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Old 08-06-2014, 06:41 PM   #1
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99 TJ to JK suspension?

Hey guys, if there is already a thread on this please direct me to it.

I have my 99 TJ pretty stock (has 31 BFG A/T's and ARB bull bar) and am trying to find a way to lift it slightly without causing too much of a dent in my wallet. Im a student and Jeep accessories in Australia aren't exactly cheap.

I was wondering if its possible/been done to get some stock JK or RubiJK suspension and shocks and replace these with my stock TJ ones. From what i understand the JKs are already higher than the TJ's at stock.

Would this be a good way to go? If not could you give me some reasons?

Thanks heaps!!

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Old 08-06-2014, 10:24 PM   #2
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There's actually been a few threads on this this week, but I'm on a phone and can't link you to them.

Short version- IF you have a four banger, you CAN get up to 3" IF you get the high rate springs. If you have the I6, you won't get any lift in the front. Shocks require a little modding to make fit.

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There's actually been a few threads on this this week, but I'm on a phone and can't link you to them. Short version- IF you have a four banger, you CAN get up to 3" IF you get the high rate springs. If you have the I6, you won't get any lift in the front. Shocks require a little modding to make fit.
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I just completed this TJ to JK shock conversion. I have an 04 TJ w/ the inline 6 and I accompanied the JK shocks w/ a Daystar 2" coil spring spacer lift/leveling kit. The kit can be ordered through 4wd.com and I'm sure many other places and it is very affordable. The JK shocks do require some modification though. The front shocks will require you to remove the steel pin in the bushing at the bottom of the shock and replace it with the bar pin that is in the bottom of the front TJ shock. Any local full service station or mechanic should be able to press them out for you. I used dawn dish soap as a lubricant to slide the bar pins into the bushing and they slid in like butter. The rear shocks have the steel pin in the bottom too but they will have to ground down so that they can fit into the shackle/mount. The JK shocks are a little wider and won't fit into the bottom mount as is. I hope this helps. I learned all this over the last few days as I worked through my conversion.

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