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Old 05-03-2013, 12:19 AM   #1
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Question Hello, can you help identify my lift?

Recently purchased a 2005 Sport 4.0 Auto with a factory D44. Quite happy with it so far after a few mild trail runs.

I'm trying to get a handle on what's been changed from stock so far. The PO or, more likely, the dealer I bought from painted all the suspension components black. Springs, shocks (including boots), just about everything. I've managed to remove enough paint to see the Rough Country logo on the shocks. With the 32" tires I think maybe it's the 2.5" spring lift, but with a few extras. It may be a little bit taller of a lift as there's still quite a bit of room above the 32s.

I was hoping some of you guys could take a look and tell me a little bit about what I've got here. I think the lower control arms are aftermarket, but not adjustable?

I believe it's a drop pitman arm? (I know, I've read here that may not be a good thing) No bump steer issue I've noticed, but the zerk at the bottom of the arm does barely contact the tie rod during flex.

Any specific measurement I can take to confirm that it's the 2.5" kit?

Do you think I could go to 33s? Maybe if I add a 1" BL?

Any other thoughts, observations, comments are welcome.

Thanks in advance, I really appreciate the valuable info I've learned from lurking here the past few weeks.
























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Old 05-03-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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Looks like you've got a RC spring lift, might be the 2.5"; can't see the body pucks to see if you have a BL. You've got a TC drop instead of a SYE and stock sway bars. Does your rear axle look to be positioned correctly? Without adj. control arms it may be a bit on the forward side of center. If you want to lift more, maybe look into a SYE and ditch the TC drop. Also, think about it: stock can fit 31s, a 2.5 " lift can fit 32s or 33s (a one inch taller tire radius) you could fit 33s for sure with a 1"BL, maybe even as is with a bit of trimming or bumpstop adjustment. Keep in mind, your current tires are pretty worn so they are probably more like 31s now.

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Old 05-03-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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You have swaybar disconnects also. The spring color is right for the RC 2.5. It more than likely rides very harsh with those RC shocks, I know mine did and a swap to Rancho RS9000s fixed that.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:57 PM   #4
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Somebody went crazy with black spray paint....
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:14 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the help.

Can you tell if the lower control arms are stock? They're round - unlike the uppers.

Rear axle position looks ok to me, I'll try to add a pick of the angle later. No vibration at all up to 70 mph. sighting lengthwise it doesn't have any obvious shift to either side.

There are no spacers on the springs and no BL pucks. Right now I'm planning on a 1" BL and 33s when I replace these tires. Won't be long.

Will consider replacing the shock because yes, it does have a pretty hard ride. Doesn't bother me much as my last vehicle was an '04 Liberty which had an awfully hard ride for a grocery-getter.

Thanks again!

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:21 PM   #6
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Can you tell if the lower control arms are stock? They're round - unlike the uppers.
not stock. that type uses poly bushings on both ends. they're actually worse than stock and are well known to rip control arm mounts off.

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Rear axle position looks ok to me
no bumpstop extensions front or rear. shocks are bottoming out. brake lines may also be too short, you'll need to check.


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Will consider replacing the shock because yes, it does have a pretty hard ride.
most would probably consider those shocks bottom shelf. check out Old Man Emu or Bilstein. they won't ride like a dump truck.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #7
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Thanks Unlimited. I appreciate you taking the time to stop in and help me out.

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