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Unread 03-25-2014, 08:54 PM   #1
onil182
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Please help with lift!!

Hi guys I had a KK

With this setup:
Front:
OME 2927
OME 90009

Rear:
OME 2731
OME 132L

I wanted to go with more lift so I added
Front:
JBA Top spacer plate
Clevis Spacer 0.735
JBA UCA´s

Rear:
Two Isos per side

But today when I went to pick up my car after installing all of that, the handling was awful and the car was WAAAAYY Higher in the front than in the back.

Do you have any ideas of what might have gone wrong?? please help!!!

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Unread 03-25-2014, 09:27 PM   #2
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First how much clevis did you add I would hope not .753 as thats WAY too much, hopefully thats a typo.
But did you get it aligned afterwards ? If not then there is part of the poor handling
But as far as too high in the front, sounds like you tried to lift too high
with top plate and 3/8 inch clevis in front, and two extra per side iso's in the back it should be close to level
Oh and hopefully you tightened the new UCAs after the full weight of the KK was on the ground, if not have to loosen and redo
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Unread 03-25-2014, 10:45 PM   #3
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Did you personally do the lift or have a shop do it? As Tom said, you should have a 3/8" clevis(tops), so hopefully that 3/4" clevis is a typo. In the rear they should have added 2 isos per side to the top(just best that way as they slide over some metal that holds them in place). If everything was done right and the right size for everything an alignment is a MUST. Without the alignment you'll feel the Jeep wanting to "skate" all over.
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Unread 03-26-2014, 07:54 AM   #4
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Yes it was a typo I got the one you said 3/8 a shop did it
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Unread 03-26-2014, 12:07 PM   #5
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A lot of us are on Lost as well, so like it was said in the topic on lost, what measurements are you getting from center of the hub to the fender? Pre-alignment I think you should be around 22.5 up front and 21.5 in the back if I remember correctly from mine(we have the same lift except I used Bilstein shocks). As long as the upper a-arms and swaybars were tightened when on the ground an alignment should fix everything. Get an alignment ASAP. It'll fix your handling problems, drop your front a tad(to level it out or make it slightly nose high) and help your CV angles(which depending on your height are probably pretty severe as well.
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Unread 03-26-2014, 02:13 PM   #6
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Little off topic to the specific of this thread but still have to deal with lift kits.

I got offered a day star 2ich spacer lift. Is it garbage? I don't have cash for anything serious and I'm wondering if this is even worth getting being that the price is a fraction of the price of the basic "real" lift kit.

Pros vs cons?
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Unread 03-26-2014, 02:22 PM   #7
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LibertyRS you need to start a new thread for that man. Also, you can search these forums. The Daystar lift has been discussed a hundred times
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Unread 03-26-2014, 02:47 PM   #8
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LibertyRS I wouldn't do it if I were you. From the looks of your Liberty, you've spent a lot of money on it. I personally wouldn't do it because of the ride, not for the other reasons people have mentioned. My coil lifted Liberty rides a lot better than the spacer lifted jeep I had prior.
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Unread 03-26-2014, 02:51 PM   #9
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Little off topic to the specific of this thread but still have to deal with lift kits.

I got offered a day star 2ich spacer lift. Is it garbage? I don't have cash for anything serious and I'm wondering if this is even worth getting being that the price is a fraction of the price of the basic "real" lift kit.

Pros vs cons?
No not even for free
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Unread 03-26-2014, 04:28 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by onil182
Hi guys I had a KK

With this setup:
Front:
OME 2927
OME 90009

Rear:
OME 2731
OME 132L

I wanted to go with more lift so I added
Front:
JBA Top spacer plate
Clevis Spacer 0.735
JBA UCA´s

Rear:
Two Isos per side

But today when I went to pick up my car after installing all of that, the handling was awful and the car was WAAAAYY Higher in the front than in the back.

Do you have any ideas of what might have gone wrong?? please help!!!
My bad for commandeering, help this man level his lift!
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