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Old 08-08-2017, 06:12 PM
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Trying to identify lift on my used Jeep

Hi,

I have a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara that already has a lift kit installed. I'm trying to figure out what lift I have installed and it looks like it may be piecemeal. Not a specific kit.

I think I have Rubicon Express springs, have generic shocks and Teraflex Steering stabilizer. Pretty sure none of the control arms have been replaced.

Can someone help me confirm what I have and maybe suggest what adjustable control arms I should purchase? When I installed the 35" K02s, the toe was out but is now back in. I know the camber and caster for the font is out ...

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara.
35 " K02 BF Goodrich tires.
Not sure on what height lift kit is installed. I measured the springs and they are 14".. has bump stops in the springs.

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Thanks for looking!

Jimmy

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You can figure out the lift height by measuring the distance between the bottom of the front shock tower to the centre of the lower shock mounting bolt. Stock dimensions are shown in this diagram.
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Likely a 2.5 since you can't really use shock extensions on anything higher than that. Silver springs are usually Rough Country, Ready Lift or AEV and those are not AEV and the rears are the wrong shape for Ready Lift.

So I would think it is Rough Country... But their basic kit doesn't come with a rear track bar frame bracket which you have. It's possible they have changed kit components over the years too.

https://www.extremeterrain.com/rough...ls-jk-624.html

You don't have bump stops which you definitely need for 35's...
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Shocks look like stock red Rubicon shocks. It appears that this may be a TeraFlex 2.5" BB that someone has just swapped out the spacers and factory springs for new lift coils.
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I remeasured and the springs are 15 inches and the shocks are 22" long. So I think your right that it is probably a 2.5" lift.

I'm happy with the lift size, but know that the camber and caster is way out. I at the least will probably get an adjustable control arms kit. Would it also be better to get full shocks and eliminate the shock extension?

What do you guys think about Rubicon Express, Tera Flex kits?

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I remeasured and the springs are 15 inches and the shocks are 22" long. So I think your right that it is probably a 2.5" lift.

I'm happy with the lift size, but know that the camber and caster is way out. I at the least will probably get an adjustable control arms kit. Would it also be better to get full shocks and eliminate the shock extension?

What do you guys think about Rubicon Express, Tera Flex kits?

Thanks,

Jimmy
Tidier to get longer shocks... might not really be 'better'. Most lifts don't increase travel, they just move it...which is why there are longer bump stops. But some shocks are relatively cheap so it depends what you like.

Terra is fairly universally appreciated. Really, with some subtle variation, these kits are all the same stuff. Get something from a bigger company with a name in case you have problems they will stand behind their stuff.
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Cool and makes sense. Thank you all for your advice I really appreciate it. Looking at different kits now to replace all the control arms.

I also noticed I have some spitting grease from the transaxle.
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If you are getting adjustable control arms, I would also look at adjustable track bars. That will help you center the axles side to side.
A relocation bracket for the steering stabilizer would be nice, and a Griffen SteerSmart steering attenuator would be a good investment. It helps the feel and response of the steering.
You probably don't need all 8 control arms, but it won't hurt. The TeraFlex Alpine arms seem really nice. They use a clamping setup instead of a jam nut.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:52 AM
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Yep like the TeraFlex adjustable control arms. I plan on ordering them soon and will update how the install went and what the results are.

I didn't think about an adjustable track bar ...

Thank you for all your advice .. I really appreciate it.!

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