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Unread 09-01-2014, 06:33 PM   #1
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88 YJ 6" Lift Questions??

Plan on performing a 6" leaf spring lift, just wanted to see if anyone had any known issues with going up to this size. Based on what i have read so far looks like I am going to need a SYE and a CV-driveshaft to compensate for the height plus longer brake lines drop pitman arm. The kit comes with the pitman arm.

Here is the proposed kit.
http://www.extremeterrain.com/rough-...-yj-622n2.html

Its has 2" on it now so actually going up 4".
Also is it a good idea to do a body lift first or suspension lift first?
Just wondered what the best order of operations jeep upgrades should go in?

Thanks for your time.

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Unread 09-01-2014, 06:39 PM   #2
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You'll need longer shocks and probably have steering issues too. If you do a 1" body lift you can do a motor mount lift and tuck the tranny skid up. Just things to think about. You might need longer vent lines to the differentials too.
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That's a whole lot of lift for a short wheelbase.....

Do it...give us a good write up with pics.

That kit says all parts/bolt on...etc...but I am sure you will run into some hold ups (opportunities for improvising)
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Unread 09-01-2014, 08:32 PM   #4
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That's a whole lot of lift for a short wheelbase.....

Do it...give us a good write up with pics.

That kit says all parts/bolt on...etc...but I am sure you will run into some hold ups (opportunities for improvising)
I have 1.25" spacers and 31x11.5" super swampers on to give me more stability.
Its only four inch's higher? Kit comes with shocks. The breather tube is minimal work. I'm not sure I want to go through the bother of a body lift has 1" on it now. Thought about 3" but that could look and handle poorly.

I just installed some seats that I should have done a write-up on. Sounds simple but they weren't a original equipment replacement had to re-use the original seat hardware and use an aluminum plate. Loots of measuring and cutting took my time but it went right on the first time, I was shocked!!

Thanks for your advice. Been jeeping for two years and want to get deeper into my ride.

Got all kinds of ideas. Fuel injection , propane fuel conversion ext. Gas is expensive damn.
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I'd avoid a 6" if I was you. Spacers are not exactly the safest things out there
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Unread 09-01-2014, 08:52 PM   #6
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6 inches is a lot of lift for 31s. Are you planning on going bigger later on?
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Do you have the spring over axle conversion yet? that gives you a bunch of lift for almost nothing!

Although, I don't want to try to talk you out of doing something you want to do. Jeeps are about customization!
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Do you have the spring over axle conversion yet? that gives you a bunch of lift for almost nothing! Although, I don't want to try to talk you out of doing something you want to do. Jeeps are about customization!
A proper spring over cost more then almost nothing shocks, shock hoops , anti wrap bar, high steer , brake lines , shocks , u bolts , spring perches , shock mounts to relocate .........
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A proper spring over cost more then almost nothing shocks, shock hoops , anti wrap bar, high steer , brake lines , shocks , u bolts , spring perches , shock mounts to relocate .........
And no offense to the OP, but he's not ready for a spring over if he's considering a 3" body lift at all. 6" is a lot. Rough country sucks because iirc their 6" kit is actually 4" springs and 2" shackles which are no bueno amigo. You don't need a ton of lift to run bigger tires. Just get more creative with the sawzall or die grinder.

Wheel base isn't measured from side to side. It's measured from front to back more often than not.

Order up some BDS 3 or 4" springs and some half inch boom shackles and trim what you need to make your tires fit.
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And no offense to the OP, but he's not ready for a spring over if he's considering a 3" body lift at all. 6" is a lot. Rough country sucks because iirc their 6" kit is actually 4" springs and 2" shackles which are no bueno amigo. You don't need a ton of lift to run bigger tires. Just get more creative with the sawzall or die grinder. Wheel base isn't measured from side to side. It's measured from front to back more often than not. Order up some BDS 3 or 4" springs and some half inch boom shackles and trim what you need to make your tires fit.
My 4.5" RC (x series ) it's pretty damn nice. Rides and flexes just as good as the 4.5" RE I had on my last YJ. It uses a 1" lift shackle and 3.5" military wrap springs that ride nice and smooth. It's ashame I trashed my front axle last trip out so I can't wheel it until I regear and do a 1 piece axle on the passenger side
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Unread 09-01-2014, 11:18 PM   #11
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And no offense to the OP, but he's not ready for a spring over if he's considering a 3" body lift at all. 6" is a lot. Rough country sucks because iirc their 6" kit is actually 4" springs and 2" shackles which are no bueno amigo. You don't need a ton of lift to run bigger tires. Just get more creative with the sawzall or die grinder.

Wheel base isn't measured from side to side. It's measured from front to back more often than not.

Order up some BDS 3 or 4" springs and some half inch boom shackles and trim what you need to make your tires fit.
My RC 6" said to use stock shackles. I did get over 7 years ago.
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OP I guess the question here is WHY do you want 6" of lift? Is it to clear larger tires? There's guys running 37's on like 4" of lift with MetalCloaks or otherwise modified fenders. I've got the BDS 5" springs plus booms plus 1" daystar BL and I wouldn't want to go any higher. Shoot, if I had to do it again I'd probably just get their 3.5" spings and some MC, PS, or GR fenders and call it day.
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Plan on performing a 6" leaf spring lift, just wanted to see if anyone had any known issues with going up to this size. Based on what i have read so far looks like I am going to need a SYE and a CV-driveshaft to compensate for the height plus longer brake lines drop pitman arm. The kit comes with the pitman arm.

Here is the proposed kit.
http://www.extremeterrain.com/rough-...-yj-622n2.html

Its has 2" on it now so actually going up 4".
Also is it a good idea to do a body lift first or suspension lift first?
Just wondered what the best order of operations jeep upgrades should go in?

Thanks for your time.
Why do you want a 6 inch lift? I'm assuming it's to fit certain tires? If so, what size and why? What are you doing with your axles to support said tires?
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Michaelgoesrawr, show me where the shackle is in our 6in kit?
hmm, don't see it..
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Michaelgoesrawr, show me where the shackle is in our 6in kit? hmm, don't see it..

What a dick. Not good PR man.

I was wrong. It's happened before. At some point I remember a kit having a 2" shackle in it. Just assumed it was RC. Haha
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