I would stay away from the transfer case drop if you can. I hated the way it dropped my shifter and it made shifting the actual transfer case very hard to do. If you can swing an SYE, it's the way to go.
So, I'm getting ready to do the work this weekend. All the parts are in my possession. The only mistake I made was in ordering 2 of the OME bushing sets. The shackles that I ordered came with the ones needed for their install, so I only needed new main spring eye bushings that attach to the frame. I would have been OK with ordering 4 of the OME sets (and having extra shackle bushings), or just doing what I ended up with, ordering the Rubicon Express greasable main eye bushing kit, since the OME springs don't come with bushings.
Just a heads up for anyone else considering going this route.
I've had this Jeep since 98, and babied it, as it's been my DD. WAS considering trading it in/ selling it and getting into a JK, but decided to just dump some money in to make it a (hopefully) more comfortable ride. I've always put things off, with the worry about it being so "old" that she wasn't worth putting money into. Heck, I"ve been on my 31 inch BFGs for about 12 years now. They're so old that the valvestems have started to dryrot and crack off on me.
I'm in the middle of installing the ome springs now. On the front u will either have to take the wedge out of the leaf springs or buy longer u bolts. I bought longer u bolts because I didn't know about the wedges till after I ordered the u bolts.
Got it all installed today. I didn't think that three inches of lift would make such a difference, but it does. I feel some -slight- vibration, so I'm going with the TC drop for now once it arrives. Maybe this Summer, I'll got with the SYE and CV driveshaft. Someone's selling a transfer case on Craigslist for $100 I thought about picking up to rebuild/ add the SYE to.
Oh, and if anyone in the future is wondering, the parts list above worked well, except I didn't use the OME bushing kits, but -did- end up using a RE greasable main spring eye bushing kit.
Just sayin "hi" from Niagara Falls, the jeep looks sharp! Clean YJ's are freakin rare around here, there's only a couple of them in niagara county if that. I've only seen about 1/2 dozen in erie county... That's TOTAL regardless of condition...
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