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Old 11-15-2009, 08:39 AM   #1
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Suspension Lift Advice Please

hey everyone. i have a 98 tj. i recently bought 4 inch coil springs and extendedd shocks to lift up my jeep. besides the shocks and coils, what else will i need to keep everything running right? such as: pitman arm, disconeects, track bars, etc...? thanks for the help

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Probably the easiest way to find this information out is to check out the lifts offered by the manufacturer of your coils/shocks. See what is included in the kits that are similar to your size of lift. I don't want to give you bad information, that's why I'm suggesting you do this first.

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Old 11-15-2009, 08:52 AM   #3
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im not sure what the brand is for the coils but the shocks are dick cepeks. ill look into it thanks
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+1 on cavediver's advice. I think comparing a few of the 'bare minimum' susp lift kits will give you an idea what you need.
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Old 11-15-2009, 12:21 PM   #5
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To do a 4" kit correctly, you'll pretty much replace all of your stock suspension. If all you've got is the springs and shocks, you're looking at Upper and Lower Adjustable Control Arms, F&R Trackbars, Bumpstops, Longer Brakelines or moving the bracket on the frame, SYE (nonRubi), CV Driveshaft, CV style Track Bar Bracket.
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With a 1" TC drop the stock driveshaft still worked on my TJ. I only had a rear track bar bracket, all other parts were stock.
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One thing to keep in mind is with that particular suspension lift kit, do not install nor should you let anyone talk you into installing a dropped Pitman arm. Doing so will just cause a steering problem known as bump steer.

For a 4" suspension lift, it is best to install a SYE kit and longer CV driveshaft to prevent drivetrain vibrations. At 4" of height, the rear driveshaft starts to become too short and the rear driveshaft's u-joint angle becomes too steep which is what causes the vibrations. A simple 1" TC drop will not work to get rid of the vibrations a 4" lift will cause.
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A simple 1" TC drop will not work to get rid of the vibrations a 4" lift will cause.
And even if it would get rid of the vibes, dropping the TC is totally counter productive for anything other than a mall crawler
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mine came with lower arms,pit man arm,tc drop brakets,rear track bar,springs,& shocks. have stock drive shafts still. Im from the flat lands so i dont flex much to find out how well it works. i did climb a tree once and bent the front steering arm though.

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