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T-ray 08-19-2010 08:55 PM

How do I find out what size lift my YJ has?
 
I got a YK but the guy I bought it from didnt know about the lift on it. I'm assuming i can find out by measuring the shackles where the springs attach to the frame but I'm not sure. Is this the best way to find out? I dont think it has a body lift but where should I be looking to confirm this?

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4LarXedo4 08-19-2010 09:31 PM

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stock height of Jeep to rocker panels = 18"

Measure your Jeep and determine total height then you can figure out how much is spring and shackle

Click free :thumbsup:

Leans93 08-19-2010 09:36 PM

Per the YJ FAQ

Stock height of Jeep to rocker panels - 18". So measure your YJ and subtract 18 from that number.

Edit^^^beat me to it lol

To add though the stock shackles are 4" bolt to bolt. If your shackles are longer then you have a shackle lift. Each extra inch bolt to bolt is 1/2in in lift. ie shackles 6" bolt to bolt are 1" lift shackles.

NineohsevenYJ 08-19-2010 09:46 PM

Don't you also have to subtract the stock size tires (29in?) from the size of the aftermarket tires too?

T-ray 08-19-2010 09:47 PM

Wouldnt the height of the tire make a difference is measuring it from the rocker panel?

jeepKY 08-19-2010 09:48 PM

What size tire is that? I'm wanting to say it looks like a 2.5" lift or so.

NineohsevenYJ 08-19-2010 09:51 PM

The way I did it (hopefully the right way) was to measure from ground to rocker (26in for me) then I subtracted 4in since I have 33s & stock tire is 29, that gave me 22in so I figure I have 4in of lift. I'm pretty sure this is the way to measure because I found other threads that said this is the way to do it.

Leans93 08-19-2010 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by T-ray (Post 9988706)
Wouldnt the height of the tire make a difference is measuring it from the rocker panel?

Yes, every extra inch of tire is also 1/2 inch of lift

T-ray 08-19-2010 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by 4LarXedo4 (Post 9988621)
stock height of Jeep to rocker panels = 18"

Measure your Jeep and determine total height then you can figure out how much is spring and shackle

Click free :thumbsup:

I measured the tire and it is 31.5" H and from floor to panel is 23"

T-ray 08-19-2010 09:58 PM

So, 23" from floor to panel, tires are 2.5" higher over stock, 23-2.5= 20.5 or a 2.5" lift? OK so where can I find this lift. I've never had anyone show me where the actual lift brackets are.

Trapshooter 08-19-2010 10:07 PM

Can you post some pictures of the springs and shackles, it would be helpful to see what your have.

If you are unsure how to post a pics let me know and I'll walk you through it.

T-ray 08-20-2010 06:14 AM

OK, I'll have to get them tonight. I measured the shackles and they are 4" from bolt to bolt

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