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Old 04-01-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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Lift kit question

Just bought a 2006 tj, the previous owner didn't know much about the mods that had been done to it but from what I have researched there isn't a lift kit put on it, only new shocks. So here's my question, I have after market Rough Country shocks but I measured my coils and they are the standard 12". Would it be possible to buy a kit that has everything minus the shocks ie - the Taraflex 4" kit and use the rough country shocks that are already on my Jeep or should I replace the shocks too? I apologize for the long winded post, this is my first Wrangler so I'm trying to learn! Appreciate any input, thank you.

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Old 04-01-2013, 07:50 PM   #2
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post up some pictures of the setup....

the shock length is typically matched to the lift height, and also requires a specific amount of bumpstop extension to prevent shock mount damage. RC shocks are known for a harsh ride and being too long.....

If you're looking for a good lift, take a look at these guys:
www.dpgoffroad.com
www.savvyoffroad.com
www.claytonoffroad.com

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Old 04-01-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
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It's definitely a bit rough, I'll definitely check out the websites you provided. I appreciate the info. I will throw up some pics tomorrow morning.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:09 PM   #4
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I can attest to DPG Offroad. They sell mainly OME stuff and it gives a great ride. But both of the other companies are very reputable as well.
Btw, RC has some of the roughest riding shocks in the business. If you want a real nice ride you need to look at gas charged shocks like OME or billsteins.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:09 AM   #5
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This is my driver side shock and coil.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:42 AM   #6
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You have coil spring spacers. The steel piece, looks like it's made out of pipe with plates welded on the ends, on top of the springs..

And no bump stop extensions.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:38 AM   #7
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That does not sound like a good thing, is that something Jerry rigged or is that a legit way to put some lift on it? With a new kit can I replace the coil spring and the welded pipe that I have currently?
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I've seen the spacer kits online but those didn't appear to be steel so that's why I'm asking, just to avoid any confusion.
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That does not sound like a good thing, is that something Jerry rigged or is that a legit way to put some lift on it? With a new kit can I replace the coil spring and the welded pipe that I have currently?
in front, it's a half arsed cheapo way to do it, but theres nothing extremely functionally incorrect about it unless the shocks are too long. a bigger question i've got is what does the rear look like? the rear can be more problematic with a setup like that.

and yes, if you buy a new kit you'll remove the steel pipe thing, return the factory isolator to its original location and swap out the spring.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:33 AM   #10
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Gotcha, ill put up some pics of the back so you guys can see if the previous owner rigged up something special there too. Quick question about jacks, does the high lift jack work well or do you need a legitimate floor jack to get the jeep up?
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:06 AM   #11
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Get the jeep up for what? Change tire or work on it?

The stock jack will raise it to change a tire as necessary

For maintenance, recomment a good floor jack and heavy jack stands

A high lift jack should not be used for either of the above.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:00 PM   #12
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Now I've got a new question, where is the stock jack located on the vehicle? Here are the rear pictures from back passenger side.
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Should be under your passenger seat
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:05 PM   #14
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wow rear shocks are way too long. definitely bottoming out. only an inch or so uptravel...junk. cant tell if you a spacer or something up there tho...picture is too dark.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:16 PM   #15
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I have located the jack! Alright so basically I need to get a new set up down there.

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