Now wait. Your from detroit and your trying to return a car to its original owner? Haha. Car theft capital of the world and your th eone who wants to return it...
But measure from the ground to a specific point on the body, usually the front fender but yours are pretty beat up so measure to the tub and then compare your measurement to the standard measurements of a stock yj, remember to account for tire size as well.
@Spuznick242: No, I'm not trying to return it, I just bought it. I'm trying to reach the previous owner so I can ask him/her some questions about upgrades they have done; or any recent maintenance/repair so I don't waste money on something that was just recently replaced. I've tried measuring, I have 25 inches, to the bottom of the body (area right under the door), compared to the 18 inches stock. Seems like a total lift of 7 inches. And it's sitting on 33 x 12.5 tires. I've read in the stock section of the FAQ that they come with ~27.1-27.7 inch tires, so I figured the tires raise it 3 inches of that 7 inch total. I guess it's got a 4 inch lift from just the springs; I have yet to measure the shackles. There's no identifying marks on the springs (PO painted everything black) so I don't know what brand they are. I need to replace one of them on the front drivers side, and I want to replace it with another of the same brand and size.
is it just me or is the frame in the front bent?
wow that must have been some hit.. looks like the front bumper is wasted and fender. whats that sticking out of the side?
It does from the photo look like the frame is bent, if you stare at the shackles. He's right.
@grandboost98 & @hotelconucc93: The frame is not bent, at least I cant see any creases. The impact was severe, but it missed the frame. It struck with the bumper end, bending it around the frame a bit, then it pushed forward into the front fender, then into the drivers side tie rod end. The adjusting sleeve on the tie rod end was ripped in half leaving half of it on the tie rod end and the other half on the tie rod itself. Also attached to the tie rod end I found a good chuck of the spindle. The axle tube then slammed into the shock putting a dent in it, also bent the spring. Front drive shaft was sent a little too far into the transfer case which destroyed the TC. I can't think of anything else right now, but needless to say I spent more than I should have for this one.
@Dre40: The piece sticking out of the side is the fender flare, just wrapped up in a funny shape.
It looks like any one of a gazillion green YJ`s with a spice top.
Why can`t you run the VIN and get a history ? It`s not hard to do.
I`d be more worried about the wasted frame then the amount of lift.
If you want to sell it then PM me. I am just up 94 a bit.
@jsawduste: I appreciate the offer, but I paid $3500 for it including shipping, and just invested $400 more to fix it up; I don't think you'd be interested in giving me that much for it. I didn't know CarFax or whatever gives you the names of the previous owner, but if it does, I may just give that a shot.
I posted the pic in hopes that it stood out from the "gazillion green YJ`s with a spice top" due to the accident damage. I figured the previous owner would recognize it; I realize the chances of them stumbling on my post would be slim, but I thought I'd give it a shot.
Thanks everyone for looking and for your opinions; I forgot to mention, it's got Skyjacker 8000 Nitro shocks so that's the first place I looked to see what their 4" springs look like but they don't look anything like the ones on this jeep. The clamps on the ends of the leafs are wrapped around on this one, and from the pics of the skyjacker springs, they have a bolt through them.
P.S. the pics on the CarDomain link up top show alot more angles, and reveal the damage from the accident a little better. I'll try and get more pics later.