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Rusty's Offroad XK Commander 4.5" Lift

Anyone have this lift or any information on this lift?

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No body has installed this lift yet, there are some with the 4" superlift that you can use for comparison. This is a rather tall lift and you will need to make several other mods to pull it off. Read throughthe suspension section.





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No body has installe dthis lift yet, there are some with the 4" superlift that you can use for comparison. This is a rather tall lift and you will need to make several other mods to pull it off. Read throughthe suspension section.
Actually the Rusty's 4.5 inch lift is a complete kit like the superlift suspension kit. No other mods are needed.




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Actually the Rusty's 4.5 inch lift is a complete kit like the superlift suspension kit. No other mods are needed.
He was talking about resetting the vehicles geometry the same way you have to with the Superlift.

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He was talking about resetting the vehicles geometry the same way you have to with the Superlift.
That's not how I read what he wrote. He said you would need several other mods to pull it off.




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He will also have to consider UCA's, resetting the vehicles geometry, trimming fender wells because you know he will need larger tires, etc.

a 4.5 lift is certainly doable, but you will have to do much more to pull it off!



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So is the question whether on not to install it just for the additional .5 of an inch.....hmmm

I'm going to try and call to get more information. I will post back my findings.
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So is the question whether on not to install it just for the additional .5 of an inch.....hmmm
You will still need to do all that stuff with a 4" lift.

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Good point. Im just worried about the additional stress on the ball joints and control arms. The angle must be brutal with this 4.5" kit.
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Good point. Im just worried about the additional stress on the ball joints and control arms. The angle must be brutal with this 4.5" kit.
That is the point I was trying to make, There will be many other parts of the Commander that will need adjustment with a large lift. I would not let that stop you if you can afford to keep modding and fixing it, but there are very few products available to fix these things that may come up.



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