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Unread 05-17-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
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how to tell how much a yj has been lifted

Is there an easy way to figure this out? Thanks

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Unread 05-17-2011, 04:09 PM   #2
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If you can run larger than stock size tires with little to no wheel well/ flair rub!! (31"+ sizes). Generally 2.5" will afford clearance for 31". 3-3.5" 32"~33". 4-4.5" 33~35". All are dependant on spring quality. The YJ has small wheel well openings. You can always throw on a set of TJ flairs, cut the existing metal out and Viola!! Now your running 33" with (est. 2.5" of lift!!
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Unread 05-17-2011, 07:12 PM   #3
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The rear diff is 9" from the ground. This is only changed by larger tires.
The rockers are 18" from the ground. This is changes by body/suspension lifts and larger tires.

Measure from the ground to the rocker. The measurement will = X
Measure your rear differential clearance. The measurement will = Y

X" - 18" - (Y" - 9") = The total inches of body / suspension lift you have.

Example: A jeep that measures 11" at the diff (Y) and 23" at the rockers (X) would have around 3" of lift.
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Unread 05-18-2011, 07:37 AM   #4
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Hmmmmm, well I have 32s on it rt now, no rub.....the reason I ask is that I'm looking at new shocks and I know they are lift specific... the person that I bought the yj from told me it was lifted 3 inches but I've always been skeptical of that..
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Unread 05-21-2011, 05:55 AM   #5
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Always be skeptical of a man who is getting rid of a jeep.
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