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Unread 01-20-2002, 10:58 PM   #1
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Questions about lifting my YJ

Hey Yall, I am installing 3" leaf spring blocks (bringing the leaf springs from under the axle to on top of the axle then blocking them up 3") and a 3" shackle lift, and will be running 32x11.50x15's. Do I need to make any hose extensions, brake extensions, or any adjustments at all or will i be fine? Thanks!

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Unread 01-20-2002, 11:14 PM   #2
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I'm not real familiar with the math involved here but I thought I read that SOA gives you 4-5 inches of lift. Plus 3 inch blocks between springs and axle, and 3 inch shackle lift? That seems to add up to 10 or 11 iches of lift? I may be wrong but it sounds like everything conected to axles will need modifying.
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Unread 01-21-2002, 01:47 AM   #3
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I have to agree with west, but I most say that your jeep will look really funny with only 32, I would go with at least 35's. Drive shaft, brake lines, stearing, track arm, both drive shafts, dransfer case drop, and you will have to shorten the rear output shaft from the transfer case. But I must say that if you choose to lift your jeep this way it won't last long, I know it's cheap, but not very evvective. With the shackle lift you will actually have about the same ground clearance as you do stock. Plus bumb stear will be horrible, and your stability will be gone, to high with to bad of suspension, with to small of a tire. I'm not trying to put you do, please don't take it that way. Just trying to give you the best and safest advide that i can. Hay but if you accept the risk and you like it thats all that matters.

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Unread 01-21-2002, 01:31 PM   #4
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What about the amount of spring wrap you'll get with that set up?
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Unread 01-21-2002, 01:44 PM   #5
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WARNING!!! WARNING!!! WARNING!!! Blocks are dangerous!!! Especially in the front. DO NOT USE BLOCKS!!! also 3" shackle lift is not a good idea either. i'd stay at a maximum of 2.5(personally 1" is as high as i would go.) causes caster problems in the front, which in turn causes handling problems. a spring over(springs on top of axles will net you 5-6"s of lift. this is more then enough for 32's more like 33-35's. If i were you i'd get a 1-1.5" shackle and maybe a 1-2" body lift and run your 32's. or a 3-4" lift kit.
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Unread 01-21-2002, 02:42 PM   #6
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Go ahead with the lift and sell tickets. A trip around the block will be more exciting than anything at the amusement parks. Seriously, 2 1/2" lift will clear 32's really easily. Stock will clear 31's without too much rubbing.
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Unread 01-21-2002, 03:47 PM   #7
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Thats crazy!!! you'll kill yourself. Blocks are no good, 3" of shackle lift will screw up the sterring system, and I doubt you know much about SOA's or you would know not to do that other stuff. YOu should probably buy a 4" suspension lift and a 1" body lift. That will be more than enough to start your on your way.
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Unread 01-21-2002, 06:40 PM   #8
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All I've ever read about blocks have the same message...DON'T.
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Unread 01-22-2002, 04:16 PM   #9
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dude if you wan that much lift start soa , then go bigger axles then lift springs if you need to be that big needless to say this is expencive but you won't die when yo prss the brakes and your axles rollover cause of 3inch lift blocks
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Unread 01-22-2002, 06:29 PM   #10
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Originally posted by JeepYJ295:
Hey Yall, I am installing 3" leaf spring blocks (bringing the leaf springs from under the axle to on top of the axle then blocking them up 3") and a 3" shackle lift, and will be running 32x11.50x15's. Do I need to make any hose extensions, brake extensions, or any adjustments at all or will i be fine? Thanks!
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Unread 01-22-2002, 10:10 PM   #11
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I agree with rock and billy. I done a soa on my 90 YJ it liftef it up 5 inches I have a good write up about it if you need it just e-mail me. I also put 33's and there is still room for at least 35 I will send you a picture of it if you need. and last but not least DO NOT USE BLOCKS !!!!!!!!!! [img]null[/img]
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