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post #1 of 27 Old 04-09-2013, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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2wd Lift?

Has anyone on here lifted a 2wd Libby?

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post #2 of 27 Old 04-09-2013, 03:51 PM
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Yheap.

Edit: sorry about the huge pics, first one is basic over view and 2nd gives a little look into the suspension = no front axle.
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post #3 of 27 Old 04-09-2013, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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That's pretty sweet. I don't know anything about lifting but for what I've learned on here. How high of a lift is that?
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post #4 of 27 Old 04-09-2013, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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This is basically what mine looks like, complete with steel wheels. I'm hoping to be adding to it. It was my mother-in-laws car so it's kind of rough. I put some new tires on it, street tires for now and they are the original factory spec. I must have some sagging in the front end because they nearly rub the wheel wells. Either that or the bumper is dragging cause it's been hit
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post #5 of 27 Old 04-09-2013, 05:24 PM
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You can do a 3.5 to 4 inch fairly easy
Same as doing a 4 wheel drive
whatever works for them works for yours
Some will try and tell you that you can lift it higher than a 4 wheel drive, but not so
you still run into the same issues with spring contact on the UCAs etc

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post #6 of 27 Old 04-09-2013, 05:29 PM
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mine on the right is a 4.25 inch lift, 265-75s and 4.10 gearing
one on the left is 3.75, 245-75s

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post #7 of 27 Old 04-09-2013, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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I found a ome 1.5 lift but couldn't find a 3 inch
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I found a ome 1.5 lift but couldn't find a 3 inch
They are advertised as a 1.5 inch lift for insurance purposes over in Australia , but you get about 2.25 to 2.5 inches with some extras like top plate and clevis you get over 3
Look at OME springs or Ironman both are good and ride close to the same
or look at the Econo kits at JeepinByAl which includes everything for a 3.5 -3.75 inch lift

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post #9 of 27 Old 04-09-2013, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know anything about this sort of stuff. Can you explain what top plate and Clovis means?
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post #10 of 27 Old 04-09-2013, 06:14 PM
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I don't know anything about this sort of stuff. Can you explain what top plate and Clovis means?
Top plate goes on top of the spring , 1/4 inch thick plate gives you 1/2 inch lift, clevis lift is when you leave the bottom of the front shock up out of the clevis 3/8 of an inch for 3/4 inch of lift

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post #11 of 27 Old 04-09-2013, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Ah okay. Got it now, thanks. So would this work for what I want to do? http://jeepinbyal.com/jeep-liberty-k...ft-kit-kj.html
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That would give you around 2.5 inches of lift over new stock height

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post #13 of 27 Old 04-09-2013, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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That'd be perfect for me. It being 2wd it will see more pavement than dirt
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post #14 of 27 Old 04-10-2013, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Would I need anything beyond the kit in the above link and if so what do I need to get. Will have a shop install everything.
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post #15 of 27 Old 04-10-2013, 10:29 AM
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Yep I lifted mine with rk 3.5" lift. Looks good. But it you struts have over 40k on them order a new set of quick struts so you are not cruising with a new lift and old springs.
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