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Huey
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 8:47 am    Post subject: 4.5 lift Reply with quote

i saw a rough country on ebay, the thing said they i MAY need to lengthen the drive shaft..how much would that run? would i need to do any more work on it bc its a 4.5" lift?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought you were going to go with the Fabtech lift....???

I would probably stay away from the Rough Country and any of the "package lifts" you see on eBay, simply because of the trust factor.
Can you trust it or can you trust the person selling it??? And yes you would have to do an SYE with Custom shaft with 4"+
You may not HAVE to but it would be smart to do it....for your drivelines sake.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotchya.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My SYE was $200. That is the kinda that you have to open up your transfercase to install. The Rubicon express hack and tap is $90.

The driveshaft I have from High Angle Driveline was $245. That price will be solid no matter what kinda of SYE you install. I dont know what it cost to lengthen a stock shaft. I dont think its a good idea, the sye route is a better way all around.

Ditto on the rouch Country lift, go with the RE 3.5" lift with the shocks, trust me you wont be disapointed!!
Reemeber, the advertised Rubicon Express hight is almost always UNDERestimated.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea i always here good things ab the Rubicon but i want to run 32" tires and fabtech also makes a good 4" lift even tho it is pricey.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could probably squeeze 32's under a 3.5" lift with extended bumpstops and some fender trimming.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phantum what would all that run? whats the process in doing the bumpstops?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the front there are two ways to accomplish this. You can do one or the other or a combination of both to gain the proper amount of bumpstop for a given amount of lift. Both options are easiest to do while installing the lift, since the spring needs to be out in order to install them.


In the pic above, the yellow thing inside the spring is the stock bumpstop. You can get extended ones for around $20 that look a little something like this:


The other option is to add a "puck" at the bottom of the spring perch (you can even use hockey pucks to save a little $$$).


For the rear, the bumpstops can be installed anytime. They look like this (these are the extended ones but you get the idea):


I would also recommend installing bumpstop plates to help stop the uptravel, keep the rear tires off of the fenders as well as prevent the rear springs from inverting. You can see the "lip" that extends out from the nutplate.


Here's a shot of that lip catching/making contact with the bumpstop.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And with trimmin you think i could fit 32"x11.50?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like I said, if you plan it out, you could probably squeeze them in there. The bumpstops will keep the tires from stuffing in so much that they rub the upper wheel wells. Trimming will keep them from hitting the fenders. How much trimming you need will depend on the backspacing of the rims. The lower the backspacing the more they will stick out and thus the more trimming you will need.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when I get a chance, I'll post a pic of my XJ with a BB with 31s and trimming and you will see how much more room I had to grow with only a 2" lift....at work now.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an 88XJ, 2"BB and 30x9.5. not really large tires I know. but I have no sway bars in my heep. and it flexs real good. no rubbing. so I'm going with 32x10.5 this spring. I'm told they might fit, depending on the rim I use..
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