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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:31 pm    Post subject: Lift/Tire question Reply with quote

OK so i have decided to go all out and get the rubicon express extreme duty long arm lift. Should i go with the 3.5", 4.5", or 5.5" lift? Also should i go with 33", 35", or 37" tires?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright..It will be a daily driver so will the 4.5" and 5.5" lifts be uncomfortable?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

5.5 is definitely too tall for a DD. Same with 37s. What size tire do you want to run? How much other stuff do you want to get involved in?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm quickly getting sick of dealing with the problems (minor, but they seem to keep popping up) of 35's on a daily driver. I also have a rather short commute, so it's not like I'm putting mad mileage on it anymore. The bigger ya go, the more tweaking it takes to keep things in a nice harmonic state...most of this stuff isn't addressed with the simple part of picking a lift and bolting it on.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea i know i will need a sye and different gears no matter what route i go but what are the problems that you have been running into?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steering, brakes, just about any stock component left on the Jeep is slowly giving way to the stress of dealing with the bigger rubber. Obviously, the OEM components weren't designed to hold up to this. It's more frustrating than anything. I ran 33's for quite awhile and it was much more easy to keep things in check...to the point where I'm seriously thinking about going smaller again.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok thanks for the input
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehirner wrote:
5.5 is definitely too tall for a DD. Same with 37s.


oops Rolling Eyes









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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

quadna71 wrote:
ehirner wrote:
5.5 is definitely too tall for a DD. Same with 37s.


oops Rolling Eyes









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You bought an XJ to DD now right? rofl
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehirner wrote:
quadna71 wrote:
ehirner wrote:
5.5 is definitely too tall for a DD. Same with 37s.


oops Rolling Eyes











rofl

You bought an XJ to DD now right? rofl


yeah - but.......since we just lifted her jeep to 4" with 33" muds......i don't know if i'll be logging as much time in the DD as i had expected. our xj is pretty much for weekend drives up to your neck of the woods - but i still drive my tj every day of the week!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'drack wrote:
Steering, brakes, just about any stock component left on the Jeep is slowly giving way to the stress of dealing with the bigger rubber. Obviously, the OEM components weren't designed to hold up to this. It's more frustrating than anything. I ran 33's for quite awhile and it was much more easy to keep things in check...to the point where I'm seriously thinking about going smaller again.
I agree. It was recommended to me to go 33's as well on my TJ. With the RE 4.5" Superflex kit, it's just about right...at least for me. With the exception of my gears (which are about to be changed out), the overall drivability on and off road is pretty darn good IMO.
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