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Old 29 Aug 2013, 10:26 am
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I am looking for an easy (if possible) way to raise the front end about 3 to 4 inches. I am not a big fan of the factory "California Rake" look, but the main reason is speed bumps. If you have ever driven in Mexico, you know what I mean.. I checked the internet, and most applications are for lowering.
So, any suggestions would be appreciated/
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Old 29 Aug 2013, 11:01 am
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Here is the best way to go over those nasty speed bumps






Or this



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Old 29 Aug 2013, 11:06 am
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adjustable coil overs?
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Old 29 Aug 2013, 12:46 pm
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adjustable coil overs?
This is not a sound way to raise a vehicle as per the OP 3-4 inches.


Moving on... 3 inches is a lot to raise or lower any vehicle form stock specification and 4 inches raised on a car inches is high level moding consideration.

The easiest way to get a safe and affordable 2 inches raised on the front is to have a strut tower spacer fabricate much the same way a wheel spacer is made.

You might reconsider and try 1-2 inches first?
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Old 29 Aug 2013, 01:58 pm
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I like my answer better
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Old 29 Aug 2013, 04:11 pm
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I agree to rais a car 4 inches is a PAIN a turn is not all that easy but a frount wheel drive car to do it right will get expensive id do as Nitro says and try 2 inches and see i live out inn the country so i have gravel roads with big rocks but mine usally clears them
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Old 29 Aug 2013, 04:16 pm
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I like the strut tower spacer idea. I will check it out this weekend.
I would be a bit concerned if it would stretch out the shock hydraulic post too much doing that????
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I like the strut tower spacer idea. I will check it out this weekend.
I would be a bit concerned if it would stretch out the shock hydraulic post too much doing that????
With that spacer Nitro talked about the entire shock is spaced down. No change as far as the shock is concerned. But will give a steeper angle on the axle, as all lifting Technics will.
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Default Re: Raising the front end

3-4 inches is a LOT.
You can get a modest rise by lowering the rear, and lowering the rear is certainly easy to do with lowering springs - I lowered the rear of mine and the front went up a little, and got rid of much of the "Butt in the air" look, which, to me, is stupid on a FWD car.
After I lowered the rear, clearing the dip at the end of my driveway without scraping became much easier.
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Raise the front end ?

Sorry, but a stock PT is at Jeep height. If that's not enough for you I've got two questions:

1. How fast do you go over speedbumps ?
2. How high are speedbumps where you live ?
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