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Larger lift, bigger issues?

Hey Guys and Gals!

Right now I have a 1.25" Body lift and a 1.75" spacer lift, everything is working fine and dandy.

I was thinking about ditching the coil spacers and going with Rusty's 3.25 coils and trackbar set up. But keeping the Body lift.

My question is will I need to change anything else? What about the drive shafts, can stock shafts handle 3.25" of lift without damage? What about steering, with the BL and the coils it would be 4.5" I'm thinking thats not going to be good for the steering column, and other parts!

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most of the kits out there that are under 4" dont require any changes..ie...driveshafts unless you are running a long arm kit

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You should be okay. Most +3"ers do fine, at least for awhile, without upgrading the front driveshaft.

If you do go this route, just prepare to have the cash for a spare driveshaft. 5000 miles seems to be the magic number. Keep an eye on the driveshaft boot.

I can't comment on the steering, but I'm certain you'll want an adjustable trackbar at that size of lift.

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if you have the JKU then your good, i have 4.5" on mine right now and only the slightest vibration at 65-70 mph and is gone. if i were you, ditch the body lift and keep the coil spacers. i have 1" coil spacers and it still flexes like crazy. and coil spacers are still like a suspension lift and dont raise the tub off the frame.





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2nd time I disconnected, Ripped my Drive Shaft Boot...

If you have a two door with 3" of lift (even w/ 2.5" of lift you can encounter and expect driveshaft upgrade), automatic, disconnect when out on the trail, and possibly long travel shocks or even regular shocks for that matter, you WILL loose your front drive shaft. I promise you that.









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Hey Guys and Gals!

Right now I have a 1.25" Body lift and a 1.75" spacer lift, everything is working fine and dandy.

I was thinking about ditching the coil spacers and going with Rusty's 3.25 coils and trackbar set up. But keeping the Body lift.

My question is will I need to change anything else? What about the drive shafts, can stock shafts handle 3.25" of lift without damage? What about steering, with the BL and the coils it would be 4.5" I'm thinking thats not going to be good for the steering column, and other parts!
x2 on getting rid of the body lift. No benefit there. Flat flares could give you extra clearance and you don't have any of the troubles associated with BL's.

Next items on your list will be control arms, driveshafts, and rear trackbar (if Rusty's doesn't include already). Don't buy right away, only out of necessity.

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