Replace stock suspension with ???

Slugger103

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While I've posted before in other conversations that I desired to do a lift & add an ARB bumper on my '04 KJ, reality closed in. I'm going to be using the Liberty a lot to haul my elderly parents back & forth to ever-increasing medical appointments. So no real lift to speak of as they need to get in/out of the KJ without steps. I'm looking at the OME 925/947's to replace my 207K miles worn out suspension. I've already replaced the rear shocks with Bilstein 24-139175. Rear springs (the 947's) I order next & replace those. The front shocks I'm assuming are the Bilstein 24-139168's & I'll get the 925's also for up front.

Now...as I'm sure everyone is seeing, parts for the 2004 KJ are starting to be scarce. Example - Moog shock mounts for the front I can only find the driver's side. Passenger side's are "indefinitely" out of stock everywhere or estimated ship date of over a month away (Summit Racing). So I guess I'll have to order & keep my fingers crossed.

I'm also looking at new rear spring isolators, rear jounce bump-stops. Anything else I should try to find to replace? What am I leaving out if anything?

And am I correct in that even installing the 925/947's will still lift the KJ slightly? Any decent alternatives that will create no lift?
 

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Small amount of lift with the OMEs
of course depends on how much sag you have now ,
and no there are no alternatives unless you just want to go back stock and be the same old , same old with weak springs
 

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Small amount of lift with the OMEs
of course depends on how much sag you have now ,
and no there are no alternatives unless you just want to go back stock and be the same old , same old with weak springs

No...NOT OEM stock. Will probably do the 925/947's & call it a day. Was there anything else I should consider replacing at the same time as the springs/shocks? I already have replacement jounce stops that sit inside at the top rear spring isolators.

Thanks for your suggestions TOMMUDD!
 

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