Actual Lift Amount - Lets Compare Fender Heights

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

  1. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    You're a bit much on the front, going to get a lot of UCA/ Spring contact for sure , I'd drop it down 3/4 of an inch
    You have JBA UCAs right?
     
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    Yes sir I do! I took it out for a quick test ride. Over any bumps I could find. Potholes, man holes, speed bumps, speed humps. No contact. Huh. CV angle is pretty sharp but no vibes from them. I think i'm going to get it aligned and feel it out.

    If I get some UCA contact, I'll drop it about half an inch (2 conduits per side). Are my only concerns UCA-spring contact and CV joint binding?

    As always thank you for replying Tom. Always appreciate a knowledgeable opinion.
     
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    Nevermind folks :) Looks like i just had to take it for a drive and she settled back in at 23" bang on, both sides. I'm SUPER happy with that!!
     
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    2005 Liberty Renegade 4WD, 116k
    Stock setup, never changed. Very little offroad, mostly highway driving. Measured on level ground.
    Driver front - 18.0"
    Passenger front - 18.0"
    Driver rear - 19.0"
    Passenger rear - 18 1/2"

    Thank you a million for this post. I didn't notice the difference in the back until measuring.
     
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    Great information sharing - much appreciated. Question for the experts, I'm planning to lift my 03 Renegade with a 2.5" JBA Silver Package however, I'm wondering how important it is to get the swaybar disconnects and CV axles (cut down)? Please advise. Thank you
     
  6. tommudd

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    No need for either, at 2.5 inches you'll be fine
    ran mine over 4 inches for last 80-90,000 miles and no disconnects and plain stock CVs
     
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    I will throw mine into the mix:

    04 Sport (supposedly Rocky Mountain Edition, but not sure)
    119k
    OME 926/948 (medium all the way around) with Nitrocharger Sport shocks
    18" both sides Front with stock sus. 18.5 Rear both sides stock
    20.5 front both sides front after, 21 rear. All good!
     
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    OK, I went out and checked my 2005 KJ Renegade with 127,000 miles. I just bought this about a month ago so I really know next to nothing about it. The measurements are

    DF - 18.5
    PF - 18.25
    DR - 19.0
    PR - 19.0

    I am not sure if anything has been added or replaced. So I included a picture of the DF spring. What does the community think? Are these all original? Does anyone see any lift parts? (I don't think I do but I would like a second opinion for someone more knowledgeable). Thanks

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    Looks stock to me.
     
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    wow. surprised. 127,000 miles! The previous owner must have only taken it to the mall and home. :rolleyes:

    (libsilver)
     
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    Could have been new Mopar shocks and coils :) Never know!!
     
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    2005 jeep liberty, 108800 miles

    Both front: 22.5"
    Both rear : 22"

    Front: 1/4 top plate, ome927 w/bilstein, 3/8" clevis space, kk stamped clevis (3/8" longer). JBA a-arms, ARB bumper with no winch yet.

    Rear: ome948 w/ bilstein 5100 4" from JBA

    I've had these coil springs for 2 yrs and 2.5k miles. I dont drive this that much :/
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    '05 Liberty, 173,724mi

    Pre-Lift Measurements:
    Driver Front- 18 3/4"
    Driver Rear- 18 1/4"
    Passenger Front- 18 1/2"
    Passenger Rear- 19"

    Post-Lift Measurements (before alignment):
    Driver/Passenger Front- 22 3/4"
    Driver/Passenger Rear- 22 1/4"
     
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    Front 20" both sides
    Rear 21" both sides

    I have an ARB bulbar and a winch on the front. I bought this car last year as is, so I don't know what the original measurements were, but it seems its sagged a bit in the front.
     
  15. tommudd

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    Car ?? Oh you mean you bought a Jeep last fall :icon_razz::happy175:
    Anyways what lift does it have ? Any ideas or maybe you could post a picture
    Right now you are only an inch above new stock height , that bumper needs heavier springs I'd say or its got a ton of miles on it
     
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    Car...yea sorry, Aussie here. Down under a car is a car is a car. Ill try to remember the correct term, cheers!

    So a little back story, I bought my Jeep 12mths ago. I suspected it had been lifted but I wasn't sure. I bought it from a dealer who really had no idea and never mentioned it. By pure coincidence, yesterday I was flipping through the warranty booklet and lo n behold, on the back page I found some measurements of the lift! I still don't know if it is a 2" lift, 2 and a half" lift or whatever. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable can work it out. I also don't know when it was lifted. The Jeep currently has 157000kms (97,000 miles). I bought it at 148000Km.

    I measured the height yesterday and it matches up with the heights listed on the warranty page (perhaps a few mm lower here and there), so it doesn't seem to have dropped much. I think I measured 556mm from ground to winch.

    Also, you will notice on the booklet, they have listed tires at 265/75/R16. It currently has 245/70/R16 on (came with these tires). Would 265's even fit?

    Attached are some pics. The first is the Jeep on the day I bought it. The second is a pic I took yesterday and the last is the heights I found listed in the booklet.
     

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    measure from center of wheel hub to fender, stock is 19 inches if it hasnt sagged at all ...about 48 centimeters sorry haha. With a lift and maybe pounding the pinch welds or some center trimming to fit 265/70's. The stuff in the booklet looks like ground clearances to me. Since it has the ARB front bumper im guessing yes it has some sort of lift.....very nice bumper by the way
     
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    Yea we're under the metric system down here :D

    Im now sure its been lifted, im just not sure by how much. The increases in the booklet of 60mm equates to 2.36 inches. So perhaps it was a 2.5" lift but its since sagged over time. Measuring from the center of wheel to fender gives 20" in the front and 21" in the rear.

    I have Polyair bags in the rear suspension, well at least I did until one burst when I came off the road and took out a small tree. With those inflated, the rear would increase in height significantly. Theyre still installed but deflated.
     
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    Take some pictures inside the wheel well so we can see what kind of lift is in there
    As Tom said, it's only an inch above new stock height in the front and 2" in the rear so it's either been on there a while or doesn't have strong enough springs for that bumper
    I would either replace with new HD OME springs or throw in rear iso's and clevis to give you more height before you consider 265-70s
    It would look better taller with those tires IMO
    I've been wondering about those airbags, haven't read much about them
     
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    Here are 2 pics of the front driver side
     

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