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post #1 of 9 Old 07-16-2011, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep ZJ - Need help with Lift Options

I need some help figuring out what is the best lift option I can do at the moment with a limited budget. I have brand new 35" MTR's that I would like to fit under this Grand. I am thinking 5-6" lift will fit nicely. I have cut the fenders considerably so please take that into consideration.

Option 1: Do a front to rear coil swap.
I read this will lift me 4.5" in the rear so than I could buy a 1" coil spacer in the rear and buy a new 4.5" front coil with a 1" coil.

Option 2: Use Rusty's TJ coils
I have some Rusty's coils (150 SR) I took off my TJ Wrangler that are 4.5" in the front and 5.5" in the rear. I have also read if I was todo this it would lower the lift one inch off the coil making it 3.5/4.5" total lift. I could than buy 2" spacers for the front and 1" spacers for the rear.

Option 3: Mix
I could use the stock front coil and move it to the rear and put a spacer equalling 5.5" of lift and than I could use the front Rusty's coil and put 2" spacer also equalling 5.5"

I appreciate any answers. I have about a week before I can purchase spacers and springs if I have to.

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-16-2011, 02:15 PM
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Front oem coils could only give u 3.5" in the rear, keep that in mind. Throwing 35" mts on shouldnt be done when your on a "budget". I guess u can buy some 3.5 front coils, do the front to rear and throw on 2" budget boosters... But now your at 5.5" of lift, your will need long arms and those can be 500-1000$. I say sell the 35 mts, pick up some 32 bfg, and just do a front to rear swap. But thats just something i would do if i was on a budget.
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-16-2011, 02:21 PM
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35s and budget dont belong in the same sentence. Unless by budget you mean 2-3 grand.

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post #4 of 9 Old 07-16-2011, 02:26 PM
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35s and budget dont belong in the same sentence. Unless by budget you mean 2-3 grand.
Absolutely! I'm on 35's, and I spent almost a year gathering my parts to keep it under 1k. I'm still getting nickel and dimed with small stuff like brakelines, control arm bushings, etc.
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-16-2011, 02:34 PM
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The front to rear swap only nets a 3.5" lift. However, It going to take a bit more then meet the eye when it comes to Running 35's on a ZJ and bring it home from the trail under its own power on your first trip out
I see your Post count at 1, given that fact I am only suggesting a little reading before you attempt to put 35s under your Jeep by simply putting different coils and or Pucks to lift it and calling it a day. You are opening a Hugh can of worms. Be warned and good luck!
You could sell me your 35s, I am ready for them. I sit with 33s at 5.5"lift Plus fender flairs adding extra clearance , not to mention already ge ared with 4.56gears , 8 adjustable control arms,adj Track bars and adj sway bar links all powered by the 5.9 motor and a stronger Axles,

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post #6 of 9 Old 07-16-2011, 02:38 PM
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You could sell me your 35s, I am ready for them. I sit with 33s at 5.5"lift Plus fender flairs adding extra clearance , not to mention already ge ared with 4.56gears , 8 adjustable control arms,adj Track bars and adj sway bar links all powered by the 5.9 motor and a stronger Axles,
Well explained, your not ready for 35s untill you have all that equiped, and that takes a big budget..
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-16-2011, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hey thanks for the responses. I have a hardened axle shafts, and extended adjustable control arms with new bushings and it would be out of budget to get track bar and sway bar. It wouldn't matter if it was geared right away and I don't need a 5.9 motor. I'm not completely new this as I have built a TJ to run 38" for Moab and didn't have any problem on the freeway. I was mostly just asking as far as a lift stand point. I have never switched coils from another vehicle and wouldn't know what to expect as far as installation or performance.
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-16-2011, 05:49 PM
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Long arm it...

Don't fear the regear.

Finished 4x2 --> 4x4 conversion.
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post #9 of 9 Old 07-17-2011, 04:25 AM
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Ive thought doing option #2 but i dont know how the ride quality would be.

Also if you're on a budget you'll be losing gas mileage gas of those huge tires.

I recommend for you to sell them and get 32's and use 2"bb instead of adding additional stuff to make your jeep stablized.
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