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|04-26-2016 11:42 AM|
I got my Jeep's UCAs lower ball joints replaced recently hopefully I can do without the JBA UCAs and save some 500$+.
BTW - Which bumper and front skids you got there? looks very nice and no need to remove current bumper. Does it have room for a winch?
I dig your new decal (instead of "sport") hehe
|04-25-2016 08:44 PM|
As far as lift with just the 927s/948s it will give you 2.5 inches of lift
I have the JBA coilover sit at 2.5 inches
here is what it looks like with 265-70-16s on Moabs ( just installed today )
4.10 gears coming soon
here is what I started with a few months back
and oh what the heck my other DD
on the left
|04-25-2016 01:08 PM|
|04-25-2016 12:22 PM|
|04-22-2016 03:51 PM|
Hey thanks for the tips!
Other config I was thinking about to save some $$ (>1200$ lift + install is stretching me real thin) is:
Get Bilstein B6 4600 new shocks for rear+front and OME 927/948 springs separately this leaves me at ~750$ before shipping and tax - much much better (I think you've given me this idea on `JeepKJ.com` forums)
I guess I will also have to add Clevis rings (front) and plates (front and rear?) - correct? incorrect? Not sure which sizes to pick at JBA website.
about mileage/power - mileage is already very terrible with stock (10-15mpg, how bad can it go?), power - I got the 45rfe tranny so that might help lose a little less?
info: My UCAs had just been fitted with new lower ball joints by the manufacturer (recall) - so maybe it can still work without the extra ~400$+install time. am I making sense here?
about tires -
Difference between 245/75 and 265/70 is just 0.1" - do you think the 265s will rub badly with this type of lift? really prefer going wider on tires since they'll be P and not so aggressive as M/T or real LT A/T.
Originally Posted by tommudd View Post
|04-22-2016 10:02 AM|
Lifts, with the Franky its a good lift, have installed a couple but you will need the JBA UCAs for them since when first installed it will be maxed out as far as suspension goes, takes a while to break in so will sit high for a while
So again figure in the JBA upper control arms
If you are looking at the 3.5 inch TM Econo kit on the JBA site , it came out of conversations of what would be needed in a one stop shopping situation
Everything but bumpstops are included
If going that route i would highly suggest using the OME 927 front springs with 3/8 inch clevis and top plate , when settled in it will be at 3.5 inches ( this is the way we do most all here )
Of course it has the JBA rear springs etc , pick shocks from the list there
Tires, if staying with stock wheels go with the 245-75-16s , same height but the 265-70s being wider could cause extra rubbing.
Know up front you will lose some power and mileage with that size.
My current build I'll be going with 265-70-16s but with 4.10s gears
Be a good idea to also pound over the pinch welds I have pictures of how we do them if it would be helpful to you
Oh and also the Frankenlift comes ready to install, no need to take front springs to a shop to have them compressed so that is a plus to some
|04-21-2016 11:08 PM|
Lift kit + tires advice
I got a stock 03' KJ sport, want to upgrade with lift kit and new A/T tires - after some research I narrowed down to 2 lift kits:
Either the 3.5" econolift or the Frankenlift.
What are the pros/con of each lift kit? What additional parts I need to get for each? What's a reasonable install price? (North Cal bay area), other advice?
As for tires: I narrowed down to either 245/75R16 or 265/70R16 A/T tires - either LT 6-ply (C load) rated - those are a little hard to come by, limited selection of sizes, or P rated with XL (4 ply extra load). Mostly highway/city, casual off roading intended. I don't want to have a too stiff ride in the city.
So again - pros/cons of each? size/rating recommendation? any other 2 cents? recommended brand/model for budget tires?
Many thanks for any help!