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1999 Sport Lift Question

I would like to run 32x11.5r15. What size lift should I use? I would like to go with 3.5. Right now I have 31x9.5r15 and no lift.

If I go with 3.5 lift is there anything not included in the kit I would have to change? I am about to replace the drive link, stabilzer, and tie rod. I don't want to have to buy anything twice
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I would like to run 32x11.5r15. What size lift should I use? I would like to go with 3.5. Right now I have 31x9.5r15 and no lift.

If I go with 3.5 lift is there anything not included in the kit I would have to change? I am about to replace the drive link, stabilzer, and tie rod. I don't want to have to buy anything twice
Thanks
John
With a 3.5 inch lift there is not much more that you should have to do. However, I have found that some Jeeps don't play nice with lifts at the later stages in life. You may need to upgrade to a slip yolk eliminator kit and new rear drive shaft. You should not have to go any further with that small of a lift. Shocks will be questionable, but depends on the tires you plan on running. If you plan on running anything other that stock, I would recommend you upgrade your shocks. If not only for travel, but for ride and tire wear. Insufficient shocks will chew tires in no time.

Other than that, not much else needs to be changed for a 3.5" lift, but you will know more when it's completed if you have angry parts or not. I have a 10" lift on mine and I found many angry parts along the way. They have all been since addressed, but none the less depends on the vehicle, the shape it is in and how happy the driveline is with the lift. I had a guy ask me the other day how much my lift cost and I laughed in his face. Not out of disrespect, but due to the fact that I have tons of modifications to mine along with lots of personal man hours getting it to where it is now. If I were to put a number on it, I would say it's close to 15K in modifications for my current setup less my own labor to make the modifications. Some just don't get it.
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