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Old April 11th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default Modifying lift, looking for suggestions

2002 TJ 4.0L

Current Suspension:

2.5" Rough Country Coil Springs Front/Rear
3/4" Coil Spacer front for added weight winch/bumper ect.
Bilstein 5100 3.25" Shocks Front/Rear
About a 1" T case drop



Future Idea:

2.5" Rough Country Coil Springs Rear
4" Currie Springs Front
Bilstein 5100 3.25" Shocks Front/Rear
1.25" Body Lift with a 1" MML
(Hopefully remove 1" T Case drop due to 1" MML)

There are a number of reasons I have this particular setup in mind, one of the main reasons being the current RC springs I have in the front with the coil spacers added are beginning to sag a bit (Total of 3.25" in front). This is mostly due to the added weight in the front and partly RC engineering I'm assuming. When you look at the Jeep from the side it is easy to see that the front is sitting about a half in lower than the rear. I'd like to fix this by adding both longer and stronger 4" currie springs that can also support the extra weight in the front. The rear coils have held up fine and I personally see no reason to swap them out. With the 4" currie in the front and the 2.5" RC in the rear I think it should sit perfectly level.

My question is, do any of you think this combo will work well? Should my shocks be okay with the 4" springs in the front? I am assuming so if it is to even out the jeep and the rear has been fine.

Will it change the rear driveshaft angle at all? (Assuming once the front is lifted upwards the T case angle will move) I plan on doing a 1" MML so hopefully I can remove the T Case drop all together.

Just looking for some suggestions/input/ideas

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What do you have for control arms in the front? Stock?
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What do you have for control arms in the front? Stock?
Yeah stock currently, which I plan on upgrading to short arm in the future but its all $$$
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I would wait to put bigger springs in until I had adjustable uppers or some longarms.
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Bigger springs cause more wear/tear on the arms?
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Bigger springs cause more wear/tear on the arms?

Your caster will be affected with that much lift and you can't get it adjusted back without adjustable arms.
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Your caster will be affected with that much lift and you can't get it adjusted back without adjustable arms.
Ah okay I will hold off until I save up for adjustables. I figure when I get my rear bumper added with spare 33 it should level it.

My jeep is more of a DD than wheeler I'd probably just go with short arm adjustable since this jeep, at least for a very long time, won't go past 4 inches of lift. What's some good short arm afjustables to look into?
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Longarms ride like a Cadillac compared to short arms. Just so you know.
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Longarms ride like a Cadillac compared to short arms. Just so you know.
Well I'm pretty happy with my ride right now tbh and its on stock arms, those bilstein shocks are real nice
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I'm in the process of getting rid of my short arms and building longarms for my tj with 4.5"front springs and 3" rear springs.
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