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Unread 07-23-2014, 12:31 PM   #16
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Front 21.75"
Rear 21"

Not sure what stock is so what does that work out to be in total lift?
~18 in the front, ~19 in the rear. Factory is allowed slight differences while still being in spec.

How many extra isos did you add in the rear?

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Unread 07-23-2014, 03:33 PM   #17
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What kit did you purchase?
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Unread 07-23-2014, 09:12 PM   #18
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~18 in the front, ~19 in the rear. Factory is allowed slight differences while still being in spec.

How many extra isos did you add in the rear?
I didn't use any extra isolators in the rear. Just reused the oems.
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Unread 07-23-2014, 09:18 PM   #19
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What kit did you purchase?
This is exactly what I used and where I made the purchase. Along with 2 conduit spacers on each side in the front. If I had it again 1 on each side would be have been plenty. Use the KYB's at your own guidance. I used them against other peoples opinion and so far in my opinion they are completely fine. The transformation in ride quality notably handling/cornering is remarkable.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Unread 07-24-2014, 12:03 PM   #20
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This is exactly what I used and where I made the purchase. Along with 2 conduit spacers on each side in the front. If I had it again 1 on each side would be have been plenty. Use the KYB's at your own guidance. I used them against other peoples opinion and so far in my opinion they are completely fine. The transformation in ride quality notably handling/cornering is remarkable.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Thanks.

What's the gripe with KYB items? Not good quality? For someone who off-roads once a year and tows a boat to unimproved ramps every weekend I'm sure they'll work fine?

Also what is a conduit spacer? Do you have a link and item info for that? Where do they go during the install?
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Unread 07-24-2014, 12:48 PM   #21
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Off road has nothing to do with it, potholes/ railroad tracks every day wear and tear is as hard on shocks as most put offroading.
Should always match quality shocks with quality springs
Saving a nickle today may cost a dime tomorrow

CONDUIT NUT , not spacer, get them in the electrical area of the hardware store, they go between the bottom of the shock and the clevis in front, 3 per side for 3/4 inch lift
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Unread 07-24-2014, 01:16 PM   #22
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Thanks.

What's the gripe with KYB items? Not good quality? For someone who off-roads once a year and tows a boat to unimproved ramps every weekend I'm sure they'll work fine?

Also what is a conduit spacer? Do you have a link and item info for that? Where do they go during the install?
Read this link:
http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB...p?f=88&t=79401

It explains a lot about lifting a KK. There's a section for the Clevis lift as well
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Unread 07-24-2014, 01:33 PM   #23
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Looks great man! I traded my 2011 KK in for a new JK Rubicon. But this was exactly what I wanted to do to the KK if I would have kept it. Looks really good.
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Unread 07-24-2014, 03:23 PM   #24
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Also what is a conduit spacer? Do you have a link and item info for that? Where do they go during the install?
This:

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They're conduit nuts slid onto the clevis mount spacing the distance from clevis to strut brace. Most only do 3/8" (giving 3/4" lift) but I have a 1/2" (giving 1" lift). No idea how you get double what you put in...magic happens is what I was told haha.
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Unread 07-24-2014, 03:33 PM   #25
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Recommended amount is 3/8 inch since anymore you don't have as much of the clevis holding the shock
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Unread 07-25-2014, 07:29 PM   #26
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Thanks.

What's the gripe with KYB items? Not good quality? For someone who off-roads once a year and tows a boat to unimproved ramps every weekend I'm sure they'll work fine?

Also what is a conduit spacer? Do you have a link and item info for that? Where do they go during the install?
Honestly, I do not know. I did more than a fair amount of research and didn't find much information on the KYB's. KYB is good quality Japanese company. However, I am not sure how they will perform for a duration on a liberty. I will keep this thread updated unbiasedly as time/miles progress.
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Unread 07-27-2014, 10:58 PM   #27
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Yeah man, KYB! Everyone knows the best offroad components come from Japan! Seriously though, why didn't you spend a few extra bucks and get OME or Ironman shocks? What did you use in the rear? Stock length does not work... I feel like mean ole' Tom saying that but for real
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Unread 07-28-2014, 12:58 PM   #28
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Yeah man, KYB! Everyone knows the best offroad components come from Japan! Seriously though, why didn't you spend a few extra bucks and get OME or Ironman shocks? What did you use in the rear? Stock length does not work... I feel like mean ole' Tom saying that but for real
Read the thread the info is there on the rear shocks. So you have personal experience with the kyb's?
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Unread 07-30-2014, 08:08 AM   #29
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Look good. Correct me if I'm wrong, but are those stock FRONT bumpstops?
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Unread 07-30-2014, 02:35 PM   #30
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Look good. Correct me if I'm wrong, but are those stock FRONT bumpstops?
Thanks. You are correct those are the stock front bumpstops. I havent gotten a chance to modify them yet.
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