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Unread 10-07-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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Trying to lift my 00' TJ

Hey guys this is my first post on jeep forum. Ive been crusing the site for a few years now gaining information but i never really need much help with anything so i was more of a reader than a poster but now its about time that the jeep got a little higher.

I have a 2" skyjacker hydro 7000 lift kit that seems pretty easy to install but as ive been doing research ive come up with a few questions and i figured this would be the best place to start. so here they go.

1. with a 2 inch lift do i need new sway bar endlinks?

2. (this one has a couple of parts) While researching i have come across new coil springs that will give me another 4 inches
a) is this something that will work with the shocks and bump stops i got with my skyjacker kit
b) is it worth getting?
c) if i were to get the springs does this mean i need to buy other parts aswell to adapt the rest of my jeep?

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Unread 10-07-2013, 10:57 AM   #2
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1. Not necessary, but if you do much actual wheeling the ball and socket design in the original front links will fail.

2. Turning a 2" spacer lift into 6" of total lift is a huge change. Yes, it means a lot of new parts (e.g. driveline changes) and means parts you have likely won't work (e.g. shocks).

What size tires do you plan to run? 2" puts you in lets say 31-32" area, but 6" (for now let's just say that's a good idea, even though that is a big question) is probably 35"+ area. Those are much different builds.
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Unread 10-07-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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First decide on what tire you are going to run and then decide how much lift you need.

I'll tell you from experience, 2in lift with stock swaybar links, will limit flex and also eventually break the endlinks. I broke mine when I had a spacer lift years ago.
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Unread 10-07-2013, 04:09 PM   #4
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Ok thanks guys i figured that another 4 inches would require some real work i will most likely just stick with the 2" for now. I think i may get the end links just to be safe because i plan on trying to get on some trails in the near future. To be honest i have been planning on running a 2 inch lift with 32s for almost a year now and i finally got the lift kit and then i saw skyjacker springs on clearance that added another 4 inches and the gears began to spin ya know? But after thinking about it and then confirmed by you guys it would be alot more work then i am ready for right now but i will keep that idea in my back pocket.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 08:04 AM   #5
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2in lift you can basically keep a lot of the stock components in your suspension with out much issue at all.

4in lift and you are looking at a slew of things to make it work correctly.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 11:31 PM   #6
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Alright great! thanks guys Im gonna stick with the 2" i think its gonna come out good
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Unread 10-09-2013, 02:09 AM   #7
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Install the 2in lift you have and if you decide you want more add a 1 or 1.25in bodylift.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 04:02 AM   #8
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I have two Jeeps. 98 with a Skyjacker 2" buget boost. It came with the 4 spring spacers and 4 longer shocks. Thats all I needed to fit 32x11.50 R15. It rides better than stock. $286 from Quadratec.

The second Jeep is a 2000. I purchased a RC 4" susp lift with an upgraded steering stab shock. $600. I'm running 33x12.50R15. Rides great as well. The kit included 4 longer shocks, 4 springs, 4 control arms, 4 sway bars, and a few other items. Possibly gonna purchase a SYE in the future, but riding fine now. Also no rubbing from tires.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 03:38 PM   #9
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How would a noob like me who bought an already lifted TJ figure out what kind of lift they even have? I know I have Rubicon Express and Bilstein gear under there and think it's about a 3" lift. Maybe some of you experts can tell by looking. One thing that puzzles me is the model of my Rubicon Express shocks come up as a JK part. Any input is appreciated!

Here are some pics:
20131005_142026.jpg   20131005_141658.jpg   20131005_141727.jpg   20131005_141715.jpg   20130930_151028.jpg  

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Unread 10-09-2013, 03:45 PM   #10
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Alright great! thanks guys Im gonna stick with the 2" i think its gonna come out good
Good plan. Check out some of the Low Center of Gravity Builds (LCOG). They may give you some ideas.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 04:27 PM   #11
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How would a noob like me who bought an already lifted TJ figure out what kind of lift they even have?
I see poly jounce bumpers...which is a problem...IMHO...

read here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/4-...l#post15066288
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Unread 10-09-2013, 07:44 PM   #12
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I see poly jounce bumpers...which is a problem...IMHO...

read here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/4-...l#post15066288
So what are you suggesting I need to do? Add bumpstop extensions? If so, which ones as an example?

Thanks for the advise!
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Unread 10-09-2013, 07:51 PM   #13
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So what are you suggesting I need to do? Add bumpstop extensions? If so, which ones as an example?

Thanks for the advise!
proper bumpstop extensions and stock jounce bumper....
see here:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html
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Unread 10-09-2013, 08:50 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info. and links Unlimited. I'm such a noob at this stuff that it hurts my brain even trying to comprehend the details in that second link you posted. I will either need to spend some time going over the information very slowly until I comprehend or just find someone who knows this stuff to show me in person. You don't happen to live near Bailey, CO do you?

From my pictures above, do you see anything else bad or wrong with my lift. Does it look like a decent job, crap job, etc. and what type of lift do I have?

Thanks again for all of the help!
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You don't happen to live near Bailey, CO do you?
Denver area.

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From my pictures above, do you see anything else bad or wrong with my lift. Does it look like a decent job, crap job, etc. and what type of lift do I have?
yea, theres some other stuff....
a drop pitman arm, which needs to be replaced with the stock pitman arm.
stock front track bar needs to be replaced with an aftermarket bar, and the axle bracket needs to be reinforced. see here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/br...racket-905624/
looks like RE adjustable arms
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