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Unread 10-06-2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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yj suspension lift identification

Hey I bought a 1993 yj this year ..the PO told me he thought there was a 3.5" suspension lift and a 1" body lift but wast sure. Upon further inspection im not sure he was correct. The front has 6" shackles and the rear has 4" stock looking ones. The springs look different but it looks like the rubicon express 2.5" kit from what I can tell. The jeep has 33" bfg bajas on the front and its 24" to the rocker behind the front tire. The rear has 33" bfg mts and measures 24 1/4" in front of the rear tire rocker panel. My question is about the body lift...what size is the stock bushing and what would a 1" lift look like...srry for no pics yet..cant seem to size the resolution correctly

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Unread 10-06-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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If it has a 1" bl on it there will be a 1" block between the stock bushing and the body. The blocks will most likely look like plastic. Unless it has a bl that replaces the whole bushing like the rough country 1" bl's do.
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Unread 10-06-2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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How big are the stock bushings?
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Unread 10-06-2013, 09:53 PM   #4
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If its a 1983, its not a yj. Just sayin.

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Just noticed the post says 1993. Your info says 1983.
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Unread 10-06-2013, 10:00 PM   #5
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Oh no..ill change that...1993 for sure
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How big are the stock bushings?
Not sure off the top of my head but I will try and measure mine after I get ofd work tomorrow
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Not sure off the top of my head but I will try and measure mine after I get ofd work tomorrow
Stock bushings are only an inch tall. You'll see the difference when you look. The body lift will be thinner and usually smooth black plastic looking material. The bushings will be rubber and if theyre stock, they will look old and dry rotted
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Unread 10-08-2013, 09:46 AM   #9
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Test

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Unread 10-08-2013, 10:31 AM   #10
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This is one of the side body mounts

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Unread 10-08-2013, 10:37 AM   #11
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the rear shackle is definitely stock.... as are your body mount bushings.... there is no body lift, but there IS what looks to be a 1" transfer case drop
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Unread 10-08-2013, 11:11 AM   #12
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The shackle angle and spring angle shows that it does have a spring lift
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Unread 10-08-2013, 11:40 AM   #13
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Thanks for the reply's guys...the next question was going to be about the tranny skid drop..here is the front shackle...im a little confused why I have lift shackle on front but not rear ...yet it sits level if not higher in the rear
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Unread 10-08-2013, 01:05 PM   #14
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What is the eye to eye measurement on the front shackles? And if you have pics of the front and rear springs it looks like the rear springs have more arch to them.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 03:30 PM   #15
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Eye to eye they are 6" in front 4" in rear

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