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Old December 10th, 2006, 09:14 PM   #1
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just did a 3inch lift on cglenn's 98 XJ Limited, looks nice. Shocks aren't on yet, will be soon.




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Old December 11th, 2006, 06:56 AM   #2
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Sweet. Time for some tires!
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Old December 11th, 2006, 07:47 AM   #3
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Would putting on new shocks yield more height? My stock ones are still blown and we measured the height from the ground to the bottom of the fender flare and got like 33.5 up front and 33.75 in rear or something, in inches. The coils are compressed a lot, and the front is only like an inch higher than it was stock. Help?
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Old December 11th, 2006, 07:53 AM   #4
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Are the stock shocks still connected? I was going to say that doesn't look like it is lifted at all even.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 08:00 AM   #5
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Yeah, although the passenger rear one isn't even on there, it's just sitting on the axle. My car sagged a ton before the lift was put on, I gained a few inches but it looks to me like it's a little higher than stock.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 09:15 AM   #6
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Disconnect the stock shocks. What brand is your lift and is it a full pack rear?
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Old December 11th, 2006, 10:25 AM   #7
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Disconnect the stock shocks. What brand is your lift and is it a full pack rear?
Rough Country 3" AAL's, blocks, and coils. We didnt install the blocks, thats why the rear isnt as tall as it should. The front idk why we didn't get more height. Still need to install shocks.

The leaf pack was 4 leafs, adding the AAL equals a 5 pack spring.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 11:27 AM   #8
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I'm planning on substituting shackles for the blocks to gain the same amount of lift in rear. But we can't figure out why it won't raise the car up more than it does.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 09:02 PM   #9
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drive it around a few days ive found that it loosens up the suspension and sits different.
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Old December 14th, 2006, 10:36 PM   #10
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Well, it bounces a lot more but oh well, it holds up better than it did. Sometimes I feel like I've got hydros on there because it bounces so bad but that's because I'm not used to there being an absorbant feeling, like the springs are actually pushing the car back up after a bump. Still gotta get those shocks on though.
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Well, it bounces a lot more but oh well, it holds up better than it did. Sometimes I feel like I've got hydros on there because it bounces so bad but that's because I'm not used to there being an absorbant feeling, like the springs are actually pushing the car back up after a bump. Still gotta get those shocks on though.
Well yeah, since there is nothing holding them from springing back up. :miff:
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 08:48 AM   #12
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Ok so we got the front shocks on, lifted a little bit but it still seems stock height or maybe a little more. Seems like something is still holding it down. Sway bar maybe? What can I do? Thanks.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 01:38 PM   #13
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disconnect the swaybar and see how it rides...lol
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 04:39 PM   #14
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Sway bars don't do anything for lifting or lowering height purposes. They just limit how much you can sway or flex.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 05:50 PM   #15
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Guess I need to figure out how to get as much lift in as I can from this kit then, and add some stuff to it to make it higher.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 05:00 PM   #16
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could we add a BB and not need an sye?

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Old January 7th, 2007, 12:05 AM   #17
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you could get away with a budget boost and no sye, i know people who have done it. thats not the rough country lift ive seen on ebay is it?
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Old January 7th, 2007, 12:08 PM   #18
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I didn't get it from eBay, but it is pretty much the same lift. I got mine from JCWhitney and paid a lot less. If I were to get this lift again, I'd probably save a little more and get a Stage II lift. I'm thinking of doing the Dakota BB and adding shackles to the rear, then putting coil spacers up front or just getting some new coils all together. Question is, which coils would allow me more lift than I already have? Another thing is that how much lift would I be able to have on my new 3" shocks, like how far can I go without maxing them out?
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we have pretty much decided were doing coil spacers up front and using a long AAL interweaved into the leaf pack along with the short one. It was recommended by Mumbly's offroad.
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Question is, which coils would allow me more lift than I already have?
A coil that is rated for more then 3" of lift.

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Another thing is that how much lift would I be able to have on my new 3" shocks, like how far can I go without maxing them out?
Well, they are rated for a certain amount of lift for a reason...
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