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Unread 10-27-2013, 09:34 PM   #76
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Does your lift have adjustable control arms or track bars?

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Unread 10-27-2013, 10:07 PM   #77
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Way too much lift. Figure out the brand and go for no more than 3". That's all a 2dr needs unless you go extreme, stretch, 40s, etc.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 10:29 PM   #78
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Way too much lift. Figure out the brand and go for no more than 3". That's all a 2dr needs unless you go extreme, stretch, 40s, etc.
Depends what your doing....
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Unread 10-28-2013, 12:10 AM   #79
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I would hate having a spring compressor unload on you. Im sure they are safe, but it would always be in the back of my mind.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 12:52 AM   #80
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I think I might just pull the trigger on the proper springs. Will I have to change anything else? I read something earlier that said some shocks are for a certain amount of lift. If my shocks are too long then that's more money to spend...

Also, apparently there are lower points in my garage than I was aware of. Caught the top of the jeep on a part of a pipe... put a good dent in it and tore part of the soft top.

Yay, new Jeep!
If the shocks are too long, you may have to change them out. Get the part # of the shocks and you should be able to check with the manufacturer of the springs to see if it's too long or not.

I went from 2.5" RK to 4" Evo springs. My front shocks were already the correct length, but had to change out the rear. I emailed Evo with the part numbers and then confirmed the rear would need to be changed.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 06:08 PM   #81
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Any update on the route you are going to take?
This thread was becoming very interesting, esp after the 2-dr loaded with all of those kegs.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 08:02 PM   #82
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Judging by the fact that you have damn near 6" of lift and the stock swaybar endlinks, I would be willing to bet nothing else was addressed by that lift. If you lose 2.5-3" of lift itll drive 1000x better.
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Unread 10-30-2013, 02:52 PM   #83
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Any update on the route you are going to take?
This thread was becoming very interesting, esp after the 2-dr loaded with all of those kegs.
Going to save up some money to get the proper lift kit. I have to contact the manufacturer of my shocks so see if they'll accommodate a shorter lift. I hope so, because I don't have a whole lot of money to drop on it right way.

I bought a coil clamp yesterday, and I'm looking for reasonably priced lift kits (good ones, not the cheap off-brands). What kind of jack would you advise? Should I go straight for the 48" jack or just a small hydraulic bottle jack? All I have right now is a motorcycle jack (http://images.motorcycle-superstore....BIGREDjack.jpg).

I appreciate all the advice. This place is an awesome resource.

I was going to buy some of those spring clips but they'd be damn near $100 plus shipping for all four springs. I may as well put that towards a quality lift.
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Unread 10-30-2013, 03:58 PM   #84
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Any opinion on this Rough Country kit? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-JK-Wran...1e6ffc&vxp=mtr
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Unread 11-01-2013, 05:59 AM   #85
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Personally id avoid it...
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Unread 11-01-2013, 04:30 PM   #86
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Unread 11-01-2013, 05:14 PM   #87
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Fair enough. I'll have to buy a new kit and hopefully be able to sell what I have right now. Probably a small market for this much lift...

I'm going to post a couple links of brand name lift kits. Since I'm in Canada, they'll probably cost more. Could someone chime in and let me know which one is best for the money? I'm looking to get 3.5" on a 2DR.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 05:48 PM   #88
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Now I'm just getting confused.

My shocks say RS999329 (front) and RS999330 (rear). Looking those P/N's up, I see they're for 4" of lift. Does that mean I have 4" of lift, or that the person who put them on did something wrong (too short for the amount lifted?). With that being said, can I salvage them and use them with only 3.5" lift? That would reduce my costs considerably.

EDIT: After further research, it would seem they're fine to use with 2.5 or 3.5" kits. From what I've read from you guys in this thread, I'm looking for 2.5" 4DR/3.5" 2DR coils. So aside from the coils and shocks, what else is required for a proper lift?

EDIT2: Also, form the pictures, is anyone able to notice if there are other upgrades done to the suspension? I'd hate to buy the same part twice.

EDIT3: I've heard Full Traction positively mentioned while I searched around. Is that accurate, or should I only be looking at RK/AEV/TeraFlex? http://www.quadratec.com/products/16064_302X_PG.htm
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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:06 PM   #89
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Well, with just shocks and coils, you would have what is called a Budget Boost.
So, simply swap the coils you have for some 2.5" coils and call it a day for the wallet.
The numbers on your shocks mean that they are intended for a 4" lift, not that you have a 4" lift (that comes from the coil springs).

On my 2-door, a Rock Krawler 2.5" Max Travel lift gave me over 4" in the front (with steel bumper and winch) and ~2.5" in the rear. Two doors often net more lift than advertised due to their lower weight. So, look at the 2.5" lift kits. Full Traction...I have no experience with. I know they get good reviews, but seems not many on this forum run them. TF, RK & AEV seem to be favored here (but that's just here). I imagine your 4" coils on the 2-dr are giving you closer to 5" of lift.

Additional components to add on in the future would include, front and rear adjustable track bars, front and rear upper/lower control arms, extended brake lines, extended sway bar links (front and rear). It can get extensive (& expensive)...just depends on how hard you plan to wheel your Jeep
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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:10 PM   #90
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Thanks for the reply!

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Additional components to add on in the future would include, front and rear adjustable track bars, front and rear upper/lower control arms, extended brake lines, extended sway bar links (front and rear). It can get extensive (& expensive)...just depends on how hard you plan to wheel your Jeep
So am I safe to assume I can just swap out the coils for 2.5" and call it a day, without potentially breaking anything down the road? Mind you, I do intend to upgrade the other components before serious off-roading, but I'm only trying to get my Jeep to fit without tearing up the top.

If I can just go with the coils for now I'll order them tonight. I just don't know anything about suspension in vehicles that have more than two wheels, and I fear I'll pull my current coils only to find that the new ones won't be enough.
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