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question for the 2inch lifted people


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#1 The Scooby

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 07:48 PM

i noticed before my EJ swap that when i would floor it in my SJR 2inch lifted wagon the front would lift and the back would sink badly.

now with the EJ22 swapped in its REALLY noticable.

i was wondering what could be causing this. makes it a pain in the arse when i drive at night because if i have to give it any kind of gas to get going i blind the people ahead of me.

i have just the rear shock extensions in the back with the stock adjustable struts all the way up. the fronts are cranked almost all the way down to help compensate. is it because i don't have the rear trailing arms droped in the back or is it something else that is causing it.

i really notice it when i drive Zap's lifted hatch and how solid it feels, then i get in my wagon and i feel like im driving a caddy.

#2 Phizinza

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:59 PM

Stiffer springs? Can't think of anything else which would hold the car level. Its like there is front to rear antisway bars..

#3 The Scooby

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:01 PM

well im running the stock springs, it never seemed to be like this before the lift, it might just be a side effect from pushing the struts down 2inches. i hope it goes away when i add in the blocks to drop the front X-member and the rear 1.5inches.

#4 one eye

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:09 PM

All of our in our crew do that too. I think thats just how it is, my 4" lifted brat really did it, but I'm in 4X all the time in the Black and maroon wagon, so It don't do it as much.


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#5 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:19 PM

may be your toe in or out, I had one that did that bad, and mostly went away when I adjusted the toe in

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 11:09 PM

may be your toe in or out, i had one that did that bad, and mostly went away when i adjusted the toe in


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#7 Phizinza

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:35 AM

Is this a complete 2" body lift? Or just the struts?

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:40 AM

thanks scott ill have to look into that.

and ya its just 2inch lift block's on the struts. but i will be lifting the body 1.5inches hopfully this week to help with the CV's.

i might just have to get 4 new struts and see if that helps since they are the orignal one's to the car and it has over 230K on it.

#9 Phizinza

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:54 PM

If you didn't adjust your toe after the strut lift you'll have horrid toe in.. Best to have only 2 to 4mm difference back of wheels to front of wheels on the front.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:28 PM

If you didn't adjust your toe after the strut lift you'll have horrid toe in.. Best to have only 2 to 4mm difference back of wheels to front of wheels on the front.


+1 again

#11 Numbchux

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:42 PM

+1 again


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align it before you spend any money on parts that probably won't fix the problem.

#12 one eye

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:46 AM

Do you have blocks that are cut at a 15 deg angle?

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#13 The Scooby

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 11:18 AM

they are cut at whatever angle scott cuts them at. im using the 2inch SJR lift.




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