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Cuesoccer24 09-20-2013 09:50 AM

Leaf Spring replacement help
 
hello fellow jeepers

I need some advice on new leaf springs/lift kit installation.

so my leaf springs are pretty much shot and very flat and they need replacement asap.

so my question I need help with is...if i buy 1.5" or 2.5" leaf springs for replacement, will i need to extend my brake lines in the front and rear?

also, will i need to replace the drop pitman arm and get an extended cv driveline shaft?

any help and advice would be much appreciated.

Reno72 09-20-2013 09:58 AM

Probably not, but the drop pitman arm may help if you go to 2.5 or higher. The brake lines depend on how much droop you get, normal street driving would be no problem but if you disconnect the sway bar and go off road your brake lines could be stretched, sometimes relocating the brake lined is enough. At the 2.5 or above you may need a TC drop or SYE depending on if you get vibration

Siva283 09-20-2013 10:06 AM

I have 2 inch BDS springs and 1 inch shackes. It has netted me actual 4.5ish inches of lift. I have my stock brakelines still but think I am going to ise Anticanmans relocation trick because once I put proper shocks on the brakelines will not be long enough. I use a 1 inch tcase drop as well until I can afford the SYE and drive shaft. However with my current set up I still beat on her like she owes me money and she keeps coming back for more.

Cuesoccer24 09-20-2013 10:13 AM

ok good stuff people thank you for your responses...should I get new shackles for the front and rear or just keep the stock ones on?

Reno72 09-20-2013 10:19 AM

Depends on their condition, but you at least would want new bushings. For minimal price I would put on new shackles and hardware, probably greasable bolts as the movement of the shackles really affects how smooth you ride.

Siva283 09-20-2013 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Cuesoccer24 (Post 16171625)
ok good stuff people thank you for your responses...should I get new shackles for the front and rear or just keep the stock ones on?

Boomarang shackles are always a good idea. If you have mil wrapped springs you will need 1 inch lift shackles to clear the mil wrap

Sparrows 09-20-2013 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Siva283 (Post 16171857)

Boomarang shackles are always a good idea. If you have mil wrapped springs you will need 1 inch lift shackles to clear the mil wrap

1/2" lift shackles clear mil wrap fine.

Cheers

Siva283 09-20-2013 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Sparrows (Post 16172657)
1/2" lift shackles clear mil wrap fine.

Cheers

Good to know I didnt know that. BDS recomennded 1 inch when I got my springs.

Cuesoccer24 10-07-2013 05:34 PM

thank you everyone for your responses...im in the middle of the road with either going 2.5" inch lift or just going all out with the 4"...decisions, decisions.

codyyj93 10-07-2013 05:40 PM

You don't need any of it just the lift I have a 1993 yj 6cyl with a 2.5 lift running stock pitman ,shaft ,and without a sye. Runs like a champ!

superj 10-07-2013 07:03 PM

I am halfway through my 2.5" OME install. I already had 5/8s boom shackles but its going super easy and drives fine. I test drove it when I got the front end done

Cuesoccer24 10-07-2013 07:24 PM

Did you have to extend the brake lines in the front and brake hose in the rear?

codyyj93 10-07-2013 07:34 PM

Nope, all stock brake lines

Rproject 10-08-2013 08:00 AM

Your brake lines can be relocated. Anticanman has a nice relocation write up that works well.

As for the transfer case drop, IMHO, it's as much a tire size issue as it is a lift height issue. On my last rig we had a 2.5" Rancho lift and 33's. Didn't do the TC drop at first and dropped the rear driveshaft going over a speed bump. I'm not kidding. A speed bump. Put in the TC drop, never had a problem. On our current YJ we're running a 2.5" OME lift and 1.5" body lift along with 31's. Put in the TC drop at lift time and the skid plate kept getting hung up on the trail. Pulled the drop, forklift tested the lift to see if we would get a disconnect and we're not even close. I *think* the tire size changing the angle has something to do with whether or not you need a TC drop with a 2.5" lift. With a 4" lift, I would have to assume that the TC drop is not optional (unless you go SYE and CV driveshaft).

superj 10-08-2013 08:31 AM

how would the different size tires change the distance of the axle form the t-case?


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