I know there is a bunch of these threads but.... I now have a 1.75" BB. I have the pucks and rear sway bar links, and I'm planning on getting longer shocks. I already have the up country suspension package so this should put me just shy of 3" over stock. What else will I need besides bigger tires.
If you have any questionable U joints or suspension bushings, now's the time to replace em before you end up as another driveability thread. Anything questionable will be flat out bad within a few thousand miles of operation at the new angles.
FWIW U joints are much cheaper on ebay than at local parts stores. You can literally buy 3 for less than the price of 2 at oreilly's. My ZJ uses the same Ujoint in both driveshafts.
What some of the BB threads don't tell ya is to loosen, seperate, and retorque all suspension bushings. Otherwise you are twisting the bushing at "rest" position. By seperate, I mean be sure the bushing's center sleeve has an opportunity to rotate to the new rest position before retightened. Most people think the center tube of the bushing rotates with suspension action but it doesn't. Suspension action is pure twist on the bushings.
Well I looked around and correct me if I'm wrong but... I think I should be fine with shocks, poly pucks, and rear sway bar links. The question I still have is since I have the up country package already the rear sway bar links are most likely longer too. Are the rear sway bar links for a 1.75" BB going to be long enough or will I have to buy links for a 3" lift?
With a budget boost you will inly NEED the pucks and shocks. You may WANT to get longer links and brake lines if you disconnect the sway bar links, but that's for another thread! But yes, as Foundrydude said, loosen all suspension parts (control arms, sway bar links, track bars and so on) so they can "reset" in the new, higher position. Otherwise you will be needing new busines too.
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