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Old 08-15-2014, 06:58 AM   #1
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Question Jeep Suspension 2000-2014

I have a question. Can you take the stock suspension off of a 2014 jk 4 door and install it on a stock 2000 tj? I have heard it would work and give a little lift but I don't want to trust one guys word. Thank you for any information you may have

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Old 08-15-2014, 07:16 AM   #2
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theres quite a few threads on this.

short answer is yes you can make it work, but in my opinion it's a waste of time.

the longer answer is:

the front shock length works out well for a 2" BB if you run 1" bumpstop extensions and lower profile bar pin eliminators.

the front springs come in a vary wide variety of rates. you can lose height with some springs. you have to make sure to get the correct rate coils, but they seem to be even shorter than TJ springs. all the "builds" i remember use big spacers....kinda defeats the purpose. you're better off with V8 ZJ springs in front.

the rear shocks are too long. they need 2.5" bumpstop extension and don't offer a lot of travel. there are much better TJ specific shocks available.

the rear springs have different geometry. you have to cut the pigtail to make them fit. they can lift the TJ rear...again if you get the correct rate.

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Old 08-15-2014, 01:39 PM   #3
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I was just wondering because someone offered to sell me their stock suspension off of a 2014 jk and said it may work on my jeep and give me a little lift and be a lot cheaper than buying a specific tj lift.
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Seems theres been alot of these lately. If you have a 6 cylinder don't bother. If you have a 4 and get the heavy rate springs (18-19) you can get some lift. But you have to modify most of it, so you are probably better off just getting springs for a TJ.
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:43 PM   #5
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Yeah I have the 4 cylinder, thanks for all the information y'all are the best
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I just did this last weekend. I have to disagree and agree with the guy that said it's a waste of time. i bought the stock suspension off a 2013 JK with a towing package. My dad and I spent about 8 and a half hours total to put it on.
First ill go into some problems we ran into.

1. the rear coil springs: The opening on the up side of the JK coil springs are smaller than on a TJ so the don't fit right. To fix this we took on oxy-acetylene torch to it and bent it open more (it needs to be about 2.5 inches wide inside diameter). The Rest went smoothly other than a few hard to remove bolts.

2. the front shocks: how the front shocks mount on the TJ and JK are different. the top of the shocks work fine but the bottom (where the bushings are) are different, i'm sure you can look up a picture to see exactly how they differ. to over come this, we cut open the TJ shock with a sawzaw, where the bushing is held, to get the bushing out, then drilled out the bushing in the JK shock (they say you can press both out but we didn't have a press). then we fit the TJ bushing in the JK shock and bolted it in no problem.

Now here is the real purpose of the agree and disagree, if you are still reading,
I got a little more than a 2 and a half inch lift out of the JK spring.... but only in the rear end of my TJ, the front didn't get lifted at all. I'm still not sure as to why this is but its what happened, but I think it has to do with the JK suspension being a towing package. I have new coils being shipped to me right now that match the 2.5 inches in the rear end so my Jeep isn't slanted forward.

SO IN CONCLUSION:
After about 10 hours of work (assuming it's only going to take a few hours to put in my new springs) and $300 (as the new springs i bought were another $150) I will have a full lift kit (no spacers). so if yours will work all the way (meaning you get a lift front and back) then its TOTALLY worth the little bit of extra work, i mean youre getting a 2.5-3 inch spring lift for ~$150 or cheaper! quadratec sells their 3 inch skyjacker lift for 400. if you run into my problem then you still save a little money anyway.

I know it's long but i think its worth the read.
Thanks,
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Old 08-16-2014, 10:13 PM   #7
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Thank you so much for the information, that was very helpful and knowledgeable. You guys are a life saver. God bless

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