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    Ok this is my 1st lift and 1st one I HAVE EVER put on. So this is what I need to know. When I bought the truck it had a 2inch puck lift on it like this. 43.jpg I am ordering a RC budget lift kit tomorrow. This is the one I am getting. index.jpg So for all you guys that know what your talking about can i use these both on my Jeep and get 5 inches or so between the 2 of them. Please Dont give me no crazy ass answers like 3.5 + 2 = 5.5 I get the numbers. I need to know if I can safely use them both and would I need anything extra for using the both of them. Please help I will except all answers about this. Plus I was going to upgrade to the RC9000 shocks and a upgraded SS.
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    itll be too much lift for the short arm lift kit do NOT do this. itll ride like schit, wont steer at all, will be very darty and almost impossible to drive a hwy speed.

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    See I was thinking the pucks really didnt affect any of the actual components of the lift. Thought it was just a spacer style thing. Almost like just appearance lift. So from your remarks I am guess you think I am wrong on all that.
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    It raises the Jeep higher than the short arm lift is designed for. It will drive and ride like shit if you put the spacers on that lift. With short arms, the higher you go, the shorter your wheelbase gets (less distance between your front and rear tires) and the worse your suspension angles will get. The arms will be too vertical to perform correctly.
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    Thanks 91yeeper!!! I see 14 views and 1 comment. Come on guys give me some info on this.
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    Thanks Jacob!!!
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    I wasnt going to even ask this. Glad I did now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kt2007 View Post
    Ok this is my 1st lift and 1st one I HAVE EVER put on. So this is what I need to know. When I bought the truck it had a 2inch..............
    OK, first things first. It's a JEEP!

    OK, now that I got that outta my system....

    I agree that combining the lifts would be a rough ride on short arms, and really not needed.

    What are you lifting? (guessing an XJ by the little Jeep in your sig line)

    You might get away with 4.5" lift and short arms, but I would ditch the spacers, run the new lift, and trim the wheel wells as needed to prevent rubbing.

    I have an RE 4.5" w/IROR long arms, and it rides sweet. My buddy Dave's old XJ was almost identical, other than he had short arms still (adjustable, but still in the stock location.)

    It wheeled OK, but he was always breaking Trac-Bars, and bending the axle mounts from flexing to much. Not to mention the really harsh ride on road.

    With a 3.5" lift, you can run 31's with no cutting, 32's with a bit of trimming, and fit 33x12.5's with some good trimming and lowered bumpstops.

    Nice thing about dong it that way, is you keep a lower COG (center of gravity)

    They aren't to bad to install, but if you live (or the Jeep has lived) where there is salt used on the roads, get a can of PB Blaster or two, and start spraying every nut and bolt you might have to take off.

    Makes life a whole lot easier when you do start.


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    Yes a Jeep my fault on that one. HillBillE thanks for all your info for sure. 2nd of all its a ZJ. 96 and not sure how long its been around the area but its been in Kansas so yeah will get started on that part tomorrow. Thanks
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