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Old December 8th, 2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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Default 4.5" or 6.5" xj lift?

I was originally thinking a 4.5" rc x series lift, now I'm considering the 6.5" reason being I found a custom rear driveshaft that has been extended. I would really like to run 35's. If I get a 4.5" lift I can only run 33's because I have bushwackers. What are your thoughts on what I should get? This is also a daily driver. I will regear in the future
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For a DD every one I know said stop at 33s. Or it will not be much fun on the free way.

If your going with a trail rig then 35s and a 6.5" lift wold work out nice.

For a DD you would be much better of with 4.5" lift and 33s. Thats where I am going with my rig right now.
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I have a 6.5 Rustys long arm kit and dd it drives awesome
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I have a 6.5 Rustys long arm kit and dd it drives awesome
But are you running 35s?

And your Idea of awesome and mine might not be the same ether.
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I have 4.5'' inch lift with 35s on my dd. I average 15-17mpg and does just fine. Minimal trimming was involved in the front but if your running bushwackers, I would think you may be good. And thats how it sits.


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6.5" Dont mess around. You will always want bigger.
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My daughter has a 6 1/2 inch Rusty's lift with 35's on her XJ. Your probably going to want to check into gears and multiple other adjustments.

Drives 70 down the highway just fine btw

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For a DD every one I know said stop at 33s. Or it will not be much fun on the free way.

If your going with a trail rig then 35s and a 6.5" lift wold work out nice.

For a DD you would be much better of with 4.5" lift and 33s. Thats where I am going with my rig right now.
I don't think 35s drive terrible on the highway. I think the bigger you go with tires and lift the more you notice junk components. If you run quality tires, lift and align everything properly you should be all good.
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I don't think 35s drive terrible on the highway. I think the bigger you go with tires and lift the more you notice junk components. If you run quality tires, lift and align everything properly you should be all good.
Very good point. With 35s I was flying through wheel bearings, bushings and ball joints. So I went with the Moogs and Timkens then went with the JCR 1 ton steering. No death wobble, no wandering, no issues. Like Jeepbratt said, gears may want to addressed.
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