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thrillbilly
06-27-2012, 10:40 AM
had a couple cool trucks, jeeps are still a weak point for me.

i got a auto 99 xj 2 door with 4" lift front and add a leaf in rear.

the rear sits lower then the front, if i put a pair of 2 or 2.5" lift shackle in the rear is that enough to eff with the pinion angle enough to cause vibration?


aside from the reverse rake, rear tires stuff so easy with my bigger tires i need a couple extra inches clearance [cheers]

BleepinJeep
06-27-2012, 10:54 AM
Im running 2 add a leafs and lifted shackle in rear, no problems yet except ujoints fail a lil faster

Apathy
06-27-2012, 10:57 AM
ensure your drive shaft angles are correct if you are doing a shackle lift. It can change teh geometry

Happypants
06-27-2012, 12:05 PM
who cares, hes gonna sell it in a month anyway,

thrillbilly
06-27-2012, 01:13 PM
:P lets hope ownin a jeep convinces me to keep it!

everythings great on it, just prerunner stance right now.

thanks for the posts, will check angles to make sure everythings in order before i put 'em in.

Chopstick
06-27-2012, 03:19 PM
Tear out the leafs and go get a set of proper ones that lift your ass end 4". The add a leaf is junk!

BleepinJeep
06-27-2012, 04:01 PM
Tear out the leafs and go get a set of proper ones that lift your ass end 4". The add a leaf is junk!
Very true! Although with 2 in it, the height it good and the ride is great, still soft/flexible. I should add that I didnt do the original lift in it and will never buy an add-a-leaf lift kit

thrillbilly
06-29-2012, 07:04 PM
Tear out the leafs and go get a set of proper ones that lift your ass end 4". The add a leaf is junk!


yea im thinkin bout this more n more. a 3.5 - 4.5" leaf lift with proper degree shims is that too much for not having a SYE?

got a better paying job so im lookin into more then just shackles.[cheers]

thrillbilly
06-29-2012, 07:06 PM
my front is a 4" drop bracket, if i upgrade coils, to 4.5" coils is that gonna screw everything up?

and if i put a set of adjustable arms on, id rip out the bolted in drop bracket, correct?