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Unread 09-26-2014, 06:54 PM   #1
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*sigh* zj lift... un-answered questions...

I have a zj i6 42re. right now I clear 31/10.50/15's with no rubbing or death-wobble ( with offset eagle alloys). im looking to do a budget lift.... been considering everything from the 2" bb or f2r swap with 3" spacer up front or a 3.5 lift spring... ive seen a million posts about lifts but none tell me what I need exactly to lift my jeep or how to do it right.... before winter at that... this will be deciding my setup for the next year!
2"bb lift- do you have to do anything other then put the spacers in??
f2r swap- if I get 3.5 springs and swap the front to the rear can I use track bar relocate brackets front and rear? I know I know get a aj track bar. .. I cant afford it yet but id like to eventually. any help or knowledge on the subject would be the biggest help to this newb to the zj world.

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Unread 09-26-2014, 07:00 PM   #2
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At 3.5 stock control arms are ok.

Adjustable trac bars or brackets highly recommended.

Spacers are ok, but not over 2" in the rear. Take a look at your rear spring and you'll see why. Up front, 3" spacers or lift springs will do the same thing, especially if you are on stock control arms
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Unread 09-26-2014, 08:01 PM   #3
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ok thank you. I've seen ALOT of people saying don't use the brackets because of them ripping off the stock bracket? I wont be doing any hardcore off-roading, other then a snowy backyard,or mudding the once a year I go.

so if I get shocks, front and rear track bar brackets, 3" spacer for front, and another set of front coils I would be good to go?
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Unread 09-26-2014, 08:10 PM   #4
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There is a lot of leverage on those brackets. Make sure those bolts are always tight as ****.

In theory, you will be good to go. The thing is, lifting, and then bigger tires, puts A LOT more stress on stuff. Wheel bearings, ball joints, steering ends, control arm bushings, driveshaft c/v or u joints; they all will wear down faster, much faster. So if they don't already need to be replaced, expect problems to start showing up.
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Unread 09-26-2014, 08:15 PM   #5
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Much appreciated information.

I am hoping to replace all the tie rod ends, ball joints, ca bushings and u-joints this weekend.
have the parts but never the time.....the struggle is real....
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Much appreciated information.

I am hoping to replace all the tie rod ends, ball joints, ca bushings and u-joints this weekend.
have the parts but never the time.....the struggle is real....
Ha! You should see my pile o parts

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