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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-04-2001, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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TJ Suspension Lift/Drive Angle Question

I'm about to install a 3" Teraflex lift on my new 2001 TJ, I don't have much experience with the newer Jeeps so I have a question pertaining to drive line angles after the lift install. I can't afford to do the SYE yet so I am planning on doing the transfer case lowering option (I know, I know, I don't want to do it either, but I want to reduce any vibrations in my drive train until I can afford the SYE to do it right and get the most clearance from my lift). If you have done this, was it a problem to install, did it negatively affect anything on your Jeep (e.g. engine mounts due to additional stress, etc.), and was it a good temporary fix until the SYE is installed?

Also do any of you out there have a 3" lift installed without lowering the case or installing the SYE? If so, what type of vibration do you have (my main concern is a vibration that eventually wears out or weakens my drive train on my new vehicle)?

Also I should be able to fit 33's with a 3" lift, right, or will I only be able to get up to 32's?

Any advice you TJ guys have is welcome and appreciated.

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Re: TJ Suspension Lift/Drive Angle Question

If you have done this, was it a problem to install, did it negatively affect anything on your Jeep (e.g. engine mounts due to additional stress, etc.), and was it a good temporary fix until the SYE is installed? I do not believe so since the engine mount is quite squishy. I an not sure how close the fan will be to the shroud, though. I have a Tera Flex SYE. I have also heard that in some cases with the Dana 35, you can get away with little or no vibrations without lowering the transfer case. You could try it. The 33 will fit just fine with a little rubbing on the flares. You will have to adjust the turning stops to keep wider tires from hitting the frame etc. Rick





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Re: TJ Suspension Lift/Drive Angle Question

I have a '98 TJ with the Teraflex 3" flexarm lift. Don't install yours until you get the SYE. I used the Currie SYE and did not use the skid plate lowering kit. Am running 32x11.50 BFG AT ko's on '97 factory alloys. No rub problems. Detroit Locker front, limited slip rear , 3.73's.

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Re: TJ Suspension Lift/Drive Angle Question

I have talked to a few people that say they have 4" lifts w/o the SYE with very little or no vibration, now that doesn't mean thats a good idea, I'm just trying to figure out whats absolutely needed when I install the kit. If I can get away with out having to lower the t/c or even if I have to use the t/c lowering kit for a few months until I can save up the funds for the SYE thats what I will do. Are there any more TJ guys/gals out there with 3 or 4" lifts without the SYE or with the t/c lowering kit???

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