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post #1 of 6 Old 01-21-2014, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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4" LJ Rubi requirements?

Currently I am running 2.5" lift on my 2005 LJ. The rear end was riding lower than the front so I added a .75" spacer and that leveled things out. I am considering moving up to 4", for more tire clearance. I rub up front when disconnected on trails and that is the only reason I am looking at going up. I am comfortable with the stance, etc as it sits. I am running 33x12.50x15 on 3.75 backspace wheels.

Specifically I am looking for whether or not I need;

rear driveshaft upgrade
rear track bar bracket or adjustable bar
extended rear sway bar links

In order to run this. This is my DD. I also pull our Pop up camper and weekend wheeler. I spend a lot of time on weekends using it as a farm vehicle as well, but not pertinent to this discussion, I do not think.

Any input welcome.

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-21-2014, 06:50 PM
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What springs do you have now? A 1.25" body lift would be what I would add.
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-21-2014, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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I have 2.5" Rough Country spring. I am happy with them, although the rear sagged enough for me to add .75" spacers. I am trying to go up to 4" or so and prefer to not do a BL if possible.

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You should be fine with your driveshaft. You won't get 4" out of those springs due to the LJ being *** heavy. Have you looked into air bags to assist pulling the trailer too?

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I have 2.5" Rough Country spring. I am happy with them, although the rear sagged enough for me to add .75" spacers. I am trying to go up to 4" or so and prefer to not do a BL if possible.

John
You shouldn't be happy with them. The rc springs have a very low spring rate and I would never use them on a lj. They are fine on a very light tj, but never an lj. A small bl 1.25" has may advantages vs a 4" suspension lift and shouldn't be ruled out. I would look at hd spring made by old man emu, or maybe bds 3".
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-22-2014, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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You shouldn't be happy...
Now you sound like my ex wife

I think I am going to head a different route and bump stop the front for now and then add more clearance up front through fenders... at some point in the future. We'll see how plans develop and change, etc...

Thanks for the responses.

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