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Old 02-16-2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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I know...stupid question

So, my new (to me, 1998) Jeep Sahara...

How do I tell if it has any lift or not? Is there an easy way to figure it out? I could post pics here, but don't know how. Anyway, I would like to put some lift on it in the spring, but out of curiosity more than anything, I was wondering if there is an "easy way" to tell.

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Old 02-16-2010, 02:19 PM   #2
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What size tires does it have?

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Old 02-16-2010, 02:20 PM   #3
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If there's pucks on top of the coils, then it's lifted. If 30" tires look real small in the fender wells, then it's lifted. Aftermarket shocks are usually brightly colored and lead one to believe the suspensions been worked on, doesn't mean it's been lifted tho. Stock shocks were black for the most part, at least they were on my '02.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:22 PM   #4
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well look on top of the coil springs first. If there is a "hockey puck" looking piece of plastic on top, then you habe a budget boost lift. If the shocks are aftermarket shocks (if they say something like skyjacker on them), then the jeep was probably lifted. Check underneath the jeep where the frame meets the tub, if there are any plastic bushings instead of stock rubber bushings, you probably have a body lift. It really doesnt get any easier than just looking for anything that doesn't appear to be stock. Hope that helps.
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Yeah, and on top of the front springs the pucks he's talking about are thicker than a hockey puck. The little rubber cusions are just stock isolators.

Look on the springs. On my Jeep I think I maybe remeber seeing a tag w/ a Chrysler logo in it? That would indicate stock. Obviously if something says "SkyJacker" on it, then it's probably got a lift.

Edit: Jeesh, I was typing as the guy above me was. Apparantly we're thinking on the same track.
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lol the same thing happened to me too actually. And yes the puck is much thicker than a hockey puck. They range from 1 inch to 2 1/4 inches though ive also seen a 3 inch once. Theyre fairly easy to spot.
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Edit: Jeesh, I was typing as the guy above me was. Apparantly we're thinking on the same track.
This is a family forum, you should keep comments like that to yourself





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Guess all that snow in Indiana could lead to boredom. Spring will be there soon. Hang in there.
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Sorry, I'm really bored!


You must be Mormon.

That reminds me of a joke. There was a little Mormon and a big Mormon sitting on a building, the big Mormon fell off, why didn't the little Mormon ?
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Do we really need to bring religion into it? The lady said she was bored and, IMO, was trying to be funny.
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I think he was being funny too....

But thanks for coming to my rescue!

I hope the OP didn't mind my stab at humor since his question had been answered about as effectively as it can be at this point.
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So what's the answer to the mormon joke? lol
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So what's the answer to the mormon joke? lol
At this point I'm guessing because the little mormon was buried in snow.
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Do we really need to bring religion into it? The lady said she was bored and, IMO, was trying to be funny.
No kidding? I completely missed that. The joke isn't about Mormons, it's about morons. The little moron was a little more on.

I get bored too.

and Yes I was just kidding. Sorry if I offended any one. ptl
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Hahahaha! Gotta love a guy who screws up his own joke!


Not to worry Nvr.... been there, done that, have the scars to prove it!
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Yep, answered my question. Not at all do I mind a little humor added to a thread. Reminds me of a joke I heard once...

So, this man, a priest and a nun walk into a bathroom...

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