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atsevis
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:19 am    Post subject: LIFT QUESTIONS? Reply with quote

I have a 2001 xj and i am wanting a lift i was looking at rusty's 3 inch add a leaf which comes with
2 - 3" Front Coil Springs
Full-length Rear Add-A-Leaf
Rear Brake Line Extension
4 - Rusty's Hydraulic Shocks
Steering Stabalizer

i was just wondering if there was anything else i would need. i.e. correcting my driveline angle by droping my transfer case, new u bolts etc. also if i put 31's on would i chew up my diff's rear 8.25 and front d30?
thanks for any help
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you will be fine with 31s, you may need a tcase drop and I would go ahead and get new ubolts
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DelmarvaXJ
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know enough about gearing yet, but I've been told that on xj's that if you run anything below a 31" tall tire that you don't have to mess with the gears. But I'm sure someone with more knowledge than me will let you know for sure....
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am running 32's with an RE 4.5" lift and have not re-gearred. I am running orginal 3.55 (no intentions of regearing or going larger tires at this time).

5'1" wife wouldn't be able to get in JEEP if I went with any larger tires!
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DelmarvaXJ
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about if you have a 33" tall tire, would you need to regear? Advangtages to regearing? thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive got a friend on 35's and hasnt regeard yet, and no probs but its 2 much tire for stock gear.
mike
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Glowyrm
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got 31" on, but regeared to 4.88 gears. Drives like its stock. But the only reason I did it is I was already in there rebuilding the limited slip.

Beware of Rusty's though. I got the 3.5" kit with the lower arms 2 yrs. ago, and have already replaced the bushings 9which is no fun)
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Brad The Best
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you don't need to re gear but if you do then your power wont drop as much and when you cruise on the highway your rpm's could be low but like 32" 33" wont hurt you , i would prefer 3.7's or 4.10's though but you can drive around fine with 3.5's
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atsevis
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alright so ive decided on the RE 3.5 super ride... now ive heard that anything over 3 inches you need to correct driveline angles... what would be the best way to go about doing that
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cnotespencerusn
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Try to go with a Jeep specific brand Reply with quote

I'd go with Skyjacker, Rubicon Express, or Old Man Emu
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Dakar
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

atsevis wrote:
alright so ive decided on the RE 3.5 super ride... now ive heard that anything over 3 inches you need to correct driveline angles... what would be the best way to go about doing that



usually on the post '96 models you need a t-case drop. they're about $20 and you can get them just about anywhere. I got mine from rusty's when I got my 3" lift.
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