Pasenger Cv issues

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  1. David Kelm

    David Kelm New Member

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    Ok just finished suspension lift, or at least thought I did. Passenger side sounds like the axle is rubbing/hitting or something. 4x4 does engage and axle turns. The CV knuckle did slip out during the lift work, and did not easily go back into place. Also the CV appears to be a repair from before I bought it. Inspecting it I notice the ball joint grease zerk looks like it's hitting the axle.(replacing with moog soon. Front is OME 2927, with Bilsteins 24 139168, and JBA UCAs. I also added 2-2" conduit nuts as clevis spacers.

    1- I don't think this lift takes me too high to need a differential drop or longer CV axles, Right??

    2- if so, is the Clevis lift enough to go over the 3.5" I desired?

    3- it shows a gain of 6" but the camber is way off and the 31-10.50- 15s were on when I took the after measurements, instead of the originals that were on with the before. Was expecting to gain 3-3.5" not sure if the camber and tires are supplying those additional 2.5".

    Any additional help/ tips would be appreciated


    Also- I am replacing the Axle with a Napa Reman. And hope it helps.
     
  2. sleazy rider

    sleazy rider Retired moto tech and gearhead KJ Supporting Member

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    Get the front end properly aligned and you’ll be much happier with the lack of noise.
     
  3. David Kelm

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    Thanks, I was hoping that could help. I'm gonna replace a few more things then get that alignment!
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    dOES THE lbj GREASE ZERK COME OUT ON THE FRONT OR ON TOP, OF ON TOP ( THE ONLY WAY IT WOULD HIT THE CV ) I
    If so then wrong LBJ
    6 inches LOL
    Measure from middle of the left front to the bottom of the Flare
    It should be 20.5 if you got a good alignment since KKs stock are 18 inch from factory

    Its not too high, I've ran over 100,000 miles with 4.5 inches of lift on the 04 , no cradle drop, no extended CVs etc
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    OK ????
     
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    The zerk does come out on top, I got moogs coming in soon. Will definitely measure with those parameters. I have not got the alignment, will do after I put some more parts on. I appreciate the reply, starting to feel better about the alignment being the factor.

    Another question, Would adding a top plate Spacer be ok with this setup? I think it will level out the front better. Since I'll be only 4 bolts away replacing tie rods, and bAll joints, i,d like to do it all at once before the alignment.

    Thanks
     

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    David Kelm New Member

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    Sorry, not sure how that reply happened.
     
  9. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Someone installed the wrong LBJs !
    Is there a reason that you want a certain height ?
    It should sit level if you used the right spring combo , if not something wrong
    Until you get an alignment you have no idea how much lift you actually have
     
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  10. David Kelm

    David Kelm New Member

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    I've seen a few that have the 3.5 -4", and they look alright. I have a set of 31 10.50s to put on. I'm hoping to do some weekend adventures with some buddies, and want to have something for a deer camp we have in Tionesta, PA. Mostly trails, and minor off road.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    To run that much lift you need several more items to make it work
    then you would want to run bigger tires
    and with that would require a regear
    Lots easier to lift a KJ than a KK over a certain
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    On a KK, to lift the rear over 2.5 inches or so it requires longer sway bar links plus a longer track bar , if you do not use them it pulls the body over towards drivers side , which in turn lets it run down the road almost sideways
    Staying at 2.5 you will be ok, off a small amount but will run
     
  13. David Kelm

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    Sorry Tommudd, I'm lifting a KJ, 03 Liberty Renegade . Sorry I did not put that info in OP. Does that make a difference in the rear lift??
     

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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Well since you posted in the KK section, I assumed , ............BUT
    yes makes a difference of course as I wrote above
    but the larger tires and regearing stay the same