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Unread 06-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #46
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I talked to and revisisted a few more shops and got a long list of no's now. I also talked to my neighbor and they had two questions even though they can't help simply due to time and liability.
1) how do you do the axle drop in the rear in order to put in the iso's? They had to do it in their FJ cruiser and they weren't sure if it was similar.
2) what keeps the springs and stacked iso's from coming out in the rear? Do the stock bumpstops in the top and the new buttom bumpstops (or hockeypucks) keep the spring and isolators seated?
1) with shocks removed ( and some remove the sway bar ) you can jack one side up and push down on the other side to install the springs/iso's etc
2) the bumpstops ( top and bottom ) will more than keep the springs in the rear , no issues there

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Unread 06-10-2013, 07:38 PM   #47
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Awesome I think that's what he was saying he did on his car.

And just so I don't screw this up, it's two upper isolators per side, 3/8" clevis and 1/4" lift plate? This will work stacked on the BDS lift kit right? Doesn't need to be ironman or anything?

And finally if I'm sitting at 2" of lift at all four tires, won't this bring me up higher in the front than the back?
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Unread 06-10-2013, 07:47 PM   #48
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BDS is just a bit different
BUT with adding 3/8 inch clevis and 1/4 inch top plate it sits most level when using two extra upper isos
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Unread 06-10-2013, 07:57 PM   #49
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Different.... How so ? It would still work and be safe off-road right?

And what if I used a smaller clevis spacer?

The shop also said they could fabricate something to keep the spring in and hold it at the bottom, is that necessary?
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Unread 06-10-2013, 07:58 PM   #50
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On a side note, you said there are liberties over 4"... Without going the SFA route, how is that done, just curious
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Unread 06-10-2013, 08:14 PM   #51
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Different.... How so ? It would still work and be safe off-road right?

And what if I used a smaller clevis spacer?

The shop also said they could fabricate something to keep the spring in and hold it at the bottom, is that necessary?
BDS has different spring rates so maybe just a bit lower but should be about right on
Don't need anything to keep the rear spring in
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Unread 06-10-2013, 08:18 PM   #52
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On a side note, you said there are liberties over 4"... Without going the SFA route, how is that done, just curious
I've been running over four inches of lift for over 140,000 miles on 3 different lifts
all of them we've done here are in the 3.5-4 inches of lift
tjkj ran that height as well for a long time before going to SFA
mine 4.25 inches of lift etc
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Unread 06-10-2013, 08:42 PM   #53
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I guess I'll set up an appointment to have this done next week.
And should I use a smaller clevis spacer, or would accidentally setting the front higher than the back have no effect... I'm mainly looking out for mileage.

And nice lookin jeep by the way! I know I've seen a few other pictures of your rig around too.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 04:14 PM   #54
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I've been running over four inches of lift for over 140,000 miles on 3 different lifts
all of them we've done here are in the 3.5-4 inches of lift
tjkj ran that height as well for a long time before going to SFA
mine 4.25 inches of lift etc
So what specifically are you running to be over 4.25? I know I can't do that until I get lifted UCA's, but are you on JBA's adjust-a-strut package or something else?
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Unread 06-11-2013, 05:24 PM   #55
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So what specifically are you running to be over 4.25? I know I can't do that until I get lifted UCA's, but are you on JBA's adjust-a-strut package or something else?
He just got on the JBA struts now. Before he was at that height with OME 790s, clevis lift and top plate.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 05:37 PM   #56
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Alright good to know. I didn't know you could get over 4" with OME parts.

Also, I'm about to add my RL sliders and full mopar skids, will that be enough weight to bring down the lift amout at all?

I also saw that flyinglow from the forum did some sort of a BDS/daystar combination for lift... Does anyone know how that was done and if it would be an option for me later?
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Unread 06-11-2013, 05:50 PM   #57
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He just got on the JBA struts now. Before he was at that height with OME 790s, clevis lift and top plate.
WRONG INFORMATION
If you're going to tell what I had at least get it right
never ran clevis or top plate with the 790s
didn't need with the other things I used
Do have the coilovers now
But I was also over 4 inches with the 927s etc
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Unread 06-11-2013, 05:51 PM   #58
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Alright good to know. I didn't know you could get over 4" with OME parts.

Also, I'm about to add my RL sliders and full mopar skids, will that be enough weight to bring down the lift amout at all?

I also saw that flyinglow from the forum did some sort of a BDS/daystar combination for lift... Does anyone know how that was done and if it would be an option for me later?
Not any amount that you would notice
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Unread 06-11-2013, 05:51 PM   #59
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Alright good to know. I didn't know you could get over 4" with OME parts.

Also, I'm about to add my RL sliders and full mopar skids, will that be enough weight to bring down the lift amout at all?

I also saw that flyinglow from the forum did some sort of a BDS/daystar combination for lift... Does anyone know how that was done and if it would be an option for me later?
NO, bad idea unless you like it sitting in the driveway just looking good
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Unread 06-11-2013, 05:58 PM   #60
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So hypothetically, if I was going to re-lift to be over 4"... What's the best way to go about doing that?

And I'm definitely not trying to build some mall crawler, this needs to work off-road.
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