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Unread 04-04-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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How much of a lift do you think I have?

Hey folks, the PO put a skyjacker lift in, but I have no idea what size. I guessed a 3".. but it never really mattered up until this point. But I'm trying to buy sway bar quick disconnects, and most of them come 0-2.5", and 2.5-4".. so now it matters. ;]



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looks like your running 31's... so I'd say 2 inch BB
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Unread 04-04-2009, 08:18 PM   #3
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Those are 33's.. would it help if I measured the distance between the fender and the tire?
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Unread 04-04-2009, 08:25 PM   #4
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CJs require more lift to run the same size tire a TJ does, I'd say it has at least a 3" lift to give that much clearance over 33" tires.
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Well that's what I've been guessing too, and the guy at my shop thinks the same thing. Wish I knew for sure, but I'm going to buy the kit for the 2.5-4", if it doesn't fit, worst case scenario is I have to swap it. Thanks a lot for all the input.
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Those are 33's.. would it help if I measured the distance between the fender and the tire?
Find out the stock rocker height and work backwards accounting for difference in tire size vs. stock. I've done that in the past.

I used this method and it told me that my stock springs were sagging 2" below factory level.

Looks like ~4" to me.
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