I've been working on a transaction with a fellow JF'er for a 3" Skyjacker kit with 4 springs, shocks, front and rear trackbars, and all lower control arms. I need the shocks anyways so I might as well kill two birds with one stone. Assuming that I run my 2" spacers on top of the lift, would I need to run new brake lines as well? Would I be better off getting some 1" spacers?
skyjacker is crap. but depends on what you're going for. if you just want a lift to look cool yea it'll get the job done. as for the brake lines, I have the YJ lines, they're about 4 or 5" longer than stock. this could all be found by searching.
Are the extended brake lines the only thing needed to run 5"? Is there a big difference in driveshaft angles, etc. when running 5" instead of 3 or 4"?
What is the general concencus of the Skyjacker kit?
I would look into the shock issue that Mike just brought up.
If you are getting the longer / adjustable control arms then you should be fine. I would look into extended bumpstops. Elliot's solution (I like it BTW) is hockey pucks + RTV = $5 bumpstops. Less if you already have the RTV just sitting there. I will definately use this in the future.
Some rear extended swaybar links would be good too. Make your own with some all-thread and few couplers and some nuts!
You shouldn't have a problem with vibes and if you do, a TC drop kit is only $35 or something close.
OH YEAH... AND QUICK DISCO's But I have a feeling you have this issue covered
My brake lines seemed huge, even with 5.5" they seem long. My only concern is the ABS lines. They are long enough, for now, but if I ever go longarm and 7+, I might be in trouble. I love the extra flex. Now to rear bumper w/tire carrier and sliders.
1985 1 ton K-5, Detroit diesel, 36" tires (going bigger when money permits), 4-speed manual swap, Rockwell T-case, Hybrid lift, 12.5K winch.