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Unread 07-25-2012, 05:57 AM   #31
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nice job!!

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Unread 07-25-2012, 07:39 AM   #32
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That is the lift that I want and I want to add on my 2" BB pucks too...

Where did you get it from? Also what all comes with that lift?


Since I'm in chicago too, you should give me a hand
I have exactly what you are planing on doing. RC 3.5in lift with 2in BB. Had to trim alittle for the 33's to not rub while wheeling. But overall im very pleased how it performs. But i cant wait to get IRO long arms up front.


To the OP, looks great man! I love green ZJ's with black wheels.
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Unread 07-25-2012, 09:00 AM   #33
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Looks awesome. Did you do a F>R swap or did you get new springs for the back? How does it ride? Was wondering if it was a harsh ride or if it's pretty soft.
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Unread 07-25-2012, 11:51 AM   #34
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I have exactly what you are planing on doing. RC 3.5in lift with 2in BB. Had to trim alittle for the 33's to not rub while wheeling. But overall im very pleased how it performs. But i cant wait to get IRO long arms up front.


To the OP, looks great man! I love green ZJ's with black wheels.
What suspension do you have exactly? Short arms or Long arms? Details.. B/c I really want that lift!!!
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Unread 07-25-2012, 01:58 PM   #35
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Its the RC 3.5 F>R lift. The lift comes with lower control arms front and rear, but they are still short arms.
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Unread 07-25-2012, 02:27 PM   #36
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Its the RC 3.5 F>R lift. The lift comes with lower control arms front and rear, but they are still short arms.
It sits nice. How does it ride? Did you just use the shocks it came with?
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Unread 07-25-2012, 03:15 PM   #37
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Thanks, Its rides pretty stiff. The shocks that come in the kit are prolly to blame, but the short arms arnt helping either.
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Unread 07-25-2012, 05:19 PM   #38
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Corrupt, Thanks for the tip.
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Unread 07-25-2012, 05:23 PM   #39
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To jeepzj1998 and anybody else that wants to know...

I used this lift http://roughcountry.com/jeep_zj_3.html

I did have a couple issues.

I really didn't like moving the stock track bar over. I did try it that way for a while, but the new hole ended up getting sloppy after a while. I ordered an adjustable track bar and I'm much happier with it.

DEATH WOBBLE!

I had it immediately after the lift (40-55 mph), and it got progressively worse. Relocating the stock front track bar was partially to blame. After installing the new track bar (I drilled out the sleeve in the bushing to allow for the use of a larger bolt), new front axles, new ball joints, all new tie rod ends and a beefy steering stabilizer...it's gone now.

Had to do some trimming of the front fender, then some more trimming until the rubbing stopped.

I knew it wouldn't be as simple as install the lift and be done. You're going to have to expect to work some bugs out. Overall, I'm happy with the Jeep the way it's set up now

PS Thanks for the positive comments!
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Unread 07-25-2012, 06:46 PM   #40
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Just thought this pic was kinda funny
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I had one of those too! But mine was 7 inches! Wish I would have backed it out and got a proper pic of the hilarity though..

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Unread 07-25-2012, 06:59 PM   #41
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To jeepzj1998 and anybody else that wants to know...

I used this lift http://roughcountry.com/jeep_zj_3.html

I did have a couple issues.

I really didn't like moving the stock track bar over. I did try it that way for a while, but the new hole ended up getting sloppy after a while. I ordered an adjustable track bar and I'm much happier with it.

DEATH WOBBLE!

I had it immediately after the lift (40-55 mph), and it got progressively worse. Relocating the stock front track bar was partially to blame. After installing the new track bar (I drilled out the sleeve in the bushing to allow for the use of a larger bolt), new ball joints, all new tie rod ends and a beefy steering stabilizer...it's gone now.

Had to do some trimming of the front fender, then some more trimming until the rubbing stopped.

I knew it wouldn't be as simple as install the lift and be done. You're going to have to expect to work some bugs out. Overall, I'm happy with the Jeep the way it's set up now

PS Thanks for the positive comments!
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Unread 07-26-2012, 06:24 AM   #42
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I have exactly what you are planing on doing. RC 3.5in lift with 2in BB. Had to trim alittle for the 33's to not rub while wheeling. But overall im very pleased how it performs. But i cant wait to get IRO long arms up front.

To the OP, looks great man! I love green ZJ's with black wheels.
I'm on the same lift and going to iro front LA's too, nice zj

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