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Unread 07-01-2010, 04:25 PM   #1
ramil89
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redoing a lift

So i currently have a 4" RC suspension lift, but i stupidly put on 5.5" RE springs for a little added lift (maybe even 6.5", oh craigslist). I don't like the way it handles, and the steering has become a little crappy because of it too. I upgraded to 35's, and want to keep those, but want to go lower- in the cheapest way possible. Things I've considered:

cutting my current springs (crossed my mind, probably not a good idea)
buying 4" springs and either a 2" body lift or spacers
I like the look of RE 4.5" springs, so maybe I would go that route

I want to keep my current 4" lower control arms and stock uppers

Give me your opinions, the one thing I don't want to do is go with a LA upgrade

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Unread 07-01-2010, 05:47 PM   #2
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I would go back to the 4" springs and just extend the bump stops so the 35's wont rub the fenders...until you can afford some metal cloak or TNT tube fenders. I am gonna get the metal cloak fenders and 35's on the 3.25" RC lift.
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WANTED: SYE and cv shaft...good condition and good price. for a TJ with about 5-6" of lift.
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Unread 07-01-2010, 06:06 PM   #3
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Or some MCE fenders, cheaper and better!!!
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Unread 07-01-2010, 10:16 PM   #4
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I do like those fenders. i might go back to 4" and add those. do you think I'll have problems with the rear tires though?
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Unread 07-02-2010, 04:51 AM   #5
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Those are cheaper for sure, but don't have any option for a flare, which is necessary for me in both MA and VT where tire coverage is required for state laws.
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