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post #121 of 5128 Old 08-15-2008, 07:39 PM
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Clayton, did you get any shifting on your axles (like your rear axle shifting to the right a bit)?



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post #122 of 5128 Old 08-16-2008, 11:41 AM
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Hey 03_X, My measurements probably wouldn't be accurate, My front Clip is goobered up due to a drivers side front collision. I will measure but i don't know how accurate it will be. IF you look at the pictures close you can see my fugly front end.


I think the axles did shift a **** hair, they would have to shift a little bit wouldn't they? I mean if you change the distance from the frame to the axles and don't adjust your track bars, then they would have to move a little i think. It doesn't bother me though. Its only a salvage jeep.

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post #123 of 5128 Old 08-16-2008, 01:09 PM
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Clayton, did you get any shifting on your axles (like your rear axle shifting to the right a bit)?
If you do get 2.5" of lift your rear axle will shift to the passenger side enough to make a driver's side tire on stock backspacing come really close to touching the spring perches. Just reach in there with your fingers and you can feel how close it is. This is why lift kits come with rear track bar relocation brackets. Even if you have aftermarket wheels with less backspacing so your tire's not scraping on the spring perch, it's worth recentering your axle. You can get OME's rear trackbar relocation bracket for about $16 so it won't boost the price of your lift much, but it takes some determination to install. Do a search for tips. I used the OME bracket on a 3" spring lift and it centered the axle well and is still secure and working well. Any lift sold as a kit that doesn't address this, or at least suggest the need to address it, is a problem.

The front axle will not move off center as much as the rear axle with 2.5" of lift. You may not be able to measure much of a shift and probably won't see much difference by sighting along the flares. There are several options for recentering the front axle but I wouldn't bother for 2.5" unless you measure a big shift.

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post #124 of 5128 Old 08-16-2008, 03:05 PM
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Just picked up this kit along with the steering stab. today. Anyone know where, or have a link to where I can pick up a rear trackbar relocation bracket?

Also, anythng else I should consider purchasing along with this kit, I'm currently running 32x11.5 wheels, with the steering stops adjusted?, would I need backspacing?

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post #125 of 5128 Old 08-16-2008, 04:10 PM
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post #126 of 5128 Old 08-16-2008, 04:11 PM
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thanks, should i go with a bracket or get and adjustable track bar? What about a front one?

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If you can afford both front and rear, get the adjustables.
On the cheap, the bracket.
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post #128 of 5128 Old 08-16-2008, 06:31 PM
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Look at my install thread. Install is now complete.
I am VERY pleased with my purchase.
I just saw the post asking someone if they noticed any shift in the rear axle, and I went outside to investigate. I have less then a half an inch.

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post #129 of 5128 Old 08-16-2008, 07:23 PM
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Look at my install thread. Install is now complete.
I am VERY pleased with my purchase.
I just saw the post asking someone if they noticed any shift in the rear axle, and I went outside to investigate. I have less then a half an inch.
Pics?
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post #130 of 5128 Old 08-16-2008, 07:33 PM
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what was the total lift you got?

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post #131 of 5128 Old 08-17-2008, 01:01 PM
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Click my link for pics. I got 2.5 in the front and about 2.75 in the rear.
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post #133 of 5128 Old 08-18-2008, 01:17 AM
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This thread has got me interested. I was originally going to buy the 2.25" BB with Skyjacker Hydros. However, my Jeep is a 2001 and I'm having some pretty serious metalwork added to it over the new couple of months (rear bumper/tire carrier/trail rack; front bumper & winch; rocker guards and engine skid). I was thinking that maybe my stock 7-year-old springs would not handle all the extra weight too well. Is it worth the extra cash to get this kit with the new springs if I'm going to be loading it down with an extra 400lbs or so of steel? I'll eventually be running 33x12.5s as well, so the new wheel/tire will also add weight on the back end.
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This thread has got me interested. I was originally going to buy the 2.25" BB with Skyjacker Hydros. However, my Jeep is a 2001 and I'm having some pretty serious metalwork added to it over the new couple of months (rear bumper/tire carrier/trail rack; front bumper & winch; rocker guards and engine skid). I was thinking that maybe my stock 7-year-old springs would not handle all the extra weight too well. Is it worth the extra cash to get this kit with the new springs if I'm going to be loading it down with an extra 400lbs or so of steel? I'll eventually be running 33x12.5s as well, so the new wheel/tire will also add weight on the back end.
You would probably be better off getting a kit rated for 3 - 3.5" of lift. That way, should it sink a bit (which it will) you'll be right at where you want to be.



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post #135 of 5128 Old 08-18-2008, 03:16 PM
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I'm planning on ordering this kit also. If I want to add a winch and other stuff could I add a 1" spacer to the front of this lift w/o any other problems to prevent sagging?
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