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Old 11-12-2014, 01:01 PM
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Hi, I'm doing a 2.5", 3" lift for my 2 door JK. Could anyone please help me out with the measure for the spings in that lift please? I would buy the complete kit but I live in Peru and custom taxes, shipping its pretty expensive so I think I'll do the springs, relocate the track bar, if needed relocate or do new control arms and just buy the shocks and bring them over. Please once again any help would be really appreciated and if some pics and lenghts were able even better. Thanks in advance, Percy

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There all different.
Most fronts are about 20" long
Rears 17"maybe 18" long.

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Do this

- coils
- shocks
- rear axle side TB bracket
- either front lower CA's or drop brackets.
- rear brake line drop brackets
- 10"-11" rear swaybar links or adjustable
(Stock rears move to front or discos)

- front TB is optional at 2.5
- rear TB is not needed with the bracket

What year is your jk
- 2007-2011 front extended brake lines
- 2012-2015 does not need them

- 2012 + may need a exhaust spacer depending on shock travel.

Hope this helps
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Old 11-15-2014, 12:16 AM
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Do this

- coils
- shocks
- rear axle side TB bracket
- either front lower CA's or drop brackets.
- rear brake line drop brackets
- 10"-11" rear swaybar links or adjustable
(Stock rears move to front or discos)

- front TB is optional at 2.5
- rear TB is not needed with the bracket

What year is your jk
- 2007-2011 front extended brake lines
- 2012-2015 does not need them

- 2012 + may need a exhaust spacer depending on shock travel.

Hope this helps
kjeeper10!! Thanks so much for the help!!!! I'm starting to do the brackets, but I have think it thru and I think I will best start doing the bumpers with the winch and tire carrier, so I can see how the new weight affects the springs and see how it goes everything (would you agree thats a good thing to do?).

Also I would appreciate if you could help me out with how thick do I need to do the bases for the front bumper winch and d-rings. I'm thinking on doing a stubby front bumper for clearance off roading and think it's easier to make. I would appreciate the help, and if possible and you don't mind write you by private message if something comes up, thanks and sorry if I'm been a bit annoying.

Percy
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Percy,
That is a good idea, either that or a small leveling kit w/ just spacers.

As far as the front bumper. They sell winch plates. Also stubby kits (end caps for stock cut bumper)
I've seen the winch mounted on top and inside like this pic here.

Here's mine, a very basic stubby bumper. It's the Rugged ridge modular bumper. Use as is or add end prices, hoop, brush guard, etc ... Lots of options. The base is around $350-$400 in steal.
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:43 PM
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Percy,
That is a good idea, either that or a small leveling kit w/ just spacers.

As far as the front bumper. They sell winch plates. Also stubby kits (end caps for stock cut bumper)
I've seen the winch mounted on top and inside like this pic here.

Here's mine, a very basic stubby bumper. It's the Rugged ridge modular bumper. Use as is or add end prices, hoop, brush guard, etc ... Lots of options. The base is around $350-$400 in steal.
Great I just finished the front bumper, it still might need some work here and there but I get 99% of what I wanted (functional and looks) now I'll start with the rear bumper and then do the tire carrier. I might create a frankenstein combining the typical carrier mounted in the rear bumper and one mounted next to the tail lights, I don't like the tire moving all around in bumpy roads.

On the other hand I measured the springs for the lift and found out the stock cable is 15mm wide with about 4 or 5 cycles. Now a good friend of mine borrow me his cherokee old springs that are 14.5mm wide that are 16" with about 8 cycles , I put the rear ones and it gave me around 1.5" (didn't have time to put the front ones). So what I find out is that with the new stock grand cherokee springs (that are 18" for the rear) I will get those 3" considering that the new carrier and rear bumper will give some more weight to the rear. BUT for the front part thats where my problems is. I can only find 18" springs, any suggestions on what I can do? I more than sure that with the new front bumper and winch I have more weight than the stock, I guess about 40-50 kg difference (90-110lbs). I will still be looking for longer springs but in case I don't find them I was thinking between doing the 18" plus a spacer or have custom springs made.

I think I will start doing a thread with the mods I do to the JK if able I would appreciate any advise with that.
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RK 1.5 front coils will give you about 2.5-3"

Looking good btw .. Nice job

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