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Old 10-26-2014, 06:15 PM
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lift help

So here's the scoop just like all men I put the 2" RC lift on so now I'm in need of some new coils. My question is if I put 2in coils on what is already spaced 2in will that give me 4

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Old 10-27-2014, 01:30 AM
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Re: lift help

I'm possibly misunderstanding the question, but yes, you will be up four inches, but are you sure you want to be there? seeing as they are nicknamed 'budget boosts', I'm assuming you have stock shocks in the rear and nothing majorly aftermarket in the front end (like a superlift). this means your rear shocks are going to be just about maxed out, and your front end angles are going to be potentially steep enough to cause problems. I know these rigs go up that high and higher, but you probably need a couple other parts to do so. I have heard of people using XK coils to get a little higher, you might want to look into that.
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Well I plan on upgrading the entire set up with new coils shocks sway bar end links so idk I'm just so confused on what to do I wanna go bigger
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Well I plan on upgrading the entire set up with new coils shocks sway bar end links so idk I'm just so confused on what to do I wanna go bigger
You will screw up your angles and cause parts to fail on 4 inch stacking + lift. You need the drop down brackets that come with the superlift to maintain factory angles. So if you really want to go big.. 4 inch plus you need a superlift.

Plenty of posts on here on why and how to check for angles. Just gotta dig a bit. Best of luck.
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Re: lift help

If I could do it again (I have a 2" RC lift with Bilstein Shocks, which yields about 2.5 Inch lift at best), I would go with OME lift all round HD (or the OME Springs coupled with longer Bilstein shocks). There are benefits (and draw backs) of lift through 'suspension spacers', If you have the cash to spend go with lift through bigger springs and shocks - OME seems to be a good option. This setup is also very good for wheeling. If you want just large then go SL as mentioned above. I guess it all depends on the purpose.

Regarding angles, I would not want to go above 3" of lift without changing other components - CV joint angles and others would eventually cause issues down the line.

Another thing to look out for is the effects lift has on the ESC, at 2" lift I get a few 'issues' when doing a u-turn (you have to take it slower as this kicks in), for 4" and greater lift you will definitely get this exaggerated - hence the need for an ESC tweak.

Lift = bigger tires this also will require programming the ECU. I don't know your rig but if you have stock wheels/tires then putting in bigger tires also has requirements (clearance from pinch weld, UCA bolt etc), each of these needs addressing depending on the size of tire and offset of wheel you will use.

I am personally not a fan of wheel spacers - despite their popularity. I would only consider this for an off road rig.

You will definitely need to consider changes in your front UCA, the angles caused by the lift will eventually cause the OEM UCA ball joints to fail, or at minimum a clunk each time you go over a speed bump. A good solution is the JBA UCAs.

You will also need to install an adjustable rear track bar as the lift will put your rear axel off centre - you can get these from BWoody or Rustys.

Just FYI, the lift is not just the lift, its all the other things that also need to be adjusted (if done properly ) . Its trial and error and relying on plenty of info the guys have done here with lifted jeeps, I am all for it, but worth mentioning the considerations

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Re: lift help

I have a 05 GC did some research on my wk and found the OME hd was my best investment. It was a 2in. lift but i got more than that, plus the tires I am running 265/70/17. I didn't go SL because all of the mods that has to be done to make it run right. The OME hd still has a comfortable ride and gave me enough height for my liking but I had to change my rims to make the 265/70/17 work or you hit the uca with the tire. I'm not a fan of wheel spacers, also I had to do pinch mods (not hard to do) I also changed my UCA since I had everything off I went with jba. I went super chip flash pac so i could calibrate tire size.

hope this helps on your research good luck and show us what it looks like when done
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