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Old 05-18-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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Question What kind of lift kit do I have?

Okay, stupid chick here so spare me any wisecracks.

My 2002 TJ had a lift kit when purchased. Her control arm bushings are T-Rashed but no one can figure out which lift kit I have. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 05-18-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
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well....can we have a picture? or...sumthin lol

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What kind of lift kit do I have?

But of course - hope this works.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:08 PM   #4
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Going to have to have pics of the lift itself, ie., springs and arms.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:13 PM   #5
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um, your front shocks are upside down.....looks like zone just from lookin at the color of the shocks and springs but yea we need an pic of under the jeep, shocks and springs and arms
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:16 PM   #6
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Most shocks are white, aren't they? Zone has a lot of black shocks, too.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:18 PM   #7
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By the way, why do you say they are upside down?
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:19 PM   #8
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the white part is supposed to be facing up
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Hmmm, I guess mine are upside down, too.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:24 PM   #10
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the white part is supposed to be facing up
Quite a few can mount upside down.. There are reasons, not really sure of them personally.

My .2 cents on the lift is a Rough County 3" with 2.2 shocks.

Why? The 2.2 have red Rough Country letters and are white, and they have grey springs... But if they said Rough Country, you would have most likely seen that...

I hope you can figure it out!

Edit... I have been "told" haha. Well, I'm outta idea's. Guys, figure this out!
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You do realize that there is no way the white part, the end with the bushing, can go up, right? The threaded rod end goes up through the shock tower and a nut goes on top. Just saying. Maybe I am thinking about my car because it has struts, so I will check.
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didnt know rough country had a 3" lol i have the rough country 2.5" and 2.2 shocks, the 2.2 shocks are silver....and i didnt know some can be mounted upside down, every one ive see is with the bigger part facing up
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Nope, I was right, the threaded rod goes through the shock tower with a nut on it. Even My rear shocks are rod up.
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But of course. Hope this is enough - if not, I'll take some new ones tomorrow and post 'em. Thanks!!!
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what part of idaho are you in?
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well here is the instructions for my RC lift instal (not my jeep, pic in the instructions)...guess the instructions were wrong, i am aware of the nut and how the shock screws into place, and that nut and screw is located on the top of this pic, the other end of the shock which is the silver skinny part sticking up in her pic is different, the slot the bolt goes in is horizontal which would be impossible to screw into the nut, maybe rough countrys shocks are different i dont know
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Okay guys, so are they upside down or not? I think not. More photos tomorrow and thanks an uber ton for your help. I just love the smell of a smart Jeep man in the morning!!!
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:39 PM   #18
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Harpster, Idaho near Grangeville.
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Ah thats a little ways away.. I was going to say if you ever wanna do some wheelin with a lot of jeepers, we do quite a bit here in Spokane, but we're planning on doing a run near silver mountain in the next few months.
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well here is the instructions for my RC lift instal (not my jeep, pic in the instructions)...guess the instructions were wrong, i am aware of the nut and how the shock screws into place, and that nut and screw is located on the top of this pic, the other end of the shock which is the silver skinny part sticking up in her pic is different, the slot the bolt goes in is horizontal which would be impossible to screw into the nut, maybe rough countrys shocks are different i dont know
Looks like your threaded rod is up. What I was saying is that there is no way to mount one upside down because the threaded rod has to be up, so I guess your pic verifies that, thanks. By the way, my RC shocks are just the opposite, as well as all stock shocks, sooooo, the big end is not always up. Oh, and my RC shocks are white.
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Yea, Spoke is pretty far away but thanks for the invite.
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Looks like your threaded rod is up. What I was saying is that there is no way to mount one upside down because the threaded rod has to be up, so I guess your pic verifies that, thanks. By the way, my RC shocks are just the opposite, as well as all stock shocks, sooooo, the big end is not always up. Oh, and my RC shocks are white.

Got ya - thanks again.
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Looks like your threaded rod is up. What I was saying is that there is no way to mount one upside down because the threaded rod has to be up, so I guess your pic verifies that, thanks. By the way, my RC shocks are just the opposite, as well as all stock shocks, sooooo, the big end is not always up. Oh, and my RC shocks are white.
the 2.2 are silver, you must have the cheaper ones im guessin, weird that your stock ones were that way..
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Maybe it's just me but does it really matter what kind of lift kit it is? It doesn't look high enough to have adjustable control arms. If they're stock, you can buy replacement bushings for $8 I think on quadratec. Not trying to sound like a d*** just trying to save time and needless research
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It does look like a Rough Country lift though..my coils look identical to that and the shock looks like the one I have for my steering stabilizer (since I can see so much of it) and my guess would be 3.25"
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Maybe it's just me but does it really matter what kind of lift kit it is? It doesn't look high enough to have adjustable control arms. If they're stock, you can buy replacement bushings for $8 I think on quadratec. Not trying to sound like a d*** just trying to save time and needless research
Well, apparently it does matter as several mechanics have told me they cannot order my new control arm bushings without knowing more about the lift. Will post better photos later today. Thanks to all.
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What kind of lift kit do I have?

Here are promised photos; hope they are helpful – kinda difficult to get in there as the tires are in the way!

The writing on the shocks reads, “Explorer 3245 OE16990”.

Thanks so much for your continued support.
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I am gonna take another guess of Rough Country judging by colors. I guess its possible it is Rubicon Express also...Do the control arms have rubber/poly bushings on both ends? Or does one end have a Joint like the left hand side of this picture?

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It's a Rubicon Express lift, most likely a 3.5" Super Ride kit.
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It's a Rubicon Express lift, most likely a 3.5" Super Ride kit.
Is there something in these pics that gives it away?

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