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Old 02-28-2014, 12:19 AM   #1
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Will a lift "settle"?

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Quick question. I installed a RC 3.25 lift/shocks with 35 Nitto Terras on my mall crawler JKU. Some light trail riding in NW Florida so no heavy wheeling. No winch or else installed. So my question is will the lift settle any over time? And if so how much time? I love the ride and tires, but I'm questioning the total height a little and was considering taking out the 3/4" pucks. It's just an appearance thing about the height and nothing else Before I did, I thought I'd ask the question.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-28-2014, 12:59 AM   #2
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So can you elaborate on what you don't like about the appearance ?

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I assume you don't like rake.

The lift kit will likely settle in maybe in the 0.5-1.0" range but it is really impossible to tell exactly how much in advance. It can take a few weeks to a month depending on how much you work the coils.

You effectively have at least 4" of lift in the front which is well within the range that starts to cause driveline problems and higher stress on the steering joints. IMO, you should remove the pucks unless the front coils come down significantly to avoid these problems as you state you only do light trail riding.
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Kevlars.. Just the overall total height, and height above the wells, I think it would look "beefier" sitting just a little lower.

Spinlock, thanks for reply, I can wait and might just do that. I don't think it's the rake I don't like, it's pretty level, front to back. Thanks so much for the reply.

Maybe I'll just remove the front puck and stack it on the back, go for a 70s Starsky and Hutch rake....kidding
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:34 AM   #5
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Maybe I'll just remove the front puck and stack it on the back, go for a 70s Starsky and Hutch rake....kidding
Negative Ghostrider. Put 'em both up front.
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:01 AM   #6
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All lifts will settle in slightly, which is no different than what you will experience on a new vehicle. Springs, bushings all will compress a little, but how much will very by temper and quality!
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My lift increases when I'm at lower gravity portions of the planet.

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Old 02-28-2014, 01:27 PM   #8
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Thingsabove.... Thanks a ton, it looks like Peru is my best bet. On my way now, the trip should be fun and provide some great 4-wheeling opportunities.

Thanks to everyone for the replies and the fun.
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I assume you don't like rake.

The lift kit will likely settle in maybe in the 0.5-1.0" range but it is really impossible to tell exactly how much in advance. It can take a few weeks to a month depending on how much you work the coils.

You effectively have at least 4" of lift in the front which is well within the range that starts to cause driveline problems and higher stress on the steering joints. IMO, you should remove the pucks unless the front coils come down significantly to avoid these problems as you state you only do light trail riding.
Not to hijack the thread, but how much less lift would you say removing the pucks does?
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Not to hijack the thread, but how much less lift would you say removing the pucks does?
Depends on the thickness of the spacer.
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:02 PM   #11
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These happen to be 3/4"

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