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post #1 of 17 Old 06-01-2013, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Factory Ride Height.

Hello, Third time poster.... long time Jeeper.

I have a 1994 Wrangler with 235/75r15 tires on it. It seems to he sitting low.

I am not interested in lifting it, as I would like to keep it stock for my daughter who will be driving it soon as her first car.

I have attached photos of the jeep for your review.

My plan is to replace the springs, if needed. Rubber bushings and shocks.

Please let me know your thoughts.

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post #2 of 17 Old 06-01-2013, 03:45 PM
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Should be 18" at the rocker panel.

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post #3 of 17 Old 06-01-2013, 04:03 PM
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If you're concerned with safety, ditch those over sized lift shackles. That is one reason your stock springs are flat. Stock YJ springs are almost flat anyway, but longer shackles make it worse. It will also improve steering.
I would invest in a quality set of new springs (not stock), perhaps 2", with a soft spring rate for a better ride than stock. A good set of 4" (stock height) shackles. A 2" spring minus what appears to be 1" lift or more shackles and you're still in a safe almost stock height range with a better riding Jeep. Your daughter and her butt will thank you.



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If you're concerned with safety, ditch those over sized lift shackles. That is one reason your stock springs are flat. Stock YJ springs are almost flat anyway, but longer shackles make it worse. It will also improve steering.
I would invest in a quality set of new springs (not stock), perhaps 2", with a soft spring rate for a better ride than stock. A good set of 4" (stock height) shackles. A 2" spring minus what appears to be 1" lift or more shackles and you're still in a safe almost stock height range with a better riding Jeep. Your daughter and her butt will thank you.



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those shackles look stock to me

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If you're concerned with safety, ditch those over sized lift shackles. That is one reason your stock springs are flat. Stock YJ springs are almost flat anyway, but longer shackles make it worse. It will also improve steering.
I would invest in a quality set of new springs (not stock), perhaps 2", with a soft spring rate for a better ride than stock. A good set of 4" (stock height) shackles. A 2" spring minus what appears to be 1" lift or more shackles and you're still in a safe almost stock height range with a better riding Jeep. Your daughter and her butt will thank you.



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x2. Do a 2" lift and ditch the track bars. It'll ride and handle better. Stay with stock shackles.

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So, I am thinking about using the Old Man Emu 2" springs. Looks at old photos on the internet of stock looking jeeps I am thinking the shackles are indeed stock.

Any one have experance with Old Man Emu yellow bushing key, are they as stiff as the normal red poly stuff? Or should I stick with the stock rubber bushings?

I will not be doing extreme 4x4 with this jeep, just on-road and nice and slow trail stuff.
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post #7 of 17 Old 06-01-2013, 06:13 PM
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old man emu springs ride great, pretty sure you have to run their bushings in the springs because of the eye size.

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old man emu springs ride great, pretty sure you have to run their bushings in the springs because of the eye size.
MORE is now carrying bushings that will fit the OME springs
http://www.mountainoffroad.com/_e/Lu...nt_or_Rear.htm

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Did'nt enlarge the pic... shackles looked long in the one side view. Oh well.

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Did'nt enlarge the pic... shackles looked long in the one side view. Oh well.
your eyes must be getting as old/bad as mine...I enlarge, and use magnify at times

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So, I am thinking about using the Old Man Emu 2" springs. Looks at old photos on the internet of stock looking jeeps I am thinking the shackles are indeed stock.

Any one have experance with Old Man Emu yellow bushing key, are they as stiff as the normal red poly stuff? Or should I stick with the stock rubber bushings?

I will not be doing extreme 4x4 with this jeep, just on-road and nice and slow trail stuff.
I think the Old Man Emu 2" springs are the ticket. Get the kit and replace it all in one swoop. I'm positive you'll be pleased with the results of the ride. I don't have first hand experience but I've only heard good things from those who do run OME lifts.

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If you want more clearance without lift, install some TJ flares. Takes a little cutting to the 1/4 panels, no big deal.

You might want to adjust the steering stops to stop the spring/tire rub at full turn.(even with 235s)

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those shackles look stock to me
They look just like the stock ones on my 89 YJ.
It's always hard to tell from a picture but it should be 4" between the centers of the bolts.
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I have been running my OME lift for two years now and love it! The difference in ride quality is night and day and it is a very competent setup if you do find yourself offroad at some point. Take a look at my pics and you can see what it looks like on 31s and on 33s.

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post #15 of 17 Old 06-02-2013, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Dtn8tr, on your "OME install finished minutes earlier!' photo is that with the 2" lift kit, or is that a 4"

This is the kit I am thinking of?
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/arb/old...rangler-yj.htm
Will I need the transfer case lowering if I just do the 2"
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