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Re: The "Mini" Lift

That's pretty cool. I never thought about that.
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Re: The "Mini" Lift

I ended up doing the Bilsteins front and rear and the Rusty's front strut spacers. I didn't replace the isolators. I didn't think they looked bad.

After a few miles on it now I ended up with 1" of lift in the front and 1/4" of lift in the rear. And now the suspension is perfectly balanced side to side. It was off side to side by about a 1/4" before the new shocks. And with the front strut spacers the Jeep is more level front to rear.
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Re: The "Mini" Lift

How are you liking the "Bilstein ride" so far?
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Re: The "Mini" Lift

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How are you liking the "Bilstein ride" so far?
I LOVE the Bilsteins. I don't know why some complain of a harsh ride. They're firm, but definitely not harsh. My wife even commented on how nice the Jeep rode.
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Re: The "Mini" Lift

I know right I love them too. Really, I think they should have been factory issue
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Re: The "Mini" Lift

After blowing out the lh front stock shock @ silver lake sand dunes, my excuse... I bought the Bilsteins and the moog isolators and the strut install kit. Nice !

LH lower clevis bolt would NOT come out, took it in for bigger tools to be applied, they ended up cutting it and installing a new lca - dam it.

Thank you for posting the "mini lift".
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Re: The "Mini" Lift

My pleasure Say, since you went with the MOOG Isolaters, can you verify for me during your install that they were in fact a little beefier? I just wanted some more eyes on it besides mine because thats what I seen with them compared to the factory ones, but I wanted some feedback from folks that also went with them just to make sure I'm not seeing or imagineing things. Thanks
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Forgot to add, that Clevis Bolt is one angry mother. It does NOT want to come out. AT ALL. As time goes by I see a few of us just getting replacement lower control arms and being done with it, as they will also have all the new bushings in them too.
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Re: The "Mini" Lift

I remembered you saying that, and I did compare... Not as much as I thought, but yes.

I got the right side clevis bolt, but the left- Not even close. The left was the side w the blown shock, maybe a bent the bolt a little ? IDK. It's still in their, I could try and post a pic for a laugh. But I am not laughing about it yet !

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even the BB doesnt get the pinch welds out the way fully. have to do them regardless with either lift. i have yet to do them, but will need to if i do decide to install the OME lift sitting in my basement and run 33s
I have a daystar 2" lift and 31's.. I'm running 1.5 spidertrax spacers.. but i havent done the pinch weld mod yet.. its only been a day.. but i will probably hafta ride on it without it for a couple of weeks.. honestly though, my cooper discoverers just brush the pinch weld cover at full lock...it grazes but not a significant rub.. i can tell they aren't gonna do damage right away.. but it's still too close for comfort where i'm gonna do it in a couple weeks. you'll def. need it with 33's for sure. good luck.
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I ended up doing the Bilsteins front and rear and the Rusty's front strut spacers. I didn't replace the isolators. I didn't think they looked bad.

After a few miles on it now I ended up with 1" of lift in the front and 1/4" of lift in the rear. And now the suspension is perfectly balanced side to side. It was off side to side by about a 1/4" before the new shocks. And with the front strut spacers the Jeep is more level front to rear.

So bilsteins alone gave you 0.5" of lift in the front and 0.25" in the rear?? I thought Bilsteins provided 3/8" in lift.. meaning 0.375, not 0.5... and adding one set of strut spacers provided the extra 0.5" of lift.. giving you 1" in the front and 0.25" in the rear? you are now level? the WK is 0.75" inches higher than the front in stock form??
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So bilsteins alone gave you 0.5" of lift in the front and 0.25" in the rear?? I thought Bilsteins provided 3/8" in lift.. meaning 0.375, not 0.5... and adding one set of strut spacers provided the extra 0.5" of lift.. giving you 1" in the front and 0.25" in the rear? you are now level? the WK is 0.75" inches higher than the front in stock form??
pending how blown/worn out your stock stuts and shocks are, you can get almost a 1/2" out of them.
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