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Csimp3 10-22-2013 02:17 PM

Any more height I can get out of my lift?
 
Ok, this may be a dumb question, but I'm new to lifts, I have a rancho 2.5 lift, and I'm wondering if I can change springs or anything else to get closer to 4 inches of lift? Here is a link to the kit I have, Rancho 2.5" Rockcrawler Suspension Lift Kit | Jeep Parts and Accessories | Quadratec, thank you!

Big Sarge 10-22-2013 02:20 PM

bigger tires if you have the clearance. Have no clue what you are running.

Shark_13 10-22-2013 02:20 PM

You might need longer shocks. Going up to 4" might introduce vibes in the drive train which would need to be addressed also.

Csimp3 10-22-2013 02:22 PM

Oh, I'm running 33s

Water Dog 10-22-2013 02:26 PM

Put an 1.25" body lift on it.

UnlimitedLJ04 10-22-2013 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Csimp3 (Post 5567946)
Oh, I'm running 33s

33's are fit in two common ways on TJ's:

1. 4" suspension lift, with ~2" bumpstop extensions in front and ~2.5" in the rear. See info about CV shafts here.
2. ~2.5" suspension lift, with a 1.25" body lift, with ~1-1.25" bumpstop extensions in front and ~1.25-1.5" in the rear. The 1.25" BL usually accompanies a 1" Motor Mount Lift to offset some of the driveline angles.

Either way you go, figure on some or many of the following components: longer front brake lines, extended sway bar links front and rear, gears, brake and steering upgrades to accommodate larger tires, SYE, CV shaft, bumpstop extensions, new shocks, adjustable track bars, and a rear track bar bracket.

Here's how I run 33s on my LJ (TJ Unlimited): Unlimited04's LJ Build - JeepForum.com

RnEmOvr 10-22-2013 02:32 PM

Springs and shocks should be changed plus as stated you will most likely end up with vibs that need a SYE.

Big Sarge 10-22-2013 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by RnEmOvr (Post 5568170)
Springs and shocks should be changed plus as stated you will most likely end up with vibs that need a SYE.

or a T/C drop

RnEmOvr 10-22-2013 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Sarge (Post 5568202)
or a T/C drop

Ya true, but I have always seen that as a temporary fix. Personal opinion though.

thgr8alex 10-22-2013 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Water Dog (Post 5568018)
Put an 1.25" body lift on it.

This is probably your best bet. Wont affect driveline angles, wont need anymore parts to swap, lets you keep all of your parts, probably cheapest, and gives you an extra 1.25 and sets you up for a tummy tuck if you plan on it for the future.

Csimp3 10-23-2013 02:11 AM

I thought about the body lift idea, but didn't want more frame exposed. Sorry for all of the questions, but tummy tuck? Sye?

TheJeepKing 10-23-2013 07:18 AM

A tummy tuck replaces the factory skid plate that acts like a shovel with a flatter skid that gives you more clearance. An SYE (slip yoke eliminator) helps driveline angles allowing you to lift it higher without getting vibes.

Csimp3 10-23-2013 11:33 AM

That makes sense! Thank you


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