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Unread 03-03-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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Best 2.5" suspension lift to get?

Hey guys! Im looking to put a 2.5" suspension lift on my '95 YJ. Im wondering what a great lift would be to get. I have been told my a couple of my friends that Rough Country is cheap but definitly a rough ride. I would like to stay on the cheaper side but am saving for one so Im not against the idea of spending a bit. Lol So I thought Id get your opinions on what to get.

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Unread 03-03-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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OME or BDS. You have time so research what you need so you don't have to buy a kit and save money. Get it done cheaper.

BDS has free shipping to dealers too.
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Old man emu has a good 2.5" lift. BDS has a good 2" lift that you can add 1/2" shackles to meet your goal.

Is the goal to clear a certain tire? For what kind of wheeling? There's always a body lift too.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 10:51 AM   #4
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Id like 31s or up to 33s. I mainly hit the state trails. I'm not big on body lifts, I don't like the gap. Lol
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^Ditto^

Best ride = Old Man Emu.
Best warranty = BDS Suspension.

If you daily drive it you can't go wrong with OME - I can personally vouch for that. ARB only makes one spring for the YJ, and they do it well. OME springs and shocks are probably as close to a Cadillac ride as you'll ever get on a YJ. I highly recommend OME to anyone who wants a 2.5" lift for their YJ.

If you wheel it hard and might break/bend the springs, you can't go wrong with BDS Suspension. Unlimited lifetime, no BS warranty.

Rubicon Express also has good reviews, kit comes complete with the essentials, and isn't quite as pricey as OME or BDS suspension.

There are people who are satisfied with Rough Country, but from what I gather, the selling point of Rough Country springs for the YJ is the price, not the quality of the springs or ride.
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I do use her for daily driving. I definitely think I'll look into the OME. Thanks guys!

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BDS isn't bad for daily driving either.
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I love my OME for both on and off road! Running 31's as well.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 02:17 PM   #9
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What about the RE? I was looking at their 2.5" kit and now Im thinking that's more of what Im looking for. Does anyone have any pros and cons of the RE vs OME?

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Don't have them but I've heard good things about Zone springs (have not heard any negative) and they are pretty inexpensive
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Don't have them but I've heard good things about Zone springs (have not heard any negative) and they are pretty inexpensive
I agree. I run their 4" springs up front. They ride smooth and flex great. Here's a poser flex shot today. Granted I'm still running my old sagged RC springs out back until I can afford the rear zone springs, Im running zone springs up front. The only thing limiting them are brake lines for now. Can't go wrong with the previous lift brands mentioned either. Heck I almost committed to BDS for replacing my RC springs.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 06:17 PM   #12
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Thanks for the pic! :-)

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Here's a pic of mine when I bought her last May. She's my "work in progress".

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Unread 03-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #13
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you jeep looks like mine, except i had to cut off the flares, and they were all rusty and no real good access to the screws. I plan on putting just a basic upgrade of the suspension, and up to a 2"-3" lift.. so i am curious to see what stock vs 2" or 3" lift looks like.

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Does anyone have pics of their lift project, with a before and after look on the same vehicle?
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Does anyone have pics of their lift project, with a before and after look on the same vehicle?
Great question! I too would like to see pics of before & after.

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Unread 03-03-2013, 07:43 PM   #15
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Let's see if I can do this from my phone.

May 2012: Dead OEM springs. 3" body lift



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December 2012: 2.5" OME lift, 3" body lift.



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March 2013: 2.5" OME lift 1.5" body lift



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