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Unread 05-02-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
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I just got a stock 96 YJ, and also got a set of 32 11.50 mt baja mtxs. I'm trying to keep my build low budget but problem free. I'm thinking of a 2.5" suspension and a 1" bl. I'm trying to stay away from the expense of a sye and driveshaft. Am I going down the right road and/or can I get a taller lift without vibration or failure problems. This is not a daily driver, but to get to some of the good wheeling spots I will need to drive some distance. Not looking to go hard core mostly trails. I was looking at mores bl system and fabtechs 2.5.

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Unread 05-02-2007, 09:35 PM   #2
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This may come as a shock to you, but you don't have a '96 YJ. There was no '96 model year for the Wrangler.

It's most likely a 1995 produced in early 1996.

Please check that you have rectangular headlights. If you don't, then I'm fairly sure you have a TJ. In this case, the following will not apply to you. YJ's cannot fit 32's stock, so I'm a little suspicious that you are in the wrong forum.

Fabtech is bad for an infinite number of reasons, which I'm sure will be posted here in short order.

Most reccommend Old Man Emu, BDS, or Rubicon Express 2.5" systems.

No higher than 2" in body lift. Some consider that to be pushing it. Too much stress on the mounting hardware (and it looks ugly without a suspension lift). Daystar and MORE are both good brands.
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Unread 05-02-2007, 09:38 PM   #3
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Sorry for that, I work on new cars all the time and just look at the build date which said 10/95. You know what they say about asume.
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Unread 05-02-2007, 09:43 PM   #4
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10/95

She's a YJ.

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Unread 05-02-2007, 10:46 PM   #5
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OME for ride quality, and BDS for the warranty...either way you can't go wrong. and definitely no more than a 1" BL. i'd say do the M.O.R.E. BL and motor mounts w/ either of those lifts and you'll be good for 32's
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Unread 05-02-2007, 10:57 PM   #6
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Newdriver95 I got the set of mtx's from a friend but the yj has stock/little 225's on it and sagging stock springs. The 32's wouldn't even come close right now. Yjdrvr I am looking at mores 1" system with the body mounts as well since a few on there are rotted bad. I figured I would add a little lift while doing the mounts. Do you think the bds 2" and 1"bl would be enough for the 32 11.50s or can I get away with the 3.5 without a sye. Any thoughts on the RE 2.5 standard system ?

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Unread 05-03-2007, 05:17 AM   #7
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Fabtech is bad for an infinite number of reasons, which I'm sure will be posted here in short order.

what would that be?

I've been running a fabtech lift for about a year with no problems at all

Worst thing I could see is they are kinda stiff at first, but they break in well.


3.5", T case drop, no vibrations


so that being said. fabtech is good (to me)

BDS and OME like was previously said.

2.5" lift and 1" BL would be good. you'll want more, soon though
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Unread 05-03-2007, 06:41 AM   #8
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5" BDS lift, 5/8" MORE lift boomerang shackles, 1" body lift, steal martins axles and wheels and you should be good to go.
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Unread 05-03-2007, 09:21 AM   #9
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IMHO I think the 2.5" suspension / 1" body lift setup is the most underrated setup ever, and is a good idea for 32's, and with tj flares for 33's. It's a good riding and inexpensive set up.
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Unread 05-03-2007, 11:02 AM   #10
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Why go with the body lift at all? Why not just use the 2.5" kit(whatever brand you want), get some 4-degree pinion blocks (whatever corrects the angle) and 1" shackles and be done with it. No worrys about breaking rusty body bolts. Plus it gives the springs a little more area to flex also? It just seams easier for the same amount of lift since you pretty much have to remove all that stuff anyways.
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Unread 05-03-2007, 02:09 PM   #11
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Eh, some will argue center of gravity and doing the MML as opposed to the transfer case drop. Yeah I'd think though that at that height and for just an inch it probably wouldn't make TOO much of a difference. Just the pinion angle issue with the 3.5 spring/shackle combo being more than 2.5 springs alone I guess.
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Unread 05-03-2007, 04:17 PM   #12
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2.5 " BDS or OME would be great. and the BL and motor mounts would help 2. at only 2.5" you wouldn't need a SYE or CV shaft, at the most you'd maybe need some axle shims but that's it. 3.5" would be a little risky if you can't afford a SYE. i'd say stick with the 2.5" BDS or OME kit and the MML and BL and you'l have a nice set up. w/ RE i'm not sure, i've heard they work really well though so out of those three i'd say just pick the best deal, which will probably be BDS or RE
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Unread 05-03-2007, 05:26 PM   #13
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Why go with the body lift at all? Why not just use the 2.5" kit(whatever brand you want), get some 4-degree pinion blocks (whatever corrects the angle) and 1" shackles and be done with it. No worrys about breaking rusty body bolts. Plus it gives the springs a little more area to flex also? It just seams easier for the same amount of lift since you pretty much have to remove all that stuff anyways.
I would only use shackles and body lift if I had to. The shackles hurt your approach and departure angles severly and body lifts put to much pressure at the mounting points of the body. Thats my Opinion.. Again as said before, cant go wrong with OME and BDS (ONLY THE BDS WITH THE LIFE TIME, NO QUESTIONS ASKED WARRANTY!!!).
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Unread 05-03-2007, 08:05 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info guys. And my biggest thing is trying to stay low budget so the sye would throw that out the window. I'm looking at the bl for 2 reasons, 1 to get that extra little bit of height without worrying about a sye, and 2 I have to replace a few body mounts anyway why not do the MORE bl/mount system for just 50 bucks more than just a mount kit. 1 other name to throw out there, how bout pro comps 2.5" lift? Thanks guys.
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Unread 05-03-2007, 08:14 PM   #15
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pro-comp's suspension setups for the jeep are not the best of quality. For the money you really cant beat the OME or BDS lifts. Save your money and get a quality lift. You'll thank us later...
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