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Old 11-28-2011, 09:49 PM
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alright guys i want to hook up my daily drive with no more then two days of down time i would like to do a 4.5 lift.
i have a few questions though and would love some help.
do i have to have a SYE?
do i need shims?
if so what size?
any help would be great have to make it to work so i can make my jeep a jeep.

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Old 11-28-2011, 09:55 PM
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Don't need SYE. TC drop kit should do, if you have bad vibs, then get a SYE if you want em gone. Make sure you extend your brake lines and get an adj trackbar and drop pitman am too.
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^He just posted what I was gonna almost word for word.
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awsome.big thanks for taking the time
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No problem. You also want a bunch of PB blaster, spray any bolts or nut you have to remove prior to going at it. a few das before you do it, spray some down everyday. I ended up snapping all my rear shock mounts, had to cut into the floor to get at them.
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Don't need SYE. TC drop kit should do, if you have bad vibs, then get a SYE if you want em gone. Make sure you extend your brake lines and get an adj trackbar and drop pitman am too.
if i use a drop pitman arm kit will this keep me from having to drill threw my track rod mount just seems like not a very stronge mod it only leave like 1/2 of metal
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Buy the right kit and you'll get the correct Track Bar.

DPA is not needed for a 4.5" lift.
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Buy the right kit and you'll get the correct Track Bar.

DPA is not needed for a 4.5" lift.
thats the hard part finding the right one
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i had to get a dropped pitman arm for my 4" lift
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The only time you need one is if your track bar and draglink are not parallel.
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my was not parallel lol i got a drop pitman arm after i saw the angles
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Question still not found the right one looking at RC though

so you had to have adjustable track bar and a drop pitman arm i that what i'm rading?all these complete lift kits aren't so complete.wish i could just find a nice bundle deal
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http://www.seriousoffroadproducts.co...ducts_id=86101

You do not need a Drop Pitman Arm unless you lower the frame side trackbar mount.
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so every thing i need is in this kit
http://www.seriousoffroadproducts.co...ducts_id=86100
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