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post #1 of 17 Old 12-04-2011, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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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...

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post #2 of 17 Old 12-04-2011, 11:47 AM
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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
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post #3 of 17 Old 12-04-2011, 12:09 PM
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What parts make up your 3.5" lift?

09 Rubi 2dr:MetalCloak2.5", 37"MTZ's/Slabs, EVO Stff, ORFab Cage, Chromo's, Driveshafts etc
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post #4 of 17 Old 12-05-2011, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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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...
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post #5 of 17 Old 12-05-2011, 12:28 PM
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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.
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Poor kittens.

93 red ZJ 190k 4.0. Spent more money than I should have ...

Isn't red the only color a vehicle should be?
If at first you don't succeed, use more speed.
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post #7 of 17 Old 12-05-2011, 01:52 PM
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He is from Turkey give him a break. How well do you speak Turkish?
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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?
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post #9 of 17 Old 12-05-2011, 02:16 PM
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Something about a cat and trousers? Wtf. http://translation.babylon.com/turkish/to-english/#
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post #10 of 17 Old 12-06-2011, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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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:





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post #11 of 17 Old 12-06-2011, 10:17 AM
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sounds like you have the Rough Country 3.5" kit

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/speedbuckets-zj-build-1361322/
V8 zj at 6" . Double tri rear and true 3 link front. Stretched to 108"
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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?
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post #13 of 17 Old 12-06-2011, 10:40 AM
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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

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/speedbuckets-zj-build-1361322/
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It will ride like new with new coils. Nothing beats that new coil or new shock feeling.
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-06-2011, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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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?

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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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