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post #3736 of 46101 Old 08-19-2011, 03:45 PM
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Tightened up my rear hatch handle. Now it opens up the first try!


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post #3737 of 46101 Old 08-19-2011, 03:50 PM
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Tightened up my rear hatch handle. Now it opens up the first try!
lucky. the unlatching lever on the handle broke. so i had to rip out the trim piece and now i have to pull on the little actuator rod to open it lol
OT: ordered bilsteins, IRO OTK, and brakelines

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post #3738 of 46101 Old 08-19-2011, 04:28 PM
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coil spacer lift

can i put a 3" coil spacer lift on my 97 grand cherokee without running into any issues like driveline angle, trackbar length, ect?
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post #3739 of 46101 Old 08-19-2011, 04:41 PM
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does anyone know of any problems with driveline angle or trackbar length with a simple 3" coil spring spacer lift?
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post #3740 of 46101 Old 08-19-2011, 04:47 PM
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I would not recommend doing a coil spacer lift over 1.5-2 inches. You'll run into some problems. 1. Ride quality is going to suck even worse than when doing a 3 inch lift with the right stuff. 2. Pretty sure you'll need new trackbars, sway bar links. 3. New shocks of course. 4.Drive line vibrations. IMO I would go with a IRO or RC 3.5 inch budget kit. Its cheap for lifts, and its all that and more than what you're looking for in the 3 inch coil lift. Plus these kits come with the stuff that you need for the lifts.

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post #3741 of 46101 Old 08-19-2011, 05:01 PM
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here is what hammerhead4x4 is telling me about their 3" coil spring spacer kit: "With a 3" lift most people don't have any driveline problems, but if you do you could likely remedy them with a transfer case drop. The track bar will also not likely need any modifications, but in the event you do you could use a simple track bar bracket. Again, with a spacer lift, these problems aren't common. When you replace the springs entirely those issues are a little more common, only because you're getting a full 3" over stock whereas with spacers you're getting 3" over current, which is normally slightly less than stock" - this is what he is telling me, and im not too sure on this.
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post #3742 of 46101 Old 08-19-2011, 05:13 PM
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I wouldnt run more than 2 excepsially in the rear.

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post #3743 of 46101 Old 08-19-2011, 06:33 PM
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today I got my tire problems all worked out, and took the jeep up to 65 on the highway and it did absolutely fine, no deathwobble. But then I hit a huge bump/pothole on a smaller road doing 55, and it came back. I'm getting close!!!!
Without going back and checking your build, How are your front CA bushings? Upper & lower?

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post #3744 of 46101 Old 08-19-2011, 06:44 PM
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I would not recommend doing a coil spacer lift over 1.5-2 inches. You'll run into some problems. 1. Ride quality is going to suck even worse than when doing a 3 inch lift with the right stuff. 2. Pretty sure you'll need new trackbars, sway bar links. 3. New shocks of course. 4.Drive line vibrations. IMO I would go with a IRO or RC 3.5 inch budget kit. Its cheap for lifts, and its all that and more than what you're looking for in the 3 inch coil lift. Plus these kits come with the stuff that you need for the lifts.
I'm about to get the RC 3.5 lift for my 96 and the I'm loving the budget end of it

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post #3745 of 46101 Old 08-19-2011, 07:18 PM
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here is what hammerhead4x4 is telling me about their 3" coil spring spacer kit: "With a 3" lift most people don't have any driveline problems, but if you do you could likely remedy them with a transfer case drop.
Pretty much correct, you usually don't have to worry about transfer case drop until 4.5"+


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The track bar will also not likely need any modifications, but in the event you do you could use a simple track bar bracket. Again, with a spacer lift, these problems aren't common. When you replace the springs entirely those issues are a little more common, only because you're getting a full 3" over stock whereas with spacers you're getting 3" over current, which is normally slightly less than stock" - this is what he is telling me, and im not too sure on this.
As far as the track bar, I've used 1.5", 2" and 2.5" spacers. I'm only using the 2.5" spacers temporarily until my lift comes in, but I feel anything over 2" definitely NEEDS an adjustable track bar. Brackets are known to rip your stock bracket off and just lead to more problems. Just spend the money now and do it right.

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post #3746 of 46101 Old 08-19-2011, 07:44 PM
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ok, cool. it do just a temporary 2.25" spacer kit with skyjacker nitro shocks, untill i can get a nicer lift, am i going to need to have the allinement done? i am going to a 30x9.5x15 bfg mud t/a rite away.

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post #3747 of 46101 Old 08-19-2011, 07:54 PM
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2.25"

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post #3748 of 46101 Old 08-19-2011, 08:34 PM
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ok, cool. it do just a temporary 2.25" spacer kit with skyjacker nitro shocks, untill i can get a nicer lift, am i going to need to have the allinement done? i am going to a 30x9.5x15 bfg mud t/a rite away.
Yes.

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post #3749 of 46101 Old 08-19-2011, 08:40 PM
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Your supposed to get an alignment afterwards, but I'd chalk the tires and see where your at after the lift

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post #3750 of 46101 Old 08-19-2011, 08:45 PM
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well I dropped the tank (of course it was full) because the ring around the fuel pump assembly had come loose. I have only had my jeep and didnt realize this problem till I went and filled it up completely. Boy was I shocked when I was standing at the fuel pump and saw gas running out from under my jeep. The thing has been running great and I hope now that I got it all put back together it continues to do so. Would the above problem cause the check engine light to come on or have anything to do with a PO443 code. I have already replaced the solonoid and still had the code. I'm just thinking maybe if the tank was pressurized and allowing fuels to escape that it might have something to do with my check engine light. Tomorrow I will finish installing the tank and putting a new glovebox latch in so I can open it. I might even get to the new seat covers.
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