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wavebacktothetj 12-14-2008 08:09 PM

What Kind of LIft is this....pics!
 
I was wondering if you guys could help me solve this puzzle I bought this used and it already had it installed, just wondering what is was, and what would I need for a BB lift of maybe 2 inches or so would I need to re-gear or what thanks you guys!

wavebacktothetj 12-14-2008 08:11 PM

heres some mo

distortedtj 12-14-2008 08:12 PM

are the coil springs grey? cant tell from the pic's

wavebacktothetj 12-14-2008 08:12 PM

yes, the coils are grey

distortedtj 12-14-2008 08:14 PM

does it have adjustable uppers or stock ?

wavebacktothetj 12-14-2008 08:15 PM

Im not sure what those are how can I tell

distortedtj 12-14-2008 08:16 PM

the control arms.

wavebacktothetj 12-14-2008 08:18 PM

I dont know, Im sorry

distortedtj 12-14-2008 08:19 PM

no problem. Sure looks like a Procomp 4'' lift. but are to tell from the pictures. Does it have any stickers or logo on any of the control arms or shocks?

distortedtj 12-14-2008 08:21 PM

link to said procomp lift......

Stage I 4" Suspension System by Pro Comp and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware


It may not be a procomp lift but if you get some better pictures of the control arm it would help.

wavebacktothetj 12-14-2008 08:22 PM

Ok cool no there arent any stickers or anything thats what confused me, man I appreciate the help what would I need to do for a BB lift, would that help me go up in tire size?

wavebacktothetj 12-14-2008 08:23 PM

I will post some pics of my control arms tommorrow after work! thank you so much

distortedtj 12-14-2008 08:23 PM

are you on 33's now And what size tire do you want to go to?

wavebacktothetj 12-14-2008 08:26 PM

yes, I'm running 33x12.50xR15 I was wanting to go to 35's maybe a little bigger

distortedtj 12-14-2008 08:29 PM

You do know once you go to 35's you need to look into steering upgrades and break upgrades? For safety

wavebacktothetj 12-14-2008 08:32 PM

I did not know that , hmmm maybe its not worth the money at the moment is that pretty expensive to do, well what about just the BB in itself I didn't know what that involves, maybe I'll hold off until I have it saved up

KellyK 12-14-2008 09:09 PM

i may be wrong but i think the only lift option you really have IF you do have a 4" now is a body lift. but i wouldnt go more then 1.25 because i have seen some that look really wierd and tonka like...lol

1BLKJP 12-15-2008 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 292845)
You do know once you go to 35's you need to look into steering upgrades and break upgrades? For safety

Honestly if it's wheeled a lot in tight spots then yes you will want to upgrade the smaller tie rod/drag link, but your steering will be fine with 35's. The TJ's brakes also are adequate for the larger tires. I ran 35's on mine as a DD for 4 years with stock brakes.

Quote:

Originally Posted by KellyK (Post 292877)
i may be wrong but i think the only lift option you really have IF you do have a 4" now is a body lift. but i wouldnt go more then 1.25 because i have seen some that look really wierd and tonka like...lol

I pretty much agree with you. Those look like ProComp shocks to me. They should have numbers stamped into the bottom of the can.

If you already have 4" of lift and want to add 35's then I'd also say a 1" body lift will be your easiest solution. You won't have to worry about shock lengths with that. If you do spacers on top of your lift coils then you'll be using up more of your relative shock travel.

distortedtj 12-15-2008 01:35 AM

I was adding the "For Safety" I don't want the gilt of someone slamming into a car infront of them not knowing that it will take alittle more pedal and distance to stop. ;)

I'm doing the "PC" crap. :rofl:


Also agreed.. do a 1'' bl to clear 35's not a bb atop your 4'' springs.

1BLKJP 12-15-2008 01:38 AM

I hear ya. We imply that all posts are opinions and nothing more. No one can be held legally liable for any information typed on a forum. :D

And if I'd have thought about it I would've added that while an upgraded steering setup wouldn't be mandatory to 35's it should be a secondary upgrade and high on the list for after adding the 35's. :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 293026)
I was adding the "For Safety" I don't want the gilt of someone slamming into a car infront of them not knowing that it will take alittle more pedal and distance to stop. ;)

I'm doing the "PC" crap. :rofl:


Also agreed.. do a 1'' bl to clear 35's not a bb atop your 4'' springs.


4point 12-15-2008 12:32 PM

Pic 1 & 2 look like Rough Country control arms but the TC drop isn't an RC.

emev0l 12-15-2008 01:00 PM

That looks like more than an inch of spacers in that transfer case drop. You might want to look into a slip yoke eliminator and CV rear drive shaft if your going to run 35's Then you can lose the spacers and regain some of the lost ground clearance. Your going to want to check out what rear axle you have, It looks like you have a Rubicon with Dana 44s, if so your in good shape as long as you don't get into anything to crazy. Most TJ's have Dana 35 rear axles, your going to want to look into upgrading or replacing the Dana 35 with a Dana 44 or Ford 8.8 out of a 96 or newer Explorer.

Once you get into 35's you start asking for trouble. Your going to get larger tires, then your going to need new gears.

There's a few ways to run 35's with a 4" lift. You can put longer bump stops in and loose some of your upward flex. You can put a 1.25" body lift on, I wouldn't go any higher than that, it starts to look bad after that. There's high line kits, you can raise your fenders to allow larger tires, it's around $2,500 for the high end kits, some people will do it themselves, I personally don't like the way it makes the Jeep look either way. Your going to need a rear tire carrier if you want to have a spare on the Jeep, the tailgate will not hold it.

I'm not trying to talk you out of it by any means, 35's on a TJ is perfect, it's just not cheap.

MOz 12-15-2008 01:20 PM

The springs look like Rubicon Express. Mine are silver. The shocks are from somebody else.

bpowa 12-16-2008 04:40 PM

looks like RE and RC mixed.. with a Drop Pittman arm (DPA). and home made TC drop..

I could have wrote this whole sentence in acronyms.. sigh.. eitherway.. at least you got a lift with a D44 rear end..


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