Avid Lift questions

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  1. OGJEEP

    OGJEEP Member

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    I sold my trailhawk springs to a fellow renegade owner who had a front wheel drive.

    I added the Eibach 1 inch lift springs so i could clear the 225/70/17 tire. I ended up gaining almost 4 inches of lift between the tire and body... Dont ask me how. lol Plus the tires. My jeep is now up with the big boys.

    If you need any help with the AVID installs let me know.
     
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  2. OGJEEP

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    Only thing i think should be included and isnt is a evap tank relocation bracket. But i just utilize the two factory studs and swing the top over to the strut mount. Its what Avid Suggests. I would absolutely order the kit. The ground clearance is awesome.
     
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  3. samxkillax

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    Wait so this is the 1.5” $200 budget lift they sell, not the 2.0” $350 economy lift?? And you have that much clearance? I just want to make sure, sorry if you already answered this somewhere!
     
  4. OGJEEP

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    i have the budget kit installed with eibach springs added.
     

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  5. Thawk

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    I know there is little flex to begin with in the Renegade, and with just a Daystar lift, the front struts had to be compressed to get them to fit back in place. Are you going to run a ramp and see how much flex you have now... Curious if the arms are forced down so much that they won't give anymore...
     
  6. OGJEEP

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    I could remove my links and have a ton of flex. On the trail yesterday it did really well.
     
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    Pretty sure i have more diff clearance than anyone out there. 14 inches.
     

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    See what you get on a ramp with the front connected and then with it disconnected if you get a chance... Just curious.
     
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    Dang man! So awesome!
     
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    Love the lift OGJEEP. I do a lot of driving and am just curious how much of a hit it has been on the mpg? I want to do this bad but just want to see if it totally killed your fuel economy.
     
  11. red/green hawk

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    As someone who has a daystar, I think I would've gone with this avid lift. I first saw it about 2 weeks after installing mine.
     
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    Ill see what i can do, this is connected
     

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  13. OGJEEP

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    The lift didnt hurt my mpgs. My Mud terrains did. Only lost 3 mpg though. For the amount of wheeling i do. Worth it.
     
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  14. Thawk

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    Sweet... Can't wait to get a lift and tires again... :)
     
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    I have some questions. I've been reading the thread and contemplating the difference between the Daystar and Avid lift. I understand what your saying about not needing the other spacers like the rear sub frame spacers and drive shaft spacer. I'm currently running a Daystar 1.5 lift with 225/65/17 KO2s. I do have some added height to my rear diff. I'm guessing this is because the actual strut spacer is about 1.75" and the rear sub frame spacer is about 1" including the 1/4" of lift I get from the tires. Would I be able to take all the other spacers out except the strut spacers and essentially have the same amount of lift as the Avid spacers give? What would this do to my alignment? Would I need to change the control arm bracket back to the factory bracket?
    I'm just having buyers remorse. Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with my Daystar lift. I haven't had any issues. Hindsight tells me the Daystar lift is 1st generation Renegade lift and I should've waited for the competition to kick in but I really wanted a lift and that was the only one available at the time. Plus I got it on eBay for $299. I really like your setup. I do more city than off-road driving so I don't know if I really want to monkey around too much. How much lift do you think you got from the Eibach springs? I might just do something like that and forget messing with the suspension again. Any insight would be appreciated.
     
  16. Mag

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    is this a 2'' lift?
     
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    Now OGJEEP, what trimming did you have to do for the kit? Did it just bolt in or was trimming for different tires?
     
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    You said trimmed strut housings? What happened there????
     
  19. Jimmy Lee Smith

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    Hey bud, I have the Avid lift and it has been suggested by some manufacturers/installers that the lip on the strut bracket just above the CV joint be trimmed to allow for clearance above the axel... I did the front as the axel angle is tighter than on the rear but to be honest I don't think it was necessary.
     
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    Did you have only avid lift or lift and eibach springs like OGJEEP?
     

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