains of info here on tire size vs any given axle if you search. Keep in mind if you run anything larger than stock tires you may need a new ring and pinion gear to have any respectable power.

Generally the Dana 35 is regarded as a boat anchor. That's what it's best used for. I destroyed 2 before going bigger.

You'll find plenty of people who argue their d35 has held up great with x modifications on x tire, but you'll find plenty who argue otherwise. read up and decide for yourself what you need for the wheeling you do.
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You need to regear and get a D44. You already know a 4 banger auto is a turd. Leave your Zone lift on and add a BL if you plan on tires larger than your 33's.

p.s. Long arms are only useful for basketball players and reaching stuff on the top shelf.

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4 cylinder, auto, 6", dana 35 with oversized tires.

Sounds like the making of a turd.

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The biggest tire I would install onto an SE with its 4-banger and Dana 35 is a 33", and a 6" LA suspension lift would be way too tall and entirely inappropriate. Not to mention bolt-on long arm suspensions are not as good as their advertisements make them sound like they are. I ran a bolt-on long-arm suspension on my last TJ and it was a mistake.

4" is ideal for 33's and it keeps your center of gravity lower. Take a look at the Zone 4.25" kit which combines a 3" suspension lift with a 1.25" body lift which would be ideal for 33's.

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its a 4cyl auto tj.
stop dumping money into it!
drive it as is!
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The biggest tire I would install onto an SE with its 4-banger and Dana 35 is a 33", and a 6" LA suspension lift would be way too tall and entirely inappropriate. Not to mention bolt-on long arm suspensions are not as good as their advertisements make them sound like they are. I ran a bolt-on long-arm suspension on my last TJ and it was a mistake.

4" is ideal for 33's and it keeps your center of gravity lower. Take a look at the Zone 4.25" kit which combines a 3" suspension lift with a 1.25" body lift which would be ideal for 33's.
His profile says he already has the Zone 4" lift and 33x10.50's.

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4 cylinder, auto, 6", dana 35 with oversized tires.

Sounds like the making of a turd.
That jeep is long gone, reason, you just explained what happened to me

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You need to regear and get a D44. You already know a 4 banger auto is a turd. Leave your Zone lift on and add a BL if you plan on tires larger than your 33's.

p.s. Long arms are only useful for basketball players and reaching stuff on the top shelf.
Got rid of that jeep, bought a jeep with the inline 6 and stick shift

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The biggest tire I would install onto an SE with its 4-banger and Dana 35 is a 33", and a 6" LA suspension lift would be way too tall and entirely inappropriate. Not to mention bolt-on long arm suspensions are not as good as their advertisements make them sound like they are. I ran a bolt-on long-arm suspension on my last TJ and it was a mistake.

4" is ideal for 33's and it keeps your center of gravity lower. Take a look at the Zone 4.25" kit which combines a 3" suspension lift with a 1.25" body lift which would be ideal for 33's.
Someone offer to me 8k for that jeep, I bought a jeep with the inline 6 engine and stick shift, i have tried to update the info on my profile, even show an avatar, with no results

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its a 4cyl auto tj.
stop dumping money into it!
drive it as is!
Got rid of that jeep, because i realized to late, this one i have has the inline 6 and stick shift.
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Someone offer to me 8k for that jeep, I bought a jeep with the inline 6 engine and stick shift, i have tried to update the info on my profile, even show an avatar, with no results
Click on "My Account" at the top of the page, then click on 'Edit your Jeep Information', then make your changes. Remember to click 'Save Changes' at the very bottom of the page.

Or click on the little down arrow next to My Account and then click on Profile. Then click on the little Edit link. Remember to save your changes at the bottom of the page.

I at least changed your engine to 4.0L and transmission to 5-speed manual. Hopefully you don't have the 6-speed.

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Got rid of that jeep, because i realized to late, this one i have has the inline 6 and stick shift.
that changes everything!
i still think 6" of lift, long arm style, is a poor choice, but its your jeep.

its expensive.
most have poor clearance.
u seldom really need 6" of lift.
if you did, think 4.5" of sl, and 1.25 of body lift, cheaper and better.

good luck what ever you do.

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Click on "My Account" at the top of the page, then click on 'Edit your Jeep Information', then make your changes. Remember to click 'Save Changes' at the very bottom of the page.

Or click on the little down arrow next to My Account and then click on Profile. Then click on the little Edit link. Remember to save your changes at the bottom of the page.

I at least changed your engine to 4.0L and transmission to 5-speed manual. Hopefully you don't have the 6-speed.
thanks!!! i wish this page would be more friendly with the less computer expert population
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