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post #16 of 24 Old 08-11-2011, 07:30 PM
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Also look into the EMU and BDS 2.5' lifts. They are higher quality and better ride, but they are more expensive. Just depends on what more important to you.


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post #17 of 24 Old 08-11-2011, 08:20 PM
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BDS doesn't make a 2.5" lift, they have a 2" or a 3.5". They have a lifetime warranty. The only lifts that I personally would recommend are the BDS or OME. OME has a reputation of having some of the best flex and nice street manners combined and aren't going to sag in a year. If you look around the forum you will find that there are people that are still getting sagging issues with the new RC lifts.

As Jarred said also, if you go with the 4" you will have to go with a t/c drop at minimum or put a slip yoke eliminator and CV driveshaft in, which will add another $300 minimum if you can make your own driveshaft or you could spend $300-$500 on an aftermarket one plus the $200-$250 for the SYE.

I had worn out flat factory springs and my rear gas shocks were shot to the point that when I removed them they didn't expand. When I replaced my suspension two months ago I never realized how nice of a ride I could actually have in my YJ. It's still not a Cadillac but it feels damn close compared to what it was!

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post #18 of 24 Old 08-11-2011, 08:27 PM
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30's no lift
which black wheels are those?
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post #19 of 24 Old 08-11-2011, 08:29 PM
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Cragar 397 soft 8's. same ones in the other picture but with the center cap painted black.
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post #20 of 24 Old 08-12-2011, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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the bds 3 1/2 looks pretty good. i already have +4 ss brake lines because one the stock ones broke and i was going to lift it soon so i just bought those. i have already took the swaybar off so i dont think i need the links and i have heard that i should just get ride of my track bars. so all i need is springs,spring bushings, u bolts, shocks, and a t case drop possibly right?
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post #21 of 24 Old 08-12-2011, 07:26 AM
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The only thing out of all of that I disagree on is the swaybar links. If you use it as a DD or drive on the highway at cruising speeds with it I would take the trackbars off and put the swaybar back on with quick disconnects. Yes, it will flex great with all of it removed but MOST Jeeps will be squirrelly (sp?) on the highway, which could turn into a dangerous situation. That is why they make quick disconnects.
If you don't use it on the highway then go ahead and remove it all.

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post #22 of 24 Old 08-12-2011, 08:21 AM
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The only thing out of all of that I disagree on is the swaybar links. If you use it as a DD or drive on the highway at cruising speeds with it I would take the trackbars off and put the swaybar back on with quick disconnects. Yes, it will flex great with all of it removed but MOST Jeeps will be squirrelly (sp?) on the highway, which could turn into a dangerous situation. That is why they make quick disconnects.
If you don't use it on the highway then go ahead and remove it all.
thanks for the sound advice
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post #23 of 24 Old 08-12-2011, 09:24 AM
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just food for thought my yj is a DD and i run it without swaybar connected and it does well around 60 mph but thats about how fast i go on hwy nvr tried over 65. But i do however take corners slow and keep a distance from the vehicle im front of me.

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post #24 of 24 Old 08-12-2011, 11:02 AM
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just food for thought my yj is a DD and i run it without swaybar connected and it does well around 60 mph but thats about how fast i go on hwy nvr tried over 65. But i do however take corners slow and keep a distance from the vehicle im front of me.
That is the exact reason why I stated this to OP. If you have not driven around with all of that off, you won't realize how differently it can handle, especially in a curve or cornering. A quick lane change could become rather dramatic.

It is just as easy to install some quick discos and not worry about it.

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