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Unread 01-06-2013, 07:03 AM   #16
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You used JKS front links as rear links?
Whoops no. Just in the front. The rear links are long enough at 2" that I didn't have to get longer ones.

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Unread 01-06-2013, 10:35 PM   #17
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What are the limits of the rear links? You used them at 2", but is 2.5-3" too long for them?
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Unread 01-06-2013, 11:05 PM   #18
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You'd probably be alright but you should get longer ones, they're 25 from IRO
Maybe even less from kolak
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Unread 01-07-2013, 04:27 PM   #19
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get some I6 coils off of a ZJ. they will work for about 3" of lift or a bit less and will level out with the trailer.

no need for track bar brackets etc. you won't be out enough to really notice.
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Unread 01-07-2013, 05:00 PM   #20
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get some I6 coils off of a ZJ. they will work for about 3" of lift or a bit less and will level out with the trailer.

no need for track bar brackets etc. you won't be out enough to really notice.
I6 coils in the front instead of the front isolators? I'm looking to keep the front suspension as stock as possible.
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Unread 01-07-2013, 06:14 PM   #21
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No, I think he means I6 coils for the rear. I6 coils in the front wouldn't give you any lift at all, in fact you may even LOSE some height, as I think the V8 may be heavier.

As for as rear links, you can always get a set of Energy Suspension links from Autozone. Just figure out what size you want (say stock lenght + 2.5"), and look for the closest size. They have them right on the shelf in different lengths, IIRC the last time I looked at them they were under 20 bucks for the pair.

And FWIW, I ran stock rear links with the 1.75" spacers with no problems. The fronts, well they'll work, but the ball joint will wear quicker. You might want to convert to the earlier 93-95 style link with the rubber bushings on top. Easier to install, and cheaper to replace.I did it on my '97 and was glad I did. You just need to drill the taper out of the link mounting holes in the swaybar. On mine it took minimal drilling, in fact one side I didn't even need to drill at all.
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