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Greetings!

I have put together a budget boost kit for our vehicles.

This kit has been tested with 4x4 models only at this time. It may function with FWD vehicles, but has not yet been tested.

Kit provides between 1.25" and 1.5" of lift to the vehicle. Installation can be done in a few hours or less, with basic mechanic tools. Spring coil compressors are usually required for installation, and can be rented at most auto stores.

Kit includes:

- 4 Spacers, two for each rear wheel. Spacers are made of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW). Spacers are cut, drilled, and painted black.

Spacers are available in these sizes:
  • -3/8" - Provides ~1.25" of lift. Recommended for AD1 equipped vehicles.
  • -Combo - One of each main size, gives ~1.45" of lift. This most evenly matches the lift of the front of the vehicle gained by this kit.

- 2 sets of nut and bolt for the strut adjustments, choice of either factory parts, or grade 10.9 Steel. Steel is recommended as it is reusable, where as OEM bolts are one time use and should be replaced any time they are removed.

- 20mm guide spacer, a small part that fits on the strut to show the correct spacing, in case the flange plate on the strut is missing or damaged, as some seem to be, and to simply hold the strut in the correct position while adjusting, drilling, and tightening.

-Instructions/write-up, including pictures.

Fabrication is done in my shop, so it may not look as pretty as laser cut plastic or aluminum, but this material is tested, so if you don't mind the occasional rough edge, this is a pretty darn cost effective way to get a lift on our vehicles.

Just kidding. We offer them in aluminum too, though it is a bit more expensive. They look beautiful.


Cost is 64$USD + Shipping. Shipping continental US is 7.50$. International shipping is available, and runs between 25 and 40$ in most cases.

Turn-around time:

Depending on volume of orders, it can take 2-3 weeks for shipment, though I will be trying to keep kits in stock to have on hand for rapid shipment. Kits are shipped via USPS Priority, and typically arrive within 3 days within the USA.

To order:

Shoot me a PM with:
  • Full Name
  • Shipping Address
  • E-mail address
And I will get an invoice out to you via the e-mail address provided. When the invoice is paid, it moves in to the queue, and otherwise ships as soon as a kit is available. Tracking info is sent via e-mail when order is processed for shipment.


Alternatively:

Visit the website and place your order. Use discount code JCCORDERS to receive the forum pricing.


If you have questions, feel free to ask away. This lift is a customized version of the "Aussie" lift, and the methods of installation are very similar, in case you'd like to research that a bit as well.
 

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Some pictures:

The kit:



The strut spacer tool in use:



One of the UHMW spacers being installed in the rear:

 

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This is most excellent. Thank you very much for putting this together! I'll be putting in my order soon.
 
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Has any information been presented that discusses what options there are for larger tire sizes with this lift? In the past the limiting factor for larger tires was rub when turning the wheels to lock, correct?
You are spot on however the lift does not increase the clearance for any part apart from top of front tyre to the lower spring mount. 245/70 or 265/65 both fit with or without the lift, any larger requires trimming of metal or plastic to fit.

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You are spot on however the lift does not increase the clearance for any part apart from top of front tyre to the lower spring mount. 245/70 or 255/65 both fit with or without the lift, any larger requires trimming of metal or plastic to fit.

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I didn't trim at all... I have 265 65 and Aussie lift...

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Oops.. yep, typo, meant 265

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RRO and all others are interested in a 2+ in lift they can sell for hundreds or thousands of dollars. They are not interested in this style of lift as there is not enough money in it.

This is simply increasing the ride height of the rear by 2 x 3/8 in spacers (one above and one below) and reloacting the position of the front strut in the knuckle. All dreamed up in Valpacers garage using bits he had in the shed.

Total net lift is around 30mm or 1.25 in, plus anouther 12mm or 1/2 in from larger tyres. Not enough for the likes of RRO or ARB etc. And its acheived with $50 of parts...

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RRO said a lift kit would not work so how do this lift kit work I love to lift my TH and I interested in one
RRO is wrong... it can be done, but they don't feel they can make enough money off of lifting these. It uses spacers to raise up the rear springs, and the front is as simple as moving the strut in the mounting bracket. Took me and a buddy less than 2 hours to do.

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thanks , did it change how it drives and did you get bigger tires and you know how much bigger you can go .
When I first put the lift on, I could definitely tell it was taller... when you get in, you have to sit up a touch higher... your view out the windshield is a bit taller, and the tennis balls hanging in my garage hit early now.

Aside from that, I really cannot tell they are on there... Driving characteristics are still the same... I still drive as aggressively as before... you can hear the tires ever so slightly with the radio and air off around 35-45 mpg, but then it goes away. They might slow my acceleration down a touch, but that is probably just my imagination... which brings me to my next answer.

I did get larger tires. I have tires that are basically 1.1" taller and 1.1" wider (265/65R17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac). They are the "largest" (maxing out width and height) tire you can put on without trimming plastic and metal. You can go with a slightly taller tire the same width as the stock tire (245/70R17) without rubbing as well, but if you add the width it won't fit without grinding. Supposedly you can fit upwards of 31" - 32" tires if you remove the plastic wheel liner, grind the metal pinchweld, and (possibly unnecessary) add wheel spacers (different than the spring spacers that lift the vehicle, these would push your wheels out from the hub).


Sorry for such a long answer... I just got forum access back for my computer and remembered how much easier it is to type with 10 digits instead of just thumbs...
 
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