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post #1 of 49 Old 02-02-2008, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Homemade ZJ lift?

has anyone made a homemade lift for a zj?

....like a budget boost kinda thing? around 2.5" ?

Maybe springs from a commander or something like that?

I'm thinking that something homemade with custom springs and everything might be better than the coil spacers, but if there's nothing, I guess I'll just to the bb spacer kit

......also, have you guys been able to fit 31's on the rusty's bb kit?
I've heard you can fit 31's, but some people say you can only fit 30's..do you just have to be lucky to fit 31's?





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post #2 of 49 Old 02-02-2008, 09:02 PM
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The front to rear spring swap is a popular way to lift about 3.5 inches. If you want something in the 2-2.5 range, folks have been using coil spacers and upcountry springs. It all depends what you want to do, but the f/r swap definatley costs more than a bb!
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If you want to run 31" tires, there isn't much of chance doing it cheaper then a 2" spacer lift.

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front to rear swap, and get 150/ bronco springs for the front..

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It's threads like this that make me wonder why people lift there jeeps
its comments like this that make me wonder why some people are jerks.

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front to rear swap, and get 150/ bronco springs for the front..
you've tried it?

how much lift?

what year 150 or bronco?

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post #6 of 49 Old 02-03-2008, 01:28 AM
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Sweet! Here's an idea. How about just getting the springs that fit like say, the 3.5 front springs from almost any ZJ lift kit sold.

That way, we aren't out there puttting junk on your Jeep. Why, because if the suspension doesn't work, your life could depend on it.

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Okay,

here's the deal. You really can't lift a Grand Cherokee like a 80s model 4x4 pickup. There are a lot of things that can lead to death wobble. And, I know that I've been faster than a should have in my Grand. Did I worry about those springs from a 83 Crown Victoria that a guy who's had a Grand less than 2 years told me about on a forum? No. The aftermarket kits are designed for your Jeep. That way, when properly installed by self or installer, you don't have to worry when you're driving down the road whether or not the thing is going to fall apart on you.

Yes, there are many ways to lift one but, you'll be told to do it safely. We don't want you to get something you don't like and then go around blaming us because you didn't listen the first ten times we told you.

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Yeah! what hunter said.




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post #9 of 49 Old 02-03-2008, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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...I think I'm gonna order a bb tonight..

should I save up for 30's or 31's?..

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...I think I'm gonna order a bb tonight..

should I save up for 30's or 31's?..
you can buy my 31" BFG ATs.... ill even drive down to san fran and deliver em to you.

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It's threads like this that make me wonder why people lift there jeeps
its comments like this that make me wonder why some people are jerks.

build thread:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...ndard-1056365/
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...I think I'm gonna order a bb tonight..

should I save up for 30's or 31's?..
If you get 30s, you'll end up wanting 31s. I got 31's and now I want 32s or 33s.

Go figure.

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...I think I'm gonna order a bb tonight..

should I save up for 30's or 31's?..
Are you going to go offroad any? 31"s for offroad, 30"s if not.

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If you get 30s, you'll end up wanting 31s. I got 31's and now I want 32s or 33s.

Go figure.
thats how it always is

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31's will will fit though, right?

w/o rubbing?

and what rim back spacing should I get for 31's?

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pay the extra 5$ per tire and get 31's

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It's threads like this that make me wonder why people lift there jeeps
its comments like this that make me wonder why some people are jerks.

build thread:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...ndard-1056365/
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