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post #1 of 16 Old 01-20-2013, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Someone suggested that blocks would be a good inexpensive way to lift my YJ? Recommendations? Advice?

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post #2 of 16 Old 01-20-2013, 06:30 PM
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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Tonymartin:

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


In our configuration they lower.

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

Cheap, easy, effective- pick any 2
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I dont know about that. I did the s10 bastard pack lift. Good- check, inexpensive- check, lift- check. labor intensive? check

Cheap, easy, effective- pick any 2
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.

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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.

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Another option: taller springs.
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I agree... however that wasnt what the OP was asking about and I was trying not to confuse him.

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

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