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Old 02-02-2013, 11:00 PM   #1
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Swapping new lift kit parts for new ones?

Im not sure how old my lift kit is but the jeep was made in 2001, has only 90.000 miles. It rides good but was wondering if i should start upgrading my lift kit parts. Should i start swapping old parts for news ones, i recently put in new rear shocks..thats all. How many things are in a lift kit i should replace?

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Old 02-02-2013, 11:07 PM   #2
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I thought I might be able to help, but I dont speak Jersey-nese. Are you saying your jeep has a lift already installed, or are you referring to replacing your stock suspension parts?

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Old 02-03-2013, 05:44 AM   #3
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Bushings are the main components that wear over time. Now it all depends on what lift you have as to what your bushings will be. Some are rubber, some are poly, some are rebuildable JJ's and other are heims.

These are found in both ends of of Lower and Rear Upper Control Arms and Frame side of Front Uppers. The front axle will have bushings pressed in for the Upper Control arms.

Front and rear track bars have the same thing.. both ends will have some sort of bushing, depending on the manufacturer....

Sway bar end links can be an issue if the bushings are worn...

Those are the main areas of concern
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:26 PM   #4
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Bushings are the main components that wear over time. Now it all depends on what lift you have as to what your bushings will be. Some are rubber, some are poly, some are rebuildable JJ's and other are heims.

These are found in both ends of of Lower and Rear Upper Control Arms and Frame side of Front Uppers. The front axle will have bushings pressed in for the Upper Control arms.

Front and rear track bars have the same thing.. both ends will have some sort of bushing, depending on the manufacturer....

Sway bar end links can be an issue if the bushings are worn...

Those are the main areas of concern
i think they are rubber bushings, can i get them replaced, how much you guys think?
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:29 PM   #5
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Jersey usually salts the roads when winter is on. So unless you start seeing heavy rusting going on you just need to take the suggestions about the bushings and it would probably be good. If you'r seeing light rust you just need to take the time, take the parts off if needed and start brush/grind it out. Prime and paint them back up and put them back on. You can keep throwing money at it if you got it but you'll keep running into a rust issue in the North East.

RustOleum.com

This is what I would use to prime with or something like it. Its good but you still need to take the bulk of the rust off prior.
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