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Old 09-16-2007, 10:52 PM   #1
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RIP installed the lift!

I measured the height before I did anything

The stock equipment

The front springs new/stock

Front control arm was installed


Installing the bump stops

The new spring is in place

The front shock goes in

I marked the location for the sway bar disco mount

And installed it...

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The sway bar end links, complete with discos is installed and the front is done

The rear springs and control arms were removed

The new/stock rear springs

The track bar relocation bracket... PITA!

The new rear control arms were installed

And finally the new rear springs

I measured the height when I had completed the install... After the springs settled I had about 4.25in of lift

And when I was done I wanted to see how much it would flex...

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That looks really great! I think you made the right choice.
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I still want the other one, but I talked to Joe and he said this kit is MORE than adequate for what I want. I'll get the tires on the 1st.

I figured this way there is much less chance breaking something. I still need an SYE but I dropped the T Case for the time being. Quick ?, do I need a new drive shaft too, or just the SYE?
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:41 PM   #6
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I still want the other one, but I talked to Joe and he said this kit is MORE than adequate for what I want. I'll get the tires on the 1st.

I figured this way there is much less chance breaking something. I still need an SYE but I dropped the T Case for the time being. Quick ?, do I need a new drive shaft too, or just the SYE?
Looking good!

You will need a new rear driveshaft with a SYE kit.
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if thats the 3.5 kit he wont need a sye and d shaft. I have the same kit and dropped my tcase an inch and all is well. ive maxed things out dozens of times and everything works great. nice job on the install
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Ya, I got a 4" lift with a t-case drop and I'm doing great. Went in 2wd where a tacoma got stuck in 4wd. My tires didn't even spin until i hit the gas pedal to the floor.
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Looks great, RIP. Let us know what you think after getting a chance to use it a bit.
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so how did you get that tire up on top of the other tires? haha
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so how did you get that tire up on top of the other tires? haha
Im guessing it was jacked up then they were placed under the wheel then lowed down. But I could be wrong, iv wondered it my self.

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haha I always see pics like that and try to figure out how the hell they got up there but never figure it out
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I still need an SYE but I dropped the T Case for the time being. Quick ?, do I need a new drive shaft too, or just the SYE?
Yeah, the track bar bracket was my favorite part too With an SYE, yes you'll need a new drive shaft. There are a few companies out there that sell "kits" which include an SYE kit and a new drive shaft. Also, if you do go with an SYE though, you'll need to drop some more money on rear upper adjustable arms as well.

Just be sure to crawl back under there after a week and re-tighten everything.

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if thats the 3.5 kit he wont need a sye and d shaft.
No, but its something that he wants to do.
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:57 AM   #14
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congrats on the lift Rip, time to get some tires though I see...
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:32 AM   #15
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Nice job. Yeah, that relocation bracket in the rear is a real bear. If I had it my way, I would have ground it off and re-welded something different.

Question: Did your stock springs have a retainer clip on them before you took the stock springs off? When I did mine, the instruction called to remove the clips but I never noticed them....just curious.

How long did it take you ?
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looks great! Now save up and replace those stock upper's...
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The retainer clips on the springs have a habbit of working loose and falling off. Their just held on by a screw and when I threw my lift on there was only one left.
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Looks good, nicely done. Looks like you were able to complete the job in one day...how long did it take ya?
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Great job RIP! You gotta get a pic on here from the side showing those tiny tires on there.

Did the TC drop eliminate all vibes? Everthing I've read shows RE and 4WP, etc, saying the SYE is an absolute must have for the RE 3.5. That's the lift I'm wanting but been staying away due to the SYE/Shaft expense. I'd be pumped if I knew I could get away with just a TC drop. More pics!
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The retainer clips on the springs have a habbit of working loose and falling off. Their just held on by a screw and when I threw my lift on there was only one left.
I believe that the TJ only comes with that retainer clip on the drivers side, though I've heard that the Canadian models have both. Not sure why they (DC) did it differently.

X2 on the pic from the side with the tiny tires!
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:43 PM   #21
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I believe that the TJ only comes with that retainer clip on the drivers side, though I've heard that the Canadian models have both. Not sure why they (DC) did it differently.
Correct - and I'm not sure why either.
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so how did you get that tire up on top of the other tires? haha
Levinoss just told you. LOL I had to jack it up. I'm gonna hit a flex ramp when I get the tires on.

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Yeah, the track bar bracket was my favorite part too With an SYE, yes you'll need a new drive shaft. There are a few companies out there that sell "kits" which include an SYE kit and a new drive shaft. Also, if you do go with an SYE though, you'll need to drop some more money on rear upper adjustable arms as well.

Just be sure to crawl back under there after a week and re-tighten everything.
It's not that I WANT an SYE but I have a very faint vibe. Not nearly enough to bother me but I'm worried about damage. It's so faint that another person driving it wouldn't notice. And yes I'll be re tightening everything in a few days.

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Nice job. Yeah, that relocation bracket in the rear is a real bear. If I had it my way, I would have ground it off and re-welded something different.

Question: Did your stock springs have a retainer clip on them before you took the stock springs off? When I did mine, the instruction called to remove the clips but I never noticed them....just curious.

How long did it take you ?
It took about 7hrs. That bracket took the longest! I was so mad! And no I had no retainer clips, and I doubt they fell off because my Jeep only has 8,600mi on the clock.


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Great job RIP! You gotta get a pic on here from the side showing those tiny tires on there.

Did the TC drop eliminate all vibes? Everthing I've read shows RE and 4WP, etc, saying the SYE is an absolute must have for the RE 3.5. That's the lift I'm wanting but been staying away due to the SYE/Shaft expense. I'd be pumped if I knew I could get away with just a TC drop. More pics!
It eliminated MOST vibes... See just a little higher. I'll have to try it out off road before I can give really good advice as to weather this is a good kit but on the road it got rid of the mushy feeling that the stock suspension had. I love the new ride it gives it.
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I believe that the TJ only comes with that retainer clip on the drivers side, though I've heard that the Canadian models have both. Not sure why they (DC) did it differently.
They knew coil springs were just a fad?
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Looking good Rip. I can't wait to get rid of my BB and get a real lift.
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I refused to take that route. Some had suggested it but I didn't want to. I'm happy with the completeness of this kit.
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I'll have to try it out off road before I can give really good advice as to weather this is a good kit but on the road it got rid of the mushy feeling that the stock suspension had. I love the new ride it gives it.
You and me both - everyone complained about how bad it was and that it will kill your kidneys. I love it! Its not hard but just very firm, and gives excellent feedback.
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See thing about me is I've always had fast cars, and stiff suspensions. My Cobra was the worst, I built it for the track. This lift just gives it a better feel and eliminates the mushy feel the stock leaves you with. It's not hard at all, but it IS much more responsive now!
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