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    Lightbulb Lift & tires recomendations

    Getting a 4" Superlift on my 2dr JK, and will try to keep current 2" budget boost coil spacers, for a total of 6" lift. Thinking of putting on 35" Really don't want to go any higher than 37" it will clear either size but I just don't know. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.
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    Um... 6" of lift on a JK with 35" tires will be pretty tall.
    You should be able to fit 35's with a 2" lift.

    I'd say find a good 3-4" lift. One that comes with all adj control arms and track bars. Pull out the spacer lift when you install the new lift.

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    Just an FYI... if you go that high, youre going to need to change out the drive shafts on the 2 doors.

    with that much lift, you can easily clear 37's, but regearing is a must, also depending on what axles you have, youre more than likely going to have to reinforce them.

    to me if youre not going to spend a ton of money upgrading the underneath, then dont go 37's, and if youre not going to go 37's, dont go as high as 6". you will prob not like it cause its going to look kind of rediculous with all that space in the wheel wells.



    if it were me, 4" and 35's is ideal. mines 3.5 with 35's, im 6'3'' and have to jump to get in mine.

    just my .02, but good luck !
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    You're right the 35's will fit with the 2" lift, but I just came back from Hot Springs Superlift ORV park and found I needed a little more clearance.

    I was going to see how the 4" lift looked before I thought about putting the 2" Coil spacers back on, you're probably right about it looking to tall. The 35's might give me the clearance I was looking for, but may cut it a little close to where I'd like it.
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    heres mine with 3.5 and 35's

    its taller than my friends expedition
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    -Mike

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    I have Dana 30 up front and Dana 44 in the back, I was thinking gearing would need to go 4.88. Sounds like 4" & 35's is the way to go, I guess my only concern was the extra weight my winch, bumper, and skid plate put on the front end made it droop a little, that's why I thought keeping the 2" spacer might help keep the height at close to 4". I will definitely wait and see how it comes out.

    You're Jeep looks really good, If mine sits like that I will be really pleased
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    If you get a good lift, the springs shouldn't sag much in the front. Usually if you do a rear bumper with the front, it will even out. If not, a half inch to 1" spacer is all you'll need up front top. With 4" of lift, your low point will be your differentials, not the frame. The only way to raise the diffs any higher is to go with larger tires.
    You'll be more than high enough with a 4" lift to clear most obstacles. If you can't, you need larger tires, not higher lift. The higher lift will make you top heavy and you won't like the results in off camber situations at all.

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    No the concern was with the sides of my Jeep getting beat up on rocks, sliders are in my future, and the 35's were to help with clearing the diff's on some obstacles, well that and better driving on my part.

    I really appreciate the advice, you've both helped me come to a solid decision of 4", 35's.
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    like i said, im 99% sure that if you go that high, youre going to have to lengthen your drive shafts
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    I'm having the dealership install the lift kit, and unless i'm mistaken the kit they are using comes with the extended axel shafts to accomodate the lift, I will double check with them to make sure I don't have a screwed up Jeep rolling out of the garage. Thanks for the heads up!
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