Trailmaster 3in lift w/Bilstein 5100 shocks
i was wondering on getting a 3in lift without shocks on a yj and i was wondering wat would b the best choice. my limit is around 900. i will be buying Bilstein 5100 shocks because i have heard good things about them. any recommendations will be helpful. the sites i can get them off of wuld be helpful too. i will b getting 15x7in rims on 31x10.5 or 31x12.5 tires with 1in wheel spacers if that helps.
I have 31'' bfg a/t's on mine stock, I feel like a 3.5'' lift would be overkill for 31's. I only hit the fenders at full flex and only at full lock when turning- stock wheels with their ungodly backspacing. If you really want the lift, I'd say look for 33s, or stay stock and run the 31s until you can do everything at once.
Originally Posted by BIGJoe29 View Post
If your rim is going to be 15x7, do not get the 31x12.5's, it wont work. Also, buying a 5100 series bilstein for a 31" tire is a waste of money. You can outfit your entire jeep with, say, Monroe's, for the price of one of those. Unless you were going larger (33" max, according to bilstein), there is absolutely no reason to get those. 31" tires arent that much larger than stock tires, so buy a good shock, but dont waste your hard earned cash on overkilled shocks. Trust me, I have 31x10.5's on my jeep. I will be going to a 33 or 35 in the future...Ive done a lot of research on shocks, lifts, etc.
Plus, as a side note, if you go 3" or more, you may need to do a lot of other work to your jeep (tcase drop, sye/cv drivshaft, drop pitman arm, etc). You'll need all the extra cash you can get...its the little things that get you when you start wanting to lift over 2.5".
Originally Posted by BIGJoe29
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