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Unread 09-26-2009, 09:24 PM   #16
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I got crazy gains with the ZJ coils I got from auto zone. I paid $92 for Moog premium lifetime coils, and it lifted the front 3.5 inches....my factory front rubi coils are out back and are within 1/4 inch of the ZJ fronts...not bad but more lift than I really wanted--I did not expect that much.
I could use those rubi coils if there going to waste...

Will they fit a 99TJ?

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Unread 09-27-2009, 07:29 AM   #17
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so...what about trac bar issues with this lift? I am getting a set of ZJ coils and want to make sure I have everything. I found an article but it was just too confusing because the guy was trying to explain the ZJ lift as well as kit lift in one article.
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Unread 09-27-2009, 10:16 AM   #18
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A ZJ lift is nothing more than this:

1)taking a set of 1993-1998 V8 grand cherokee front coil springs and putting em' where your fornt springs are

2) You then either put your front springs where your rear springs are to level it out, or use the Ford Crown Victoria rear springs in your rear which does virtually the same thing.

I put my fronts out rear and am within 1/4" of the front. I did buy new Moog front coils for $92, they are very very stiff coils but ride very nice with my skyjacker nitro shocks. I don't even have a front bumper on right now to add weight and make them smoother. I doubt they will droop with weight since I'm 300lbs and can stand on my cross member and it only slouches 1/2 inch...smooth and tough.

Yes, you will definitely need a track bar to recenter your axle. Adding 3+ inches will pull your axle to the drivers side of your Jeep, so an adjustable track bar will solve that problem. Longer bump stops for the rear are necessary also.

You may also get vibes with this amount of lift. I tried to stay away from the vibrations by using this lift, but with this combo and a body lift I still got em in the rear. You can get a set of rear upper adjustable control arms to dial out the vibrations without going with a SYE. I'm lucky with a rubicon I don't need the SYE.

This setup worked good for me whie I was researching my ultimate goal. I am now taking this setup off to go Low center of gravity, and will be running 2 inches of lift with 35 inch tires. Going highline fenders. Good luck. I may throw the moog coils for sale on here (only 700 miles on em').
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Unread 10-03-2009, 11:56 PM   #19
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Anyone got the part numbers for the Moog coils, both V8 ZJ and Crown Vic?
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Unread 10-04-2009, 07:32 PM   #20
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I got mine done. I gained about 2-1/4" in the front and a full 3" in the rear. My rear shocks are maxed out. I need to get them changed as soon as possible, and I do have some vibes so I am going to lower the T case a bit.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 01:42 AM   #21
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I'm looking forward to doing this as I have JKS adj control arms, Teraflex adj track bar, and Rancho 5000 shocks ready to go. All I'll need is the springs, plus rear adj track bars and the sway bar discos. Part #s would help.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 08:18 AM   #22
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I have the box my coils came in and I'll check it later this afternon. I can't help out on the crown vic part numbers though--I'm faily certain its any mid to late 90's police interceptor model. I'm probably going to be throwing my moog coils up for sale if yer interested (I need less lift with highline fenders).
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Unread 10-05-2009, 09:31 AM   #23
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If you can find some cheap shipping to Alaska I might get them from you. Gimme a shipping quote by USPS Priority Mail and we'll talk. Living in AK shipping is always a byatch.
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Unread 10-07-2009, 09:17 PM   #24
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I got mine done. I gained about 2-1/4" in the front and a full 3" in the rear. .
Is that with ZJ v8 front with an extra isolator/ CV Police rear springs? I really am begining to wonder if I actually have Crown Vic rear springs. I was told they were but I have gotten over 1 full inch of lift more than others say they did.
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Unread 10-07-2009, 09:39 PM   #25
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Just the ZJ V8 springs. Not sure what you mean by extra isolators. My rears are the original TJ front springs.
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Unread 10-08-2009, 04:11 PM   #26
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My rears are the original TJ front springs.
That is what I was wondering.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 02:00 PM   #27
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Howdy y'all. At the moment I got the Rubicon Express budget lift and I want to raise it high enough to clear 33s. I use the jeep for trail roads and some mudding. I don't see myself rock crawling. So would I remove the spacers, keep the R.E. shocks, and replace my springs with the ZJ and CV springs? My jeep has the 4.0l six, an auto tranny, and a soft top.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 10:57 PM   #28
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Why not just add a 1.25" body lift and leave the pucks?
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Unread 12-18-2009, 11:04 PM   #29
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I do want to go with stiffer springs than factory since I do plan on adding bumpers and a hard top. Originally I was saving up for an OME kit with a 1.25 body lift but times are tough now.
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Unread 12-19-2009, 12:14 AM   #30
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When i had that set up (V8 springs up front, TJ fronts in the back) I got bad vibes which even took out the pinion seal (thank god for drive train warantee ) T-case drop could have taken care of it though. The ride quality did suffer as it made it a rough ride. My current setup though is great, the front is still stiff but at least its a nice and in-expensive lift.
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