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Unread 08-02-2010, 03:15 PM   #1
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1995 Rio Grande with lift?

I just got a Rio Grande to fix up a little bit and hopefully put a lift on it.

I have heard these things have a flipping problem at the level they are at right now but i havent really felt it yet.

Anybody have any suggestions to what lift kit to get or how high to lift it without making it completely vulnerable to flipping?

Pics of your Rio Grande with a lift on it would be awsome!

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Unread 08-02-2010, 06:11 PM   #2
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A few of mine
My son driving

Mine is on the right
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Unread 08-02-2010, 08:02 PM   #3
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The cj's were more vunerable to flipping than the YJ's. If you are concerned about it. Keep it low and put some wide tires on it. You don't have to put a lift on it if you don't want to. There are other ways. What you are discussing, is what the whole lcog builds are all about.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 09:36 PM   #4
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I drive a rio grande with a 2.5" lift on 31 x 10.50 tires. No pictures on my computer to show up, but its the same color scheme as the previous one.

Lot of people trim there fenders, or install tube fenders to keep the jeep's center of gravity low and still allow room for larger tires. In most case, you want to replace the factory leaf springs and shocks even if they are just OME replacements, since by now every YJ is at least 15 years old.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 08:09 AM   #5
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The cj's were more vunerable to flipping than the YJ's. If you are concerned about it. Keep it low and put some wide tires on it. You don't have to put a lift on it if you don't want to. There are other ways. What you are discussing, is what the whole lcog builds are all about.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 10:15 AM   #6
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You could also do a highline fender kit and a small lift. I've seen guys use wider axles for a sturdier base. There's a few ways to make a jeep less rollover prone, but any jeep will roll easier than your average vehicle.

Check this thread out for some ideas LCoG jeeps.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f59/3...21/index9.html
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Unread 08-03-2010, 01:03 PM   #7
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Thanks guys... Once i get new plugs and wires thrown in it the leaf spings/ shocks will probably be my next project. then get a lift on it!
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Unread 08-03-2010, 02:26 PM   #8
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If you want a small quality lift, check out the 2" BDS lift especially since you need to replace the springs and shocks. I think most people net a little higher than the advertised 2"
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Unread 08-03-2010, 04:38 PM   #9
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I've pushed my YJ through some turns quicker than I probably should have and I havn't gotten to a point where I feel like I'm going to flip. Its a 95 Rio Grande with a 4" Rough Country lift and 33" Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs.

Just go for the lift and don't even be worried about flipping it, the only time I came close is when I got into an accident when a Town & Country pulled an illegal U turn in front of me while I was doing 35-40 MPH. My right front tire ran over his front end and I rode on 2 wheels for a good 20 feet or so.

As it is I'm looking at putting a 1-2" body lift on my jeep... only problem is that I'm not crazy about how they look... just I don't want to have to deal with driveline issues.

Oh if you do go with Rough Country I'd advise not getting their upgraded shocks, I'm not sure how their normal ones are but the upgraded were too stiff for street use for my taste. I threw in some Bilstein 5100s and have to say thats the way to go.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 02:25 PM   #10
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Heres a before and after of my rio grande stock and with the 2.5" RC lift. Its a bigger difference than the pictures show.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 03:44 PM   #11
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Ive been a paramedic for two different counties here in Florida over the last ~18 years. I work every third day for 24 hours straight. I am 911, and I have never run a vehicle accident of any kind involving a Jeep Wrangler. Not one crash, not one rollover.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 06:16 PM   #12
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When i first brought it home,1995 Rio Grande,2 1/2" lift,31x10.50 pro comps..



After i put an RC 4" lift on it,same tires but bushwacker knockoff flares...



After i put 32x11.50 tires on it....

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Unread 09-30-2010, 12:05 PM   #14
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i have never heard wranglers are roll over prone. i have heard lots of different vehicles but not this one.
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Unread 09-30-2010, 12:38 PM   #15
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i have a 95 yj rio grande with a 4in lift with 32x11.5 and i have no problem with body roll. all you have to remember is that your in a SUV and not a sports car.
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