Ya, have certainly seen worse.. Any opinions on a moderately priced 2.5-3" lift? Been looking at RC, Black Diamond ect.. What is needed other than the obvious springs, shocks, ubolts..?
How much do you have to spend. I wouldn't go above a 2.5" lift because of the drivetrain angle issues. 1" body lift max. and no more then 1" shackle lift. How much lift you are loking for shoulddepend on the tire size and the flex so you are clearing the wheel wells. I have 2" suspension, 1" body and I am running 32's. I will be doing the shackles and flares as I get it put back together.
I just did a rc lift 4" for the same price as 2.5. Was looking at 2.5-3 inch but rather just go bigger and call it good. I paid 440 for it off of here.. and thats shipped to my door. When it alone from rc sells for 449. (519.90) shipped to my door.
I was going to go with Old Man Emu but it ended up getting pricey quick. BDS Suspension is doing a 10% off sale till the end of the month with free shipping to any dealers that might be near you. Im going to go with their 2" kit that comes with everything you need for ~$680 plus it has a lifetime warranty. Throw on some good shackles and youve got yourself 2.5"-3" lift.
1992 YJ 2.5L
Engine Mods:4.0L TB, Ford Design III 19lb Injectors, Firepower Ignition System, Ford TBird Electric Fan, Pacesetter Header, Magnaflow Cat, Dynomax Super Turbo Exhaust
Suspension Mods:BDS 2" Lift, M.O.R.E. 5/8" HD Shackles, 1" Brown Dog MML
Other:LED Tails and Herculined
Originally Posted by Wazzier
The only reason im doing rc is its a good lift and i dont really offroad as much as most. Mud runs and dd.
Originally Posted by cutngut View Post
The automatic transmission is nice and looong. I have a 3" with an auto and no SYE, and the yoke is RIGHT at the tip. If I had the manual transmission, it would pop right out.
Honestly, I'd say 2.5 is largest with out SYE.
However, SYE should be a necessity. You can get a JB Conversion CV Yoke SYE kit for $200, then cut down a CV drive shaft off of an XJ (Cherokee) and balance it and you have yourself a nice SYE set up. I got this set up from Anticanman who runs it as a DD and said he had no issues with it.
Save yourself $100 dollars on the CV drive shaft.
Now, I understand budgets quite well. However, I would personally do it.
But the worse that will happen if the yoke pops out is you'll have a lovely ATF mess everywhere and you'll have to buy more ATF to put in your transfer case. So might as well try if you don't want to spend the money.
Maintenance update: New plugs, wires, cap, rotor, air/fuel/oil filters, oil change (Lucas Oil), coolant flush and cleaned the intake.. Still need to do tranny, transfer case and diffs and she should be happy for awhile
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