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Unread 09-06-2009, 10:00 AM   #1
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Junk yard lift

Ok got a 93 zj with 4.0 l6 what's the most lift I can get from a junk yard lift I heard u can put the V8 front springs on the rear and get 4 inches so what can I get for the front

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Unread 09-06-2009, 10:10 AM   #2
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The cheapest lift you can do is a 2" Budget Boost.
The next cheapest is a 3.5" front to rear swap that uses your front springs in the rear and all the components you see here.
IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: ZJ 3.5" Lift Kit

The I6 springs net the same amount of lift as the v8 springs so you'll be fine there.
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Unread 09-06-2009, 10:25 AM   #3
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I heard a long time ago that Coils out of Certain older model Ford Pickups (F150s) would fit ZJs and would net alotta lift. Cant remember if anyone ever tried it tho. I know their alot stiffer and im pretty sure their the same diameter. I wanna say it was either early 90s or late 80s F-150s. Thad be your ideal Junkyard lift.
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Unread 09-06-2009, 12:51 PM   #4
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The spring rate from those would equal a horrible ride quality. I'd stay away from that option.
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Unread 09-06-2009, 01:17 PM   #5
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The I6 springs net the same amount of lift as the v8 springs so you'll be fine there.
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I heard a long time ago that Coils out of Certain older model Ford Pickups (F150s) would fit ZJs and would net alotta lift. Cant remember if anyone ever tried it tho. I know their alot stiffer and im pretty sure their the same diameter. I wanna say it was either early 90s or late 80s F-150s. Thad be your ideal Junkyard lift.
good, im not the only one who has heard about that then lol
people thought i was crazy when i brought that up once
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Unread 09-06-2009, 01:27 PM   #6
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good, im not the only one who has heard about that then lol
people thought i was crazy when i brought that up once
I can never remember who it was, I think sadass, tested both sets of springs and they both had the same amount of lift.
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Unread 09-07-2009, 12:22 AM   #7
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I've tried V6 XJ Springs (almost no lift, and sooo soft it had horrible handling ), ZJ I6 springs (a little over 3", stock ride and handling), and ZJ V8 springs (about 4" quite a bit stiffer than stock). I went with the I6 springs because the V8s were stiffer than I want in a DD.

Also, on stock control arms, I had more vibration with the 4" than I wanted.
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I can never remember who it was, I think sadass, tested both sets of springs and they both had the same amount of lift.

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Maybe you can find a ZJ with a lift in a junkyard...
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Unread 09-07-2009, 04:48 PM   #10
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I'm planning on doing this as well.

Can you just do the below, or do you have to buy the kit above? Would a new set of OEM shocks work in the short run on this lift?

I have a part's Grand Cherokee V8 so I have the V8 springs front and rear. Planning on removing my ZJ front springs to the rear and installing the front v8 spring's on the my ZJ front.

Sounds like the v8 springs all the way around would be a rough ride compared to what I'm looking for based on the above thread.

Those of you whom have done this, what are your thoughts on it?
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Unread 09-07-2009, 04:59 PM   #11
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you can't just put springs in and call it a day...there's a lot of other things to attend to in a 5 link suspension set up.
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Unread 09-07-2009, 05:03 PM   #12
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I'm planning on doing this as well.

Can you just do the below, or do you have to buy the kit above? Would a new set of OEM shocks work in the short run on this lift?

I have a part's Grand Cherokee V8 so I have the V8 springs front and rear. Planning on removing my ZJ front springs to the rear and installing the front v8 spring's on the my ZJ front.

Sounds like the v8 springs all the way around would be a rough ride compared to what I'm looking for based on the above thread.

Those of you whom have done this, what are your thoughts on it?

The rear of your jeep would be sitting 3.5" higher than the front. The front to rear swap uses stock front springs in the rear and new 3.5" springs for the front. You can't use stock springs on all four corners and expect a level lift. The kit I posted earlier has what you need.
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I'm planning on doing this as well.

Can you just do the below, or do you have to buy the kit above? Would a new set of OEM shocks work in the short run on this lift?

I have a part's Grand Cherokee V8 so I have the V8 springs front and rear. Planning on removing my ZJ front springs to the rear and installing the front v8 spring's on the my ZJ front.

Sounds like the v8 springs all the way around would be a rough ride compared to what I'm looking for based on the above thread.

Those of you whom have done this, what are your thoughts on it?
Just putting V8 springs in your Jeep won't net any lift. To do the F>R, you put V8 springs in the rear of your Jeep, and put 3.5" springs in your front. However, many people have complained about that ride being pretty harsh. You can get 3.5" springs all around for not too terribly much money.

All that being said, there's much more than just throwing 3.5" springs on your ride. You're gonna need adjustable trackbars and new shocks at a minimum. Do yourself a favor and read through the FAQ's, it explains many, many things, this as well.
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The rear of your jeep would be sitting 3.5" higher than the front. The front to rear swap uses stock front springs in the rear and new 3.5" springs for the front. You can't use stock springs on all four corners and expect a level lift. The kit I posted earlier has what you need.
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Unread 09-07-2009, 06:35 PM   #15
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If you do a 'Junk Yard' lift, you will get exactly what is implied by the name.
JUNK.

If you want junk, have at it.
If you want better, save your $$ and do it right.
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