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Old 10-28-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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2.5 lift to 3.5 lift

This is probably a stupid question, but I have never done this before so hear it goes:

Do you have to buy an entire 3.5 lift system to increase a 2.5 lift system into a 3.5?? Thanks!

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Old 10-28-2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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No. Mostly just the springs.

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Old 10-29-2013, 08:45 AM   #3
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Just put in coil spacers. Get bigger shocks if you want more down travel.

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Old 10-29-2013, 11:08 AM   #4
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Leveling the jeep

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Just put in coil spacers. Get bigger shocks if you want more down travel.

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I thought with my 2.5 lift, the Jeep would be level, but the rear still looks a little higher. Is it possible or ok to just put say a 1 in spacer on the front springs? Or would it mess up the ride. I will be putting on my hard top soon and was wondering if that might even it out a little. Haven't had that top on since the lift was installed.
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:23 AM   #5
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I thought with my 2.5 lift, the Jeep would be level, but the rear still looks a little higher. Is it possible or ok to just put say a 1 in spacer on the front springs? Or would it mess up the ride. I will be putting on my hard top soon and was wondering if that might even it out a little. Haven't had that top on since the lift was installed.
On a 4dr the top weighs around 150lbs so it would defiantly level it out.

If it doesn't, it is totally fine to just run them on the front. If you actually have 2.5 inches of lift and are adding another inch = 3.5 Inches then I would start reading up on drive line angles as your getting close to where problems may occur depending on how you wheel.

I have a TF 2.5 coil and shock installed. I'm now installing a 2.5 spacer on the front and 1 inch on the rear. That's because of the heavy armor and accessories I have on though.
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The little bit of rake is good put your hardtop on check it . Then load her with gear and see how she looks
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On a 4dr the top weighs around 150lbs so it would defiantly level it out.

If it doesn't, it is totally fine to just run them on the front. If you actually have 2.5 inches of lift and are adding another inch = 3.5 Inches then I would start reading up on drive line angles as your getting close to where problems may occur depending on how you wheel.

I have a TF 2.5 coil and shock installed. I'm now installing a 2.5 spacer on the front and 1 inch on the rear. That's because of the heavy armor and accessories I have on though.
"The little bit of rake is good put your hardtop on check it . Then load her with gear and see how she looks."

Good ideas. I will also be adding steel corner guards and bumper mounted tire carrier to the rear as well. So that with the hard top may do the trick.
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"The little bit of rake is good put your hardtop on check it . Then load her with gear and see how she looks."

Good ideas. I will also be adding steel corner guards and bumper mounted tire carrier to the rear as well. So that with the hard top may do the trick.
Sounds like a plan, update us on how the install goes
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Sounds like a plan, update us on how the install goes
I certainly will and thanks again for the ideas/info. I hope to have it all done in the next two weeks or so!

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