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I"m trying to determine if my JK has been lifted or if its factory. How can you tell. I see Jeeps on the road that look lower than mine but mine doesn't seem to be that high. What do I look for?
 

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.... What do I look for?
Ummm, a lift....

Anything not OE. Springs without white tags, different shocks, relocation brackets, adjustable arms, etc etc etc
 

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Look for spacers, or plastic discs, on top of the springs.


From the pic, it looks like you have some lift. Park it next to a stock jeep and take a pic.
 

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Red shocks? Only Rubicon and Willy's have them if I'm not mistaken. Perhaps someone slapped Rubi suspension on it?

That would lift it over a regular Sport.
 

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Red shocks? Only Rubicon and Willy's have them if I'm not mistaken. Perhaps someone slapped Rubi suspension on it?

That would lift it over a regular Sport.
It was also a option on the sport as well, at least here in Canada. I think the option was listed as Heavy Duty Off-Road Suspension Package or something along those lines.

Nworker: You could try and get the build sheet, would say on there if you had something like that.
 

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Mine had a little 2" spacer lift on it when I got it (used). I wouldn't have known if a 4x4 shop guy hadn't crawled under and looked at it. That little spacer lift caused problems with steering that took an adjustable track bar to fix.
 

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Take a picture from the side. You cant tell at an angle.
 

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Aftermarket wheels... ...what size tires? Smallish tires might make a stocker look lifted.

Also, read the digits off the tags on the springs. If HD springs were put on it would lift it an inch or so.
 

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optional package references 4 springs. So, perhaps your Jeep came from the factory with a stiffer spring rate. I'm not too familiar with how optional equipment availability for suspension. However, I know that swapping Rubicon coils & shocks from a 4 door onto my 2 door sport gave my Jeep around 1.5" of lift.
 

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while we're on the subject...

I have a 2007 wrangler 2 door. It wanders all over the road. it IS lifted. I just ordered all new bushings for every suspension piece front and back. so here's the question: on the two post lift hanging from the frame the rear sway bar is pushing against the tire on the drivers side, 2-or 3 inches away from the tire on the passenger side..is this normal or should I drive it off the nearest cliff???
George in Montana, old fart like to do stuff myself..
 

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most likely someone installed coils from a 4 door rubicon so you have a little lift.
 

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I have a 2007 wrangler 2 door. It wanders all over the road. it IS lifted. I just ordered all new bushings for every suspension piece front and back. so here's the question: on the two post lift hanging from the frame the rear sway bar is pushing against the tire on the drivers side, 2-or 3 inches away from the tire on the passenger side..is this normal or should I drive it off the nearest cliff???
George in Montana, old fart like to do stuff myself..
Your rear track bar moves in an arch. Since it's attached at the frame on the passenger side and at the drivers side on the axle, the rear axle will always shift towards the passenger side whenever the vehicle is raised. If you describe it as being lifted and it is still using the factory rear track bar, chances are your axle is shifted towards the passenger side even at ride height.
 

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Aftermarket wheels... ...what size tires? Smallish tires might make a stocker look lifted.

Also, read the digits off the tags on the springs. If HD springs were put on it would lift it an inch or so.

Currently have 255/75R17 tires.
 

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stock suspension. Get out your tape
 

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Currently have 255/75R17 tires.
I bet you're going to find that the springs and shocks are donated from a heavier Unlimited and that accounts for your mild lift. I did that to my 2-door when I had one and it worked for 33" tires until I added bumpers, winch, sliders, etc. Then you need 2.5".

So you have a lift but you don't have a lift. That make sense?
 
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Another Newb question. So my JK originally had 225R75/16 tires and had a 3.21 Rear Axle Ratio. I know have 255R17/17 tires. Does the gear need to be changed? Since I purchased it used, I really have no idea if it has.
 
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