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'02 WJ lift complete

Old 07-25-2012, 09:25 PM
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Ok, finally got my lift on. I added/switched out (all parts thanks to Kolak!):

- OME 2.5" coil springs
- Bilstein 5100 shocks
- Coil isolators
- JSK adjustable track bar
- Steering stabilizer

Tires went from stock 235/65/17 to GY Duratrac 245/75/17

Coils added the 2.5", with everything measured at the bottom of the front and rear bumper it lift close to 4".

Here she is all stock:

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Here is the difference in the coils:

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Here is the lift and stock tires:

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Finally, lift and new tires:

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Next I need a roof rack and......to be continued

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Old 07-25-2012, 10:26 PM
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Nice WJ!
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looks good! imo it would look better with different wheels with different backspacing
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Thanks AeroSynch.

Power73. You're right on the wheels, but I have to take baby steps to get approval from the misses.
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Didn't take me long to add a basket for the spare.

First trip -- Mt Baldy, stopped at 11, 400. I tried using factory crossbars but they bounce/flex too much. Guess I'll go with Yakima crossbars.

Only small issue at full flex with the 245/75/17 there is a tiny bit of rubbing front and rear in the wheel well. Can be easily trimmed I'm guessing or maybe add an inch??

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Nice WJ dude. I like seeing the WJs in the forums. They are far and few between. I custom building my WJ. Been working on mine for several months. Nice job man. I like it.
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Thanks RichW. Seemed to work flawlessly today.
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Originally Posted by JoseyW View Post
Didn't take me long to add a basket for the spare.

First trip -- Mt Baldy, stopped at 11, 400. I tried using factory crossbars but they bounce/flex too much. Guess I'll go with Yakima crossbars.

Only small issue at full flex with the 245/75/17 there is a tiny bit of rubbing front and rear in the wheel well. Can be easily trimmed I'm guessing or maybe add an inch??

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More lift wouldnt stop rubbing under flex. My WJ has 33in size tire with just trimming to bumpers tho it still rubs a little, extended bump stops will be the solution

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Originally Posted by Boost Happy
More lift wound stop rubbing under flex. My WJ has 33in size tire with just trimming to bumpers tho it still rubs a little, extended bump stops will be the solution
I'm running 33x12.50s on my WJ but we did extensive cutting. Even cut the inner fender/unibody and refabbed it. I only have a two inch lift. You are correct about the bump stops though.
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Thanks for the info. Guess I'll look at bump stop extensions next.

It never ends, does it?

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It never ends, does it?
hell no
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Looks sweet! How do you like those duratracs?
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The trails were loose gravel, not very many large rocks to go over. The DuraTracs held very well in the loose stuff though.
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How do you like the ride quailty of the 2.5 OME's paired up with the Bilsteins? Any shake or death wobble issues?
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It definitely rides better than stock. Seems pretty smooth. Tracks straighter than it did as stock. I also replaced the steering stabilizer. Overall, I like it.
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