KK Lift parts since JBA stopped selling them

Discussion in 'Lift Kit Discussion' started by Chandler Solon, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Chandler Solon

    Chandler Solon New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I was trying to put together a lift kit part list for my 2012 Liberty KK. This is what I gathered from here and FB. Can you let me know if I'm forgetting anything?

    I was going to go with the RC spacer kit and still might.

    Front:
    • Bilstein 5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable struts. (stock setting, for now, Can adjust for the bumper in the future.)
    • OME 2927 coils
    • JBA UCAs (not sure if these are necessary at this height)
    • Terraflex bump stops
    Rear:
    • Bilstein 5100 shocks with KJ boot
    • Bushings for shocks from JBA
    • OME 731 springs
    • Terraflex bump stops (not sure which ones. Cant find them)
    I've never been offroading but want to start
    Is it worth going this route?
    Can I tackle tougher terrain with this setup rather than the spacers?
    Am I missing any parts?


    Planning on running 165/70r16
     
  2. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Do not got with any spacer lift
    and stay away from most Fakebook suggestions
    At 2.5 inches which is what you will get from 927/948 combo you do not need JBA UCAs but are a great addition
    there are not any Teraflex rear bumpstops, use two hockey pucks per side bolted down to the lower spring perch
    I assume you meant 265-70-16s instead of 165-70-16s

    for the rear you need to use rear shocks for a 99-04 Dakota CLUB CAB 4x4
    front uses stock shocks which are same 02-12
    I would not suggest the adjustable fronts, just get Bilstein for the front
    SHOCKS DO NOT provide lift, springs do
     
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  3. Chandler Solon

    Chandler Solon New Member

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    Awesome.

    So since my OEM front struts are good, all I need is

    927 springs for the front and 948 for the rear.
    Teraflex bumpstops
    Hockey pucks ??
    Rear shocks (size for a Dakota club cab 4x4 and not a KJ)
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Whoops you have a KK so yes you were right on the 731s for rear
    Yes you want longer shocks for the rear which the 99-04 Dakota Club Cab 4x4 are the right length
    and yes hockey pucks , work great have used them on over 60 Liberty lifts along with many others on here and other sites
     
  5. Chandler Solon

    Chandler Solon New Member

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    I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that I can lift the front with just springs and OE struts.

    If I wanted to upgrade the front struts, do you have any suggestions?
     
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    Do you mean shocks?

    Go with Bilsteins if you can’t get OME’s.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    We do not have struts, struts are used on cars with no upper control arms
    SPRINGS, read this SPRINGS provide lift , not shocks
     
  8. Chandler Solon

    Chandler Solon New Member

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    Thank you. It looks like I will be going with the following for my 2012 KK:


    • ARB 927 Old Man Emu Front Coil Springs
    • ARB 731 Old Man Emu Rear Coil Springs
    • Bilstein 24-139168 Front Shock Absorbers (4WP has a strut for that number. Amazon has a shock)
    • Bilstein 24-185240 4600 Series Rear Shock Absorbers ( or should I go with the 5100)
    • Teraflex 1903200 Front Bumpstops for 02-07 KJ
    • 4 Hockey pucks, 2.5" 3/8" bolts washers
    • JBA Bilstein bushing kit.
    I will probably get JBA UCAs in the future.

    Any feedback is welcomed

    Thanks.
     
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  9. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    shockwarehouse has the ones I use on most customers 185859s ( bilstein)
    on my own 03 running the 24-185660's currently

    lock washers on bolt is all you need
     
  10. Chandler Solon

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    Thank you Tommudd for all of your help. The Liberty community would be lost without your advice.

    I will go with the 24-185660's on the rear and grab some lock washers.