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post #1 of 5 Old 11-08-2013, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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New to lifts

Ive got an 02 wj limited that looks pretty sad at the moment due to the stock height. This is my first 4wd vehicle and Id like to lift it or at the minimum, level the front with the rear but 2" more would be better. Trying to search lifts on jeeps is like trying to learn chinese for me, there seems to be alot of different ways and products to choose from and Im lost... I need somebody to point me in the right direction of a low cost lift to upgrade the factory stance so I can put some bigger tires on it too. I dont plan to do any hardcore wheeling, but do occasionally drive along some pretty easy trails. Heres a pic of it right after I bought it about 2 years ago and it is still in just as good of shape as the day this picture was taken.

Id truely apreciate for somebody to share some information and point me in the right direction.

02' Jeep WJ Limited Edition - Stock height on Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10's 235/65/17
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-08-2013, 03:17 AM
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your shortcut is contact Kolak, he is a vendor here with a very good prices and excellent knowledge.

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03' 4.7 H.O WJ 3" lifted, OME HD with 0.5" Coil spacers and Bilstien 5100 shocks all around, JKS adjustable Trackbar (KOR bushings), Moog Problem solver TRE's, IRO Front drive shaft conversion, IRO adjustable A-Arm, High flow magnaflow mini cats, high flow magnaflow cat, Flowmaster Super 44 muffler, 265/65R17 AT Yokohama on 17" Rays rims, and Flashpaq 3780
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-08-2013, 06:51 AM
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Yes contact him, he saved me money on my lift
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-08-2013, 07:27 AM
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If you're mainly lifting for looks, I'd suggest a 2" BB (budget boost - spacer lift). This is the cheapest route.

A second option would be to replace your springs with 2" lift springs. This option is more expensive but will perform better.

For either option, you'll need to throw in some longer shocks. You'll also want to extend the rear sway bar end links (or put in a 2" spacer between the 'frame' and link bracket) as well.

A 2" lift will allow you to fit a 245/75R16 (245/70R17) tire. This tire size will fit in your spare tire location. Keep in mind, you will need to buy the matching spare and keep up on 5 tire rotations.

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post #5 of 5 Old 11-08-2013, 01:28 PM
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OME HD lift. Grab some JK Rubi take offs as well. Then you get mud terrains and 3" bigger tires
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