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Unread 07-16-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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Have 2.5" Wj Coil Lift, Whats Needed For 4.5" Lift

The title pretty much explains it. Currently I have a 01 Jeep Grand Cherokee Larado with a 2.5" Rusty's coil lift in both the front and the rear, and then I have a 3/4" spacer in the front. I was wondering if I was to get 2" spacers and put them overtop of the coils for a total of 4.5" both front and back what else would I need to get to accomodate the extra height?

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Unread 07-16-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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Adjustable Trac Bar, Longer Shocks, Extended Sway Bar links, and Transfer Case Drop. You would also most likely need some Control Arms...unless you trim about .5 inch off the spacer to sit at a even 4 inches. It wll ride like poo but if you going for size then by all means!
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Unread 07-16-2009, 08:28 PM   #3
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^ A transfer case drop is not needed at 4", maybe 6" but even then a double/double driveshaft should alleviate any front driveshaft vibes. Also, 4" on short arms does not ride like "poo", even with crappy worn out shocks my setup rides very nicely.

Front and rear sway bar end links, adjustable track bar, shocks, at LEAST longer front lower control arms (adjustable are preffered and adding an adjustble set to the rear lower and front upper isn't a bad idea either), and possibly a new front driveshaft depending on which one you have now.

BTW, Nice rare WJ, one of the very few that came with V6's.
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Unread 07-16-2009, 08:36 PM   #4
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I was taking it as you were going to put 2 inch spacers on the 2.5 springs. That would ride kinda crappy. ( I know because I did it prior) But you get 4 inch springs then it ride just fine. And the TC drop would be preferred by most people that know what they are doing. But IMO I would do it right the first time. I did not and now I am gonna be spending more to get what I want. Just save up and get a IRO 4 inch kit....from what i hear most people on here like it.
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Unread 07-16-2009, 08:40 PM   #5
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Poly spacers do nothing to make the ride harsher or softer. Running 2" on short arms vs. 4" on short arms is why it rode like crap.
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Unread 07-16-2009, 08:43 PM   #6
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It made my ride a whole lot rougher!
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Unread 07-16-2009, 08:43 PM   #7
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I was just wondering if buying the extras plus the spacers would cost me less since I have new shocks for the 2.5" and 2.5" coils already or if the cost would surpass or be equal to the 4" lifts sold by Rough Country @ $499
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Unread 07-16-2009, 08:46 PM   #8
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ohhh...well like I said before...do it right the first time. Iron Rock has a good 4 inch kit and I have seen a few Zone kits that didnt look to shabby. ( dont know much about them but they are cheaper then most and seem to have everything)
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Since you're on a budget, get the zone kit for $700 (shipped), then sell your springs/shocks for ~$200 or so. The IRO kit is nice but the zone kit will give you better caster thanks to the longer front lower control arms. Plus the zone kit has an A arm spacer.
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^^^^agreed^^^^
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And the TC drop would be preferred by most people that know what they are doing. But IMO I would do it right the first time.
Obviously you don't know what you are doing. A WJ is not like other short wheel based jeeps. Do to the longer wheelbase and thus less intense driveline angles, a t-case is not required even at 6" if you know what you are doing and set everything up correctly. So the next time you want to tell others that they are wrong, make sure you yourself are not wrong.
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Unread 07-16-2009, 09:09 PM   #12
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For one my info came from Mike at Go Treks....I never said it was "required" but it was preferred. And I never said anyone was wrong. And you are right about the wheel base...but I myself would rather get that and be safe about it. It would be fine without it but when it comes down to it it would be better to have IMO.
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So why is it better in your opinion?
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Unread 07-16-2009, 09:21 PM   #14
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Well I cant say for sure. I am new to the WJ but from what they say at Tnt it will only help. But lets not argue and stay on the subject. If it makes it better then you are right
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It is not just about being right but informing people who are not sure or misinformed. There are many people othersmay look at this thread and think they need a t-case drop when they don't. I'm sorry for saying you were wrong and being a jerk.

I was once in your shoes, new to the whole jeep and didn't understand much and didn't really care to listen. I still don't know everything but listen a little better now. I am just trying to inform you that when you do a lift correctly and set everything up up right, it is not need.

See if this makes sense, you raise a vehicle 4" with a t-case drop of 1" so in reality you only raised the lowest point 3", why not do a 3" lift and not do a t-case drop. And wheeling with a WJ, the t-case likes to come in contact with stuff or at least my t-case skid does.

As long as you don't have cv style front driveline then a t-case drop won't be necessary. And if you do have one and plan on going to 4" of lift, then even with a t-case drop, it is still a ticking time bomb and should be replace with a double cardon front driveshaft.
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