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3.5" Lift Completed - Pictures Included


 
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Brad S
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:40 pm    Post subject: 3.5" Lift Completed - Pictures Included Reply with quote

So here's what I got: 3.5" Front to rear swap with new RE 3.5" front springs, Adjustable front trackbar, home brewed bumpstop extensions. 32" BFG A/Ts

Before Lift:


After Lift:



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good! Cool
Did you do anything with the rear track bar?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, not yet. I purchased a bracket a while back but I'm not sure I want to use it... It seems to drive really well without one for now, so I may wait and save the pennies for a rear adjustable.

thanks btw
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That look sexy you have any flexing pics? I'm debating of going this route but with upcountry springs. or just stack 2" pucks with discos.

What do you think. ?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orangeamc13 wrote:
Looks good! Cool
Did you do anything with the rear track bar?


Ok, my turn to be dumb flipoff agree Would that not like be an XJ and leave that off? I know leaf vs coils but, wouldn't you want to leave that puppy off for flex? I would throw it out laugh


Nice ZJ Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe you're thinking about the swaybar. Trackbars are a must to keep the axle under the Jeep with 5-link suspension. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orangeamc13 wrote:
I believe you're thinking about the swaybar. Trackbars are a must to keep the axle under the Jeep with 5-link suspension. Wink



Crap you're right coffee Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the trackbar is a must. Without it, the axle would slide all over the place side to side - not good.

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That look sexy you have any flexing pics? I'm debating of going this route but with upcountry springs. or just stack 2" pucks with discos.

What do you think. ?


No flexin pics yet, I will post some up soon. As far as the lift goes, I would highly recommend the front -> rear for anyone on a budget. Is that what your concern is?

If you want, I can post up exactly what everything costs so you can have an idea. Let me know. I saved up for about 5 months, but it was worth it. I am married and going to college, so I definately understand the $$$ thing.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:50 am    Post subject: Looks Great Man! Reply with quote

Hey Brad...I would really appreciate it if you would put the info up. I have the same GC. I just got it and this is the route I was thinking about. Thanks
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Brad S
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a link to the cost sheet:

http://h1.ripway.com/brads/zjliftcosts.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I bit the bullet yesterday and ordered my lift. I ended up going with a 4.5 from OME. It won't be here till Jan 15th. I'm lookin' for wheels & tires today local. I've never done any suspension work before so it ought to be interesting..especially using only jack stands.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not that bad. I recommend having at least 4 jackstands though. If you run into any problems, pm me.
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