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post #1 of 8 Old 04-10-2011, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Just got my 1st jeep! Few questions..

So I have done a little browsing and just curious about the suspension of my ZJ. from bottom of fender to center of hub: front 19'' rear 20''. is this stock height?

I have also found it has JKS quick disconnects for the swaybar.
a cold air intake.
and some sort of power module like i have never scene.

i will attempt to attach a photo to help you judge susspention.

it has Hancook Dynapro MT 31x10.50 R15

ok can not firgure out how to add a photo here. but ther should be one on my profile.

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-10-2011, 05:15 PM
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definitely lifted at least 3 inches, 2" larger than stock tires... you sir have a nice jeep

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post #3 of 8 Old 04-10-2011, 06:04 PM
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stock measurement for bottom of the fender to center of hub is 18". it might have coil spacers or something like that. check the tops of the coils. also, does it have aftermarket lower control arms. factory are stamped steel and aftermarket will be tubular.

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post #4 of 8 Old 04-10-2011, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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The lower control arms are factory, and I did not see any spacers around the shocks...

below is a link to the photo bucket album of all the pics i have taken, there are many of the under carage.

www.photobucket.com/97zj

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post #5 of 8 Old 04-10-2011, 06:31 PM
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looks like about 2" to me. i would bet coil spacers. looks killer though

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post #6 of 8 Old 04-10-2011, 06:51 PM
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If no spacers it might be a F>R swap...(just a thought though). Does it have the CV or u-joint front axles? <--might be a newbie question, but good stuff to know.

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oh yeah, looks like 2" spacers, still nice clearance for the 31s . those look like aftermarket shocks that have been painted over too. theres some rust but from what i can tell from the pics it doesnt look bad, could probably use a good underside wash though.

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Does it have the CV or u-joint front axles? <--might be a newbie question, but good stuff to know.
stock axles - CV front, standard back. 2" of lift isnt going to warrant any mods like that

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post #8 of 8 Old 04-10-2011, 07:58 PM
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appears there are 2" coil spacers. they sit on the coil, not the shock.

and you may want to look into replacing the front driveshaft with one that has a ujoint at the pinion. the cvs are notorious for failing when you start lifting and offroading.

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