Actual Lift Amount - Lets Compare Fender Heights

Discussion in 'Lift Kit Discussion' started by long_tall_texan, May 24, 2009.

  1. 02redKJ

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    No, that was all they gave me for free. I did find one to give me a complete report for free except a history. Here is the link to that one... Decode This!
     
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    Front---20"
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    damn. just bought the .5" ring from JBA. should've ordered them before I redid my front suspension
     
  3. tommudd

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    So you've sagged an inch or little more
     
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    Rear 20.75 Back of vehicle has about 200lbs of gear in it.
    Front 20.25
    Rear has RRO 2.5 spacers and Durango shocks for length.
    Front has 1/4 top spacer plate. 4/8ths clevis lift. With New NAPA strut assembly's.
    Dropped almost 3/4 inch in front after first drive on day one and has not changed since.
    Rides as good as the day I drove it off the showroom floor.
     
  5. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    With all of that you should be sitting at 23 in front , all that you have stuffed in there is only giving you 1 inch of lift
     
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    No, it was sitting at 17.5 in the front before. Factory stuff was wore out. When it was new back in the day it was just over 18. So that is 2.25. Or close to it.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    No new when it rolled off the line it was 19-19.25 , No KJ ever rolled off the line being at 18 inches . Before April 12,2002 they were 3/4 inch higher than that . But being yours is a 2004 then it was 19 on the average
    When it was at 17.5 you were almost two inches lower than stock.
    Been measuring every KJ I see/ come across for almost ten years, with lifts and without
     
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    LOL Ok. your right. But you did not measure mine.
     
  9. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Don't be so sure, I've measured them in parking lots, restaurants, and hotel parking lots. From 1/4 mile away I can tell you where its sitting at height wise :headbang:
     
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    crazy
     
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    How much do you have invested in that endeavor?
     
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    Right at $331. Found a local guy that had the rear spacers he had removed from his Liberty before he sold it. So that saved a little. I have actually gotten a little over 1/4inch lift more in the front now. Wanted it to be just a little closer to level. 20.75 rear and 20 5/8 front. Close enough. 1900 mile trip to Florida this last week with it. All is still good.
     
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    2004 columbia edition 140000 miles

    Front: ironman shocks ome hd springs
    1/4 jba top plate and 2 conduit clevis lift with about 100 miles now

    Driver and passanger side front dead on 22 1/4

    Rear: rough country springs and shocks around 8000 miles give or take
    21 1/2 both sides. Not sure what they measured when the first went in?
     
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    2003 Jeep liberty
    I think it is still all stock
    FD and FP sides: 18.25"
    RD: 19"
    RP: 18.5"

    235/65-17R
     
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    Fronts almost an inch below new stock height
     
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    yup. been reading around to see what my options are.
    I'm getting a headache just reading the threads in the lift section..... (banghead)
    more confused then when I first started reading.
     
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    You can try to piece together something for here and there. You will need new front Springs, regardless of what you do. Or buy an inexpensive spacer lift, just to be unsatisfied, and end up replacing it with something better. (been there, done that) or just bite the bullet and go all out to begin with. This is honestly your best bang for your buck. Tried and true, and done right the first time.
    http://jeepinbyal.com/collections/e...e-kk/products/tommudd-s-econo-3-5-lift-kit-kk

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    I was the same way. Just do what I did when I first got my Liberty.. I just ordered the Tommudd Econo lift since it had everything I needed in it from the get go (aside from bumpstops) lol
     
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    Thanks for the feedback.
    I don't think I need a 3.5" lift.
    This is my first jeep and I think the rare occasional off roading is in the future w/ the new A/T tires (235/65-17R).
    Would these even work for a 3.5" lift?

    I was looking at the "1.5 inch" ironman and OME lifts. It looks to me that ironman lifts ride better than the OME but then the rear shocks are apparently inadequate.

    I'm also looking around for a decent replacement option with no lift.

    I haven't done enough reading/research before I post a separate thread on the lift section but any feedback/comments are greatly appreciated!
     
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  20. tommudd

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    Both the OME and Ironman have great shocks, both front and rear. Inadequate????? :shrug: Not sure where you heard or read that at???