I am doing a 4 inch spring lift on my yj. Should I go with a tranfer case drop kit or a sye??
why 4 inch springs 2 inch spings shackles and a small body lift will be a much better package. you can tummy tuck the t-case and gas tank and get better travel out of the lower lift height springs. IMO t-case drops are worthless wastes of time why lift a rig to lower your belly clearance
2002 WJ 2wd DD The Illusion of progress part 2
OK I already have a 4 lift that was given to me, so that is why 4 inch. Currently my jeep has a negetive lift as the stock springs are shot and actually bow down. I agree with the belly clearance the whole reason for a lift is to RAISE it up not lower a drag point. I was only asking because this is my first lift and I value my fellow jeepers opinions. Is a sye needed for the angle on the drive shaft or will I be able to get away with stock? OR will I have to put the lift on and then see what the angle is??
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Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...
family roll bar swap/upgrade..
1990 YJ. SOA, OME 36R 3.5" lift springs, OME 5/8 greasable shackles, OTT high steer, Custom cage, team Rush, Posi, 33 TSL swampers
There is a third option, you can also add a 1" motor mount lift to get the required angle. It's the route I plan to take next, I used some 1 1\4" scrap tubing as a temp. t-case drop until I can get them made up and installed. An sye is probably going in soon as well, as the benefits far out-weigh the cost imo irregardless of the lift height. I've begun the hunt for an 8.8, which should (will) seal the deal.
If it wasn't done the hard way, I didn't do it.
Before you get to far into spending $$$ take a look at the pics and then plan what you need to get the pinion angle correct. It can be done with or withou shims, T-case drops and MMLs. All depends on how she sits after the lift and you go to line up the shaft take a look at the pinion angle. Once you have that figured out you are good to go. and then how to get to the pinion angle you need. I inserted both the standard two joint (stock) shaft and a double cardan shaft for the SYE install.
89YJ 2.5L TBI, AX-5, NP231 SYE, Ford 8.8, Yukon Grizzly, Tom Woods Shaft, 33" BFG T/As, 4" lift, Warn VR10000s.
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I generally say do the HD SYE on any lift over 3". Why? Not so much b/c is is absolutely necessary, but b/c the YJ slip yoke is crap. And a HD SYE is the better way to go IMHO and you'll have a better/stronger Jeep b/c of it.
'05 LJR, 6sp, RC long arm w/MC 6" coils, 5.13 D44's w/chromo shafts, MetalCloak fenders/sliders/body armor, 37x12.50 MTR's, Warn 9.5, RockHard swing out w/full spare. <><
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