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I am ready to order lift parts to install while I replace other worn out suspension pieces and want to ...

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Old 06-06-2018, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ready to pull the lift trigger

I am ready to order lift parts to install while I replace other worn out suspension pieces and want to make sure I haven't missed anything before I do.

JBA Upper control arms for lifted KJ

OME2927 Springs / 90009 Struts
OME2948 Springs / N132L Long Shocks

JBA Strut Spacer Plate Set

TeraFlex Bump Stops

Clevis Spacer 0.250"

JBA Y Link Extension fits 2.5" - 4" lifts

1 added set of rear upper coil spring isolators

If I have read correctly, this should put me at 3.5" above factory height, correct? Or do I need another set of isolators for the rear?

Is there any reason to not reuse the original top strut mounts and f/r isolators?

Thanks,

Marty
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
I am ready to order lift parts to install while I replace other worn out suspension pieces and want to make sure I haven't missed anything before I do.

JBA Upper control arms for lifted KJ

OME2927 Springs / 90009 Struts
OME2948 Springs / N132L Long Shocks

JBA Strut Spacer Plate Set

TeraFlex Bump Stops

Clevis Spacer 0.250"

JBA Y Link Extension fits 2.5" - 4" lifts

1 added set of rear upper coil spring isolators

If I have read correctly, this should put me at 3.5" above factory height, correct? Or do I need another set of isolators for the rear?

Is there any reason to not reuse the original top strut mounts and f/r isolators?

Thanks,

Marty

at that height you will have spring/ UCA contact or real close to it
What size tires are you planning on afterwards?
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Originally Posted by tommudd View Post
at that height you will have spring/ UCA contact or real close to it
What size tires are you planning on afterwards?
Shouldn't the JBA UCAs take care of that?

I haven't decided on tires yet. It seems that 245/75/16 is a good choice, but I am open to other options.
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Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
Shouldn't the JBA UCAs take care of that?

I haven't decided on tires yet. It seems that 245/75/16 is a good choice, but I am open to other options.
The JBA arms does to a degree, but main thing is sitting the ball joint at a better angle so its not on a bind. Like I said maybe 5 0ut 0f 8 have an issue at 3.5 inches with UCA/ spring contact on bumps.
245-75-16s some run without regearing, I don't, my suggestion is always a regear at that size and above . With that height and 4.10s it puts it back to stock pretty much as far as running, pulling and over all driveability
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So if I leave off the clevis lift, I should be fine? What about the rear?

A regear is in the future plans for sure. I am going to check local yards for a 4 cyl to get the parts from and go from there. I just want to make sure everything else is good first.
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Trigger pulled!

It's going to be a fair amount of work getting everything done, but I know it will be worth it. I think the hardest part will be replacing the non-lift related worn out parts.

Now I just need to find some hockey pucks. The University here has a hockey team, so I may go ask if they have any used spares. That or the local semi-pro team. For some reason hockey is pretty popular around here; it's odd for Alabama lol.
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dumb question but how necessary is the y link extension, cause im looking at a pretty similar list of parts.
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Originally Posted by Akley88 View Post
dumb question but how necessary is the y link extension, cause im looking at a pretty similar list of parts.


It looks like it keeps it from binding. Check the site a bit—a few threads already on how good it is.


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Originally Posted by Akley88 View Post
dumb question but how necessary is the y link extension, cause im looking at a pretty similar list of parts.
When you get up into the 3 inch plus range it helps a lot. Some people have a hard time setting the pinion angle correctly but its not hard if you really think and use some common sense
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If you get the lift in and can't adjust the camber out... you'll need UCAs. I found out the hard way I needed them at 2" lift, and new tires wore crooked in the meantime.

The JBA tri-link extension raised the pinion higher than I wanted. Ideal for CV maybe. Lots of lee-way to raise higher, but not lower. YMMV.
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