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post #796 of 5128 Old 11-17-2008, 12:44 PM
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I have the 2.5l 4 cyl, what sort of differences would it make for the lift kit if i got it for the 4.0?
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It might ride a little stiffer with the 6 cyl coils on the 4 cyl jeep. Might just sit a little higher in the front too.

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So what I read into how this kit settles in, with a 1" BL you would yield about 2.5" tire to flair on 33's if your rig is the normal results. I was thinking about giving this a try on my 01 DD, just because this spring lift was so inexpensive. That changes things big time. Is this about what everyone is ending up with ? I ask this because with the 2.5" + BL that I am running on my 05 - I've got 6" tire to flair on 33 STT's after a year and a half with a hardtop. No settling at all.

I think you may have misread my post. With the 1" BL I should have 4.5" from tire to flair with my 31s (I would estimate 3.5" with 33s). I have 3.5" of room now (with 31s), and do not have a BL. I am measuring the front, I still have a small rake going, and the back is .5" to 1" more clearance. I would be surprised if any 2.5 inch lift would be any different at all on mine. The bumper, winch plate, and winch probably add somewhere close to 200 lbs to the front end.
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1,000 mile update! The ride has improved slightly riding even better. Still no issues running without bumpstop extensions on 31's. (this kit flexes like CRAZY).
Do you still have the stock brake lines too or did you extend them?
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My 2.5in Rough Country lift
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Thanks everyone for your help,


I'm having my front and rear bumpers sprayed today with the same stuff they spray in bed liners

What if the hokey pokey really is what its all about
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At one time there was talk about a Heavy Duty version that would be better suited for Rubicons, LJs, and armored Jeeps. Is their still a possibility of seeing a HD version?

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Do you still have the stock brake lines too or did you extend them?
Heh thanks. I'm still running the stock brake lines. They're close but nothing to worry about. I've flexed this kit out plenty now and I've had zero problems.

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My 2.5in Rough Country lift
http://webpages.charter.net/easytims/jeep.htm

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I'm having my front and rear bumpers sprayed today with the same stuff they spray in bed liners
Nice write up dude.

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At one time there was talk about a Heavy Duty version that would be better suited for Rubicons, LJs, and armored Jeeps. Is their still a possibility of seeing a HD version?
There's a few LJs in here that look GREAT with their normal springs.
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There's a few LJs in here that look GREAT with their normal springs.
I guess I'll have to look again. I thought I saw in another thread where Rubicons were only getting about 1 1/2" of lift out of their lift. Since I have a Rubi LJ I was worried about it. I really want the full 2.5".

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I guess I'll have to look again. I thought I saw in another thread where Rubicons were only getting about 1 1/2" of lift out of their lift. Since I have a Rubi LJ I was worried about it. I really want the full 2.5".
I got the full 2.5" with my Rubicon.
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I got the full 2.5" with my Rubicon.
Me too... Although, I haven't had mine out yet to let the springs settle in.


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Me too... Although, I haven't had mine out yet to let the springs settle in.



What size and kind of tires are those!! Yours looks sick!
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Glad to hear it. That sounds promising. Let us know how they look after they settle in a little.

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After my install on saturday, I took a look at the pictures and I got just over 3". I had a 3" BL on the rig already...so I measured...then installed the SL and measured... 3". The jeep rides great. I have to tweak the alignment a little since I get a little wander on the roads. By rear axle shifted about 1/4" or so.

No vibes, but I did get a lot of transfer lever binding since the PO had a humongous drop bracket on already

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So who's kit do you have now that yeilded so much lift and why do you want to get rid of it after only 1 year?
Fargo, I'm running DPG's Trailgunner coils with OME shocks on my 05. Veerryy happy with that. Not getting rid of it at all. I picked up a 01 as a DD this summer & was looking to get it a little cheap lovin for it's tired springs. But if I only net what I'm reading here, I'll probably spend a more to get close to what the 05 is yeilding. I would be bumming with only a couple of inches of clearence. Kinda like your quote from OMAN in your sig.
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So what I read into how this kit settles in, with a 1" BL you would yield about 2.5" tire to flair on 33's if your rig is the normal results. I was thinking about giving this a try on my 01 DD, just because this spring lift was so inexpensive. That changes things big time. Is this about what everyone is ending up with ? I ask this because with the 2.5" + BL that I am running on my 05 - I've got 6" tire to flair on 33 STT's after a year and a half with a hardtop. No settling at all.
6"? Think your calculations are a bit off.
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