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4 inch lift

lift brat gen 2 ea81

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#1 comatosellama


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:18 PM

What do I need to do for a 4 inch lift to the steering shaft, shifter, and 4wd selector? Can I just take off my current steering linkage cut it in half and weld in some pipe? I'm doing 4 lift blocks all the way around, and then 4 inch strut spacers as well, with the offset. (I figure that will correct the front struts because if you don't you wouldn't get the lift and your cv axles would be pointing to the sky? Currently have a rather sketchy 2 inch lift in and would like to fix that. For the shifter do I just need to make it longer? and the 4wd selector is the one that's confusing me the most.


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:59 PM

I've got 4" reinforced rear brackets for sale. 60$ plus shipping. Also got 2" front towers haha. Pm me if our interested.

Shifted will need to be extended and the linkage below will need to be lowered. Pretty simple one you get under it and starting figuring it out.

Stearing is done like you said, cut in half and weld less that what your dropping because its at an angle. I think my 3" drop wanted my steering to be extended at 2.5".


Edited by Prwa101, 16 August 2014 - 11:00 PM.

#3 comatosellama


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:09 PM

Do you drop the front subframe?

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:49 AM

Anything over 2" of lift on the front struts needs the subframe dropped. So if you want to keep it stock axles angle. You'll go 4" on front struts and 4" subframe drop. Some people even drop the front an inch with a 2" lift so the angle isn't so hard on the axles

#5 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:26 PM

on a EA81 I do full body lift keeps all stock geometry , on the EA82 I do 1-2" over stock so
on a 4" lift its 3" body 1" suspension

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