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    Default Need advice for 4" to 6" lift

    I have an 04" Rubicon. It has a Pro Comp Stage II 4" lift kit. The kit had new lower control arms, dopped pitman arm, new track bar, and its got a cv custom driveshaft. My friend is going to give me some Skyjacker 6" springs-just the springs. My question is this. Other than new shocks and longer sway bar disconnects and the 6" springs, what would I need to convert the 4" lift into a 6" lift? New control arms-upper or lower or convert to long arm? New driveshaft? Nothing at all? Everything? Any suggestions/advice would be helpful for this would be project. Thanks

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    1st off, I'd like to start by saying, unless you're going for 40" + tires, I see no reason for a 6" lift. I've seen 37" tires run on a 2" lift with trimming before. Low center of gravity is much more stable and capable unless you're running deep mud.
    A 6" lift on short arms is a bad idea. If you're going that high, I would at least plan on doing a long arm upgrade.

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    I wouldn't use those springs if I where you. Skyjacker springs tend to sag alot. If you where to go with a true 6 in. lift I would recommend doing a long arm upgrade and everything that goes with it.

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    Default 4in up to 6in-why?

    I cant add to the advice I`ve seen already-lotsa good stuff

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    What size tires are you running now? What size do you plan on running in the future? Like Jeff said, no real NEED for 6" of lift on a TJ. Are you worried about ground clearance? You could do a tummy tuck skid to raise up the center a little more.

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    Right now I am running 33s. Probably some time in the far future would put 35s on it. I am not 'worried' about ground clearance, just wanted it a little taller, plus Pro Comp doesn't recommend running 35s with current lift, although probably could be done. Probably wont ever run deep mud, but plenty of rock crawling where clearance is needed.
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    I'm running 35's on my 4" lift with a 1.25" body lift and I have no problem on my '04 TJ. However, I will be putting on a Clayton Long Arm kit for better stability. Running a 6" lift with 35's is overkill, and I wouldn't rocommend it.
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    I would have to agree with everything said in the this thread so far.
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    I beg to differ somewhat with what everyone is saying. I personally have a 4in SA with 1in BL, 35's and a tummy tuck. There are still some areas that the extra inch or 2 would do some good. I have been hung up many times in places where people with 6in lifts have no problems what so ever. Plus the added benifit of a long arm would do a world of good.

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    Default 6 inches of lift

    i'm running a 6 inch lift on my 04 tj with teraflex longarms now but for two years i was running it on short arms , let me tell you something while i was running the short arms it drove rode and handled like S**%$#t ( even though i did not know the difference until a friend of mine with a long arms let me drive his. now my jeep drives better and rides better than when stock and not lifted at all. as for 6 inches of lift go for it as long as you use a long arm lift . i know it cost more but it's well worth the money and if you shop around you may find someone who has switched or upgraded to a different style long arm and be able to get a bargin by replacing some bushings or rebuilding hiem joints.

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