thoughts and input re:build - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > thoughts and input re:build

Rough Country Deals at JeepHut.comSave at JeepHut on Smittybilt Soft topsUp to $75 Cash Back on Your ARB Fridge Freezer Purchase

Reply
Unread 01-20-2012, 07:55 AM   #1
kjg26
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: North of Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 1,812
thoughts and input re:build

Currently my 93 has 5/8 boomerang shackles courtesy of vacj5 and a one inch body lift. I've got 33s stuffed under there with no flares. Id like those to fit a little better. I don't think ill go any larger than 35s. Anyways... My options are

2.5ome springs all around, but for now if rather not open up opportunity of sye and vibes.

Option 2 metal cloak all the way around.

Thoughts please.

__________________
Black 1993 YJ 4.0, 5 Speed
Slowly but surely getting better and better. Trailer build soon!!
kjg26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-20-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
johnboy68
HIP2BSQR
 
johnboy68's Avatar
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Fayette County WV
Posts: 934
If you like the way it rides and flexes now then I would go with Metal Cloak all the way around.

I don't know what the cost comparison is (I haven't prices Metal Cloak on all four corners) but if it's cheaper then go for it. You will keep your low center of gravity and have room for the 33's.

If it were me, I would go with the new springs and take care of the drive line angle while putting in a Ford 8.8 rear end.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Dillard View Post
Skip a kit like you skipped other things. Don't be a dork.



johnboy68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-20-2012, 12:01 PM   #3
Anticanman
Follow me
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon, California
Posts: 19,224
Go metalcloak and keep the LCOG
__________________
Luck Favours The Prepared
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Anticanman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-20-2012, 12:14 PM   #4
Louie4
Powah Injanir
 
Louie4's Avatar
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 9,807
I agree with these guys. Keep the low COG (if that's what you want). I have a similar setup but have 3.5" springs. I get great clearance for the tires but I'm not too tall.
__________________
Lou

I have a jeep...and it is modified...I win.

YJOTM July 2012
YJOTM February 2014

Louie4's YJ Build
Poison Spyder Fender Install
Warn M8000 Rebuild Adventure
University of Georgia
Louie4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-21-2012, 09:19 AM   #5
kjg26
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: North of Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 1,812
I think ill go metal cloaks and then later on ill put in 8.8 and new springs. Post tax rebate ill place my order.
__________________
Black 1993 YJ 4.0, 5 Speed
Slowly but surely getting better and better. Trailer build soon!!
kjg26 is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.