post #1 of Old 01-15-2008, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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ZJ 5.5 inch lift question

Is anybody running about 5-6 inches of lift on their ZJ's without using long arms?? I just put on my coils and it lifted the front end just under 6 inches. I wanted to see if anybody is running this without swithing over to long arms.


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post #2 of Old 01-15-2008, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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And I took off the coil spacers.

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post #3 of Old 01-15-2008, 10:06 AM
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hunter is at 6.5 with short arms...as long as your arms are all adj you will be fine
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post #4 of Old 01-15-2008, 10:17 AM
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I am running 2.25 "Pucks" & 4.0 (front) & 3.5 RE (rear) & every thing is fine, In fact I dont get as much "Roll" with the short arms as the fellas with the long arms...

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post #5 of Old 01-15-2008, 10:29 AM
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im at 5.5 with short arms. i feel every crack and crevis in the road, but so far so good. Im just waiting for my CA brackets to get ripped off the unibody or axle. all the more reason for LA's in the future.
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post #7 of Old 01-15-2008, 11:41 AM
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Hunter, you should paint that fender grey, it looks goofy. Or take all the cladding off and Herc-line it!!!
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post #8 of Old 01-15-2008, 11:44 AM
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yes herculine it i did and i love it

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post #9 of Old 01-15-2008, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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I've got longer fixed LCAs. nothing but stock for the uppers . I guess there is only one way to find out and that is to install it all and see how it works.

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post #10 of Old 01-15-2008, 02:19 PM
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your pinion angles are going to be pretty poor with longer LCA's and stock uppers.

most fixed CA's ive seen are the same length as stock. what brand are they?
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i got a 6" on RE short arms..and i feel every bump and crack, get long arms.

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It's threads like this that make me wonder why people lift there jeeps
its comments like this that make me wonder why some people are jerks.

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I am going to cut the coils down so I just get 4 inches. The coils are from a ford F150. I know stiff ride, but they were available. anyway between my trac bar (superlift) and the bad angle the control arms are at, I'll play it safe. one day I'll build long arms after more research.

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post #13 of Old 01-15-2008, 05:29 PM
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Cutting coils is pretty dangerous. I say sell them and buy some real lift coils.
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post #14 of Old 01-15-2008, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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call me dumb but educate. Why would it be dangerous if i take off a piece with a cut off wheel? It won't shatter will it?

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post #15 of Old 01-15-2008, 07:12 PM
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i dont c anything wrong with cuttin coils, iv dont it a ton of times and i know other ppl that have done it a bunch. just 1 coils isnt going to be bad.

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