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Old 08-22-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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Possible lift?

Hey guys! I'm new. I've had my jeep for two years now and I just replaced my shocks, but I ran into a problem while doing it. The shocks I ordered from quadretac were too short. So I'm trying to figure out if the previous owner lifted it or if quadretac sent me the wrong shocks. Does anyone know what the stock height of the bumper is? Or is there another way for me to figure out if I have a lift. Sadly, my mechanical knowledge is kinda limited so please keep it simple.

Also, I'm getting ready to upgrade to 30x9.50 tires. I don't need to have a lift for those right? I won't rub when I go over bumps or beginner trails?

Thanks for the help!

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Old 08-22-2012, 04:48 PM   #2
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Pictures always help. Post pics of your springs and your Jeep.

You can fit 31" tires on a TJ that has not been lifted, so 30x9.5 is pretty common on bone stockers.

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:00 PM   #3
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Hey sorry it took so long to get back with you guys. I was at work this week and I work 13 hour shifts so when I get home I have little time but to eat and sleep. Don't laugh too much at the decals on the hood and doors as I get alot of thumbs up while driving down the road lol
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:11 PM   #4
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Looks like you are at a stock height to me. I would get ahold of Quadratec and make sure you have the correct shocks.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:15 PM   #5
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Looks like you are at a stock height to me. I would get ahold of Quadratec and make sure you have the correct shocks.
X2. I was going to say that the correct way to order shocks is to pull the old ones off, lift each corner of your jeep to max height, and measure the longest and the shortest distance between the shock mounts. But in your case, it's pretty obvious through your pics that you're at factory height. (Although I would like to see a pic of your rear springs.)

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:38 PM   #6
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Darn that sucks, I was hoping the guy before me and put a 2 inch lift on. I was gonna go to tires larger than 30s, as I can't afford a lift right now, being a full time student. Thanks for the help guys, I'm sure I'll be picking your brains in the future for help as well.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:09 PM   #7
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You have no lift..you can get 31s with no lift...get 31s...not 30s...31x10.5 that is.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #8
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I trust you guys, but the shocks quadratec sent me were about 2 inches shorter than the shocks I had on my jeep. And they were too short to put on my jeep. When I called them today they said they have never had anyone complain before. So thoughts on that?
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I trust you guys, but the shocks quadratec sent me were about 2 inches shorter than the shocks I had on my jeep. And they were too short to put on my jeep.
What is the compressed and extended length of the old shocks?

What is the compressed and extended length of the new shocks?

Make sure you measure from the mounting points, i.e. center of eye or bottom of mounting bolt for the top of the front shock.
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There is a guy on the fourms that works for them I would PM him I bet he will help you out . Seems that most of the people answering the phones have no clue about what they sell and allways say they never had any problems (BS) .Jeep Wrangler Forum - View Profile: Quadratec
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:05 PM   #11
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What is the compressed and extended length of the old shocks?

What is the compressed and extended length of the new shocks?

Make sure you measure from the mounting points, i.e. center of eye or bottom of mounting bolt for the top of the front shock.
Sadly I've already tossed the old shocks. I do know that the new shocks I put on, I had to get them from advance auto, were for a jeep with a 2 inch lift. And they were the same extended length as the shocks I pulled off the jeep. And the shocks I pulled off looked to be the original factory shocks. I bought my jeep with only 60k miles so its possible the guy before me never replaced the shocks, but I don't know.

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