2000 TJ w/ Rough Country 4" Lift, 2" Spacers, 35" MT BAJA MTZs - JeepForum.com

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post #1 of 23 Old 02-04-2011, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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2000 TJ w/ Rough Country 4" Lift, 2" Spacers, 35" MT BAJA MTZs

Hey just wanted to share that last weekend i installed a 4" Rough Country lift with 2" Spacers. I also put on Bar Pin Eliminators, Shock Relocation Kit, Slip Yoke Eliminator, CV Driveshaft ( VERY NICE ), 2.2 Shock Upgrade, 2.2 Steering Stabilizer, and 35x12.50x15 Mickey Thompson BAJA MTZ's.
The 35" Tires would not have fit my jeep without the spacers, but because of the spacers i had to drill holes in different locations for the panhard bar in the back on the new track bar relocation bracket, just widened it a bit, the front track bar it said i had to drill a hole 3/4" from the stock hole, but it ended up being further away obiously.
Also the shifter bracket i had to use with the kit was kinda ****ty had to custom fix that because i couldnt get into the lower gears, and at first couldnt get into Neutral or 4 LOW on the 4x4 lever but fixed that. Here is a picture of my jeep now i think it looks great.


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35's work with 4" of lift pretty easily.

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the front track bar it said i had to drill a hole 3/4" from the stock hole, but it ended up being further away obiously.
Install an adjustable track bar...IMO
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6" of lift on short arms? Great idea. What do you mean the tires wouldn't have fit without the spacers? You would have more than enough room with 4" springs. Your wheelbase is sorely lacking and you look awkwardly tall. What's your question?

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i didnt think about an adjustable track bar until i was at that part of the job, i asked around on the site and noone really recommended it but i might buy one now.
and for the 35s with my fender flares they wouldnt fit i tried so i just put the spacers on.
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i didnt think about an adjustable track bar until i was at that part of the job, i asked around on the site and noone really recommended it but i might buy one now.
and for the 35s with my fender flares they wouldnt fit i tried so i just put the spacers on.
Imped above you is running 35s on much less lift than you and they fit fine. The fit before he did his hi-line too when he was running the RC 2.5 and 1.25 inch BL on stock fenders with trimmed flares. Hell, my bud Tony (flatlander757) is running 40s on 4.5 inches of lift....but that's a COMPLETELY different story

Ditch the spacers man, you'll be a little happier.
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yeah i dont like the spacers idea much, i just installed them cuz when i cut the wheel the tires were hitting the fender flares which i didnt like, so i slapped them in. but maybe ill take them out and try again when i have more time.
Imped you dont have to be a donkey i was just sharing, if you read what i wrote my question or statement had nothing to do about what my wheel base looked like or how akwardly tall it looks. your telling me noone else jeep looks the same as mine, or you just feeling like a donkey tonight.
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So.what's your question? You're right, I'm a donkey.

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At ride height the 35's were hitting your flares with just the 4" springs? Something doesn't sound right.

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At ride height the 35's were hitting your flares with just the 4" springs? Something doesn't sound right.
He has a rough country kit...remember?
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At ride height the 35's were hitting your flares with just the 4" springs? Something doesn't sound right.
That certainly wasn't the case. It sounds like he needs to learn about bump stops.

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Another problem, if i knew the kit was gonna give me the trouble it did i wouldnt have went with it, but i heard alot of good things about their kit on this site. It rides rough but nothing i didnt expect, i really like the slip yoke eliminator and the cv driveshaft those parts looks top notch.
I think i'll take out the spacers though and just run the kit, because i guess it does look akwardly tall like Sped said, maybe the front drag link will fit right and the rear panhard bar. I thought the 35's would fit no problems but maybe i was just too tired to see what was really going on, I'll try this again in a few weeks i just wanted to share about 13 hours of work that i put into this thing.
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Another problem, if i knew the kit was gonna give me the trouble it did i wouldnt have went with it, but i heard alot of good things about their kit on this site. It rides rough but nothing i didnt expect, i really like the slip yoke eliminator and the cv driveshaft those parts looks top notch.
I think i'll take out the spacers though and just run the kit, because i guess it does look akwardly tall like Sped said, maybe the front drag link will fit right and the rear panhard bar. I thought the 35's would fit no problems but maybe i was just too tired to see what was really going on, I'll try this again in a few weeks i just wanted to share about 13 hours of work that i put into this thing.
Running 6" of lift on a short arm is going to ride rough regardless of what brand the lift is. The geometry is screwed. Remove the 2" spacers and just run the 4" springs. You'll probably need 2.5-3" of bump stop in the front and around 2" in the rear to keep the tires from hitting the fenders when flexing.

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What do you mean the tires wouldn't have fit without the spacers?
Well, take it easy on him, he has no idea what bumpstop extensions are, what coil bind is, what shock length is supposed to be, or what suspension geometry means


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It sits too high in the back man. Mabey ditch the rear 2" spacer and put a 3/4" one on instead? that would probably level it up.

OR, take all the 2" spacers out and put some 3/4" spacers in just the front to eliminate the rake.

Buy YES 6" of lift is ALOT for short arms.

BTW: Way to go man! Its good to see someone proud of the work they put into their ride. Experience with a wrench and ratchet is irreplacable. Now you just need to "fine tune it" a bit

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