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Old 09-27-2014, 11:14 AM
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Coils and Shocks

I am putting a lift together and don't know what I am doing.

WHat is the difference between coils and shocks in how the Jeep rides?

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Not trying to be a jerk, but why are you putting a lift together if you don't know what you're doing?

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Old 09-27-2014, 11:42 AM
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Not trying to be a jerk, but why are you putting a lift together if you don't know what you're doing?
I don't understand the question... The same reasons a lot of people do...

Because I would enjoy expanding on the 4wd capability of the Jeep. I would enjoy the freedom to go more places. I haven't wheeled and don't think I would enjoy crawling. I would be too nervous I would wreck something. But maybe some day it will be something I would like to explore.

I like the way a Jeep with a lift looks. The aggressive stance is a big appeal.

Basically I like Jeeps...
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Try asking here. Kjeeper10 is very knowledgeable and helpful.
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/li.../topics/298665

Also might want to provide as much info as you can. This will aid in better answers catered to your specific needs. More than likely someone has had similar questions that may have been answered in the thread link above.
Info like intended purpose, I.e. want to fit bigger tires, rock crawling, etc., how much lift, budget, what you currently own/setup, things like that.

Read over the thread I linked and that may help you ask a more informed question.
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I don't understand the question... The same reasons a lot of people do...

Because I would enjoy expanding on the 4wd capability of the Jeep. I would enjoy the freedom to go more places. I haven't wheeled and don't think I would enjoy crawling. I would be too nervous I would wreck something. But maybe some day it will be something I would like to explore.

I like the way a Jeep with a lift looks. The aggressive stance is a big appeal.

Basically I like Jeeps...
I believe he was asking you why your piecing together a lift as opposed to buying a lift kit that is already complete. Piecing together a lift would mean buying everything seperate to lift your Jeep, which is not something somebody who says they don't know what they are doing should do. I don't think he was asking why you are lifting it.
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Try asking here. Kjeeper10 is very knowledgeable and helpful.
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/li.../topics/298665

Also might want to provide as much info as you can. This will aid in better answers catered to your specific needs. More than likely someone has had similar questions that may have been answered in the thread link above.
Info like intended purpose, I.e. want to fit bigger tires, rock crawling, etc., how much lift, budget, what you currently own/setup, things like that.

Read over the thread I linked and that may help you ask a more informed question.
Hey thanks for the reply! I have been over that thread a couple times and must have missed the answer I was looking for.
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I believe he was asking you why your piecing together a lift as opposed to buying a lift kit that is already complete. Piecing together a lift would mean buying everything seperate to lift your Jeep, which is not something somebody who says they don't know what they are doing should do. I don't think he was asking why you are lifting it.
Oh well good question...

Seems it is a matter of wording. I am thinking of a lift kit minus the shocks and adding shocks I would prefer after. I was looking at kits without springs/front springs/all four wondering what the difference on the ride would be. So when I said I was putting together a lift, I was not referring to all the components.

I guess need to update my lingo...
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Oh well good question...

Seems it is a matter of wording. I am thinking of a lift kit minus the shocks and adding shocks I would prefer after. I was looking at kits without springs/front springs/all four wondering what the difference on the ride would be. So when I said I was putting together a lift, I was not referring to all the components.

I guess need to update my lingo...
Ask this exact question to Kjeeper10 in that thread. He likes the Rancho 9000xls for shocks, and they're adjustable. There are also some lift kits that come with them, I think RockKrawler. I think in general you'd want to replace all four springs, unless your just looking at budget boost.
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What I'm getting is the Rubicon Express standard lift without the shocks, then getting the rancho 9000xls. For THIS price range, the best two lifts you can buy are rubicon express or teraflex
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I don't understand the question... The same reasons a lot of people do...

Because I would enjoy expanding on the 4wd capability of the Jeep. I would enjoy the freedom to go more places. I haven't wheeled and don't think I would enjoy crawling. I would be too nervous I would wreck something. But maybe some day it will be something I would like to explore.

I like the way a Jeep with a lift looks. The aggressive stance is a big appeal.

Basically I like Jeeps...
We all like Jeeps and many of us like Jeeps with lifts for off road performance and looks but since it appears that you are new at building Jeeps, you will be much better off if you leave the design and construction of the lift kit to the professionals until you get up to speed on the basics.

There are dozens of quality lift kits that include everything you need. If you want to put your signature on it then pick your own shocks. The 9000XLs are not bad choice because you can manually select one of nine setting to adjust ride quality.
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It's important to know the Jk doesn't need a crap ton of lift to fit a bigger tire.
Let's say you cut or run flat flares. With a small leveling kit people fit 35's.
33" = 0 lift at all.
Big difference from the previous TJ model.

Here's a example. 4" lift w/ drop brackets in the front. Rancho 9000 shocks.
I have $2000-$3000k in my front end/steering just to make it handle good. I'm still not done either

I'm running 35's. As you can see there's plenty off room for a 37 even a 40 with some trimming.
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