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post #1 of 33 Old 09-02-2013, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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so confused on lifting my yj.

My goal is to put 33/12.50/15s on my YJ. . right now I have a zone 1 1/4 inch body lift installed. In my shop I have a set of 1/2 boomerangs shackles.that in theory = 1 3/4. If I add a 2 1/2 suspension lift it in theory is 4 1/4. Or should I just get a 4 inch suspension lift and remove the body lift. I'm looking for a decent ride also. Yes I know with the 4 inch I'm gonna have to do the HD slip yoke and drive at the same time. And yes like most people on a budget. Thanks

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post #2 of 33 Old 09-02-2013, 11:03 AM
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If you're looking for a decent ride then be selective with which springs you choose. If I may make a suggestion, you can't go wrong with old man emu inserted in your current plan. Everything pans out on paper and I have seen enough of these lifts go on to know that depending on how much you flex it, you may need some fender clearance with TJ flares. These springs are tip top.

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post #3 of 33 Old 09-02-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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I just read an article in JP magazine where they did a 4 inch rough country 4 inch suspension lift and did the TJ flares for added clearance. I'll look at the ome lift.
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Skip the rough country, it is nothing but a pain. Literally. Ordering your springs piecemeal from quadratec (free shipping for forum members) will keep you on budget. The 36R springs are the best of the bunch from what I have seen. I have installed two sets of them myself and have another couple of friends close to me who run them. I'm quite impressed with their performance.

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post #5 of 33 Old 09-02-2013, 11:15 AM
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Skip the rough country, it is nothing but a pain. Literally. Ordering your springs piecemeal from quadratec (free shipping for forum members) will keep you on budget. The 36R springs are the best of the bunch from what I have seen. I have installed two sets of them myself and have another couple of friends close to me who run them. I'm quite impressed with their performance.


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post #6 of 33 Old 09-02-2013, 12:02 PM
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Yes go ome, that's what I have and let me tell you, ride great and won't stop flexing. Don't go with rc, they are probably one of the worst springs out there,

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post #7 of 33 Old 09-02-2013, 01:15 PM
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Have to agree with the others who have responded thus far. Go with the best spring and shocks and your ride will be great. If you do not have the money yet, wait. It will be worth the wait I assure you. I am running Rubicon express springs and Bilstein 5100 shocks and I am very happy with the ride. Do it right the first time!

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post #8 of 33 Old 09-02-2013, 01:31 PM
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Do what Anticanman said. I did and am very happy. He is right about ordering them piecemeal from Quadratec. Contact Quadratec (vendor) through the forum and he will give you a promocode to enter when you place your order. That will get you free shipping. Really saves some bucks.
The code will be yours as long as you are active with Quadratec and Jeepforum. I personally like Quadratec. I order most everything from them and they help support our forum.

Like people are saying, avoid Rough country. Just like the name says, they ride rough. My friend has Rough Country springs and his wife and daughter always ride with me because his Jeep rides terrible! We went out yesterday. After 15 minutes he flagged me down, and as usual, they ran toward my Jeep with the softer OME springs.
I got about 3" of lift from the OME springs. I used the OME bushings too. Don't forget about bushings and sleeves for the new springs.

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post #9 of 33 Old 09-02-2013, 04:05 PM
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Go with OME or BDS. Here's a really old pic of mine on 2" BDS springs with TJ flares, and 33's.........


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Here's mine, OME, one inch lift shackles, and 33's.





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post #11 of 33 Old 09-02-2013, 05:33 PM
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I put a 4 inch lift on my 95 YJ and went with RC and the ride seems fine to me and my wife actually said it rode better than before adding the lift. I have only had the lift installed for a few months so I guess time will tell.
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My friends family enjoyed riding in his Rough Country equipped Jeep too.

Until they rode on OME and Bilstein...

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My friends family enjoyed riding in his Rough Country equipped Jeep too.

Until they rode on OME and Bilstein...
That's sig worthy. Lolol

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post #14 of 33 Old 09-02-2013, 07:19 PM
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OME is good to go, if you can deal with the small lift.
I'm running BDS, and my buddy is too after riding in my YJ.

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post #15 of 33 Old 09-03-2013, 05:51 AM
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Another vote for OME. I love the on road manners and the off road flex is really quite impressive for a 2.5" lift. While I'm only running 31's, with the 1.5" body lift I have and the OME suspension lift, I could fit 32's, and maybe 33's with factory flares.

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