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Old 03-17-2015, 03:33 PM
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I have a 98 TJ with a 3" spacer lift with the proper shocks front and rear(Zone), extended swaybar links in the rear(Zone), and trac bar relocation bracket for the rear (Zone). stock control arms no SYE or transfercase Drop. My question is where should I go from here, I would like to put metal cloaks dual rate 3 1/2" coils in the front and leave the spacers in the rear but eventually get coils for the rear, since it's mostly a daily driver but does see abuse on the trails. So should I go for true coils first or should I focus on something else? I am still in high school so im on a pretty tight budget working my way slowly but want to do it right. As it sits right now the ride quality is better then stock. (Also I don't have any vibration issues but I understand the harsh angle on the pinion is probably wearing through u-joints quicker)

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If the ride quality is great, no vibrations, etc.. Why do you want to improve on the lift? If it's looking to go with larger tires and you're on a budget, be careful because that's when the expenses start to add up.

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If you offroad and disconnect your front links, I think you will definitely benefit from having 3"-3.5" front springs. If you happen to get some driveline vibrations after the install (likely after to you do the rear springs), I would first do a 1" Motor Mount lift before spacing down the T/C plate.
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:41 AM
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If the ride quality is great, no vibrations, etc.. Why do you want to improve on the lift? If it's looking to go with larger tires and you're on a budget, be careful because that's when the expenses start to add up.
wasn't planning on going with larger tires i got 31x10.50s brand new two summers ago knowing I didn't want to go larger anytime soon because of the 4 banger in it and like you said larger tires equal more expensive parts like re gearing heavy duty steering and drive train parts
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If you offroad and disconnect your front links, I think you will definitely benefit from having 3"-3.5" front springs. If you happen to get some driveline vibrations after the install (likely after to you do the rear springs), I would first do a 1" Motor Mount lift before spacing down the T/C plate.
that's exactly what I was thinking too I don't like the idea of dropping the transfercase I would do a motor mount lift before I did drop it. I really want the 3.5" up front to level it out also since they're just spacers it's still got a little rake towards the front
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