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Old 12-20-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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lift gained by 8.8 swap

i just finished installing an 8.8, artec industries truss/tj swap bracketry, grizzly locker and 4.88!! i love it!! i also installed smittybilt xrc tube fenders w flare. i really like the new look.
one little problem.... i knew the 8.8 woulg give more lift due to the larger axle tubes. but i did not realiz it would be so noticable. maybe its the flatness of the tube fenders that make it easier to see.
im wondering how much kift i gaiuned, and what is the easiest way to rectify?? maybe one if those budget boost spacers for the front coils?? is so how much?? one inch i think wil be to much and lift me in the other direction!!?? too high in front.

thanks for your help

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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Cut the coil perches off and grind them down some. If you have pictures of your rig before and after that may help. I believe the tube diameter is something like .75 bigger so that's like 3/8s inch of lift. If I remember correctly.

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I can't remember now its been so long ago but it was either 5/8 " narrower than the OE rear or it gave ya 5/8" more lift and I want to say it was lift . Either way you can find anything you need to know pretty much here.......... 8.8 FACTS, OPINIONS & HOW-TO'S (F.A.Q.) - JeepsUnlimited.com Forums
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:28 PM   #4
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I can't remember now its been so long ago but it was either 5/8 " narrower than the OE rear or it gave ya 5/8" more lift and I want to say it was lift . Either way you can find anything you need to know pretty much here.......... 8.8 FACTS, OPINIONS & HOW-TO'S (F.A.Q.) - JeepsUnlimited.com Forums
It's 5/8 narrower per side.
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