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post #1 of 49 Old 03-07-2013, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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About to order an OME lift kit...

This is the parts list that I have so far. I put on Rancho 5000 shocks less than 2 years ago, so I'm hoping that I can use for another 6 months or so. They're rated for 0-2.5" of lift, so hopefully that will work. Am I missing anything?

I'm planning on just cutting the old components off to make installation easier.

Oh, what size bolt is used to connect the non-shackle end of the spring to the frame. I think that's all I'm missing.

I've had this 95 since 98 (under 100K miles on it!), and I've babied it. It will spend 90% of the time on road, so I'm really hoping to improve the ride over the saggy factory springs.

Thanks for the input, guys.

(4) Old Man Emu 2.5" Rear Medium Load Leaf Spring for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ
Item Number: 16090.5058 Manufacturer Part No: CS036R

$395.96

Rubicon Express Greaseable Main Eye Bushings For Leaf Springs with 1.5" Main Eye ID
Quadratec Part No: 16311.5505
$59.99

(2) M.O.R.E. 3/8" Lift Boomerang Shackles for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ
Item Number: 12590.3070

$197.98

Rancho Heavy Duty Front Axle U-Bolt Kit for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ
Quadratec Part No: 16035.000
$30.99

Rancho Heavy Duty Rear Axle U-Bolt Kit for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ
Item Number: 16035.001
$30.99


Ordered, but didn't use:
Skyjacker Transfer Case Lowering Kit for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ with 2-4" Suspension Lift
Item Number: 16006.102
$45.99


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post #2 of 49 Old 03-07-2013, 07:19 PM
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If you can, wait on the tc drop until its installed and you give it a test drive. Might not need it. You can also have beserk or vacj7 (or is it 5 or 6?) make a set of booms for you a lot less than the mores, though they are nice.

You will need to look into brake line relocation or longer lines. Relocation is cheap and easy. Anticanman has some good pics.

Be sure to take out the shims off up front if they come installed.

Ditch track bars.

Righty tighty, lefty loosely.....good luck with the install.

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post #3 of 49 Old 03-07-2013, 07:23 PM
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Sounds really good. I did similar and love it.

Ditch the sway bar too.

Enjoy your comfortable ride.

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Vacj5. I don't think vacj7 makes anything

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post #5 of 49 Old 03-07-2013, 07:27 PM
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9/16 4.5 inches I believe. My notes are questionable at times or lost.

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post #6 of 49 Old 03-07-2013, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I've heard great things about the forum members' shackles. I just like the idea of the greasables, and that the bushings and all come with the MOREs.

Track bars have been off for a year. I'm -still- kicking myself for not pulling them sooner...
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Thanks for setting me straight on vacj5....I should at least remember the guys user name that made a great set for my jeep!

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post #8 of 49 Old 03-07-2013, 07:31 PM
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If you can swing it go for it, nothing wrong with them or having greaseables in my opinion.

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I'm considering the Prothane 1in body lift, as my originals are all pretty mushy. I'll probably hold off on it until after the other work is done to see how the Jeep looks/ feels/ handles without it. Any thoughts about that plan?
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post #10 of 49 Old 03-07-2013, 07:43 PM
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Sounds good. I just installed a prothane tranny mount looked like a quality piece, but not experienced with their body lifts. I have a 1.25 inch jks body lift that I like.

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post #11 of 49 Old 03-07-2013, 07:45 PM
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What tire size are you planning?

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post #12 of 49 Old 03-07-2013, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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That's up in the air for now actually, heh. I currently have 31s on 10 in wheels, with minimal flare rubbing, but like I said, I rarely flex the suspension. I'm going to need new tires, so the plan is to see how I like the setup after the lift, or borrow someone's 32 or 33s to get an idea of how that will run. Aaand... I'm looking at regearing possibly in the Summer.
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You will be fine with 31s without the body lift. I would save the body lift for when you move to 33s. If for some reason you just want a little more room don't count out tj flares for a bit more clearance. Think you are on a great path to a nice ride, good luck.

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post #14 of 49 Old 03-07-2013, 08:32 PM
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Like the plan? Hell, I love it. It's the same setup I'm running, except I have a 1.5" body lift.



I went with the OME transfer case lowering kit. Other than that, and I'm on OEM shackles, it's the same setup.

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The "sideways" build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/r...hread-2164793/
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Go with the HD springs. They are a lot more solid and ride just as great. Take a look at the '95 Sahara YJ Wrangler I'm selling right now in the For Sale forums. It has an OME lift and 31's. The perfect look for a YJ IMO.

5.7L Hemi TJ Build: http://forum.aev-conversions.com/showthread.php?t=7434
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