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Old 01-16-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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2.5" suspension on TJ ... does it require additional mods ???!!!

Hi friends,
I ordered 2.5" Rough Country suspension (both springs & shocks) and i got 2 concerns:

1) do i need to lower my transmissions ??? put spacers ???

2) shall i replace my 2 steering stabilizers ??? I believe TJ got 2 stabilizer or replacing the front one is enough ???

Any more other things to worry about ?

One more last request. Did anyone replaced his or her suspension system at home? If so please show us the steps ... Preffered with pictures ;-)

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Old 01-16-2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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i just did the same lift but with bilsteins instead of the rc shocks. it was pretty straight forward.

up front, disconnect the sway bar and shocks so the axle can easily flex. a spring compressor helps to get the springs out. reinstall springs, then shocks.

basically the same out back, but i snapped one of the upper shock mount bolts.

a hi-lift jack, floor jack and a couple jack stands are highly recommended.

im sure someone else can get alittle more detailed for ya. im new to jeeps and i did it fairly easily so im sure you can to.

results...


oh, and so far, i didnt have to do anything else, however i do plan on longer bump stops

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Thanks for the tips .... Anybody got the steps with pics??? That would be much appreciated ...
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Thanks for the tips .... Anybody got the steps with pics??? That would be much appreciated ...
This should help.

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It all depends on how picky you are and how well you want it to perform. If all you do is springs and shocks, there's a book's-worth of items you could address, improve upon, or redesign.

There's A LOT more to suspension than height.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #6
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It all depends on how picky you are and how well you want it to perform. If all you do is springs and shocks, there's a book's-worth of items you could address, improve upon, or redesign.

There's A LOT more to suspension than height.
I totally agree with you ... You see i know that i cant do lifty 100% but the same time i dont wanna be less than 10% if you know what i mean ...
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It all depends on how picky you are and how well you want it to perform. If all you do is springs and shocks, there's a book's-worth of items you could address, improve upon, or redesign.

There's A LOT more to suspension than height.
I totally agree with you ... You see i know that i cant do lifty 100% but the same time i dont wanna be less than 10% if you know what i mean ...
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This should help.

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Thank you will be reading it allllll tomorrow with the wranch .... :-D
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I totally agree with you ... You see i know that i cant do lifty 100% but the same time i dont wanna be less than 10% if you know what i mean ...
Not sure what that means....

But start learning: Pirate4x4.Com - Powered by vBulletin
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Not sure what that means....

But start learning: Pirate4x4.Com - Powered by vBulletin
Never mind :-) ... Thanx for the link anyways

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