Another Lift Kit Question

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If it helps, the notation on the first is [SDA] and the second is [SDM]. There are two sway bar part numbers matching these notations, which is consistent with what Tom says about two different diameters. Time to break out a pair of calipers. ;)
 

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If it helps, the notation on the first is [SDA] and the second is [SDM]. There are two sway bar part numbers matching these notations, which is consistent with what Tom says about two different diameters. Time to break out a pair of calipers. ;)
Well thats the weird thing. I was thinking the same as Tom...either 22 or 23 but my front measures 33.
 

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I found this but it’s only for an 07-08.
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Or this one.
 

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Update: So I finished the lift this afternoon. Yay! My front is currently sitting 1.5" higher than my back. I'm hoping the alignment I have on Monday fixes that some. Also, I wish I had one of you guys able to drive it. I'd like to make sure the front-end mechanicals are ok. The axles looked a bit rough. I forgot to check any wheel "shake" while it was up on the jack...I'll do that tomorrow.
 

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First a IFS sits higher if you have it up on a jack them let it down
Second an alignment will drop it 1/2 to 3/4 inch
Third driving it and twisting it up some will set the springs and will come down some more
Third, I ran over 100,000 miles at over 4.5 inches and you should of seen the CVs on mine then LOL They'll be fine
 

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Can confirm what Tom says. I’m now at 130,000 miles on a 4 inch lift. I only had to replace one CV right at the beginning, about 10,000 miles in. It must already have been on its last legs. They should be fine.
 

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OH and then in 500-1000 miles get another alignment
depending on how and where you drive it and cycle the suspension many times
It will settle in
 

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Thanks guys. Much appreciated. Tom, what does “cycle” the suspension” mean? I’ll get a pic tomorrow. Looks good.
 

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Thanks guys. Much appreciated. Tom, what does “cycle” the suspension” mean? I’ll get a pic tomorrow. Looks good.
Taking it out on some roads that will test out a stock suspension , no a smooth highway
Plus twisting up the suspension as much as you can
That will help settle it in quicker
Running down the interstate will take a long time
so " cycling " means using the springs and shocks a lot ( cycling them up and down ) more if that makes sense
 

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Kudos to the Snake!

The rest yinz now got me paranoid bout CVs…,

Lol
 

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Kudos to the Snake!

The rest yinz now got me paranoid bout CVs…,

Lol
Way too many think their CV angles are too steep
To me with 2.5-3 inches of lift they look normal , just like they should look
Not sure why it worries anyone really ??????
If 2.5 to 3 inch is looking too extreme . What do you say about these ?
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Way too many think their CV angles are too steep
To me with 2.5-3 inches of lift they look normal , just like they should look
Not sure why it worries anyone really ??????
Hey man, If you tell me no worries, then I’m no longer worried. And I’m generally professional grade at worrying!

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To the people worried about CV angles…

Look at the CV angles on a sagged Liberty suspension, and they are just as extreme as on a lifted suspension, just in the other direction. ;)
 

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Hey man, If you tell me no worries, then I’m no longer worried. And I’m generally professional grade at worrying!

Lol
Look at the above picture
4.5 inches of lift, wheeled it many times
at 197,000 miles I had to replace the original left side CV ( and that is after over 80,000 at 3 inches and a 100,000 at 4.5 inches of lift )
Right side had to replace the boots 2 times due sticks and overall wear
 

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To the people worried about CV angles…

Look at the CV angles on a sagged Liberty suspension, and they are just as extreme as on a lifted suspension, just in the other direction. ;)
Yes for sure, I have had them in that they angled up towards the front diff as much as they angle down when lifted
the 03 was like that the first day of ownership , low rider
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