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Re: Question about lift
I gathered from you profile that you have a sport TJ, with a D35 Rear axle, and the 4 dinger of a modivation factor.
I gather from your post that you are going to go with a minimum of 5.5" of suspension lift, and a 3" body lift. And run 35" thorn-tur#s.
Where to begin. Your question was will the springs work with the arms you have.
Yeah, you say your arms are adjustable, so with some fine tuning you could have a pretty good system. But I fear that once you got it working correctly you wouldn't have a chance to really use it, cause your jeep would always be broken.
General rules. D35 max tire size 33" and even then you are pushing your luck. You may get away with 35's off-road because you only have the 2.5L motor.. But on the road that 2.5L and the 35" tires are going to be pretty dog like. Unless you regear you are going to be hurting for power on the hiway.
The general concess is that throwing money at a D35 to regear is not a good Idea.
Body lifts over 1" are not well liked around here.
And save yourself the disapointment. IF you are going to spend the $ for Offroad tires, don't get the Thorn-tur$s. Ask around your local area and see what others are running. I myself always like to suggest the 33" BFG MT's. For your situation I would say 33" MT's use your 5.5" springs and really tune your bars. You will have exellent flex, and an overall nice set up.
Please don't take offence to what I have said.
Happy jeeping, keep asking questions, and always lean new things about your ride.
This is a great board. And there is a lot to learn.