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Unread 04-14-2007, 09:48 PM   #1
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Technical Lift Question

Here's the deal....I sold my yellow jeep about a year ago and regretted it majorly, so I did something that I didnt think I would ever do...I bought a jeep that was already lifted.

It has the RE 3.5 kit on it and it's not quite tall enough. So i want to put 2 in spacers and shackles on it to give it a little more tire clearance. The thing is, I dont like how the RE 3.5 LCA are short and they make the front axle seem to be too close to the frame.

I am curious if there are some longer LCA's that I can buy to push the axle forward a little bit, also I think i want to get some UCA'a as well so my angles arent too screwed.

Anybody have any suggestions??? Also what degree shims for the rear with a 3.5" pack and 2 inch shackles??

Thanks in advance

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Unread 04-14-2007, 10:03 PM   #2
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Look into getting the Rubicon Express adjustable LCAs.

Also, does it have a slip-yoke eliminator on it already, or are you planning to buy one for it?

And.. I want to say you'll need a 2 degree shim with the lift shackles, but i'm not 100% sure...
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Unread 04-14-2007, 10:27 PM   #3
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1.) Get new leaf packs. You will thank yourself later.
2.) You will most likely need a new or adj. trackbar as well.
3.) Any adj. control arm will work for that lift range.
4.) Extend your brake lines.
5.) Get an SYE if you don't have one.
6.) Measure for shims after spring/shackle install. It is the only way to tell. No 2 XJ's will be exactly the same with shim measurements.

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Unread 04-15-2007, 11:11 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help, It has a full leaf pack in it already and an SYE, I planned on getting YJ brake lines for the front cuz it already has a SS one in the back. So all I'm lookin for right now is adjustable uppers and lowers??

Is there a tech article that lists control arm lengths for certain heights?

Oh yea and it has a JKS adjustable trackbar good for like 5 inches....
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