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Old 04-06-2006, 06:04 AM   #1
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3" Springs/shocks and ?

Hey folks, I was thinking about building my own 3" lift from parts. What would I need aside from 3" Springs, and Shocks? I wouldnt think its that much different from a BB, but I also wouldn't know. I have planned on doing the BB + BL. I saw Rustys off road has springs for sale for around $100 - $110 a pair. Thanks for your time

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you'll want to look for extemded bumpstops, at full flex with stockers you may compress the spring too much until they sag. You'll need extended swaybar links f/r (but better you get front disconnects)

If you want to spend more, you could go for adjustable control arms, adjustable track bars and extended brake lines. You may need a sye / cv (though a 1" BL and MML, or TC drop will fix vibes if you even get them).

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Old 04-06-2006, 11:00 AM   #3
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So all I need is extended Swaybar Links front and rear? Also, are Rubicon shock mounts different than regular TJ Shock mounts? There is a set of used shocks I can get, wanna make sure they'll fit. I thought I read somewhere they were different. Thanks again!
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nope, rubicon shocks are exactly the same shocks on other TJ's. I'd look for extended bumpstops though. You may not need the rear swaybar links, but get a set of disconnects for the front, you'll kick yourself later for not getting them
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You either need track bar relocators or adj track bars. Used stock-length shocks are too short to allow for full droop when wheeling, and they could be too worn out for a safe road ride. Depending on how much lift your 3" springs actually provide, you may find that running stock control arms in the front allow for death wobble.
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