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Old 01-18-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Advice needed to reduce from 6in to 4in lift

Hi just purchased this jeep, but the seller wasnt exactly honest, so i have no communication with him any more.. I have no idea what this guy did. What i do know is i do not have a no yoke elim. I do have two inch spacers on my four inch coils. If i remove the spacers will it screw any thing up? Do i need shorter sway bar links? control arms? What geometry will this change. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:56 PM   #2
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No way of really telling until the spacers are removed. Control arms may be adjustables, swaybar links may be too short to start with, etc. I'm going to assume that there is a TC drop on it. If it is, that will need to be reduced to keep the driveline angles. An alignment will also be in order.

Spacers bigger than 3/4" on a 4" suspension lift is a very bad idea. You might want to snag a bunch of pictures of your setup for further review on what else is messed up.

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:25 PM   #3
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So you are saying 3/4 spacers on the tc on a 4 inch kit are a bad idea? Just clarifiying. If i take out the coil spacers, i need to change the tc spacers right? Sorry Im a little slow.
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take the spacers out then work from there.
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You will also need shorter shocks and correct bumpstops.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:36 PM   #7
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It's a nice looking rig. Don't freak out, yet, it doesn't sound like anything that can't be fixed. Just do a ton of reading and research and figure out what is wrong with it. Like said before, remove the spacers and go from there. I'd be willing to bet that everything (disco's, t-case drop, etc.) is set up for the 4" lift then he added the spacers after. IF this is the case once they are gone you should be ok. Either way, start there and report back.

Edit: after looking at the pic the disconnects that are on there are definitely way to short for that lift, which supports what I said above. The ends of the sway bar should be up at like a 10-15* angle, not down. I bet it nose dives pretty well when braking hard right now.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:58 PM   #8
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So you are saying 3/4 spacers on the tc on a 4 inch kit are a bad idea? Just clarifiying. If i take out the coil spacers, i need to change the tc spacers right? Sorry Im a little slow.
Some people put in the 3/4 spacers to help level out a Jeep if they put on oversized bumpers or winches. Any more than that you should get coil springs of the correct size and spring rate to compensate. I'd still recommend that over 3/4" spacers but they won't cause coil bind like 2" spacers on 4" coils.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:36 PM   #9
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You will also need shorter shocks and correct bumpstops.
I'd estimate about a 0% chance the shocks and bumpstops were correct in the first place.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:43 PM   #10
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Im not really too worried. I bought this jeep with the understanding it was a project. I just hope my learning curve isnt too bad. Ive got time and patience, so now just gotta find the cash to make it right. Tia for all your help!
I dont usyally brake vry hard so idk if it nose dives or not. Hopefully never find out!
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it looks good. how bout just getting six inch coils?

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