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post #1 of 9 Old 09-27-2005, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Oh no, not another lift thread! (Very simple)

Hey all,

I've been working on a transaction with a fellow JF'er for a 3" Skyjacker kit with 4 springs, shocks, front and rear trackbars, and all lower control arms. I need the shocks anyways so I might as well kill two birds with one stone. Assuming that I run my 2" spacers on top of the lift, would I need to run new brake lines as well? Would I be better off getting some 1" spacers?

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-27-2005, 01:30 PM
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You will definately want some longer brake lines.

I have the RE ones that are made by Russle. I ordered them from Kolak when I purchased all my random parts for the lift.

I believe you can same some cash and get the YJ brakelines. They are longer and will bolt right in
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Thanks Tim!

Are the extended brake lines the only thing needed to run 5"? Is there a big difference in driveshaft angles, etc. when running 5" instead of 3 or 4"?

What is the general concencus of the Skyjacker kit?


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skyjacker is crap. but depends on what you're going for. if you just want a lift to look cool yea it'll get the job done. as for the brake lines, I have the YJ lines, they're about 4 or 5" longer than stock. this could all be found by searching.

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I'm running the 3" Skyjacker kit with a 2 1/8" BB from Kevin's. So far, so good. I've had the Skyjacker kit on for about 5 years and added the BB last fall.
No extended brake lines needed for me.

I've heard the same complaints about Skyjacker before, but personally I have not experienced any of it... so far.

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matt- will u be able to run this guys 3'' shocks if u put the pucks under the lift and make it 5''??
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Thanks Tim!

Are the extended brake lines the only thing needed to run 5"? Is there a big difference in driveshaft angles, etc. when running 5" instead of 3 or 4"?

What is the general concencus of the Skyjacker kit?


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I would look into the shock issue that Mike just brought up.

If you are getting the longer / adjustable control arms then you should be fine. I would look into extended bumpstops. Elliot's solution (I like it BTW) is hockey pucks + RTV = $5 bumpstops. Less if you already have the RTV just sitting there. I will definately use this in the future.

Some rear extended swaybar links would be good too. Make your own with some all-thread and few couplers and some nuts!

You shouldn't have a problem with vibes and if you do, a TC drop kit is only $35 or something close.

OH YEAH... AND QUICK DISCO's But I have a feeling you have this issue covered
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My brake lines seemed huge, even with 5.5" they seem long. My only concern is the ABS lines. They are long enough, for now, but if I ever go longarm and 7+, I might be in trouble. I love the extra flex. Now to rear bumper w/tire carrier and sliders.

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Thanks guys.

I didn't even think about the shock issue, but I figure I could temporarily run the 3" with 5" of lift, as for the past 5 months I've been running factory 60k mile old shocks with a BB.

I'll keep you all updated, for 300 bucks to get me up to 5" it seems to cheap to pass up.

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