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Old October 7th, 2019, 07:41
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Post Piecing together kit for 3"- 3.5" lift on 33's

ARE THERE ANY KEY PARTS OTHER THAN WHAT IS LISTED BELOW THAT I STILL NEED??? THANKS IN ADVANCE!


HAVE IN HAND:

Superlift 3" coil springs
Rubicon Express 3.5" leaf packs
Quadratec Hydro 7.0/8.0 front/rear shocks
Four U-bolts
Drop pitman arm
Rough Country steering stabilizer
SYE installed T-case and built rear driveshaft
(Fenders and wheel wells cut/folded)

ORDERING THIS WEEK:

Core 4x4 upper/lower adjustable control arms
JKS front swaybar quick disconnect end links
Core 4x4 track bar and relocation bracket
Bar pin eliminator kit
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Old October 7th, 2019, 08:38
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Re: Piecing together kit for 3"- 3.5" lift on 33's

Get some good coils, lose the Quadratec shocks, and there probably no need for a drop pitman arm.
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Old October 7th, 2019, 09:31
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Re: Piecing together kit for 3"- 3.5" lift on 33's

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Get some good coils, lose the Quadratec shocks, and there probably no need for a drop pitman arm.
Nor relocation bracket, not for 3" lift.


Do you have extended brake lines?
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Old October 7th, 2019, 12:29
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Re: Piecing together kit for 3"- 3.5" lift on 33's

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Nor relocation bracket, not for 3" lift.


Do you have extended brake lines?
I'd definitely add the brake line for the rear- for the front he can just bend the Z out.

The track bar bracket isn't a bad idea especially if he can move to double shear
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Old October 7th, 2019, 13:55
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Re: Piecing together kit for 3"- 3.5" lift on 33's

Yeah, have 'em. Just forgot to list 'em.
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Old October 7th, 2019, 17:37
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Re: Piecing together kit for 3"- 3.5" lift on 33's

Superlift coils are great for the price. I'm running their 4" coils on 35s and have a much better ride and flex than the RE 3.5" coils I had.
I would add brake hoses, go for the Tier 2 or 3 Core4x4 arms. My Tier 3 arms have take a beating and are great. If you're still on stock wheels you'll either need spacers or correct backspaced wheels for those 33s.
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Old October 7th, 2019, 21:33
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Re: Piecing together kit for 3"- 3.5" lift on 33's

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I'd definitely add the brake line for the rear- for the front he can just bend the Z out.

The track bar bracket isn't a bad idea especially if he can move to double shear
I guess I should've asked if he been axle or body relocation. My core 4x4 Trac bar came with the body mount. I didn't think of it as relocation, just replaced for double shear.

Anywhosin
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Old October 8th, 2019, 00:58
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Re: Piecing together kit for 3"- 3.5" lift on 33's

Dropped control arm brackets need a minimum lift of 4" to keep the lower control arms level or pointed slightly downhill.
A rear shackle relocation kit will allow setting the shackle angle to 45 degrees, you might also need a longer shackle for clearance to get as much down travel as possible.
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Old October 8th, 2019, 14:31
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Re: Piecing together kit for 3"- 3.5" lift on 33's

Don't forget bump stops or your 33's with make a meal of your fender wells.
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Old October 10th, 2019, 12:51
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Re: Piecing together kit for 3"- 3.5" lift on 33's

That spring combo is going to result in a tail-high XJ. Even with a 1.75" lift puck on my RC 3" springs, I'm still a little high in the back:

1. With the RE 3.5" springs, my stock shackles ended up hitting the body about 2/3rds of the way to full bump, so I had to switch to longer shackles, which lifted the Jeep.
2. The RE springs are conservative in their realized lift amounts.

Haven't measured it, but my boomerang shackle/RE 3.5" spring combo is more like a 5" lift...
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Old October 11th, 2019, 12:29
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Piecing together kit for 3"- 3.5" lift on 33's

Brake lines aren't necessary either
I'd go with a 2 or 2.5 inch leaf pack with an extended shackle out back

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Re: Piecing together kit for 3"- 3.5" lift on 33's

Subbed! This will be great info as I'm planning to go the same route with my XJ as well!
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Re: Piecing together kit for 3"- 3.5" lift on 33's

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That spring combo is going to result in a tail-high XJ. Even with a 1.75" lift puck on my RC 3" springs, I'm still a little high in the back:

1. With the RE 3.5" springs, my stock shackles ended up hitting the body about 2/3rds of the way to full bump, so I had to switch to longer shackles, which lifted the Jeep.
2. The RE springs are conservative in their realized lift amounts.

Haven't measured it, but my boomerang shackle/RE 3.5" spring combo is more like a 5" lift...
Could you not drop an inch off that spring pack by removing a leaf?
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Old October 14th, 2019, 07:22
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Re: Piecing together kit for 3"- 3.5" lift on 33's

I understand that with this coil/leaf pack combo that my rear end will sit higher. I intentionally did that because once I add the steel Smittybuilt rear bumper/spare tire/highjack/water/gas can combo carrier on the rear end, it will add a lot of extra weight.
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Old October 16th, 2019, 11:47
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Re: Piecing together kit for 3"- 3.5" lift on 33's

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Could you not drop an inch off that spring pack by removing a leaf?
Yep...

And then lose some spring rate. Loaded down for a camping trip squats is fairly well. Family of 4 and 2 dogs is a lot of gear...
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