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Old 04-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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Lift question

Ok my jeep has on it now the dreaded 3" bl and 2" bb spacers. I have 35s and I don't have the funds for a 5 or 6in lift so I was wondering if it would be ok to get the Full traction 3" economy lift kit and run my 2" bb spacers so I can have the same amount of lift and get rid of the 3" bl. So does this combo sound good or am I missing some stuff?

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Old 04-15-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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IMHO I'd go down on tires and wait till you have enough money for the right kit. Do it right once and never have to do it again. Also add in the budget to get re-gearing done as well, then you're set

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Old 04-15-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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At 5" your factory control arms will be at or close to binding on the axle. Your pinion angles will be jacked causing poor steering and driveshaft vibration, at minimum you would probably have to drop the transfer case about 3", but that would only address the vibrations. The addition of the coil spacers would cause them to bind and damage the coils if you could flex, but again with the factory control arms the flex would be very limited. Also if you take it off road there is a high probability that you will damage the front control arms, and the poor pinion angles will probably cause ba caster angle that will eat up your tires.
Zone makes a relatively cheap but well reviewed 4" kit that would probably work for you, and if you are watching budget look to cut the body lift down to 1" and that will give the clearance you want for 35's without causing too many other problems.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:37 PM   #4
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if u evently want to go to 6 u might regret buying a 3inch. cause then ull have a 3 inch sitting in your garage after u put ur six on. then ull have more cash tied up ull hvae to deal with selling the 3. i honestly belive that you should save up a lil longer till u can do the 6. after buliding two jeep and putting 3.5s on both i regret not waiting a lil longer and getting the 6 inches first. just my .02
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:12 AM   #5
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Ok I checked out the 4" zone lift and I like the looks of it. But I didn't see anything about the front track bar. Do I need to order one, and also what about a sye?
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:23 AM   #6
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Yes, you will need to address the front track bar.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:52 AM   #7
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I think I'm gonna go with the zone 4" lift and their 1-1/4 bl. With the adj front track bar.
I will probably run this setup for a while. My jeep came with a 3" bl and 2" bb coil spacer to run 35s from the used car lot. And after doing some research on here about the 3" bl I'm getting rid of it first, then will be currie steering and upgrade brakes.
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I think I'm gonna go with the zone 4" lift and their 1-1/4 bl. With the adj front track bar.
I will probably run this setup for a while. My jeep came with a 3" bl and 2" bb coil spacer to run 35s from the used car lot. And after doing some research on here about the 3" bl I'm getting rid of it first, then will be currie steering and upgrade brakes.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #9
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Yea I have lot to do on this thing to get it good and solid, that's why it hasn't really been offroad and it's killing me to keep it from a jeeps natural habitat haha.

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