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post #1 of 8 Old 10-13-2007, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Lift kit, motorcycle rack and airbags

I've decided I'm going to get an OME 2.5" kit and was trying to decide between the medium and heavy duty springs. I'll be loading the thing up with gear to go camping and running around on trails with 1-2 ppl. One other things is I'm planning on putting a motorcyle rack on the back similar to one of these. I was thinking about getting the medium OME kit to keep things nice a cushy around town and adding some airbags to the rear springs for when I load the thing down with gear/bike. I just can't seem to find any info about adding airbags to YJ leaf springs.

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-13-2007, 03:28 PM
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you'd probably have to go to a custom shop to have that done....and it would probably also be INSANELY pricey. i honestly don't think it would be very practical as they would have to find a way to weld it from your axle to the frame or some solid mounting point without getting in the way of the gastank, shocks, brake lines etc etc etc.

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-13-2007, 03:38 PM
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as far as the springs go, get J1R springs all around, those are the "heavy duty" ones..
the ride is still excellent
for your airbag deal, dont know where you would go for that. the bags would mount to axle tube, directly above the spring perch, then onto the frame where your bumpstop is right now.
i'm not surprised that no one makes a "kit" for the yj, have a look at the gvwr and towing abilities of a yj, and you'll see why!
if you want to load it down, i'd have a look at a SMALL trailer, or a different vehicle for carrying all your stuff, they yj isnt made for it, and would be unsafe doing it IMO.

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post #4 of 8 Old 10-19-2007, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
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as far as the springs go, get J1R springs all around, those are the "heavy duty" ones.
Even if I've only got the 2.5L up front?
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-19-2007, 07:06 AM
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Even if I've only got the 2.5L up front?

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The fact that you only have a 2.5l makes me lean to the comment Martin made, that maybe you should consider doing the towing with another vehicle. Three people plus a motorcycle might be too much for the rig if you are running stock gears. Maybe a re-gear would be in order.

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post #7 of 8 Old 10-19-2007, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Well I wouldn't have 3ppl and the motorcyle. In all likelyhood I'd just be me and one other person with some camping gear and the bike on the back on the way in. What I'm going for is the best possible ride on the street unloaded w/soft top while being able to bring a big-*** cooler, a couple of 5 gallon beer kegs, and the bike on the occasional trip.
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-19-2007, 12:08 PM
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The shocks make a world of difference on the street.

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