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Old February 12th, 2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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HI every one I have had a few lifted jeeps but never did a lift my self. I piced this mj up last weekend. It drives great runs great but the front end is about 3'' lower then the back. Im not 100% shere what has been to the front. it looks to have 3" coil spacer's not shere if the coil is stock or not but it is red. It still has the stock control arms. How much of a lift can I get out of stock arms?

So I am looking to get 6" coils for it and may be some control arm! I would leve it the way it is becaues it drives so good but the front tires rub when u turn and i dont want to trime the fanders..

or would this help me a little? Control Arm Drop Bracket Kit?

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if all the stearing componets are stock i dont think you could get away with 6 inches, at least i couldnt on my XJ. i needed a new driveshaft, control arms, and track bar for a 5 inch lift. if your gona be wheeling it and flexing the front, parts are gona start wearing quick with 6 inches.
4.5 inch is the magic number with XJs.. probably MJs too
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I would leve it the way it is, but it looks funny and the tires rub when u turn. I can trime the fanders but I dont really want to.

thanks for the help!!!
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I would leve it the way it is, but it looks funny and the tires rub when u turn. I can trime the fanders but I dont really want to.

thanks for the help!!!
i hate the look of the trimmed fenders. new rims with more backspacing will help with the tire rub turning, not the lift. maybe wheel spacers too if you dont want to replace those rims.

maybe put the back end down a litte bit? just an idea if you dont like the look
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I love those old Comanches, good looking truck.
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in the process of doing a 6" on an mj now, needed driveshafts, control arms, and brake lines
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