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Old 07-01-2011, 02:09 PM   #1
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Newbe Lift question - how do I know what I have?

We just picked up a 90 Wrangler with 32s for my son. It has the 4.2 with a 5 speed.
Iím in the process of fixing all those little things and have a newbe question.

How do I tell what kind of lift I have?
Iím not sure if itís a suspension or body lift.
Would I measure the shackles, or look for a body spacer somewhere?

I tried searching, but couldnít really find an answer.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Old 07-01-2011, 02:19 PM   #2
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Nice jeep an welcome to the forum!! I would recommend more pics of u jeep from different angles! as far as a can tell from this pic it looks Stock! suspension wise anyways! i like the mirror relocation tho!!

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While I couldn't identify it myself, it would be helpful to post pictures of your suspension from closer to the wheelwells (get pictures of the shackles, springs, etc), as well as check to see if there's any gap between the frame and the body underneath the car (they should be right on top of each other if you don't have a body lift).
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Need pics of the springs and shackles..

Right now it almost looks like it's riding on stock.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:44 PM   #5
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Thanks!! I'll take some pictures tonight and post.
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Nice looking JEEP!! Your mirrors are just like the ones on my CJ-7. Your son will love that one.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:44 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the replys...
I like the mirror relocates as well.

Here are some pictures.
If I'm looking at the springs right, it looks like they are 5 leafs.
Top pic is Rear pass side. Middle and bottom pic is front drivers side.
Looks like there is no body lift.
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Time to pipe in, I would guess it's about 2.5" suspension(springs)lift, factory shackles and no body lift.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:58 PM   #10
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Those tires look really cramped. Looks like a suspension to me
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Are you sure it has a lift?

Those springs are pretty flat, like a sticker.
those 32's look like they would rub if you ran over a cat... (dont try it).

That first pic, the one fo the shackle, looks like, if anything, might have a 1" body lift puck, but it could be a normal body mount.

EDIT, nope, just looked at mine, and I have the same puck/mount (I have no body lift) I really dont think your Jeep is lifted...
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i dont think its lifted either looks stock to me. it looks like its in damn good shape though.
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Thanks for the replies everyone!!
I think it may be stock as well.
Looks like the body is sitting on the frame towards the middle.
I just wasn't sure if you could fit 32s on stock height.

So to get this up off these tires, should I look at a 2" or 2 1/5" suspension lift or a body lift?
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:16 PM   #14
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To give you a little perspective, Im running 33's on a 4" spring under lift, got the kit off E-bay, Dick Cepek 4" suspension lift came with everything I needed, shocks, drop pitman arm, and all.

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Get yourself a good 2.5" lift. From what I've read, that's the most you can go before you need to start messing with t-case drops and the likes.

My 89 has 1" shackles on stock springs with 31" tires, and it wheels good. Also remove your trak bars, and get yourself some quick disconnects for the sway bar. Lots more travel without those things.
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^ Travel would make them rub more. So that would be bad. That looks toatally stock to me.

I am running 1" shackles, 1" body lift. I still rubbed in the rear on severe offroad off camber stuff.

I then relocated the stock rear flares up and trimed some tub in the rear. Since yours is so nice and I would not want to cut it. Do a 2.5" lift and maybe a 1" body lift.

OR get thirty ones and leave it alone.
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^I was suggesting it with the lift too.
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those 32's look like they would rub if you ran over a cat... (dont try it).


I figured since it on the topic what's the standard length of a stock shackle top to bottom?

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