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05 KJ 2.5" Rutsys Lift

Old 09-18-2010, 12:58 PM
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After being in Greensboro for 2 days, it statrted. An unkknown number txted be and said hes from CF and lifting a Liberty today. After a little info swapping and address' given, it was game on. A Rustys 2.5" lift was being installed. Never dealing with IFS and hoping never to again, we dug into it.
It belonged to Jana, one of JB's fellow Jeep friends. This is the rest of the story.

It all came in from the company we all know so well.
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Consisting of 2.5" Spacers for the rear coils and 2.5" risers for the front struts.
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And the new shocks for the back.
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Sitting 3 deep in USMCJeeper's driveway.
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And so it begins.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:07 PM
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Getting these in here look so simple from here but getting it there involved taking out the battery, battery tray and airbox.
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This one wouldnt line up corectly and had to be drilled out a little more.
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Got the front complete and getting ready for the back. The easiest part. Gotta love some coils.
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We all know how these work
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Last coil......so close to completion.....Then both compressors move on JB and crush his thumb between them. Getting someone to stay still will you unwrench thier thumb out of this situation is a litle awkward to say the least. After getting him to the ER and coming back, this is how the mess sat in the garage. Thumb still attached from the glove inbetween the compressors.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:26 PM
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This is how it sat this morning. JB finished it up with the help of Jana. Looks good, needs tires, coming tomarow. And a brushguard for the front.
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:56 PM
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I hate KJ's. Never again! Fun but not worth it because its not a real jeep!
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I hate KJ's. Never again! Fun but not worth it because its not a real jeep!
Hey man just because you dont think its not a real jeep dosent mean you have to post that on his thread, personally i think the renegade KJ's with 5-speeds are sweet, if he wanted to do a lift then let him, i think i looks better at that ride height
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Originally Posted by XxXJ99xX View Post
Hey man just because you dont think its not a real jeep dosent mean you have to post that on his thread, personally i think the renegade KJ's with 5-speeds are sweet, if he wanted to do a lift then let him, i think i looks better at that ride height
If your read it throughly, you would see we did the lift at USMCJeepers house.
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+1 for the goldie in the background!! cant wait to see the pictures with new tires
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Awesome man!

And who cares if it's a KJ, they're not god awful. I'm not a fan of the motor or front suspension, but they can still tear things up nasty when built right. I used to wheel with a friend of a friend who had a KJ on 33's, thing was a beast.

What size tires are you gonna go with?
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I think shes gonna go with 31's. She sent me a pic of the tires yesterday. Waiting to see them on so it can be posted.
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Its not the KJ itself were kickin in the face. It's the fact of lifting the rear in 45 min and the front took near 4 hours.
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And I test drove one of the CRD KJ's when they came out.......yep, more torque than any XJ ive ever driven!
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Originally Posted by Black00XJ View Post
If your read it throughly, you would see we did the lift at USMCJeepers house.
Alright well then thats my fault, sorry about that. Was alittle late when i commented
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Not a problem, it does after all, have a 7 slot grill. Therefore, its still a Jeep. Just not a model we liked working on very well.
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Not a problem, it does after all, have a 7 slot grill. Therefore, its still a Jeep. Just not a model we liked working on very well.
Well i can definetly understand that, working on independent front suspension is never easy, espically when you put in a lift, Although i definetly am not a fan of the 3.7 it is still a jeep. Just not a "true" jeep, well in my opnion, but they can be nice to drive and ride in
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