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Old 04-02-2016, 11:52 AM
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Help in Identifying Lift Kit

I have a '98 TJ, which is in need of some suspension work. I need help in identifying what make the lift kit is. I have attached some images.

Thanks for looking.

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That looks like skyjacker with hidro shocks

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Old 04-02-2016, 01:07 PM   #3
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Skyjacker shocks. No way to tell who made the springs. You have to measure the springs. There are lots of post with the stock spring lengths. At least post a side shot of the jeep to tell if it is even lifted
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Really hard to tell but if you measure the springs that will at least let you know the size.

Stock springs sitting on the ground are 12" in the front and 8" in the back.
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Here is a side shot of the Jeep in Question.
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The spring height as it sets, 16" front, 12" back
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Skyjacker 4' lift kit with hidro 7000 shocks
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Maybe I worded my question incorrectly, could someone identify the lower control arms?
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Maybe I worded my question incorrectly, could someone identify the lower control arms?
Don't know what thet are, but they're the first thing I would change. The only place they can flex is in the bushings. Disconnected on a serious trail, they could rip the control arm mounts off the frame or axles.
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Don't know what thet are, but they're the first thing I would change. The only place they can flex is in the bushings. Disconnected on a serious trail, they could rip the control arm mounts off the frame or axles.
Water Dog - look at the trainwreck that is the steering & track bar.

That old crappy mess is the first thing I would change, with the control arms being a close second. Metacloak track bar with OEM pitman arm and new TJ drag-link & V8 ZJ tie-rod.
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Water Dog - look at the trainwreck that is the steering & track bar.

That old crappy mess is the first thing I would change, with the control arms being a close second. Metacloak track bar with OEM pitman arm and new TJ drag-link & V8 ZJ tie-rod.
You're right as usual, didn't really look at the other pics when he mentioned control arms....or I was trying to be nice (doubt that..)
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OK guys thank you for the advice. 1st I will get rid of that train wreck triple track bar arrangement. And replace it with a Metal Cloak. Next; replace the steering components with the ZJ upgrade talked about in other posts. Also replace the pitman arm with a stock OEM.
Back to the control arms, the current lift uses stock uppers F/B. I want to change the bottom ones to an adjustable type. I am leaning toward a bushing style, due to the stiffness and vibration issues posted. Any review on CORE 4x4?
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I would spend a few more bucks and get metalcloaks with a duroflex joints ($249 vs $269). They have a very good reputation. I know someone who had the CORE arms and he replaced the bushings after each wheeling season. The metalcloaks dampen vibrations, have lots of flex for trail use (and self center afterwards), and are rebuildable. The only downside (that I can think of) is that they need disassembled and greased every two years. Maybe its my butt talking but when I switched all my arms for metalcloaks I feel my ride improved vs the stock ones.
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Core 4x4 Fabrication eBay store? - JeepForum.com
I found this post, reviews look petty positive.

MC 8pc set $959

C 4x4 8pc set $549
It is all in what level that your Jeep will be used for, mine is 90% daily driver.
So for my needs to correct handling and control issues, I'm leaning toward less costly choice.
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I just my upgrade. ZJ steering. MC track bar,RC LCA's, Artec LCA axle mounts, and OEM pitman. I have not drivin it yet.
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I just finished my upgrade. ZJ steering. MC track bar,RC LCA's, Artec LCA axle mounts, and OEM pitman. I have not drivin it yet.
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The Jeep handles 100% better.

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