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Old 06-28-2013, 07:25 AM   #1
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lift kits?

whats the difference in a superlift 4" suspension kit for a 1997-2002 jeep tj and the 2003-2006 tj? i can buy a new kit from a buddy for a 03-06 tj but i have a 1999 tj whats the difference. old school here.

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03-06 is an LJ, which is a different model than your TJ. So no it wont work.

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03-06 is an LJ, which is a different model than your TJ. So no it wont work.
Wrong 97-06 are all tj's .unless you buy a lj
To the op I would call the Company that makes the lift and see but I'm pretty sure the lift will work jeep changed some Interior parts and a few other things that's why they have a different part number . But call be 100% sure before you buy
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03-06 is an LJ, which is a different model than your TJ. So no it wont work.
04'-06' is an "LJ"............97-06' were TJ's, but some minor changes were made in the TJ in 03'........
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Yikes, let's find the Wikipedia article on Jeep models. T2000 is the only one who has made a correct statement yet

Letters done matter, there were some major changes made in 03 which is why it won't fit.

The springs/shocks will fit fine, guessing a trackbar mount was moved in 03.
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There were no "major" changes throughout the TJ model run. My guess is that lift kit has a transfer case drop, and the skid plate/ cross member bolts went to metric starting in '03. The difference in the lift kits is only the longer skid plate bolts for the transfer case drop. That's my guess.
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It would help if we knew what was included with the kit
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:41 PM   #8
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The 04-06 "LJ" is the longer wheelbase version of the TJ, technically call Wrangler Unlimited. There were far more TJs produced from 04-06 than LJs.
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There were no "major" changes throughout the TJ model run. My guess is that lift kit has a transfer case drop, and the skid plate/ cross member bolts went to metric starting in '03. The difference in the lift kits is only the longer skid plate bolts for the transfer case drop. That's my guess.
Let me re-word this a bit. The difference between the two kits is the early kit has standard thread bolts for the skid, and the later kit has metric bolts for the skid. This is all just theory on my part.
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I think it has to do with the transfer case drop's bolt thread pattern. Easy fix with grade 8 hardware replacement bowls as needed.

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