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Unread 07-15-2014, 05:26 PM   #1
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newbie yj question

I traded my old ford diesel for a super clean 93 yj with a brand new 6" RC lift. Well as yall can imagine it has driveline issues. (big surprise) Since its my girlfriends ride i bought a sye kit for it and a rear shaft from RC all set up for her yj with 6" lift. Well its to dang short by like 2 inches GRRRRR. Anyone here have a yj with this lift and issues when you put it together?





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Unread 07-15-2014, 05:57 PM   #2
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Most of us measure first and buy 2nd. I would return that and call tom woods, tattons, adams etc and have one made to exact spec.

The next issue is that with the SYE you need to drasticly change the rear pinion angle, to point 1-2 degrees low of the transfer case yoke.
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Unread 07-15-2014, 06:17 PM   #3
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If he changes the pinion angle he'll probably be okay length wise... plus the RC lift will sag a little in the coming months anyhow.
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If he changes the pinion angle he'll probably be okay length wise... plus the RC lift will sag a little in the coming months anyhow.
Both valid points lol. OP, if you can weld, hack them perches off and rotate the pinion up and re-weld. Else get some shims, hard to see from the pic but I would say 6-8* shims are in order. easy to figure it out with an angle finder, a level, and some beer.
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If he changes the pinion angle he'll probably be okay length wise... plus the RC lift will sag a little in the coming months anyhow.
My thoughts as well.......
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Unread 07-17-2014, 05:40 AM   #6
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When i said newbie i ment to yj's lol Goob the driveshaft was ordered from Rough Country for this vehicle with the 6" lift wasnt suppose to need any measuring. Its lookin like I will have to do a lil perch work because the springs already have a 8 or 10 degree shim from rough country and the pinion definitely needs to come up more . How much will these rc springs settle? I would hate to put new perches on it just to have the springs flatten out .
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Unread 11-30-2014, 05:36 AM   #7
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ok we decided to scrap the springs and go soa on her yj i picked up a 8.8 4.10 posi, a set of xj rear springs and building a rear bumper for the rear spring hangers. the front will be getting either a used set of yj lift springs or stock yj springs. But my question is on steering is the jb 4x4 steering arm still available?
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I dont think it is but there are other good options. Blue torch fab and M.O.R.E. both make a similar product
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Ya I seen that after I posted lol thanks I ordered her a btf one today for Christmas. Thanks
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