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Old 01-11-2014, 08:44 AM   #1
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Is my lift shopping list missing anything ?

I'm about to lift my '04 TJ and plan on fitting it out with the parts as the image below from Quadratec (or someone else if recommended).

I've already got some 2" Budget Boost Coil Spacers coming from Rokmen, so hope this list is everything i need.

If i'm missing anything please let me know - i'm getting this lot shipped to a Container in Florida so i can get it over to the UK so wont be pulling the trigger for another couple of weeks.



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Old 01-11-2014, 08:52 AM   #2
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I have opinions about the whole deal, but I'll stick to what's really pertinent I suppose:

You don't need (nor probably want) those wheel spacers as your wheel backspacing is already going to put your tires out a bit and clear just fine. In fact, you will likely have issues rubbing those flares.

Also, I would highly advise getting better shocks. Those are absolute garbage. The previous owner of my old TJ had those on it when I bought it, with a 2" budget boost and it was a miserably crappy setup.

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Body lift plus spring spacers on my wife's rubi

Not sure you need wheel spacers

I assume you are going to tires about 33x12.5

You might want to consider a motor mount lift as it will improve driveshaft angle and recenter fan in shroud after body lift

You might consider a washer or two under each steering stop and with right choice of wheel backspace no wheel spacers would be needed unless you are wanting adapters to use JK wheels
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I have opinions about the whole deal, but I'll stick to what's really pertinent I suppose:

You don't need (nor probably want) those wheel spacers as your wheel backspacing is already going to put your tires out a bit and clear just fine. In fact, you will likely have issues rubbing those flares.

Also, I would highly advise getting better shocks. Those are absolute garbage. The previous owner of my old TJ had those on it when I bought it, with a 2" budget boost and it was a miserably crappy setup.
Thanks for the advice - i'm keen to hear your opinions if you have the time - i'm learning all the time (seems odd to say that at 47, but what the hell) so welcome any constructive advice

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Body lift plus spring spacers on my wife's rubi

Not sure you need wheel spacers

I assume you are going to tires about 33x12.5

You might want to consider a motor mount lift as it will improve driveshaft angle and recenter fan in shroud after body lift

You might consider a washer or two under each steering stop and with right choice of wheel backspace no wheel spacers would be needed unless you are wanting adapters to use JK wheels
Thanks - spacers definitely off the list, and different shocks to consider..
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:45 AM   #5
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Might wanna add bumpstops as well. Usually the general rule is extend the bumpstops the length of the spacers. And since you're doing the body lift, with the spacer lift, a MML would most likely offset any vibes you might have. Or just drop the t case skid with a few washers.
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:42 PM   #6
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I'm hoping to place my order as first post with wheel spacers removed and alternative shocks this week.

I cant find reference to engine mount lifts on quadratec - can anyone point me to a suitable supplier of these.


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I'm hoping to place my order as first post with wheel spacers removed and alternative shocks this week. I cant find reference to engine mount lifts on quadratec - can anyone point me to a suitable supplier of these. Thanks Dean
Brown Dog and M.O.R.E replace the entire stock mounts. MML's like JKS use blocks under the stock mounts.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:45 PM   #8
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You could also do Currie 1" MML and body lift above. That and the fender kit here. Plus those rims and tires (mounted and balanced) and Bilstein 5100s for $2073.52 shipped.

You asked for options. Or the package deal on this thread with the additional $122.00 for the 4.25" combo. Then sell your 2" coil spacers and later do a tummy tuck.

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Not sure why you're wasting money on those tacky flares.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:36 PM   #10
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Definitely don't need spacers with those rims you would have 2.5" back spacing which is way too low. Maybe change those hydros to the new skyjacker m95 monotubes which have pretty good lengths and seem to have good reviews or bilstein 5100s. Check discount tire direct for tires, their tire prices are hard to beat. Also unless you just want those flares for the look, they hurt more than help besides covering more tire
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:50 PM   #11
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Thanks for the advice - i'm keen to hear your opinions if you have the time - i'm learning all the time (seems odd to say that at 47, but what the hell) so welcome any constructive advice
I'm learning all the time too, at 43. I just think that much of your list is counterproductive to starting a balanced vehicle for offroad use. I think that some good shocks and springs would be better than the pucks to get the "lift". Definitely would do the motor mount lift at the same time as the body lift. I'm actually shopping for a solid body lift now, and it isn't exactly easy to sift through the sales BS and find a great design at a consistent and reasonable price. Anyhow, I think those flares are going to cost you room that you want for the tires, and I personally don't think they are an aesthetic improvement over stock, but it is your Jeep. Also, nobody has questioned gearing and I don't recall you disclosing that it was properly sorted, so that would be a red flag for me personally. I'm actually going with another set of 31" tires at the moment until I get everything else sorted out, then I'm going up to 33".

I think the money could be better spent and if it were me I'd have regrets the first time out wheeling. If it's just for looks and all, then I think you can still clean up the list a bit but if it's for improving your rig for offroad use, you may want to consider researching some more and starting a new list. That's pretty much my opinion on the matter. I hope either way that you enjoy your rig for what you do with it!
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Do I dare ask what rear axle you have? Dana 35 or Dana 44? If you plan on doing a bit of offroad stuff with a dana 35 and 33's you may be pushing it.

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