Linkage questions with 2" lift - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Linkage questions with 2" lift

1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stainless Steel Exhaust Mani1996-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Header PanelBead Lock Wheels! Raceline, Trail Ready, & Trail-Gear

Reply
Unread 10-31-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
jsalman93
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Temple City, CA
Posts: 12
Linkage questions with 2" lift

Hi everyone, just got a jeep TJ last week and looking to doing a 2" lift on it for when i go up to the trails. I've heard that V8 ZJ coils will give about 2" of lift. I was wondering a few things though:

1) Would ZJ coils for the rear also lift up the rear end as well
2) Will I need to change out my shocks for this mod
3) Will I run into any issues with the transfer case linkage or shifter linkage

Sorry for the noob questions, it's my first wrangler. Thanks again

jsalman93 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-31-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
Jeffro06
October 2012 TJOTM
 
Jeffro06's Avatar
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Total, Confusion
Posts: 9,812
1: no idea.
2: Yes.
3: No, a body lift is what screws that up.
__________________
Member of JGW (Jeff's Gone Wheeling) and IndyORV
My Old YJ Build My Mods My YouTube Channel

Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine

Shortcuts to key points in my build: MTRk's OME 2" HD Lift Antirock Skidrow steering box & radiator skids LoD rear bumper
Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
Derale Tranny Cooler DieHard Factor 55 Thimble Ten Factory Front Chromo Shafts

Get your build sheet here.
Jeffro06 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-01-2013, 10:42 AM   #3
jsalman93
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Temple City, CA
Posts: 12
Also, would installing a 2-3" coil lift affect my top speed. I've got the 2.5L engine if that helps
jsalman93 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-01-2013, 12:13 PM   #4
rda616
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Allegan, Michigan
Posts: 3,080
You would be better off buying a 2.5" lift from rough country for a couple hundred bucks.
rda616 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-02-2013, 02:57 PM   #5
jsalman93
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Temple City, CA
Posts: 12
I would but i like the idea of having lift coils instead of spacers. If I want, i can get the spacers at work for extremely cheap, but i can also pick up some junkyard coils for 20 bucks and have more suspension travel. I am
jsalman93 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-02-2013, 07:15 PM   #6
rda616
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Allegan, Michigan
Posts: 3,080
Who said anything about spacers?
rda616 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-04-2013, 11:13 AM   #7
jsalman93
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Temple City, CA
Posts: 12
Oh my bad, I hadn't checked out their website. Most of what I've heard of their stuff involved lift spacers
jsalman93 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-04-2013, 11:33 AM   #8
afusco1222
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Posts: 969
RC springs are great because they are so long but their shocks really leave something to be desired. I would go with RC or OME springs and teraflex or OME shocks. I personally run Teraflex shocks in the front and OME nitrochargers in the back and though the teraflex shocks are pretty soft, they ride awesome on-road, are made by fox, and are 60 bucks a shock so much cheaper then most shocks of that caliber. The reason for running miss matched shocks is that I really needed more uptravel and my teraflex shocks were limiting. The OME shocks need a lot less bump-stops and if you want more travel out of your suspension, then OME is the way to go.
afusco1222 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.