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post #1 of 20 Old 05-03-2010, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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has anyone ever lifted a jeep this way

some one told me about placing a block between the leaves and the plate under them to get an easy 1'' lift. Has anyone tried this and whats your thoughts

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Jeeps are spring under axle in stock form so putting a block in that loocation would lower it.

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Blocks won't lift a spring-under YJ.

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i kno what you mean but im talking about the plate thats under the leaves where the ubolts go through not between the leaves and the axle like on spring over vehicles
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I've never heard of it before i always understood it as lowering a yj
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It has been done, but do not do it on the front end. That would be very dangerous. It is not a good way to lift it in general. It creates leverage that is very hard on other suspension parts, such as springs, u bolts, and spring perches. The blocks can be spit out and cause all kinds of trouble.

I assumed it had a spring over already.
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I get what you're saying - plate, block, spring, axle. That won't raise it any at all though, just push the plate down... since the spring's relation to the axle didn't change at all.

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right on thats what im looking for thanks sprowly
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some one told me about placing a block between the leaves and the plate under them to get an easy 1'' lift. Has anyone tried this and whats your thoughts
Stop listening to whoever told you that WRT SUA YJ's.

Draw it on paper & you'll easily see that it'll lower a stock SUA YJ.
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hopefully this helps, there is no way to add blocks to a spring under vehicle to achieve a lift

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Also agree with mr Dillard, that is a common sense issue totally unrelated to jeeps. If you are honestly thinking about trying to lift your vehicle, you should seriously consider paying someone to do it instead.
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Don't worry im not hoping this is the my cheap lift solution but it has all become clear now
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Lift blocks are a BAD idea. Petersons 4WOR had a big article awhile back on them. Do it right the first time, You'll be more happy with the results!

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