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Unread 09-09-2013, 07:46 PM   #1
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Ive heard that the rear springs moved to the front will give some lift. Also XJ springs in the rear will give the YJ lift. Does anyone know if this is true? Or any ideas on getting 2-3 inches. Will a 1" body lift require extending anything? Gas filler, fan shroud, etc?

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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:06 PM   #2
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Ive heard that the rear springs moved to the front will give some lift. Also XJ springs in the rear will give the YJ lift. Does anyone know if this is true? Or any ideas on getting 2-3 inches. Will a 1" body lift require extending anything? Gas filler, fan shroud, etc?
The rewr springs have one more leaf in the springpack, so yes a small amount of lift.
Yes xj resr springs will give lift, but that requires gastank mods as well as relocating shackle mounts and lengething driveshaft as it moves the axle back 6inches

Usually a 1in body lift is no isse. You may have to trim a little fan shroud
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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:18 PM   #3
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Thanks Chris. Sounds like the Xj spring is not the way to go, What about shackle lift?
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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:20 PM   #4
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1" body lift and 1" shackle lift. Don't go higher than those if avoidable. Steering changes with more shackle lift and more stress is put on the body mounts the higher you go.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 10:05 PM   #5
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what size tires do you want to run? I had 31's with 1" BL and TJ flares for years.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 10:11 PM   #6
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Don't forget the TJ flares^^
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Unread 09-10-2013, 10:11 PM   #7
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I bought some 17" Rubicon wheels off a TJ and need clearance. Also what is the bolt pattern on a TJ? I think a 91 YJ is 5 on 4.5.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 10:16 PM   #8
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Tj rubicons didn't have 17's they had 16's. If u got JK rims they're 5x5"
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TJ is the same as a Yj. Are you sure it is a TJ and not a jk?
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Tj rubicons didn't have 17's they had 16's. If u got JK rims they're 5x5"
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