Discussion in 'Lift Kit Discussion' started by HoosierJeeper, Mar 30, 2011.
This is my recent OME/Bilstein with Clevis and Rear Iso setup
Ah, looks so good after just raining
NICE! love it man
Jeeplib05, where did you find the windshield bracket for the led light bar? I can't seem to find one for Liberty's.
If you're referring to my post, then thanks a lot !
I haven't been modifying it a whole lot but I've only had it since December 2015 so in my mind it's come a long way from stock !
I appreciate the kind words
Also, I see you have a nice KJ with only 84k miles
Don't hesitate to install the lift whenever you get the funds
It's well worth it and makes it stand out from the rest you see
Nobody sells brackets for Liberty's, mine is the only one I've seen with it actually mounted to the body of the Jeep
The whole setup was pretty well customized by me
The brackets are for a Chevy truck but I did quite a few measurements to make sure it all would fit right
The whole thing is solid and works great
So just curious to those who lifted, what did that drop the MPG? I really want to lift mine but it's my DD right now, so just thinking ahead.
My 2004 I bought new, I lifted it at 20,000 miles and stopped driving it at 221,000 was my DD for 11 years ( the only 4 wheel vehicle I owned ) . It was lifted over 4 inches, had 4.10 gears / 32 inch tires and got 21-22 on the highways at 75 plus . Build them right and great DDs
My DD now is an 03 with 2.5 inch lift, 31 inch tires and soon 4.10s
It will get about the same mileage
BUT if you choose a cheap lift, try to run too big of tires with out regearing etc , then yes it will get lousy mileage, etc
Just depends on how you build them.
I get 20 mpg now stock, so that is great news. What lift did you use for each? I want to be sure to do it right. I will be driving about 100 miles a day.
READ READ READ and you will learn what's best
OME springs ONLY, OME front struts, and OME 132Ls if you can find them if not then Bilsteins
Unless you want to spend a hefty amount then go with JBAs Adjust-A-Struts
My 2004 I bought new and first lifted at 20,000 miles has had
OME 927/948 combo with Rancho RSX ( no longer available ) removed at 120,000 miles and sold them to a friend
Then OME 790/948 Combo with front Rancho RSX's and rear Monroe Sensatrac Load levelers
Then tested the very first Ironman HD coils and Ironman shocks
Then next was the full JBA 4 inch ( plus ) Adjustable front coilovers with JBA rear springs and Monroe Sensatrac Load levelers in the back
The 03 bought with 79,000 miles replaced the stock suspension with all Monroe new parts ( springs and shocks ) sucked as I assumed it would but after one week couldn't stand the ride
so it got the 2.5 inch Total Control Lift with adjustable front and rear shocks ( can adjust compression and rebound on all 4 ) then front adjustable height wise
I've been reading my eyes were pooped so I tried to do the lazy way I will check those out and hopefully I will be lifting soon!
Read recent posts , some of the older info is so out dated it isn't even funny anymore
That is what I was afraid of.
There's more than enough newer info to help everyone lift their KJ the right way on here
Yes most later , last couple of years is OK, some...well
How do you like the H&R springs? I'm probably going with this same setup except I won't do the clevis or use the extra isolator back aft. I'm hoping the top plates front only will level out the libby.
Did you use the stock size Bilsteins or longer ones?
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You have to use the right ones for the amount of lift you have
can't use stock length on anything over maybe 1/2 inch of lift over new stock height in the rear
What Tom said, they have shocks for all lift heights
If you use the incorrect ones, you'll either top them out or bottom them out- no good after that
This pic is sitting at 3.25" lift
Rear, not sure what the correct Bilstein # is anymore and front you do use stock spec shocks.
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