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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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Questions on lifting my TJ

Ok buddy of mine just gave me a pair of 1 1/2" lift spacers and extended bump stops for my TJ. My TJ has a slight front end sag, and Im installing a Warn M8000 winch next week. So I figure that I needed them and they were free so what the hay.
I installed them this evening with no probs, but it seems a little tall in the front. I mesured from the finder flair to the top tire and its about 1/2" higher in the front than the rear now. Did I mesure from the correct place? I assume that the 80+# winch will lower the front the 1/2" or so? Finally I didnt measure the space between the stock bump stop to the frame (inside the spring) but the extended bumpstop seems to have made that distance shorter? I ASSUMED that by adding a 1.5" spacer and a 1.5" extension to the bumpstop that the distance betwen the bumpstop and its contact point SHOULD stay the same? Am I correct in that logic? Ill measure a stock TJ next time I get the chance to compare actual measurements.
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With just the spring spacers you really don't need the extended bumpstops unless you've changed the stock shock length.
If you used shock extenders yes.

The purpose of the bumpstops is for them to hit just before the shock bottoms out to prevent it from breaking the shock. If the fully collapsed length of the shock hasn't changed, no need to lengthen the bumpstops. It will only serve to limit travel.

Stand back to the side and look at it. If it looks to you like it's not right to you, then add a little more spacer in the rear. There is no "correct" position.
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and Im installing a Warn M8000 winch next week
I'd wait until you have the winch on there before you buy or make any spacers for the rear. That winch will bring your nose down some.
If it still isn't level to your liking you can adjust then. Don't do it twice in a week.

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Thanks, for the replys, I am still waiting for the winch. Also I thougth if I increase the tire size and not the bumpstops then I risk the tires hitting the fenders. But As I read your comments I see your point that I probibly didnt need to increase my bumpstops. I did notice though that with my swaybar disconnected I tried to jack my axle to full tuck and it wouldnt hit the extended bumpstop. I didnt think to see what was my limiting factor (probibly the stock shock.
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