I talked today with Central 4 Wheel. They told me that I would need to get a new rear drive shaft if I got over a 2" lift kit due to the vibrations that would happen at highway speeds. Are they just trying to get more money out of me? Myself not knowing alot about lifts I'm posting this to find out if anyone has installed a lift capable of running 33x12.5 and not had to put in a new drive shaft due to vibrations. Central 4 Wheel told me the cost for a new drive shaft would be about $900 installed. Any idea on whether this is a good price?
I can't say the exact details since I don't know for sure. But I can say that it's going to take WAYYYY more than 2" to get 33's on a XJ. And at that point you will need a new driveshaft.
Go to the jeep midsize board on here. I know those guys can answer your question. Lots of lifted XJ's in there.
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But I can say that it's going to take WAYYYY more than 2" to get 33's on a XJ.
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From his profile: Just bought a used '00 <font color="red">wrangler</font color> only 27k miles. I'll be putting on a 4" lift and 33x12.5 this summer. I'm just a novice to Jeeps, so I'm looking for suggestions.
Depends on what all they're putting on to get the longer drive shaft. If they're doing a SYE, the correct way, and you're paying them labor to do it then the price is probably right. A good rule of thumb is labor will usually cost you at least the same as the parts.
Where in Washington are you? I'm in Kent [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
I'm from Spokane. I want to run 33x12.5 so I need to go with at least a 4" lift. What kind of options do I have for the drive shaft? Lift, Drive Shaft, Wheels, Tires, Labor it's starting to get really expensive. Do you have a preference on lifts that you like.
How does it look setup like that? Did you run into any problems with rub? Are you on 8" or 10" rims. I though about possibly doing that, but I wasn't sure if it would look strange. Do you have any pictures posted some where.