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Unread 01-30-2015, 12:01 PM   #1
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Lift 2.5 "- front too high !?!?

Hello everybody,

Yesterday I made the installation of Lift 2.5 "
I'm still with tires 255 / 55R18 (unfortunately the supply in Brazil is A shi#@, we do not have many sizes in 18". I'll probably use 265/70R18)

But the front of the car increased more than the rear!
Any explanation for this?

I'll probably have to download the front forward to 2 "



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Unread 01-30-2015, 12:03 PM   #2
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Oh,
Today I tested the 265/60R18 and was left a LOT of space !
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Unread 01-30-2015, 01:18 PM   #3
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What lift is it?
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Unread 01-30-2015, 02:31 PM   #4
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Its actually level. The front fender opening is larger than the rear. This creates an optical illusion.

Notice how in stock form the vehicle is nose down, but there is similar fender to tire gap?

Almost all budget boost lifts in the 2.5-2" range lift the front about .5"-.75" more than the rear, in order to level the vehicle out.
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Unread 01-30-2015, 02:34 PM   #5
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Oh,
Today I tested the 265/60R18 and was left a LOT of space !
I would try to find a taller tire

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tir...0r18-265-60r18

Thats not much bigger than stock. (30.5" tall)

you could fit a 255/70r18. (A 32" tall tire) I am running that with less lift (1.5" front) and a little pinchweld modding. No rubbing now.

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Unread 01-30-2015, 03:23 PM   #6
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As said above, it's an optical illusion. The fender lines are different. If it really bothers you (like it did me), you can install F-150 MLL and it will even it out.
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Unread 01-30-2015, 04:02 PM   #7
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As others have said, it is level, you can tell by looking at the rocker panel line in relation to the bottom of the tires,

If you've just done it, the front will most likely settle in time and drop a bit

2.5 inches on a stock WK will be fine
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Unread 02-02-2015, 09:20 AM   #8
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Hello everybody,
I was out of town and without internet
Thanks for the answers

Measure from the floor to the top of the fender

STOCK
Front 31 1/2 "(80cm)
Rear 32 "(82cm)

AFTER LIFT
Front 35 1/4 (90cm)
Rear 34 1/4 (87cm)

The question remains...
How the front up almost 4" with a 2.5" Kit ???!!!
I measured the pieces before installing and the measurement was accurate in 2.5 "

This week I hope to finish the installation
I'll probably use the tires 265/70R18 (about 32 ") and drop at least 1" in front
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Unread 02-02-2015, 11:37 AM   #9
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I used the daystar kit on my jeep. It settled in a couple of days.
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Unread 02-02-2015, 08:33 PM   #10
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Hello everybody,

The question remains...
How the front up almost 4" with a 2.5" Kit ???!!!
I measured the pieces before installing and the measurement was accurate in 2.5 "
If you replaced anything as apposed to spacers, maybe it was just old and saggy
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Unread 02-03-2015, 08:46 AM   #11
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I have the same experience. I put new struts on at the same time and it sits high. Hoping it settles.
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Unread 02-03-2015, 11:49 AM   #12
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Hello everybody,
I was out of town and without internet
Thanks for the answers

Measure from the floor to the top of the fender

STOCK
Front 31 1/2 "(80cm)
Rear 32 "(82cm)

AFTER LIFT
Front 35 1/4 (90cm)
Rear 34 1/4 (87cm)

The question remains...
How the front up almost 4" with a 2.5" Kit ???!!!
I measured the pieces before installing and the measurement was accurate in 2.5 "

This week I hope to finish the installation
I'll probably use the tires 265/70R18 (about 32 ") and drop at least 1" in front
You still have not told us specifically which kit you used. Spacer or springs?

Try taking a measurement from the axle centerline to the fender. This is the important measurement.
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Unread 02-04-2015, 07:16 AM   #13
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You still have not told us specifically which kit you used. Spacer or springs?

Try taking a measurement from the axle centerline to the fender. This is the important measurement.
It's like these one


I'll make news measurement
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Unread 02-04-2015, 07:18 AM   #14
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Looks normal to me. It's the Rough Country (or similar) lift- that's how they look. I highly doubt it will sag down. Mine hasn't after 15k miles. You could add some monroe load levelers to try and bring the back up a bit to even it out.
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Unread 02-06-2015, 05:53 AM   #15
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Friends,

I hope you have patience with me, especially for my bad english
I hope you can help me, since I am quite far (Brazil) and here its no common to make lift in Grand Cherokees (here a WK are SOOOO expensive)

I have other two 4x4 cars (Mitsubishi Pajero and Jeep CJ-5) but I'm pretty confused by the WK

The more I read and think I understand... More I get lost! LOL

Reading the topic Lift/tires I understood that a "surefire recipe" was to lift 2 "to 2.5" with Bilstein 5100 dampers

I tried to buy the 5100 at various stores but are all in the back order and reported that only have available in March

Today, reading too much praise for Kolak I wrote to him and Nick gave me the following answer
"I would recommend the 4600 series up front. If you get the adjustable 5100 series, the minimum lift height is .75". That will put you over 3 "with your existing lift and you'll have geometry and component wear issues."

I Got it wrong or he's telling me that if I use the Bilstein 5100 (even with the lift 2 "and bilstein on 0.75) will have a gain of very great height? (More than 2")
The damper really lifts the car? If I installed the Bilstein 5100 without the lift would gain height?
I imagined the longest que bumper help in greater suspension travel, not in height gain. The height gain was Achieved only with Lift or larger springs

oh, the detail
My car is armored (bullet proof) and weighs about 100 ~ 150 pounds more than one WK stock
Probably the original springs Were Replaced with stronger springs (but I'm not sure)

Tks a lot for those who have the patience to help me
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