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Old 02-24-2014, 01:46 PM   #241
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Would 14s and 57s make a difference on my stock tj. I can get some I just want to know if it will lift it at all.
in the rear maybe a little, but the front would probably lose lift, i have the 18's in the front and it only gave about 1/4 inch lift, so i needed a spacer

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Old 03-26-2014, 10:51 PM   #242
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I have several boxes from qtec on the way I'm keeping the jkr shocks. But I'm not a fan of spacers, so I decided on ome f/r springs jks discos front and adj in rear, extended brake lines and bump stops.
The whole thing was really just an experiment. I hope after I get this all together I will have a capable 4x that I can dd without dropping thousands on complete LA's. Or huge tires

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Old 04-02-2014, 11:02 PM   #243
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just scored a set of JKU springs for my 04 TJX did you have to change to a longer pitman arm or use stock?
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Did you have to change pitman arms or anything else? I recently bought an 04 TJX and a set of JKU springs and as soon as I can buy some shocks I will put them on.
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No, pitman is fine. Careful though the only problem I had with the whole thing was the front rake
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:44 AM   #246
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Why don't more people know about and use this mod?
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Why don't more people know about and use this mod?
Because it doesn't work as well as the good starter lifts like Zone or BDS. The shocks are too long and harsh, and both the springs and shocks require modification. And nearly everyone, even if they find the correct JKU springs, needs spacers. In the end, you are saving money for more hassle. Maybe it's worth it.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:33 AM   #248
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Did you have to change pitman arms or anything else? ...
Unless you find yourself lowering the front track bar, never ever install a drop Pittman arm on a TJ. Doing so will result in bump steer and poor handling.
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Because it doesn't work as well as the good starter lifts like Zone or BDS. The shocks are too long and harsh, and both the springs and shocks require modification. And nearly everyone, even if they find the correct JKU springs, needs spacers. In the end, you are saving money for more hassle. Maybe it's worth it.
Thanks but which one has the smoother street ride? @jjvw
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Thanks but which one has the smoother street ride? @jjvw
Couldn't tell you. The smoothness of the ride is largely determined by the shocks as well as proper tire pressure. FWIW, the JKU shocks are intended for a vehicle that is quite a bit heavier than a TJ. My Old Man Emu N66/N67 Nitrochargers are very comfortable on the street.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:35 PM   #251
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Now this is interesting. So a jku mod can be cheaper then the zone or bds lift just have to replace the spacers. But it must be jku springs correct and not just regular 2 Dr jk springs? I like the idea of using oem since the springs would hold up better then cheaper lifts
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Going to give this a try picked up springs shocks upper and lower control arms from a jk rubicon to put on my 04 tj for $100 on Craig's list
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So how did the control arms work?
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So how did the control arms work?
I wouldn't use them. They're set up for the JK's suspension geometry, mounting points, etc. You'll be fine with the stock arms. Won't be any noticeable improvement trying to shoe horn on the JK arms.
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Going to install it this weekend I'll post picks just going to use springs and shocks
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Anyone know if the trackbar should be moved?
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:00 PM   #257
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Jeepsr4me- Did you end up swapping the JK sway bars to the TJ as well?
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Just swapped out my stock TJ shocks/springs with the JK shocks/springs. 17s in the front and 60s in the back. Ended up lifting the front about an inch (4.0 engine, heavy bumper, winch/10,000 pound winch) and lifted the back about 2 inches. Installation was relatively simple. Leveling it out soon. Slight vibrations so I'm going to drop the transfer case an inch or two and that should fix it.

I drilled out the bushings on the JK front stocks and swapped in the stock bushings and bar pin. As previously stated. No modification on the springs. On the back the shocks went right in and I cut about an inch off the top of the back springs to make them fit over the BS cup.

Over all ride quality is night and day better. Amazed how such a cheap and simple swap improved it that much. Highly recommended mod for a cheap lift and better ride. Thanks for the tips!
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Old 10-11-2014, 04:02 PM   #259
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Doing this as we speak to my wifes 01 SE. The reason I am doing it is for the ride not the lift. I'm taking out the BDS 2.5 and Zone Nitro's because the ride was terrible and she hated it, I did also. Put 17's in the front, and the jeep is about 1.5" higher than stock. I have 55's and 58's to try for the rear. We will see tomorrow when I finish it if I can get it level with just the springs, or I do have spacers. We will see.
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This is my first post but I've been lurking around and read this entire thread over. I'm getting ready to put on a new set of 18/60 off a 2014 JKUR on my 04 TJ and am hoping for 2-2.5". Currently stock with 1" body lift. Will let you know how it turns out. I have a set of JKUR shocks on my 00 XJ with a 3.5" lift and they work great. Will see how the same type of shocks will work on the TJ with the rubi springs.
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Old thread, I have a set of 16 and 58 JKU springs, are they worth putting on for a little lift?
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I hadn't really thought of that, so this is a good question. When I looked around on Saturday to compile my "master" list, I usually looked at the right front spring only... though on a few Jeeps I also looked at the left spring instead because the right one's tag was in a position that couldn't be clearly read from the front. I never noticed any Jeeps with different part numbers.

As luck would have it, I was able to get a complete set of take-off shocks & springs from a new Sahara 4dr (AT, HT) just this morning. Both front springs have the same part number (52126316AC), and both rear springs also have the same part number (68004458AA). So at least in this Jeep's case, that theory is incorrect.
I have these actual parts coming to me today. Do you know if they produced any lift?
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Old thread, I have a set of 16 and 58 JKU springs, are they worth putting on for a little lift?
the 58s will gain you about 1.5-2" of lift in the rear but the 16s will actually loose height for the front. My brother has 18s on the front of his and he only got about a half inch of lift. I'd say get v8 Zj front springs and use those. That'll be a nice 2" lift setup as long as you do the rest of what's needed for a lift
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Good info! thanks for the time taken to test all of it out.
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What size bse are needed for the swap from tj to jku springs. The post about the skateboard wheels. Any particular size or brand? I have aquired a set of springs and shocks off of a 2011 jku rubicon and want to install them on my 03 tj 4.0. I have read all these posts but still a little confused, will this help on lifting. I have 2in puck spacers now and 1in body lift. Can I leave the 2in puck on and still use the jku springs without having to install a sye or tc drop.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:42 AM   #266
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Anybody try balljoints yet? Will they fit on a tj?
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First off... if it wasn't for everyone on here sharing their experiences, I wouldnt have been able to pull this off so a big THANKS to all of you for this success.

My rig is 2000 TJ wrangler 4.0 (bone stock), no winch and with 31" tires. I run the hard top in winter and soft/bikini the rest of the year. My buddy has a 2013 JKUR (28K miles) and just did a lift, so I asked him for his old stuff. The coils were the 59/18 (last digits on tag). Had to swap the sleeves out of the shocks and use just a little heat on the rear coils for the bump stop seat. I purchased some JK 2.5" coil spacers for the front. Since I was shopping on line, I decided to buy some black steels , and just before installing the suspension, I decided to cut my flares... Here's the transformation pics. Just picked up some rock sliders on Craigslist and will be installing tomorrow. End result... You don't need to spend a fortune to hook up you Jeep. All cheap mods are my favorite ones !
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First off... if it wasn't for everyone on here sharing their experiences, I wouldnt have been able to pull this off so a big THANKS to all of you for this success.

My rig is 2000 TJ wrangler 4.0 (bone stock), no winch and with 31" tires. I run the hard top in winter and soft/bikini the rest of the year. My buddy has a 2013 JKUR (28K miles) and just did a lift, so I asked him for his old stuff. The coils were the 59/18 (last digits on tag). Had to swap the sleeves out of the shocks and use just a little heat on the rear coils for the bump stop seat. I purchased some JK 2.5" coil spacers for the front. Since I was shopping on line, I decided to buy some black steels , and just before installing the suspension, I decided to cut my flares... Here's the transformation pics. Just picked up some rock sliders on Craigslist and will be installing tomorrow. End result... You don't need to spend a fortune to hook up you Jeep. All cheap mods are my favorite ones !
That's an amazing job, something I'm gonna try getting my hands on.
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Rocker Guards installed. Now need to find some tight / flush mount end caps for front and rear bumper and I will be done.... Lol ?.

Steelies - $160 on sale at 4wheeparts
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This is a great thread , thanks to everyone on here , great reading .
I have a 98 tj (totally stock 4.0 manual ) and just got some jk shocks and coils
as a fast look I have 68 and 17 should work from what everyone is saying ......
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