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Old 09-04-2007, 12:28 PM   #1
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Poor mans lift ?'s

I have a set of 2" coils I was planning to use in place of my current 2" BB.
That's a simple switch. But I was considering using some 1" poly spacers to turn it into 3" of lift.

IF it did that, what other suspension modifications will be absolutely mandatory to keep things properly aligned and running smoothly, avoid DW, etc. Will I need new LCAs? New front tractbar rear bracket required? Can cam bolts be used to get things aligned instead? Are new SB links/discos a MUST? Basically, I'm already setup for the 2" of lift, so I need to know what addl mods will be required for that addl 1" of lift?

(I will address the TC drop if it becomes necessary as I consider this a somewhat unrelated issue). Thanks in advance!!!

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you will need a track bar relocator or an adj. front trackbar, and longer sway barlink/disos for the front, i believe that is the bare minumum

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you will need a track bar relocator or an adj. front trackbar, and longer sway barlink/disos for the front, i believe that is the bare minumum
Okay thanks. That's what I was thinking on the TB - basically just need to re-center and correct pinion angles I guess. Most of these projects seem to double in $$ spent so just trying to make sure I'm not missing something. Thanks again.
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:18 PM   #4
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Just be careful what all you use. I am doing my second "poor mans lift", and I'm the king of tightwad. I did 2" springs, 1" bl, transfer case drop, disco's, and track bar relo. That was a very flexible jeep. Now I'm doing 3.5 inch RE springs, shocks from Simple Scout, can't remember how to spell them , but he says they have a firm ride. Home built disco's. I will spend more this time with a SYE, axle upgrade and more, but when I can save a buck I will. I learn something new when I do it this way too.
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:21 PM   #5
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Do you plan to go off-road? Longer shocks and brake lines will give you more flex....
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:27 PM   #6
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Yea, only other thing Id suggest ( as MOz said) are new longer shocks. That shoudl do it. It really only gets into the ca's and what not once you hit about 3.5-4".
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:52 PM   #8
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Good info guys. Thanks. I unfortunately do much more DD than I do on the trails. I'm too close to stock now anyway. Not going to the 3.5+ lift until I have this thing paid for and becomes a 2nd vehicle.

When I got my 2" BB I upgraded to shocks for a 3" lift knowing I was going to upgrade and I got the extended bumpstops also. Only thing I don't have is extended brake lines. I have all of this stuff on hand which is the only reason I'm considering it. Figured this 3" lift will only cost me some relo brackets and extended links as opposed to $500-$800 for an entirely new 3" lift.

Any other $.02 and comments are welcome! Thanks again.

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