4.5 Inch Lift Kit - Long Arm Conversion | Jeep Wrangler TJ (97-06)

Brand: BDS
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4.5 Inch Lift Kit - Long Arm Conversion | Jeep Wrangler TJ (97-06)

4.5 Inch Lift Kit - Long Arm Conversion | Jeep Wrangler TJ (97-06)


4.5 Inch Lift Kit - Long Arm Conversion | Jeep Wrangler TJ (97-06)

Shock Option: NX2 Nitro Series

Maximize the capability of your 1996-2003 Jeep Wrangler TJ with this 4.5-inch lift kit with long arm conversion from BDS Suspension. Designed to improve stance this kit includes everything necessary to set your Jeep up right with clearance for up to 33" tires. By maximizing the length of both the upper and lower control arms, BDS has minimized caster change for optimal handling and minimized road forces. The control arm geometry is setup using new subframe braces that incorporates the link mounts and an optional belly pan.

Up front the lift kit includes a subframe pivot mounts, heavy duty lower flex arms and adjustable upper flex arms to optimize handling characteristics, 4.5" Pro-Ride coil springs capable of full coil bind and bump stop extensions to control the compression travel, but increase wheel travel. Also included are braided stainless steel brake lines, ultimate sway bar disconnects, and front adjustable track bar with flex joint fits into the existing frame mount and a drop pitman arm to improve the steering and handling geometry.

The rear kit utilizes Pro-Ride coil springs for maximum travel, stainless braided brake line, and rear track bar relocation bracket. Finish off the kit with your choice of specially tuned NX2 nitro series gas shocks or FOX 2.0 IFP performance series gas shocks to offer improved damper performance.

Long Arm Conversion

Upgrading the standard control arms to a long arm adds strength, improves handling and takes offroad articulation to the next level. This upgrade consists of massive 1/4" steel frame mounted brackets to install the oversized upper and lower formed long arms. The arms are formed for maximum tire clearance and allow the stock control arm tabs to remain on the vehicle. The upper arms are solid stock while the heavy wall tubular lower arms utilize oversized greaseable polyurethane bushings for superior road vibration isolation.

Pro-Ride Coil Springs

A pair of full-length, Jeep-specific, Pro-Ride coil springs are supplied to provide the correct lift height and smooth, predictable ride across various terrains. Manufactured from high tensile steel, our direct OE replacement coil springs are engineered with properly sized wire diameter. This results in maximum reliability without premature coil bind.

Features & Benefits

  • Redesigned 4-link long arm to improve articulation and offer better control throughout wheel travel
  • ProRide coil springs offer improved ride quality and more articulation
  • Sway bar quicker disconnects and extended rear link for improved offroad flex
  • Front HD track bar to correctly position the front axle and control lateral movement
  • Choice of NX2 gas or FOX 2.0 IFP performance series shocks for improved damping
  • Allows clearance for 33" tires

Recommended Tires & Wheels

(Trimming may be required)

  • 33 x 12.5 with 15 x 8 and 3.5 in. Backspace

Shock Option

NX2 Nitro Series

  • Nitrogen-charged
  • Twin-tube design
  • 10-stage velocity-sensitive valving
  • Dual-welded ends for increased strength
  • 1-3/8-inch high-flow piston
  • Self-lubricating seals
  • Silver powder coat finish

FOX 2.0 Performance Series

  • 2-inch Impact extruded aluminum body
  • Internal floating piston (IFP) monotube design
  • CNC machined 6061-T6 aluminum mounting ends
  • Massive 5/8-inch hard chrome plated heat-treated alloy steel shaft
  • Race-developed high-flow piston design
  • Application-specific valving to maximize performance
  • Long-lasting clear anodized finish
  1. A slip yoke eliminator kit and CV style rear drive shaft is required.
  2. May require exhaust modification.
  3. Some welding required.
  4. Long Arm systems also fit short wheelbase Rubicon models (not Unlimited models)