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mykeyb01 01-20-2013 06:27 PM

Lift blocks
 
Someone suggested that blocks would be a good inexpensive way to lift my YJ? Recommendations? Advice?

dillonjm 01-20-2013 06:30 PM

If you have a stock style suspension (springs under the axle) blocks will actually lower your Jeep, not lift it.

Regardless, on a Jeep blocks aren't the greatest idea.

Sounds like you got this advice from a pickup guy. Rear lift blocks are common in trucks but their suspension design is significantly different than a YJs.

jason280 01-20-2013 06:38 PM

Yeah, go look at your Jeep and see how the springs attach to the axle assemblies, and you will see why blocks are a no-go.

Anticanman 01-20-2013 07:13 PM

Sounds like truck guy advice for sure. Probably suggest some extra shock towers for looks too.

timatoe 01-20-2013 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mykeyb01 (Post 14822917)
Someone suggested that blocks would be a good inexpensive way to lift my YJ? Recommendations? Advice?

For the remainder of the time you own your Jeep remember these words....... ANYTIME someone says it's a "good inexpensive or cheap way to lift..." Automatically throw that idea right out the window because it's likely a very bad idea. :cheers2:

tonymartin 01-20-2013 09:38 PM

Could look into a body lift though. Relatively inexpensive and is basically a bunch of blocks betwen the body and frame. May be what he was talking about.

Mark05059 01-21-2013 04:15 AM

Tonymartin:

They are talking about these -> http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...ier=540310_0_0_


In our configuration they lower.

PastorBrian 01-21-2013 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by timatoe (Post 14824105)
For the remainder of the time you own your Jeep remember these words....... ANYTIME someone says it's a "good inexpensive or cheap way to lift..." Automatically throw that idea right out the window because it's likely a very bad idea. :cheers2:

I dont know about that. I did the s10 bastard pack lift. Good- check, inexpensive- check, lift- check. labor intensive? check:2thumbsup:

Cheap, easy, effective- pick any 2:laugh:

jbolty 01-21-2013 07:32 AM

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you can only pick two

timatoe 01-21-2013 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PastorBrian (Post 14825221)
I dont know about that. I did the s10 bastard pack lift. Good- check, inexpensive- check, lift- check. labor intensive? check:2thumbsup:

Cheap, easy, effective- pick any 2:laugh:

OK, but 99.999999% of the time when someone comes here with a, "my buddy said...." it's usually completely off base of what should be done. That's what I was getting at, not that it can't be done.

mykeyb01 01-21-2013 08:35 PM

Thanks!

tonymartin 01-21-2013 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark05059 (Post 14825186)
Tonymartin:

They are talking about these -> http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...ier=540310_0_0_


In our configuration they lower.

Either way, a body lift would still be cheaper than a full suspension lift. :highfive:

hypernoodle 01-21-2013 09:00 PM

Another option: taller springs.

Mark05059 01-21-2013 09:00 PM

I agree... however that wasnt what the OP was asking about and I was trying not to confuse him.

Xpress 01-21-2013 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by jbolty (Post 14825578)
you can only pick two

I second this. Pick two, the third will not apply.


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