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Unread 12-16-2011, 04:04 PM   #16
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trim fenders, bigger tires, and whatever non-suspension related items that effect your clearence (high-clearence transfer case crossmember/skid, small bumpers that show off all the linkage and suspension... )

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Unread 12-16-2011, 04:05 PM   #17
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also, you have all leaf springs, I can install a 2" lift in 20 mins on one of those things, but get a block of aluminum with a hole through the center and bolt it right in!
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Unread 12-17-2011, 06:35 AM   #18
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also, you have all leaf springs, I can install a 2" lift in 20 mins on one of those things, but get a block of aluminum with a hole through the center and bolt it right in!
Are you a complete idiot?
Never put blocks in the front to lift any vehicle.
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Unread 12-17-2011, 11:28 AM   #19
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Are you a complete idiot?
Never put blocks in the front to lift any vehicle.
XJs dont have leafs in the front, i wouldn't know that dip****. So no, I'm not a complete idiot, not as much as you anyways..
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Unread 12-17-2011, 10:28 PM   #20
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also, you have all leaf springs, I can install a 2" lift in 20 mins on one of those things, but get a block of aluminum with a hole through the center and bolt it right in!
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XJs dont have leafs in the front, i wouldn't know that dip****. So no, I'm not a complete idiot, not as much as you anyways..
You just proved my point. He has a YJ with all leaf springs as you pointed out for yourself above. You then go on to point out that I was the moron for pointing out your shortcomings. Maybe you should go back to the beginning of the thread. I stand by my first post.
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just wait until he figures out that YJ's are spring under.

2" block = 2" lowering kit.

check out flare and highline options like www.genrite.com and modernclassicenterprises.com to open up the wheel opening allowing bigger rubber like others have mentioned.

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Unread 12-18-2011, 06:58 PM   #22
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^lmao

You can get some midgets to drive your jeep so it looks bigger
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You can get some midgets to drive your jeep so it looks bigger
Very nicely done.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 06:28 PM   #24
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trim fenders, bigger tires, and whatever non-suspension related items that effect your clearence (high-clearence transfer case crossmember/skid, small bumpers that show off all the linkage and suspension... )

Do all of this and smaller tires, small tires will also show more of your linkage/suspension thingys...
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Unread 12-20-2011, 07:53 PM   #25
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also, you have all leaf springs, I can install a 2" lift in 20 mins on one of those things, but get a block of aluminum with a hole through the center and bolt it right in!

so i assume that would be relatively simple then? i've been thinking about installing a 2" body lift but i dont know how that would effect stearing, leaf springs, fuel efficiency.
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Unread 12-21-2011, 05:23 AM   #26
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so i assume that would be relatively simple then? i've been thinking about installing a 2" body lift but i dont know how that would effect stearing, leaf springs, fuel efficiency.
2" really isn't that much and will have little effect that you can actually notice. What happens is, a 2" lift with stock tires will look a little odd and leads to bigger tires (less mpg's), then you decide that looks o.k. but 4" would look better than the wimpy 2", with the 4" lift comes, yep, that's right, bigger tires, and this will continue on until you are out of money or you have created something you can't even drive on the street anymore....
This scenerio does not even address the other changes that you will HAVE to do, like roll cage upgrade, flat fenders, etc...
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Unread 12-21-2011, 01:47 PM   #27
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2" really isn't that much and will have little effect that you can actually notice. What happens is, a 2" lift with stock tires will look a little odd and leads to bigger tires (less mpg's), then you decide that looks o.k. but 4" would look better than the wimpy 2", with the 4" lift comes, yep, that's right, bigger tires, and this will continue on until you are out of money or you have created something you can't even drive on the street anymore....
This scenerio does not even address the other changes that you will HAVE to do, like roll cage upgrade, flat fenders, etc...
well i allready got the tires i like and i just want the 2" lift to fit them better. i'm 16 and my dad doesnt want me to "go crazy" with mods. but thats mostly because he thinks that any kind of lift will screw up the fuel efficiency and he thinks its more complicated than it actually is. he also thinks it will mess up the steering column. would it?
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well i allready got the tires i like and i just want the 2" lift to fit them better. i'm 16 and my dad doesnt want me to "go crazy" with mods. but thats mostly because he thinks that any kind of lift will screw up the fuel efficiency and he thinks its more complicated than it actually is. he also thinks it will mess up the steering column. would it?
It's a good idea not to go crazy in the beginning. Wheel it a few times and decide what you're looking for before doing much.

In terms of the steering column, it'll make your steering wheel off by a bit at first, but an alignment will fix that (which you should do anyhow after a lift). But that's almost in the aesthetics category.
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It's a good idea not to go crazy in the beginning. Wheel it a few times and decide what you're looking for before doing much.

In terms of the steering column, it'll make your steering wheel off by a bit at first, but an alignment will fix that (which you should do anyhow after a lift). But that's almost in the aesthetics category.
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Paint some vertical stripes on it. Works for short people wearing striped shirts.
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