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Unread 01-16-2013, 06:48 PM   #31
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And if I do get TOMMUDD'S ECONO 3.5" LIFT KIT KK should I buy bump stops to go with it?

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Unread 01-17-2013, 04:51 AM   #32
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Ok....question rephrase time:

Tom, in regards to your kit....If the only really weight bearing aftermarket item I plan to install is skids plates (no bumpers, winch, etc....which Clevis spacer would I need?

Also what is the largest tire I can mount on the stock sport 16" rim without re-gearing

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Unread 01-17-2013, 07:41 AM   #33
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Also, I have heard that anything over a 2.5" lift will cause premature CV wear because anything over 2.5" puts the CV's at too much of an angle. So why would I even want the clevis spacers? Don't they just add more lift? I only want a 3" lift tops. I'm starting to get on board with your lift Tom but I need a few more answers.

You've seen the State Farm commercial ? If its on the internet its true ? I think its State Farm but ......
3 -3.5 will be fine as far as CVs go
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Unread 01-17-2013, 07:43 AM   #34
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Ok....question rephrase time:

Tom, in regards to your kit....If the only really weight bearing aftermarket item I plan to install is skids plates (no bumpers, winch, etc....which Clevis spacer would I need?

Also what is the largest tire I can mount on the stock sport 16" rim without re-gearing

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I'd go either the 1/4 inch or 3/8 inch
245-75-16, you can get by at that size, you will lose some power and MPGs but anything over stock and its going to
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Unread 01-17-2013, 07:52 AM   #35
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I'd go either the 1/4 inch or 3/8 inch
245-75-16, you can get by at that size, you will lose some power and MPGs but anything over stock and its going to
Ok, that is the size I was planning on going with but wasnt sure if I would have been able to go a little bigger. So at 245/75R16 I shouldnt have any problem with rubbing right?

Also, the picture one the webpage for your system kind of looks like the front end is higher than the rear now. Is that how it is sitting now or is that just trick photography? lol. Are those the stock tires in that picture?
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Unread 01-17-2013, 07:13 PM   #36
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Do I need bump stops? Does this lift work with these http://jeepinbyal.gostorego.com/jeep...bump-stop.html ?
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Unread 01-17-2013, 09:36 PM   #37
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Yep those are for the front. You'll need rears too.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 04:55 AM   #38
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Yep those are for the front. You'll need rears too.
Any suggestions on rear bump stops for a KK?
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Unread 01-18-2013, 04:58 AM   #39
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Yep those are for the front. You'll need rears too.
Would these work? or too tall?
http://jeepinbyal.com/prod-Rear_Bump_Stop_4_-567.aspx
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Unread 01-18-2013, 08:04 AM   #40
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Yes just trim them down to 2" tall.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 08:57 AM   #41
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I have installed lifts on my previous vehicles, but am new to the Liberty. I will be ordering the OME kit as soon as I get my tax return. I have read other places that extended bump stops are not required w/ OME. If they are, can I put them on after the fact, if I don't get them right away?
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Unread 01-18-2013, 01:08 PM   #42
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I have installed lifts on my previous vehicles, but am new to the Liberty. I will be ordering the OME kit as soon as I get my tax return. I have read other places that extended bump stops are not required w/ OME. If they are, can I put them on after the fact, if I don't get them right away?
Yes you are correct OME states that you do not need bumpstops if you use their springs and shocks
But they do help
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Unread 01-18-2013, 01:18 PM   #43
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Tom, is that photo on JBA's site under your kit actually taken with that exact setup or was anything else added to it?

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Unread 01-19-2013, 02:32 AM   #44
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Here are some pics of my JBA kit.
For rear bumpstops, I used two hockey pucks stacked.











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Unread 01-19-2013, 07:30 AM   #45
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Drednot:

It looks as though your KK still retains that factory front end lower than the rear stance..is this true? Can the front end on the JBA be cranked up to level out the KK so that is sits level?

If so would you have a photo of the level stance you could post?

What are your impressions of the ride now that the JBA is installed? How many miles have you driven with it installed?

If you don't mind my asking, where did you locate the tail light guards?

And Last comment...Great looking KK!!!

I appreciate the feedback. I was totaly sold on the JBA Silver package, but then the Mudd lift and pocketing a grand was looking very tempting.
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