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Unread 06-19-2007, 12:55 AM   #1
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How do I go about a poor mans lift....

My stock 95 YJ just looks geeky with those little donut tires on it.

I bought some new rims I should be able to put 31.5x275 ons but what can I do to get the ride height up without breaking bank.

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Unread 06-19-2007, 01:16 AM   #2
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1 in Body lift should clear 31s... otherwise just save up... tires will cost you at least $450 anyway.
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Unread 06-19-2007, 06:24 AM   #3
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My 31 fit fine on the stock height truck. Rub a little on turns but not bad.
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Unread 06-19-2007, 06:47 AM   #4
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Unread 06-19-2007, 08:48 AM   #5
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1" Body lift - ~$100
TJ Flares - ~$50

That will gain you 2" of clearance in the wells. Plenty for 31's.
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Unread 06-19-2007, 10:03 AM   #6
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My vote goes for:


1" Body Lift (Currie makes a very nice black powder coated aluminum one for a little over $100)

And 1" lift shackles, sometimes when the springs get old enough a 1" body lift just isn't enough to comfortably clear 31's. These two combined should run less than $200 brand new, or even cheaper if you pick up a set of used shackles (I bought mine here from another member for $40).
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Unread 06-19-2007, 10:48 AM   #7
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I ran MT/r 245 75/r16 on my stock rig previously with just a 1'' body lift from Performance Accessories.

I actually have those tires for sale right now $200 takes all 5, 4 have 50% tread 1 has never been used.
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Unread 06-19-2007, 10:53 AM   #8
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Watch the classifieds here and on Craigslist and buy good parts used when other people go bigger.

Here's my lift cost. Specific components are listed in my signature.
Wheels/tires - $200. Near new!
Lift kit - $250
Shocks - $100. The only new part I bought... but they were on sale.

Not bad for just over $500 I think. And I took my time and bought the stuff over a few months and just let it sit in the garage until I had everything I needed. That way the boss (wife) didn't get upset.
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Unread 06-19-2007, 11:54 AM   #9
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im selling all my old lift kit stuff, its a 4" RC lift kit that sags. Shocks, springs, t-case drop, and a stainless steel rear brake line extension. I'll let it all go for like 200 bucks if you wanna pay shipping. this is what it looked like on 32" tires. I took it off maybe a month after taking this picture so basically that is what it will look like on yours. All i would do to it is replace the bushings, probably only 10 bucks.
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Unread 06-19-2007, 01:16 PM   #10
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im selling all my old lift kit stuff, its a 4" RC lift kit that sags. Shocks, springs, t-case drop, and a stainless steel rear brake line extension. I'll let it all go for like 200 bucks if you wanna pay shipping. this is what it looked like on 32" tires. I took it off maybe a month after taking this picture so basically that is what it will look like on yours. All i would do to it is replace the bushings, probably only 10 bucks.
Im highly interested......

Do you have brand names of the equipment and do you know how much shipping would run to ohio?
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Unread 06-19-2007, 01:41 PM   #11
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My 31 fit fine on the stock height truck. Rub a little on turns but not bad.
Maybe on the street, but not offroad...
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Unread 06-19-2007, 01:55 PM   #12
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Watch the classifieds here and on Craigslist and buy good parts used when other people go bigger.

Here's my lift cost. Specific components are listed in my signature.
Wheels/tires - $200. Near new!
Lift kit - $250
Shocks - $100. The only new part I bought... but they were on sale.

Not bad for just over $500 I think. And I took my time and bought the stuff over a few months and just let it sit in the garage until I had everything I needed. That way the boss (wife) didn't get upset.
I'm with Songman, I did the same exact thing. I got my 4" SkyJacker from Prowler, a fellow boardmember, when he upgraded to an RE HD lift. So I got his old springs and a bunch of the new RE stuff, like brake line extensions pitman arm, and TC drop. Then while I was picking it up his buddy, Bory, hooked me up with TJ flares.

IMO this is the best way to go if you're on a budget. Now if and when I decide to do anyting else I'll either upgrade my Springs or get an SYE and DS and be done with it.
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