Actual Lift Amount - Lets Compare Fender Heights

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

  1. Liberty&Justice4All

    Liberty&Justice4All New Member

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    My Liberty is stock with 125,500 miles, factory size 225/75r16 Uniroyal Laredo’s. Front measurement 18.25” both side, Rear measurement 19.25” on both sides.
     
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    That’s pretty amazing that your KK has that many miles and the suspension is not sagged! 18 in front and 19 in rear (+/- 1/4”) is the stock height for the KK.
     
  3. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    KJ or KK
    If KJ you are 3/4 of an inch lower than new stock
    If KK you measured wrong
     
  4. Liberty&Justice4All

    Liberty&Justice4All New Member

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    It’s a KJ,2007 model. It seems to me it may need struts. Hits hard when going over bumps, may just be a Jeep thing. This is my first Jeep product so I know nothing about the ride or set up they’re supposed to have.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    No it needs springs and shocks all around
    Stock suspension is pretty much junk by 65-70,000 miles
    Never just replace shocks on these always replace both.
    What happens is if you just replace shocks , then with the weak springs it will wear the shocks out faster.
    These came with very weak spring rate, only 310 lb, should of been 340-350 with the weight etc

    and yes we do have coilover shocks in the front
    if you have struts you do not have upper control arms , we do
    My suggestion is to goaftermarket if you want stock height OME 925/947 springs , 925s are rated at 350 lb and will provide a much better ride and handling than even new stock ever did
    Onmy 04 I bought new, I had replaced the stock suspension before it had 20,000 miles on it with OME
     
  6. Liberty&Justice4All

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    Ok I’ll look into suspension upgrade thank you.
     
  7. tommudd

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    Go OME springs with either OME or Bilstein shocks, have installed both and they are pretty much equal as far a performance over all