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What else would i need for a 5in lift on a jk jeep wrangler x?

What else would i need for a 5in lift on a jk jeep wrangler x? Topic: Case steering shaft
June 17, 2019 / By Havelock
Question: I know I'm going to need steering stablizers and I know there's a lot more that I'm going to need but I don't know what they are. Could you list them. Thanks.
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Eliah Eliah | 4 days ago
5" is a huge lift on a JK, so I'm assuming you're going to run at least 35's. If that is the case you're going to need axle gears. 5.13 or 5.38 for an auto (depending on the amount of time you spend off-road) or 4.11 or 4.56 if its a manual. These will of course change if you run tires bigger than 35, which you can do on a JK with a 5" lift. The lower gears and the much bigger and heavier tires are going to wear out a D35 pretty fast. You need to consider putting in a heavier duty axle or at least upgrading the shafts in the current one. You're probably going to need bigger drive shafts. The rest of the stuff (longer brake lines, bump stops etc) will be included in any decent lift kit.
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Eliah Originally Answered: Who can help with my Jeep Wrangler lift questions?
I agree with both Jeepster and Jeep Dude on this one. Ultimately it's up to you to do whatever you want with your Jeep..including spending a lot of money and time when you could be out on the trails enjoying your rig as Jeep Dude said. It's easy to fall into the trap of trying to keep up with the fanatics who spend thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars on their Jeeps..just to take them out and roll them on the rocks (and the repairs take even more money) Many a novice has learned the hard way that radical off roading IS expensive. Do whatever you want but I would just suggest that you keep it simple and enjoy what you have with only mild upgrades that go with your needs. Jeep safely!
Eliah Originally Answered: Who can help with my Jeep Wrangler lift questions?
With the vehicle that you have I personally wouldn't put a lift on it. I would get the biggest tires that fit at stock height and go have fun. If you do decide to go with a lift you should get the slip yoke eliminator to help with your driveline angles. The main reason I wouldn't put the lift and bigger tires on your jeep is because of the lack of power that the 4cyl has. You already have a list of things that should be changed it you do lift it(slip yoke eliminator, track bar drop, transfer case drop, brake lines). When its all said and done you'll have around $1500 into your jeep just to fit a tire thats 1-2" taller then you can fit at stock height. I have a 2006 wrangler rubicon unlimited with a 6" long arm and 35" tires and love it but there are still things that need to be done to it just to get the 6cyl back to stock power. With a 4cyl you will find that even 31" tires will rob you of a lot of our hp. Check out this forum to help with any other questions you might have http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/ Hope this helps!
Eliah Originally Answered: Who can help with my Jeep Wrangler lift questions?
I would run 33's having a 4 cylinder you may need to change the gearing. put the lift on and see if you get a vibration if you put a slip yoke eliminator on you will need to put a longer drive shaft on if you get a vibration you can stick in a transmission lower kit easy to do it's always a good idea to put extended braided brake line on if you are going to do rocks you should install some skid plates,You may also want to install lockers if you do mild off roading they have some fairly cheap lockers.Get a wench . It can get very expensive

Chadwick Chadwick
your no longer in basic terms doing this for women are you? you're making plans on taking that element off roading applicable? If it has a develop and not a scratch, dent, or piece of dirt on it, your making up for something it quite is smaller than a three inch elevate, in case you get what i'm asserting.
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Chadwick Originally Answered: What kind of lift for my JK Wrangler? (lots of questions, sorry)?
The Rubicon sits slightly higher than other Wranglers, gas shocks and heavier springs gives about an extra inch of height. There's two basic lift types, suspension (changes to springs, shocks, etc) and body (using blocks to raise the body) and you can do either or a combination of the two. You can do what's called a budget boost (BB) using a spacer that goes on top of your factory springs and it will give you about 2" give or take a bit of lift. The cheapest and easiest lift. You can combine that with a body lift to gain another inch or so. Suspension lifts range from 2.5 inches to extreme 8+'s. Keep in mind that the higher the lift the higher the cost and more work is involved including possible changes to the drivetrain and other parts. To do a proper lift is much more than just picking one out and slapping it on, you really do need to do your research and think through how much lift you want, why, what tires, what kind of off-, and on- road driving you'll do and lots more. A very good place for more info is www.jeepforum.com, head over to the JK Technical section and you'll find dozens of discussions and availability of lifts for the JK Wrangler. And don't be sorry for asking questions, better to ask than assume and get in trouble later. Besides, you'll find Jeep people are pretty helpful and patient, with exceptions of course :-)
Chadwick Originally Answered: What kind of lift for my JK Wrangler? (lots of questions, sorry)?
To answer your basic lift question...any aftermarket lift kit height means 'higher than factory height'. OEM factory suspension systems aren't considered a 'lift' because that is the factory 'starting point' but if compared to the X and the Sahara-it would be higher to begin with-just like the Rubicon stock factory wrangler is 'higher' than the stock TJ wrangler. So if the specs say the JK is 1.5" lift 'over a stock 'TJ' and you add a 2.5" lift kit-you are now 2.5" higher than the JK but also 4" higher over the TJ or whatever they are comparing to. You can't 'add' a lift kit on top of a 'lift kit'...you have to replace the parts...a TJ suspension lift (except for the budget 'cup') is actually new, taller coil springs.

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