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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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Old 04-02-2014, 11:05 PM   #244
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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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Old 04-03-2014, 12:06 AM   #245
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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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Old 06-22-2014, 10:30 AM   #247
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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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Old 06-22-2014, 02:14 PM   #249
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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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Old 06-22-2014, 02:27 PM   #250
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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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Old 09-21-2014, 12:37 AM   #252
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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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Old 09-22-2014, 05:18 PM   #254
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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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Old 10-10-2014, 02:07 PM   #258
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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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