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Posted: 3/12/2006 6:54:33 AM EDT
i have a buddy looking to get a late model wrangler and install a 4" lift. i have only lifted leaf spring vehicles. what is involved in lifting a coil sprung jeep? any tips or links on this install would be great. thanks.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 6:56:32 AM EDT
This place might be a better forun to ask in.
www.hobartwelders.com/mboard/forumdisplay.php?f=6
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:06:14 AM EDT
It aint too bad, did my '01 TJ a little over a year ago. We did have a lift availible which speeded thing up quite a bit. It's pretty easy, drop the shock & control arms, it'll fall right out for ya. Go to www.jeepforum.com/forum/index.php & www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums/index.php & do a search, there are alot of good write up's availible. Now a word of warning, you are going 4" , there's a pretty good chance you will have drive line vibes because of the increased drive line angles, your transfer case (np241) has a slip yoke, in other words if your drive line throws a u joint & you have to drop it, all your fluid starts running out. A slip yoke eliminator & cv drive shaft will run you just over $500.00, you might be able to get by w/ a t-case drop kit for a bit. That being said all Jeeps are different & some will give you challenges when lifting & some will not. There's alot of research you can do, good luck !
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:09:09 AM EDT
Buy the best, most complete kit you can. You'll pay for it in the beginning, but it will end up cheaper in the long run. Get the Xfer case slip yoke eliminator installed at the same time.

You WILL get what you pay for. Warn had a Black Diamond system at one time [eliminated now] that was exellent but pricy.

There are some good ones on the market tho. It will always cost you more then you think.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:11:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 7:12:22 AM EDT by big_motor_jumbo]
just in case you wanted a manufacturers instructions....not that i am suggesting superlift.

Superlift instructions pdf
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:25:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fxntime:
Buy the best, most complete kit you can. You'll pay for it in the beginning, but it will end up cheaper in the long run. Get the Xfer case slip yoke eliminator installed at the same time.

You WILL get what you pay for.

There are some good ones on the market tho. It will always cost you more then you think.



Good advice, in my research I found Rubicon Express, Full Traction & BDS to have the best reputation. YMMV & oh ya

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Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:45:00 AM EDT
I had a Teraflex kit on my Jeep

It's quite easy to do yourself with fairly basic tools.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:56:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 9:07:33 AM EDT by Derek45]
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:55:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:
This place might be a better forun to ask in.
www.hobartwelders.com/mboard/forumdisplay.php?f=6




Amateurs.

Go ask at www.Pirate4x4.com instead. Have a thick hide, you'll need it. On the other hand, you'll learn a lot, too.

Merlin
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:57:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:08:50 PM EDT

Go ask at www.Pirate4x4.com instead. Have a thick hide, you'll need it. On the other hand, you'll learn a lot, too.




Don't even bother asking about puting a 4" bolt on lift on your stock wrangler on pirate4x4.

For god sakes they have better shit to do then hold your hand with a bolt on mod.


go to www.jeepsunlimited.com as thats where all the jeepers start with stuff like this, Then when you decide to stretch the wheelbase, Cut the ass end out, or tube the back half of your jeep you can go to pirate4x4.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:17:04 PM EDT
I'm almost positive that Rubicon Express will be the preferred lift system on all of the message groups. Trust me :)
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:11:55 PM EDT
Yep, RE is one of the most highly recommended lifts out there. As are Old Man Emu shocks.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:38:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 6:39:17 PM EDT by corporatemonster]
Do the research, then lift it. My Cherokee has a four inch lift. (Coils in the front) Perfect for the city, expressway and the backroads where I live. Handles just fine on and off road. You'll be happy. It will change the handling on a Wrangler so get used to it before getting crazy.

C.M.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 9:09:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 9:10:10 AM EDT by Merlin]

Originally Posted By TZLVredmist:

Go ask at www.Pirate4x4.com instead. Have a thick hide, you'll need it. On the other hand, you'll learn a lot, too.




Don't even bother asking about puting a 4" bolt on lift on your stock wrangler on pirate4x4.

For god sakes they have better shit to do then hold your hand with a bolt on mod.


go to www.jeepsunlimited.com as thats where all the jeepers start with stuff like this, Then when you decide to stretch the wheelbase, Cut the ass end out, or tube the back half of your jeep you can go to pirate4x4.



Not true. In addition to the regular newbie section, Pirate now has a Jeep Newbie forum, just for people like JMT and his buddy:

Pirate Jeep Newbies

Merlin
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 9:23:12 AM EDT
This is the best Jeep info site I have found:

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