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Old 03-23-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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lift kit question!

I have a 95 wrangler everything is stock so far, ive been wanting to get a 4in rough country suspension lift. But ive heard this makes the jeep way more roll over likely. Is this true ?

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Old 03-23-2010, 07:55 PM   #2
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The higher you go the higher the center of gravity...

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Old 03-23-2010, 08:09 PM   #3
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is there any way to gain some of the stability back with a lift on it ?
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:41 PM   #4
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I wouldn't consider a lifted Jeep to be "unstable". It all depends on the driver. Be cool with the skinny pedal and know the limits of your Jeep. That can be said for any vehicle.

The higher the center of gravity the easier it is to roll if you get crazy. My wife's Honda CRV grocery getter with the pink "Princess on Board" placard in the window has roll over warnings on the back of the sun visors. I would hardly consider the vehicle worthy of the warnings; meaning don't believe everything you hear.
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is there any way to gain some of the stability back with a lift on it ?
there isnt one. any time you increase the hight of a vehicle, you are increasing its COG. thats just how physics works. all in all, it really isnt that bad. you just have to be aware of your jeeps limits and the way it behaves on the road, then act accordingly. if it was really that incredibly dangerous, then it probably wouldnt be legal to lift jeeps and trucks. i have ridden in trucks that were high enough off the ground to have parked cars under them, and as long as you dont drive like an idiot, then you will be fine
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i havnt rolled mine yet and im a very well lets just say my right foot weighs twice as much as my left. the idea behind a lift kit is to get ground clearnace and to flex better. righer gravity with soft springs = pretty tipsy.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:36 PM   #7
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jeeze, back in the 60's or whatever i think it was the cj5 that got this stupid bad reputation, and i thought jeep had finally lost it, but its come up a few times lately. the shorter wheel base back then made it more prone. and then before that i think it was one of ford's military jeeps did have a problem with rolling due to a design flaw. but my history is very rusty these days on that. i do remember a ford problem giving jeep a bad rap for a long time.

anywho, yes a higher center of gravity...blah blah blah.

when i was in college, driving my soa yj on 33's down a rural hiway at night, about 55 mph or so, i saw somehting in the middle of the road at the last second, i still don't know what it was, a possom or something. i freaked, slammed the brakes and swerved. at 55mph i spun 3 360's and another 180 on dry pavement and stopped facing the wrong way in the other lane.

now picture that, spinning circles at that speed, going sideways at that speed, and not rolling over.

any vehicle can roll under the right circumstances. but a lifted jeep isn't gonna fall on its side when you take a turn, or sneeze on it.
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allright. thanks for all the answers guys

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