I am about to be getting rid of this crappy 3" body lift with lift shackles that the guy I bought my Jeep from has done. And I am planning on putting on a 2.5" suspension lift on. I was just curious if anyone would know of what kind of suspension I should get for smooth, nice on-road ride? I do go off-roading but not very often and this is my daily driver. I am looking for something that isn't going to cost me over $1k but I am wanting something nice and smooth for on road driving. I remember with my old Jeep I put a 4.5" rough country suspension lift on it and although I love rough country it was just way to rough of a ride.
Anyways if anyone could answer my question I would greatly appreciate it. Thank y'all.
I did rugged ridge 2.5 inch lift springs I found on amazon, I think they were under$300. (Rugged ridge is actually Omix Ada which specializes in replacement parts for jeep)...and skyjacker hydro shocks from amazon as well.... I think the whole thing came to around$500 and my yj is as smooth as I think a jeep can be on road and also handles off road well. I don't know how this would compare to the ride from old man emu or bds but is$300-$400 cheaper and I'm happy, I actually get compliments on the lack of bounce .
I have an Old Man Emu suspension on my YJ - springs, shocks, shackles. The full OME suspension has a comfortable on-road ride that is very close to stock, considering the amount of lift you get. The springs are the heart of the OME suspension, and the OME shocks are specifically tuned for those springs - the shocks are a bit pricey though. The OME shackles are way overpriced and similar greaseable boomerang shackles can be had for less. A full OME suspension will run more than $1000. So as mentioned, you can save money by going with less expensive shocks and shackles.
My YJ is my only vehicle, I daily drive it everywhere. I am very happy with having spent the extra money on an OME suspension.
I went Old Man Emu as well. 2.5" lift springs, Rancho RS5000 shocks, new Rancho steering stabilizer, new u-bolts, and Old Man Emu bushings. I paid just under $800 from Morris 4x4. VERY happy with both the on road and off road performance.
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