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Unread 05-13-2013, 09:41 PM   #16
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If that happened, is that what a trackbar adjustment would fix?

Just starting to try to figure all this out and wondering if an actual lift would be a better plan
If the increased ride height is under 2" then one of the trackbar brackets is likely to push the axle as far past center as the lift pulls it from center.

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Unread 05-13-2013, 09:47 PM   #17
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Thanks for your help
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Unread 05-14-2013, 12:19 PM   #18
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4255AA in the rear
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Unread 05-14-2013, 12:44 PM   #19
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So you have 14/55's.

Read the post about the gains as you go up numerically , and decide what you want to do.

At most, you could gain and inch to and inch and a half, or level out the front, or compensate for additional equipment.

What is it you want to do?

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Unread 05-14-2013, 01:12 PM   #20
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i want a cheap way to put on 35's at least 33's with no rubbing. I am thinking that i might go with pocket flares to go with the 33's but I'm not sure that that with give me any more clearence. I don't really like the flat fender look.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 01:28 PM   #21
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Find yourself a set of 18/58's or higher, and you should be able to run 33's no problem, or even add small set of coil spacers to run 35's (though at that size, gearing can come an issue)

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Unread 05-14-2013, 02:37 PM   #22
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i thought that with the new engine you could run 35's without regearing? whats sad is that I'm going to be a automotive tech haha
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Unread 05-14-2013, 02:49 PM   #23
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Depends on your trans and stock gearing

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Unread 05-14-2013, 02:53 PM   #24
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alright thank you i am going to the dealership tomorrow and getting them to run the vin. and as far as the spring swap is that all i need to do with it? do i need to get a adjustable trackbar to recenter the axle? i know I'm going to need new shocks but that will be after i figure out exactly how much lift i get.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 03:07 PM   #25
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alright thank you i am going to the dealership tomorrow and getting them to run the vin. and as far as the spring swap is that all i need to do with it? do i need to get a adjustable trackbar to recenter the axle? i know I'm going to need new shocks but that will be after i figure out exactly how much lift i get.
I recently installed taller OEM coils on a two door JK (smcutter- member here). The axle shift wasn't enough to worry about adjustable track bars, but you could add adjustable TBs if you wanted to.

Smcutter later installed shock extensions and found the shocks would bottom out before the stock bump stops stopped the up travel as I expected. You would have to add bump stop extensions accordingly to save the longer than stock shocks.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 03:09 PM   #26
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alright thank you i am going to the dealership tomorrow and getting them to run the vin. and as far as the spring swap is that all i need to do with it? do i need to get a adjustable trackbar to recenter the axle? i know I'm going to need new shocks but that will be after i figure out exactly how much lift i get.
If it's less than 2" net "lift", you don't even need the adjustable track bar.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: The following is a bunch of math stuff. If you are one of those people who think that the workings of a Jeep and its suspension have nothing to do with math, please stop reading at this point.


Think of the axle and trackbar (TB) as 2 sides of a triangle, with the height from the axle to the end of the track bar being the 3rd side (making a right angle with the axle). From where the axle and TB are connected, to the spot on the axle that's directly below the other end of the TB, you have a distance of roughly, 35". Height from top of axle (tb is mounted on top) to TB is 3". The length of the TB (center bolt to center bolt) is ~35.2". If you add a 1.5" lift, the 3" becomes 4.5 and the TB stays the same length (35.2), so the axle is pulled over so the TB end above the axle is 34.9" (35.2*35.2-4.5*4.5 then take the square root). So, your axle shifted 3/10's of an inch. A trackbar relo bracket would move it more than 1", so if you use it, then you are actually going to end up with the axle shifted the other direction 7/10" from where it was when it was stock.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 10:30 AM   #27
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I just learned all that last semester in suspension class but fort the equation. Thank You!
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