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Old 03-04-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Need Help determing current lift size

I have a 97 Wrangler Sport that I purchased and it has a lift kit on it and the person that I purchased it from does not know what size lift it is. it does not have coil spacers that i can measure. i need to replace all 4 shocks and not sure what size to get.
Rear shocks have the following stamped on them:
Explorer 32450 / C0438 / 16689. I cannot find any information using the part numbers. looking at some Nitro Shocks (Softride) by Skyjacker. wanted to avoid removing them to measure.
is there any measurements that i do on the vehicle to determine lift size?

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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I have a 97 Wrangler Sport that I purchased and it has a lift kit on it and the person that I purchased it from does not know what size lift it is. it does not have coil spacers that i can measure. i need to replace all 4 shocks and not sure what size to get.
Rear shocks have the following stamped on them:
Explorer 32450 / C0438 / 16689. I cannot find any information using the part numbers. looking at some Nitro Shocks (Softride) by Skyjacker. wanted to avoid removing them to measure.
is there any measurements that i do on the vehicle to determine lift size?

looking forward to the helpful responses
Well I tried searching it myself and the best I can tell you is that they are Pro Comp shocks but I don't know for how much lift. I'm guessing 4" but I could be wrong. As far as replacement if you go Skyjacker then don't get the Nitros...too stiff... get the Hydros,

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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Skyjacker list the same part # for 2", 2.5" + 3" lifts and a different number for a 4". will there be any big problems if i go with the shocks listed for a 4"?
any thoughts
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Skyjacker list the same part # for 2", 2.5" + 3" lifts and a different number for a 4". will there be any big problems if i go with the shocks listed for a 4"?
any thoughts
You need the right length shock for your lift. Don't get a 4" because of what I said. I was just saying that because I found a thread on another forum where a guy had that shock on a WJ I think with 3.5" of lift.

If you could post a pic of your jeep on flat ground from the side and let us know what size tires you have someone might have a good idea of your lift size.
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I had the same problem with mine. I did some research and found the stock front coil is 12" and back is 8". Just measure your coils and subtract 12" at front and 8" at back. I think that will give u a ballpark lift height.
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I have been trying to figure out how to upload photo's, can't seem to figure it out.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:11 PM   #8
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tires are 31x10.5x15. I have top if tire is 10" from inner fender ceiling
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pics, tire size, look at the body Mounts, are they as thick as a hockey puck (1") or 2pucks, 0r just measure them.

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