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post #1 of 12 Old 05-01-2007, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Budget lift the redneck way

I know lots of people have mentioned the use of XJ springs or springs from a grand cherokee V8 for the front of a TJ to get about 3 inches of lift. I need some re affirming notes to know that this would not be a stupid thing to do. I would also be moving my front coils now to the rear and taking off all of my coil spacers that I bought. the idea seems a bit sturdier to me. Like I said Budget, I know it's not a true budget but it's cheaper than buying something with a brand name on it.


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post #2 of 12 Old 05-01-2007, 09:37 AM
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Here is a write up for it. The only thing that I would stay away from is moving the front springs to the back. Check his post install notes on the bottom and see that his jeep sagged bad in the back.

http://www.4x4xplor.com/tj3inch.html
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So what would be a good spring to use in the rear? Just a full set of ZJ springs?

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So what would be a good spring to use in the rear? Just a full set of ZJ springs?
Hmm, I'm not sure how the rear ZJ springs would work in the rear of the TJ. You might just have to purchase 3" rear lift springs for a TJ. You could sell off your factory spring to help offset the cost.
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I have a full set of ZJ springs and am planning to put them on soon, I'll try the rear ZJ's in the back and let yall know what it does.

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it would be greatly appreciated badoosh

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I just remembered this thread, and thought you guys might like it...

http://www.dailydriventj.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=228

This guy uses Crown Vic Springs in the rear for his lift. If I did this with my Ford 8.8 install, would I be driving a Jeep or a Ford?
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apparently the springs i got off of ebay were not from a V-8 ZJ, because i got about half an inch of lift out of the front ones. im going to install the rear ones and see what that does. what a rip

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Here's the thread that started it all........
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...ighlight=crown

As you read through it, you'll see that guys have found that crown vic springs fit better in the rear of the TJ. Personally I've done this lift as well but used the front TJ springs in the back. The only issue is that they have sagged somewhat. I've probably only got about 2 inches of lift left.

It's a decent idea and a cheap way to get 3 inches of lift in a 4 cylinder. 6 cylinder jeeps will get less lift.

It a good lift that works well. Especially if you're on a tight budget. Here's my write-up on it.
http://7slotgrille.com/tech/zjtjlift/index.html

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which crown vic springs would I want though? Just the front I would guess?

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And I'm guessing there's no specific year I need either?

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You'll have toread through the thread!

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