so im gonna be doin a 6 inch total lift... sitll lookin for the job.
now.. this may not be what you guys think of a correct way of doing it, but correct me if im wrong, you want to keep everything parallel and straight when lifting correct?
well My bud, Oviedojeeper, Put drop brackets on all his control arms... he said he could sell some to me.
On his 5.9 he either has 6 ot 7 inchs of lift right now and all his control arms are straight like stock. no tilt to them or anything.
so i was planning on going with those.
6 inch shocks
iro front to back adjsutable track bars
Iro endlinks front and back
4 inch coils, i already have the spacers in which will give me 6.
and of course Brakelines.
i will also Box the stock control arms for strength.
later on in the future after i get that set up, Ill buy some proper stronger control arms...
You'll have your control arm brackets ripped off in no time.
I know of 3 ppl runnin like that, and they havnt had a single issue yet... each bracket is all one welded piece... it is used for the upper and lower control arm, its bolted into the bracket as well as the frame.
heres his jeeps. green one was first then he swapped to the 5.9.
Originally Posted by oviedojeeper
My new 98' 5.9!!! Before and after...
This is my old 96 ZJ 4.SL0 with the same kit on it...
SUSPENSION= 5.5" Rusty's springs, Custom everything else as far as the lift goes. 33" KM2's
One thing that makes no sense is, if your buying new springs why not just get the right lenght and ditch the spacers ?
95' Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 148k, 5.2, NP242, 46RH, 4" RC lift, all new adjustable ca's(2 IRO front uppers and the rest RC adjustables), nitro shocks, JKS TB's, Jet Chip, Dynamax cat back, Magnaflow cat, GTP hood vents. 31" Pro Comps with Rock Krawler "D"s. Westin brush/grill guard with Hella 500s, 411's, Solid diff covers, detroit locker rear, power lock in front, SYE and Tom Wood's front/rear shafts, RE discos, BPE's, d-rings front and back, factory tc and rad skid, hitch, Sliders next.
03' Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, (wifes Jeep) 99k, 4.7 5 speed auto, K&N, KYB shocks, drilled-slotted rotors, All the toys.
2000' Ford Superduty, F250, 7.3, 198K, 37's, too much to list.
lockers help a ton in the mud! especially if you lock the front diff.
when you lock the front diff, the front axle wont need as much power to keep the tires spinning and to maintain some sort of traction. with less power needed up front, more power can then be transfered to the rear.
gatorayde locked his front diff and he says it works just as well, sometimes even better than a locked rear.