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Do you need to replace struts when you add a lift?

Do I need to change these after a 2" lift? Thank you.


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You do not need to change the struts with a 2" lift. The spacers on a 2" lift go above the strut, so there is no need to replace them.
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You do not need to change the struts with a 2" lift. The spacers on a 2" lift go above the strut, so there is no need to replace them.
Thanks very much.
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Oh, btw, (I apologize), do the struts need to be removed for a Rough Country instillation?
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If you do decide to upgrade the rear shocks after your lift, look at GetLost 4x4. He has the Bilstein 5150's as well as the 7100 series.


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If you do decide to upgrade the rear shocks after your lift, look at GetLost 4x4. He has the Bilstein 5150's as well as the 7100 series.
Will do. Thanks.
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Oh, btw, (I apologize), do the struts need to be removed for a Rough Country instillation?
The spacers go above the struts so you will have to take them off, but you do not have to disassemble them.
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The part number for the rear shocks is BF5-A196-H1.
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Here's details and pics of the install.


https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...t=install+lift
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Thanks guys. You're a big help. About that shock part numer.....that's a BILSTEIN? Forgive me, but I thought I just needed to order two 5150's???
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