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sina 12-04-2011 11:13 AM

3.5 inch lift question
 
Hi guys,

I have a 3,5 inch lift kit installed on my car.

I consider putting 4 inch lifted coils and shocks; do you think I should change anything else? Or should I stay calm and stick with 3,5? :)

Thank you in advance,

Hope this is not a repost, could not find a related topic...

Freestyle713 12-04-2011 11:47 AM

what other upgrades do you already have other than coils?

oh, and its a jeep, not a car. every time someone calls a jeep a car, god kills a kitten. keep that in mind

Dyn0mitemat 12-04-2011 12:09 PM

What parts make up your 3.5" lift?

sina 12-05-2011 12:06 PM

oh, sorry for that.

There are lower control arms, sway bar links, and crossmember spacers, and rear track bar bracket. Front track bar is relocated by drilling a hole towards the drivers side...

PolkaPower 12-05-2011 12:28 PM

Is it really worth all that trouble for just half an inch? If your current set up is worn out I can understand putting new stuff in but if it's not then .5" is nothing.

LordHobbit 12-05-2011 12:51 PM

Poor kittens.

PolkaPower 12-05-2011 01:52 PM

He is from Turkey give him a break. How well do you speak Turkish?

Freestyle713 12-05-2011 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PolkaPower (Post 12620890)
He is from Turkey give him a break. How well do you speak Turkish?

very fluently as a matter of fact.

Bir pantolon bir kedi var

see?

PolkaPower 12-05-2011 02:16 PM

Something about a cat and trousers? Wtf. http://translation.babylon.com/turkish/to-english/#

sina 12-06-2011 10:12 AM

Actually, everybody calls their SUVs, regardless of the original producer, Jeep in Turkey! I don't know why I called it a car here :)

If I come to the point; my main problem is that I think my coils have lost their elastic property... And I found very cheap coils for 4" :)

But if you say I should readjust the track bar bracket etc I will leave it this way...

Let me show you some photos if you'd like:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...86900359_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...61235645_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...18713024_n.jpg

speedbucket 12-06-2011 10:17 AM

sounds like you have the Rough Country 3.5" kit

sina 12-06-2011 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by speedbucket (Post 12626131)
sounds like you have the Rough Country 3.5" kit

Yep, thats it... Actually I am the first one to try that in Turkey... I was pretty satisfied with it in the beginning but then first bushing give off; then I crushed the two shocks in the rear and replaced them again with Rough Country Nitro 9000s but one of them started leaking eventhough I didn't do any extreme offroading recently...

How's the situation/satisfaction over there?

speedbucket 12-06-2011 10:40 AM

Mixed
I bought upper adjustable control arms and adjustable trackbars to go with that lift. I an really dissaponted in their front springs. I added a 1.75" pucks on top of the RC springs and it has settled to 4.25" of lift with stock front bumper. Pretty pathetic

PolkaPower 12-06-2011 10:53 AM

It will ride like new with new coils. Nothing beats that new coil or new shock feeling.

sina 12-06-2011 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PolkaPower (Post 12626338)
It will ride like new with new coils. Nothing beats that new coil or new shock feeling.

I will also use a set of new shocks with them but I'm not sure about the other arrangements that I should make (or maybe not)... If 1,75" of spacers does not affect the stock ride quality, 0,5" should also not affect the ride quality of 3,5" lift... Am I wrong? :confused:

Quote:

Originally Posted by speedbucket (Post 12626235)
Mixed
I bought upper adjustable control arms and adjustable trackbars to go with that lift. I an really dissaponted in their front springs. I added a 1.75" pucks on top of the RC springs and it has settled to 4.25" of lift with stock front bumper. Pretty pathetic

My front coils were 55 cm long before I put them on, and after a year they were about 52 cm long; so I added a 4 cm spacer; thats about 1,56 inches... Its not worth saving 200 bucks in my opinion... :(


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