post #1 of Old 09-16-2013, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Mutt Lift Question??

Hey yall... I wanted to lift my 95 ZJ. Was thinking about doing the front to rear spring swap and getting fronts. But I saw a couple of threads about "mutt" lifts.. I was wondering if there were front springs out of other jeeps or other makes/models that will swap into mine to match the 3" of lift I will get out of the front to rear swap... Thanks for yall's input!

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post #2 of Old 09-17-2013, 06:45 AM
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XJ or TJ 4/4.5" front springs will give you ~3" in the front. Might ride a bit soft though.
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post #3 of Old 09-19-2013, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input! What kind of opinions do you have for shocks? I'm really leaning towards getting a set of FOX's..Just bought this thing a month ago for $950 with 130k on it. It is a one owner, old lady had it.. Im a Infiniti technician and graduated from NASCAR Technical Institute. Just found a good set of BFG Rugged Trails for free from work that were gonna be thrown out. They're 265/70R17's, so i'm just trying to figure out how much lift I'll need to clear these.. Also, is there any thing else I need to do to run these safely?? Like drop pittman arm, etc. Oh yeah, would I be better off doing a spacer in the front to keep the ride quality decent..
Any help is greatly appreciated!!!! Thanks
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Bilstiens are a popular choice as far as shocks go. There is a lot of good info in the faqs section. check it out

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/riots-97-grand-1436100/

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thanks!! riot1987!
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yesur

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post #7 of Old 09-20-2013, 07:00 AM
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To be honest, doing a "mutt lift" and then putting Fox shocks on it is kind of like putting lipstick on a pig, IMO. Those tires are about 31.5" so you could get away with a ~3" lift and still get some decent articulation so long as you bumpstop properly.

I'd find a set of 17s that have 3.75-4" of backspacing and run OME HD coils and OME shocks. You'll get the right amount of lift and the ride will be just as good as stock. It would probably improve since the components you replace are worn. At that height you wouldn't really need anything else, but it would probably be a good idea to go through all the suspension bushings and see if they need replacing.
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