07-02-2013, 05:57 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Somis, CA
Building My Own 3" Lift
I have been a TJ guy for a long time, so I am particularly new to the JK.
I have a 2007 JKU Rubicon thats near stock. Flat Fenders, 35" BFG's.
I am selling my 97 and with some of the cash I would like to put a nice lift on my new rubi. But after looking at the prices of these kits I am scratching my head.
Why couldn't I just fabricate my own Control Arms? A buddy of mine who races Trophy Trucks has Heim's laying around everywhere. A tube bender, welder. Brake lines and a brake line bender. I would just need a source for the proper tubing.
Get some Eibach Springs and buy the bump stops and possibly the brackets that are necessary.
Does anyone have any knowledge or insight on doing a project like this?
A link to a proper build page????
My goal is to lift my rig to get some clearance out of it ( I know it will never hit transitions like a 2 door). I just would like to make it simple and not have to replace the drivelines or anything to extreme.
Also, any specs on the length of the control arms, track bars, stuff like that would be fantastic. I'm having a hard time finding it myself.
When in doubt...FLAT OUT!