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FREDO 4X4 06-14-2010 06:02 PM

coil spacer or body lift??
Hi everyone so i just traded in my yj for a tj rubicon. Anyways i have a small problem the one i bought it has a 4inch (s.d.l brand name) suspension lift with toyo open country 35" 12.5/17 tires. The lift and tires are pretty much new so i dont want to remove the suspension lift and put a 6inch one. but the tires are rubbing in the back i mean like when i hit a bump driving down the road rubbing. So my question is should i put a small body lift of like 1-1.25 or a coil spacer .75-1.5 i cant seem to find any 1 inch coil spacers for sale i havent really looked extremely hard thou. It also has a one inch t-case drop. With the transfer case drop do you think it will be ok if i go with the 1.5 inch coil spacer without getting any vibration from the cv shaft in the rear thanks. Oh and i know i have to get rid of the big chrome side steps but surprisingly the tires dont touch those. going to buy some rock sliders for the sides but first i need more lift i think.

Here are some pics its a 2003 rubicon with 60 000 kms/37 000 miles. I paid 16 000 dollars canadian or 15 575 dollars american. Never winter driven never offroad.

You can see a little black spot where the tires are rubbing in the third picture. i know its not bad yet but i cant do any offroading if it rubs driving down the road. sorry for the bad writing to by the way.

G54 06-14-2010 06:51 PM

I suggest a JKS 1.25" body lift and 1" motor mount lift. You may still have to trim the flares a little (maybe not) but the BL will also give you the option to do a belly up t-case skid in the future. the MML may be enough to enable you to eliminate the t-case drop too, but it depends on your jeep. they vary.

FREDO 4X4 06-14-2010 10:15 PM

I been looking into that do you think i should go with the budget mounts or the complete ones and not use the stock ones at all.

4Jeepn 06-14-2010 10:28 PM

longer bump stops would also take care of the issue.

legman68 06-15-2010 02:10 AM

Very nice buy!

InfernoGirl 06-15-2010 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 655338)
longer bump stops would also take care of the issue.

I was thinking that too! I like it when my instincts are confirmed! :D

mrcarcrazy 06-15-2010 10:29 AM

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Shouldn't need the T case drop...since its a rubi (unless I'm off my rocker again)

I say go for the JKS BL/MML combo, and maybe trim flares if needed.

G54 06-15-2010 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by FREDO 4X4 (Post 655315)
I been looking into that do you think i should go with the budget mounts or the complete ones and not use the stock ones at all.

I used the budget ones and they seem fine. The replacement MM from Brown Dog are supposed to be good too if you want to go full replacement.

Jeep Motor Mount Lifts (MML)

FREDO 4X4 07-12-2010 04:12 PM

Well so i went out bought the 1.25 inch body lift and 1 inch motor mount lift. The install went pretty good considering i used only the little jack behind the passengers seat. anyways thanks for the advice i think this is the fix i was looking for. I will add pics soon. Oh and this is important for anybody who was thinking about this for me my jeep came with a t-case drop and as soon as i put the motor mount blocks in i knew i was in trouble for one they were very misaligned cause of the t-case drop but i managed to get them in. but as soon as i drove out the driveway the metal carrier of the motor mount was banging on the bracket that bolts the the motor i should of taken pictures but i just wanted to get it done. anyways pulled her back in and pulled that t-case drop off right away and tossed it in the trash. It was easy to remove i just took one spacers out one at a time and than reinstalled the bolts and pulled it up by tightening the bolts. I have no vibration at all at 110 km/h. I think this set up is perfect for me. I think if i went 6 inch suspension i would be to much for the road i already feel like a bobblehead in the thing. So thanks again and t-case drop motor mount lift = bad idea lol.

lancetkenyon 07-12-2010 06:33 PM

1" body lift and ditch the stupid chrome nerf bars and get real sliders.

FREDO 4X4 07-25-2010 06:24 PM

I got some pics before and after here.



after i need new fender flares

Sorry about the face the wife made me stand there i didnt want to. Also sorry i couldnt find a ramp but i found a dirt hill close to my house.

view from where i took the pics by my house.

doclouie 07-25-2010 06:38 PM

I have not been to Quebec since I shot my moose. I forgot how beautiful it is there.

FREDO 4X4 07-25-2010 07:07 PM

This pic is just around the corner from the other one.

And this i find odd there is a village on the ice here in the winter. for ice fishing they fish sebaste. The village on the other side of the bay is bigger then this. best pic i could find.

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