Lifting a Liberty and the consequences
Has the issue of machining off the inner joint face of the Liberty CV axle assembly been discussed here in previous threads? I have found a few CV axle threads, but not what I needed. This is for Libertys getting lifted over three inches (some say 2.5 is the limit.)
I would have this done locally if it actually helps CV failure. I would like to do that before jumping into replacing other parts like the A-arms etc.
I have an 03 Liberty I use for storm chasing, mud roads are the main concern and some rocky roads. The Libby is currently lifted 3 inches with the Rough Country suspension kit and another 1.75 inches with tire and rim. As for the Rough Country, I must say it's not quite the solution I expected. I get a loud banging noise when I go over rocks and experience a couple inch drop. The front end is the worst. The back end bangs also and I've replaced both the shock and springs. For the fix I intend to start with the front replacing the struts with the Rancho 17505. Rough Country uses a spring spacer, but I have to wonder if compressing the front strut spring is a very good approach not to mention the "bounce" going down the highway. Do other lift kits have issues, or is there one solution that works better than the rest?