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Offline Aggie99

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4" Lift Question
« on: August 16, 2013, 03:39:39 PM »
I know a lot of you guys are running 4" lifts on TJ's, so wanted to ask a question so I don't miss something.  I am piecing together a 4" lift to improve the manners of my TJ.  Currently have 4" Old Man Emu springs, and just ordered RS9000 XL shocks for it.  What else will I need in order to avoid issues(trackbars, brake lines, control arms, etc.)?

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Re: 4" Lift Question
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 04:52:16 PM »
You can move the brake line bracket down (and bend the line a little) to get enough room on the front. The back should be fine. Eventually you'll want to get adjustable control arms and track bars.  The rear will need either a bracket to raise the track bar or a adjustable to get it back centered. (I have a NIB adj. rear ill make you a deal on). What are you running now? I thought you were already on a 4" lift.
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Re: 4" Lift Question
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 10:40:20 AM »
I'm on a 2.5" Rough Country lift, with a 1.25" body lift.  I started to call you on the track bar, but thought you had already sold it.

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Re: 4" Lift Question
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 04:02:42 PM »
Still got it.
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Re: 4" Lift Question
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 09:22:54 PM »
most of what you aready said the longer or adjustable control lower arms, swap bar extensions for front and rear, skid plate bushing to lower it, shift bracket extensions, longer pitman arm. but remember with tube fender and some trimming you would not need to lift it at all for bigger tires and keep a lower center of gravity 
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