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post #1 of 9 Old 03-10-2002, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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how much should i raise my yj ?????




i would really like to know how much to raise my yj without going overboard ?


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post #2 of 9 Old 03-10-2002, 09:45 AM
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you need to gives us more info so we can help you out better like stats on your jeep what type wheeling you be doing and so on hope this helps
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post #3 of 9 Old 03-10-2002, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 95 yj 4cyl 5spd man. I am going to use it on the farm and drive it to and from work which is about 15 miles. I just mainly want to put bigger tires on it and lift it to where it looks good without going overboard. should I use a body lift? should I go with a shackle lift? would a 2.5 old man emu work? what would you do ?

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post #4 of 9 Old 03-10-2002, 10:34 AM
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I am putting a 3" rough country lift on this week, and I have heard great things about it. Its only running me 389 with shocks

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Hey Jeepin Arkansas, do you have a scanned picture of your Jeep anywhere on the net. How are your tires right now without the lift? Any rubbing?

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post #6 of 9 Old 03-10-2002, 04:26 PM
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should have the pics by this thur. I will post em then. Yes, I do get a little rubbing on a hard turn with the 31's. The lift is going on this week so i will eventually upgrade to 32 or 33's

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post #7 of 9 Old 03-10-2002, 07:27 PM
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In my opinion, and, I think commonly accepted wisdom, is that approximately 3" lift with 31" tires is as far as you want to go without entering into a higher tier of building and co$t. Higher than 3" lift you start to get into driveshaft and steering geometry problems which are not easily rectified. Bigger than 31" tires and you need to lower your overall gear ratios (approximately 1k$) also, you begin to seriously risk breaking stock drivetrain components.

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post #8 of 9 Old 03-10-2002, 09:53 PM
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In my opinion, what makes a descent looking jeep (some want more or less), is 31" tires and at least 2 1/2" (with 3 1/2" better) of lift.

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I've not had any driveline problems at all. I think my Jeep looks great (sorry no pics yet). I definitely wouldn't want any MORE lift than this.

But, I haven't regeared yet. It's a dog running 33x12.50's with 3.07's!

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