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4.5" vs. 6" lift for 98 xj


 
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jeepunit
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:40 pm    Post subject: 4.5" vs. 6" lift for 98 xj Reply with quote

i was wondering if anyone has experience with 6 inch lifts that could tell me if i could get away with putting a rusty's 6" without sye and driveshaft for a barebones stalk 98 4.0 xj. im not sure if 4.5" would satisfy me, but it does seem to be the cheaper route. or do i need a sye and driveshaft for 4.5 anyway?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At 6" you will ned an SYE. At 4.5" you might be able to get away with a tcase drop and axle shims, but you will severely reduce the life of your ujoints.
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jeepunit
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and my stock driveshaft should be alright with an sye?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had 6" lift in the rear of my jeep with a t-case drop and no shims and had no drive line problems at all. it all depends on you and your jeep cus all jeeps are different, and so are the leaf packs.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, I had 4.5 and needed the tcase drop
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im running 6.5" of lift with a tc drop and a 6* shim with no vibes or problems at all.
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