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bmyohn 03-02-2010 06:08 PM

XJ Lift Setups V2.0
 
Alright guys, we are going to give this a shot and see how it goes. I will post up five new posts after this, each post will be divided into a seperate section based on lift height. There will be a Budget Boost (BB) section, 3" - 3.5", 4" - 4.5", 5"-6", and 6.5"+.

These sections are divided based on ADVERTISED HEIGHT not actual height.

What we will do is have you guys post up your lift setups based on a certain format (will be posted further down in the post).

Please follow the format or your lift setup will not be posted.

I will attempt to break down each section based on manufacturer, (i.e. - RE, Rough Country, TnT Customs, Rusty's, Junkyard lift, etc.) We will see how well this works, if it doesn't work out well then i will scratch the manufacturer part.

Hopefully this works out better for you guys. I will add links to the FAQs so people can find these setups there as well.

HERE IS THE FORMAT THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED

Year:
Manufaturer:
Advertised Lift Height:
Actual Height:
Shocks: (brand or part # or what height lift they are made for)
Tire size (Listed & actual):
Wheel Size & Backspacing:
Notes:
Add a short description as if trimming was needed how much. Please remember to include other details that may be important such as SYE's, bumpstop extensions & if it rubs, where.... but try to keep it as short as possible.

Post 2 (no more than 2) pics of your jeep, one on level ground and one flexed up (or at least from a different angle).


In order to keep this thread clean and to the point, all entries will only be accepted thru PM. Please PM only me, bmyohn, no other Mods.

I will add your lift setup, as well as username to the thread when i receive them.

If i do not get them in the correct format I will not post it. I don't have time to change everyone's setups.

I hope this makes sense and I hope this works out well.

-Brendan

bmyohn 03-02-2010 06:08 PM

Budget Boosts (BB)

Junkyard/Custom

Username: LOCKED UP
Year: 2000
Manufaturer: Rustys
Advertised Lift Height: 2"
Actual Height: 1.75"
Shocks: Stock
Tire size: 235 75 R15 Dunlop ATs (actual 28.8 x 9.3)
Wheel Size & Backspacing: Stock Eccos 15x7 with 5.25" BS
Notes: No rubbing, rear sway bar removed, front sway bar DQ'd.

http://www.lockeduprc.net/misc/1to1/...r/IMG_0103.JPG
http://www.lockeduprc.net/misc/1to1/...r/IMG_0104.JPG

Username: Kettles
Year: 2001
Manufaturer: Custom BB
Advertised Lift Height: 2"
Actual Height: 1.75"
Shocks: Rear, Monroe Max-Air (stock height);Front Rustys 3" shock.
Tire size (Listed & actual): 235/75/15, about 28.8"
Wheel Size & Backspacing: Stock, 15X7 5.25bs
Notes: Short rear AAL from ebay (POS) front 2" spacer. Have homemade 1" BPE's on the back, and extended rear bumpstops from jeepinoutfitters.com. The air shocks keep the saggy AAL level, and allow towing with no sag.
No rub, have front swaybar disco's.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_MBelrZwhV6E/Sq...0/IMG_0406.JPG
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_MBelrZwhV6E/S3...0/IMG_1013.JPG


Old Man Emu (OME)

Year: 2001
Manufaturer: Old Man EMU
Advertised Lift Height: 2.5"
Actual Height: 2.5"
Shocks: Old Man EMU Tire size 31/10.50Goodyear Kevlar
Wheel Size: TJ Stock Ravine
Notes: Only had to trim a small amout off the front plastic bumper wrap arounds toward the bottem. And put longer bump stop bolts in the steering stops other than that no issues and only minor vibes above 70 mph but may throw in some degree shims in the back to solve that once I figure out how much it will take.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/c...J/100_5913.jpg
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/c...J/100_5918.jpg

Username: 4PointOH1998
Year: 1998
Manufaturer: Old Man Emu
Advertised Lift Height: 2"
Actual Height: 2"
Shocks: Old Man Emu heavy valved
Tire size (Listed & actual): 31x10.5
Wheel Size & Backspacing: Cragar Soft 8s 15x7 4.25" BS
Notes: Tires rubbed. Should either get longer bumpstops or trim fenders (what I opted for) in order to clear tires. Look into longer sway bar endlinks, I've been meaning to replace them with quicker discos. No issues with vibrations.

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/IMG_1347.jpg
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...9/IMG_0338.jpg

Rubicon Express

Username:tizzdizz
Year: 1999
Manufaturer: Rubicon Express
Advertised Lift Height: 2"
Actual Height: 2.25" front, 3.25 rear
Shocks: Rubicon Express
Tire size (Listed & actual): 31x10.5 **** Cepek Mud Countries
Wheel Size & Backspacing: Stock Eccos
Notes: removed flares and trimmed, extended bumpstops 1", no rubbing, 1" Transfer case drop, currently experiencing minor vibes, might need shims to correct driveline angles

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b5...s/IMG_0281.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b5...n5-2009025.jpg


Rough Country

Username: 2000BB6
Year: 2000
Manufaturer: Rough Country
Advertised: 1.5in
Actual: 2in
Shocks: Hydro 8000 Series
Tires: BFG 235 KM2's
Wheels: Stock
Notes: Sways connected, and slight vibes on highway
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...s/P6080122.jpg
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...s/P6080128.jpg

bmyohn 03-02-2010 06:09 PM

Lift Height: 3" - 3.5"

Junkyard/Custom/Budget Boosts (BB)

UsernameL LOCKED UP
Year: 2000
Lift kit: 3" composite BB
Actual: (3.25" front 2.75" rear) - combo of Rustys 2" BB, 1" block for rear & 2 extar coil isolators (.75" each)
Shocks: RE suggested size for 3.5" lift
Tire size: 31x10.5 Futura enforcers (actual 30.5x11.06)
Wheel size & backspacing: Stock Eccos 15x7 with 5.25" BS
Notes: Rubs the coil spring towers (lightly at full stuff), LCAs at full lock (lightly) and the flares mildly before removal (Fender trimmed approx 1.5" & flares removed in second pic) rear sway bar removed, front sway bar DQ'd. Front bumpstops extended 2", rear bumpstops extended 1.25". Brake lines extended 6"

http://www.lockeduprc.net/misc/1to1/.../holly/190.jpg
http://www.lockeduprc.net/misc/1to1/...r/Img_0298.jpg

Username: 93gc40
Year: 1996
Manufaturer: Junk Yard
Advertised Lift Height: N/A
Actual Height: 3.5" F/R
Shocks: RC Nitros
Tire size (Listed & actual): BFG 30"
Wheel Size & Backspacing: Canyons from a Wrangler
Notes: Trimmed valance, 1" TC Drop, Front Spring are red, either Rancho or Skyjacker, Rear is 1.5" shackle and bastard pack, 2 leaves each side from unknown JY donor. Slight rub on LCA at full lock when flexed.

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/o...0/DSCN2394.jpg
http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/o...0/DSCN2418.jpg

Username: T4STE
Year: 1996
Manufaturer: Custom
Advertised Lift Height: 3"
Actual Height: 3"
Shocks: Skyjacker hydro 9000 for 3.5-4.5" lifts
Tire size (Listed & actual): BFG MT KM 33x12.50x15 (actual same)
Wheel Size & Backspacing: Cragar soft 8 15x8 4.75" backspacing
Notes: trimmed fenders, minor rub at lca's at full lock, no vibes

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...2-27154007.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...2-27153946.jpg[/

Rough Country

Username: XJ Jay
Year: 1999
Manufacturer: Rough Country
Advertised Lift Height: 3"
Actual Height: 3"
Shocks: (brand or part # or what height lift they are made for) RC 9000s Nitros 0-3"
Tire size (Listed & actual): 265/75/15 (30.7X10.5)
Wheel Size & Backspacing: stock ECCOs
Notes: had slight vibs at higher speeds, but a 1" Tcase drop resolved that. rubs front LCA at full lock. rear sway bar removed and im gonna install front Discos. would recommend longer sway bar links.

http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL356.../384213379.jpg
http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL356.../384213498.jpg

Username: 1996BlackXJ
Year: 1996
Manufaturer: Rough Country coils and Old Man Emu leaf packs mixed custom lift
Advertised Lift Height: 3" coils 2" HD leaf packs
Actual Height: 3"
Shocks: Rough Country for 2-4" of lift (front nitro, rear hydro...blew the nitros in the rear and replaced with hyrdos)
Tire size (Listed & actual): 30x9.5 Cooper Discoverer STT
Wheel Size & Backspacing: Cragar D-Window 15x7 4.25" BS
Zero trimming with JKS discos, at absolute full stuff the front tire will rub the front fender liner but only slightly. Rear has slightly extended bumpstops to stop the shocks from bottoming out. (blew both of them then bumpstopped) No vibes.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...m/IMG_0028.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...sRiverRoad.jpg


Username: Cvong-xj
Year: 1999
Manufaturer: Rough Country
Advertised Lift Height: 3"
Actual Height: A hair over 3"
Shocks: Rough Country Hydro 8000 (for 3-4" lift)
Tire size (Listed & actual): 31x10.50R15
Wheel Size & Backspacing: Stock 15x7" with 5.5" backspacing
Notes: Minimal trimming was required on the front bumper corners. Tires rub control arms at full lock.

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/u...g?t=1267589219
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/u...g?t=1267589220

bmyohn 03-02-2010 06:10 PM

Rubicon Express


Username: millhouse
Year: 1999 XJ
Manufaturer: Rubicon Express (Springs), Clayton (Long Arms/Crossmember)
Advertised Lift Height: 3.5"
Actual Height: 4"
Shocks: Rubicon Express Monotubes
Tire size (Listed & actual): 33x12.5
Wheel Size & Backspacing: 15", 3.75 Backspacing
Notes: I needed to trim up to the top of where the factory flares ended up front, and cut 'n fold in the rear. The provided bumpstops by rubicon express are plenty, but extended front brakes lines were needed (since I now have long arms). NOTE ON THE LONG ARMS: These came after the lift, all of the springs are the same included in the RE 3.5" Superflex w/ full leaf packs.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...r/DSCN2355.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...r/DSCN2285.jpg

Username: srmitchell
Year:2001
Manufaturer: Rubicon Express super flex
Advertised Lift Height: 3.5inches
Actual Height: 5 inches
Shocks: Old Man Emu Nitro Chargers for 3-5 inches
Tire size (Listed & actual): (31") 245/75/r16 GY MT/R -Actually about 30.4 inches
Wheel Size & Backspacing: 16 inch Rubicon MOAB, 5 inch backspace
Notes: Small amount of trimming, no fender liners. Comanche shackle out back. IRO track bar for more flex, GMC truck brake lines for more droop.

http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/z.../DSC068832.jpg
http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/z...rnov09flex.jpg

Username: bmyohn
Year: 2001 XJ Sport
Manufacturer: Rubicon Express Super-Flex Kit
Advertised Lift Height: 3.5"
Actual Height: 4"
Shocks: Rubicon Express Twin-Tube Shocks
Tire size (Listed & actual): 31/10.50/R15 BFG A/T KOs
Wheel Size & Backspacing: Cragar Soft 8's, 4" BS
Notes: Slight rubbing on stock fender flare when flexing, but nothing horrible.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_4491.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_4509.jpg

Username: EG00TJ
Year: 1990 XJ Laredo
Manufacturer: Rubicon Express Super Ride Kit
Advertised Lift Height: 3.5"
Actual Height: 4.5"front & 4.75" rear
Shocks: Procomp es9000's
Tire size (Listed & actual): 32x11.5 A/T offbrand.. (33.2 actual)
Wheel Size & Backspacing: Eagle alloys 15x8..4.00" backspacing
Notes: 3.5" RE coils, RE LCA's , RE AAL , 1.5" Shackle , NO VIBES , No rubbing..

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...b61075bee2.jpg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...0ef7454bd3.jpg


Rusty's

Username: abnormal
Year:1996
Manufaturer: Rusty's
Advertised Lift Height: 3 "
Actual Height: 3"
Shocks: Skyjacker Hydros for a 3" lift
Tire size: 31's
Wheel Size & Backspacing: 15x8 4.5 bs
Notes: brake lines moved down 2".

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/attac...3&d=1243882616
http://www.durtyrok.com/messageboard...ile.php?id=640

Username: Curt41
Year: 2001
Manufaturer: Rusty's
Advertised Lift Height: 3"
Actual Height: 3.5"
Shocks: Rusty's
Tire size (Listed & actual): 225/75-15
Wheel Size & Backspacing: 15x7/4.5
Notes: 1in T-case drop and still have some slight vibrations.

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/w...PICT0003-2.jpg
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/w...rt41/Jeep3.jpg

bmyohn 03-02-2010 06:10 PM

Lift Height: 4" - 4.5"

Custom

Username: jimbosz07
Year: 1996
Manufaturer: Custom (S10 Bastard packs/RE SF front)
Advertised Lift Height: 4"
Actual Height: 4"
Shocks: Skyjacker Nitro 3.5-5" lift front, Rough Country Nitro stock length rear
Tire size (Listed & actual): 33x12.5 BFG MT KM
Wheel Size & Backspacing: 15x8 4" BS
Notes: Raised rear shock mounts, homemade SYE, trimmed fenders, Chevy front brakelines, YJ rear brakeline, no rubbing

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...7/DSCN1657.jpg

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h..._8027332_n.jpg

Rough Country

Username: reposado
Year: 1995
Manufaturer: Rough Country
Advertised Lift Height: 4 1/2"
Actual Height: 5 1/2"
Shocks: RC Hydro 8000
Tire size (Listed & actual): 33" x 12.50" x 15"
Wheel Size & Backspacing: 15" x 8" / 4" BS
Notes: Front fender trimmed along the standard contour line, and trimmed with door edge guard. Rear cut and folded, then painted with Hurculiner. No rubbing yet!

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...%20Betty/3.jpg
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...y/IMG_0908.jpg

Username: aircruiser
Year: 99 cherokee sport
Manufaturer: rough country
Advertised Lift Height: 4.5"
Actual Height: 5"
Shocks: rough country nitros
Tire size (Listed & actual): 33x12.5" procomp xtremes
Wheel Size & Backspacing: 15x7 stock canyons, topline 1" wheel spacers
Notes: trimmed, cut and fold, no added bumpstops

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/PC310860.jpg

Username: jakeWI
Year: 1996
Manufaturer: Rough County
Advertised Lift Height: 4.5"
Shocks: Rough Country 2.2 performance shocks
Tire size: 31"x10.5"x15" General Grabber AT2's
Notes: No trimming, no rubbing.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b6...k/IMG_1957.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b6...k/100_1886.jpg

Rubicon Express


Username: 1990JEEPXJ
Year: 1990
Manufaturer: Rubicon Express 4.5" Superflex
Advertised Lift Height: 4.5"
Actual Height: 4.5"
Shocks: (brand or part # or what height lift they are made for) recommended for RE 4.5"
Tire size (Listed & actual):33x10.50 BFG M/T KM2
Wheel Size & Backspacing: American Racing Outlaw II's, 15x7, 3.75" backspacing
Notes: i trimmed about 1.25-1.5" off the front fenders. and this lift is no longer only RE 4.5" parts anymore. the leafs are RC 4" leafs. i have ACOS spacers up front, shackle relocation boxes out back, RE control arm drop brackets.

http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/...n/IMG_0003.jpg
http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/...e/IMG_0002.jpg


Username: EG00TJ
Year: 1992 XJ Limited
Manufacturer: Rubicon Express 4.5" Super Flex lift kit
Advertised lift: 4.5"
Actual lift: 4.75" front , 5.5" rear
Shocks: RE Monotubes 4-6"
Tires: 31x10.5x15
Wheels: Cragar soft 8's ..15x8 .. 4.00" backspacing
Notes: No rubbing,No trimming,RE bumpstops, 1" TC drop due to slight vibes..NO shims

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/SAM_0309.jpg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/SAM_0318.jpg

Sky Jacker

Username: 2doorxj
Year: 1998
Manufaturer: Skyjacker/Teraflex
Advertised Lift Height: 4.5"
Actual Height: 4.5"-5"
Shocks: Skyjacker Hydros, for 4.5 inch lift
Tire Size: Goodyear MTR/K 33x12.5- 32.7x 12.5
Wheel Size & Backspacing: 15x8 3.3
Notes: Trimmed to run bushawckers, SYE, bumpstops front and rear

http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/freshpic.jpg
http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/v...x92/45lift.jpg

bmyohn 03-02-2010 06:10 PM

Lift Height: 5" - 6


Rubicon Express


Username: LOCKED UP
Year: 2000
Lift kit: RE 5.5" Short Arm with Control Arm drops & leaf packs. 2 Extra Isolators up front.
Actual: About 6-6.5"
Shocks: RE suggested size for 5.5" lift
Tire size: 33x12.5 BFG MTs
Wheel size & backspacing: AR-767 8" with 4.75" BS
Notes: Fenders trimmed approx 1.5" & flares removed. Rear sway bar removed, front sway bar DQ'd. Front bumpstops extended 3", rear bumpstops extended 3.25". Brake lines extended 6", SYE

http://www.lockeduprc.net/misc/1to1/...r/IMG_0359.JPG
http://www.lockeduprc.net/misc/1to1/...i/fa7a8c63.jpg

bmyohn 03-07-2010 05:42 PM

Lift Height: 6.5"+

Budget Boosts (BB)

Username: LOCKED UP
Year: 2000
Lift kit: Front Alcan packs (for YJ), rear RE 5.5" leaf packs.
Actual: 7" front 6.5" back
Shocks: RE suggested size for 5.5" lift with BPEs
Tire size: 33x12.5 BFG MTs
Wheel size & backspacing: AR-767 8" with 4.75" BS
Notes: Fenders trimmed approx 1.5" & flares removed. Rear sway bar removed, front sway bar DQ'd. Front bumpstops extended 3", rear bumpstops extended 3.25". Brake lines extended 6", SYE, MORE Crossover Steering.

http://www.lockeduprc.net/misc/1to1/...r/IMG_0246.JPG
http://www.lockeduprc.net/misc/1to1/...s/f82cdc26.jpg

Iron Rock Offroad

Username: aircruiser
Year: 99 cherokee sport
Manufaturer: iron rock offroad
Advertised Lift Height: 8"
Actual Height: 8.5"
Shocks: doetsch tech prerunner 8000s
Tire size (Listed & actual): 35x12.5" BFG KM2s
Wheel Size & Backspacing: 15x10 cragar soft 8s Notes: trimmed, cut and fold, no added bumpstops

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/a...okee/101-1.jpg
http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/a...okee/083-2.jpg


Username: phattysrt
Year: 1995 XJ
Manufacturer: Iron Rock Offroad 6.5 Critical Path Long Arm
Advertised: 6.5"
Actual: 6.5"
Shocks: Rough Country Hydraulic
Tires (Advertised & Actual Height): 285/75r16 Goodyear Wrangler MTR's (32.25" Diameter, 60% tread left)
Wheels/Backspacing: 16X8 Moabs 5" BS
Notes: I need to do some minor trimming inside the wheel wells on the front. Flexes very well. I didn't notice any rubbing at the rears

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...DSC01569-1.jpg
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...tysrt/flex.jpg

TnT Customs

Username: bmyohn
Year: 2001
Manufaturer: TnT Customs
Advertised Lift Height: 6.5"
Actual Height: 7.0"
Shocks: Rubicon Express Monotube Shocks
Tire size (Listed & actual): 35" Mickey Thomspon MTZs (34.8" actual)
Wheel Size & Backspacing: Cragar Soft 8s, 4" BS
Notes: This lift has the TnT Customs Y-Link setup, 6.5" Rock Krawler front coils, 1.5" UBEs, 1.5" shackles, 3.5" Rubicon Express Leaf Packs.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...yohn/Tires.jpg
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...m/DSC00693.jpg



Rough Country

Username: aircruiser
Year: 99 cherokee sport
Manufaturer: rough country
Advertised Lift Height: 6.5"
Actual Height: 7"
Shocks: doetsch tech prerunner 8000s
Tire size (Listed & actual): 35x12.5" BFG KM2s
Wheel Size & Backspacing: 15x8 cragar soft 8s Notes: trimmed, cut and fold, no added bumpstops

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/a...202010/216.jpg
http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/a...202010/175.jpg

Username: jspecfever
Year: 1995
Manufaturer: Rough Country X-Series
Advertised Lift Height:6.5"
Shocks: Rough Country XC9000 series
Tire size 35x1250 BFG Mud Terrain
Wheel Size & Backspacing: 15x8 Mickey Tompson Classis II with 3.75" Back spacing
Notes: No SYE, Minor Fender trimming.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...20XJ/003-1.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...0526101549.jpg

Username: GetLifted
Year: Late 1996
Manufaturer: Rough Country
Advertised Lift Height: 6.5"
Actual Height: 7.5"
Shocks: (brand or part # or what height lift they are made for) Rough Country 2.2 huge fockers
Tire size (Listed & actual): 275/70/17 (32.5")
Wheel Size & Backspacing: 17" Rubicon Takeoffs 1.5 inch spacers, 4.5 inch backspacing
Notes:No Trimming needed at full flex. Rugged Ridge SYE and Custom CVDS

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/e...s/d876bbb4.jpg

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/e...s/5b140723.jpg

bmyohn 04-08-2010 10:39 AM

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