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post #1 of 18 Old 09-12-2007, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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Junkyard Lift?

It seems that for lifts under 4", it's really just a spring swap and shocks, right?

I did a search, but didn't find anything on this, so...

Has anyone here figured out a junkyard lift setup? In other words, which springs from which rig, if any, are compatible with the Jeep to give this kind of lift? Is it possible to just go to the salvage yard and find some off an old ford or chevy, or whatever?

Not sure if this is the way to go, just asking the question. Thanks!

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post #2 of 18 Old 09-12-2007, 07:13 AM
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I know you can do a f>r swap....take your front springs put them in the rear and buy 3.5 or 4" coils for the front ( overall 3.5-4" lft). I dont know a whole lot about it though i'm sure someone else will fill in the details for me.

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I've seen that F>R, I've only seen it with retail packaged springs though. My rig has a gajillion miles on it, so I'm sure i have spring sag anyway. I'd like to see if anyone knows what springs will get me lift. I'm likely buying the 2.25" KOR spacers, so if I could get another 2" out of some springs, I'd be good, plus some new shocks.

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I wish it was that simple.
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Your best bet is to do the F>R, this will give you more spring travel, and its fairly cheap, otherwise you will be buying both the front and rear 2 inch lifting coils.

YOu can get a set of Front Rancho springs for 150 dollars.


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over 3" or so youre going to want to look into track bars.

i heard something about older f-250 springs fitting up front? not sure though.
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i hear some of the XJ guys use coils out of F150's.....their springs are the same diameter as ours.

but F150 coils are WAYYYYY!!!!! stiffer, and u will get allmost no flex.

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I used the f150 springs before. There is some flex there but not really what i would call good. I have the v8 so the ride wasnt as bad as it would be on an I6.

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post #9 of 18 Old 09-12-2007, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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You have basically the same rig I do, so was the $30 3.5" the f150 springs, or something else? Did you do both front and back?

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What I would do is swap the front to the rear, then put the f150 springs in the front. I want to do this plus use my 2.25" BB on top of that.

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what id do is get some new front V8 springs and put them in the rear their like 60 bucks then get 4 inch springs for the front then shocks but im not sure on the track bars.

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Search around; I've heard of people using Thunderbird coils instead of the F150 coils. They're the same height I believe but a softer ride...

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someone said about a $30 spring swap. for 20 bucks more on ebay you can get a 2" spacer, or are those not woth the money? (i'm kind of new to this)
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I have a 2004 I6 WJ, I already have 2'' daystar BB installed, I would like to have about 3'' of lift with not having to spend more than a couple hundred bucks, does anybody have a straight answer to what setup I could do to gain more inchs? Don't want to go any higher than 3.5'' because I don't want to deal with changing the driveshaft, track bar, control arms and what not. If I do the F>R swap what do I put on the front? Would like it explained to as easily as possible

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If you find a genie tell her I want a 3.5" lift that rides great for 200 bucks too.
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