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Old 10-20-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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best way to tell how big my lift is

So I just bought my wife an 06 TJ sport. It has 35000 miles. She wants a little more lift but im not sure what to get. It already has 32x10.5R15 on it. Can anyone tell me what to look for to see if it has a lift. I dont want to buy a 3" sl and a 1.25 bl and turn out it already had a 2" on it. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks

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Old 10-20-2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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Take a tape measure and measure between your lower spring seat and upper spring seat.

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Old 10-20-2013, 01:42 PM   #3
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Distance of stock spring is?
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:45 PM   #4
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^^^X2, plus take some pictures of the front springs (specifically the tops), and a picture of the back corners of the Jeep where the body mounts are.
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:48 PM   #5
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K. Ill take some when my wife gets home
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:24 PM   #6
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hard to tell from the pic, but it looks factory. There was a post with spring length's. I searched it a while back and IIRC 12 inch was stock spring height so anything over that will tell you lift. round a bout anyhoo.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:38 PM   #7
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I thought 32's wouldn't fit a stock TJ.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:40 PM   #8
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Looks like u might have 2in bb puks on top of the springs Or could be 2in suspension just need pics of the coils Stock compressed is 8in front 12in rear I believe
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Looks like u might have 2in bb puks on top of the springs Or could be 2in suspension just need pics of the coils Stock compressed is 8in front 12in rear I believe
Was about to say all of this. Completely agree.
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:11 PM   #10
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K. Ill look
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:30 PM   #11
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Looks like u might have 2in bb puks on top of the springs Or could be 2in suspension just need pics of the coils Stock compressed is 8in front 12in rear I believe

Any chance this could be reversed? I have what I thought was a 4" lift and my fronts measure 16" and backs are 12".
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:43 PM   #12
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:44 PM   #13
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So front springs are 12 and rear are like 6.5-7". Body mounts look to be stock also I think. Any thought
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Sorry about the pics. I rotated them all before posting but thats what went up
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:47 PM   #16
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Looks stock to me...
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:48 PM   #17
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Im thinking so but how do 32's fit stock
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #18
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Any chance this could be reversed? I have what I thought was a 4" lift and my fronts measure 16" and backs are 12".
Ya ur right my bad I didn't right wich was wich in my notes
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:11 PM   #19
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So front springs are 12 and rear are like 6.5-7". Body mounts look to be stock also I think. Any thought
Looks to be stock
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #20
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Look at rear spring there is a Chrysler tag on it. No pucks or bl all stock. And there is a guy in my club he shoves 33s under his stock Rubicon.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:35 PM   #21
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Im thinking so but how do 32's fit stock
Do they rub your flares? I have seen 32s on a stock tj before, but he trimmed the bottom lip of his flare.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #22
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No rubbing and fenders still look stock. No trim marks
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:15 PM   #23
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So I guess uf stock how big can I go and not get axles. Not going to be a trail rig. Mainly DD. I would only run 33. I dont really want to have to regear to run 35's
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If you are happy with the performance, I'd go 3 inch for 32's.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:07 AM   #25
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Looks to be a 1" lift tops.. Most likely stock. Definitely not a 4" lift that would look way higher
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Like said begore it has a chrysler tag on the spring.. thry are ptobably stock. There's a sticky on tires on stock tjs. 31s are pretty muvh it so you dont hit the fenders
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:34 AM   #27
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I thought 32's wouldn't fit a stock TJ.
They will fit with stock suspension. I had a 97 with no lift of any type and with 32x11.5 with aftermarket rims that had less backspace and had no problems.

Now I have an 05 with the same 32x11.5 tires but I do have a 2.5 inch coil spring lift, no body lift. Also I have the same Ravine rims as on yours. Instead of new rims with less backspace, I use wheel spacers because I haven't been able to decide on any new rims that I like any better than the Ravines (and I hate black rims).

I'm curious to know if yours has wheel spacers?

According to what I read around here, there are more things that need to be done to step up to 33's so I'm content to stay at 32.
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Im thinking so but how do 32's fit stock
the suspension is all stock. 31x10.50R15 is the biggest you can fit stock. 32's will rub on the front control arms when turning, the rear spring perch on the rear frame, and the fenders under flex. The first is easily corrected, the 2nd depends on wheel size & backspacing, and the 3rd can be corrected but results in a lot of work and a loss of suspension travel.
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No spacers. I guess they do rub in the front when full turn like parking.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:29 AM   #30
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So I could get a 3" sl and not upgrade axle and be okay with running 33 or with I need to change gearing also

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