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post #1 of 11 Old 03-18-2016, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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1.5-3" Lift

With putting this SBC350 in my already saggy springs are no w completely flat. I figure if I'm replacing springs I might as well lift it. Will I have to get stronger springs up front? Not sure what lift will hold the extra weight going from 4 to 8 cyls. I don't want to go very high, I just want something to clear 31s or so. No winch or heavy bumpers and a soft top.


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post #2 of 11 Old 03-18-2016, 08:09 AM
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2" or 2.5" lift would be good for 31s

Zone 2" lift for budget.

Rubicon Express or OME 2.5" lift, if you can afford it. I have RE 2.5" springs, and highly recommend them. OME also gets very high recommendations.


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post #3 of 11 Old 03-18-2016, 09:08 AM
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OME HEAVY duty front and rear springs with OME shocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is what you WANT!
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The SBC is only marginally heavier than the 4 cylinder. I did this swap years ago on stock springs, then moved to 2" BDS springs.

I would buy what you want and not worry about it. My BDS springs are 13+ years old now and are still fine.

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post #6 of 11 Old 03-22-2016, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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I think for the price difference I'm going to go with a Rustys 4in kit. Seems to be the most complete and I can't find anything bad about it. I'll just save up a bit more and get 33's.

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I think for the price difference I'm going to go with a Rustys 4in kit. Seems to be the most complete and I can't find anything bad about it. I'll just save up a bit more and get 33's.
just go bus or ome, you'll thank yourself in the long run.
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After a few replies, I think I'm going to piece together a lift kit. Just using Quadratec alone I was able to price everything I need besides hardware for $1075. That includes shocks plus I was able to fit in a shackle reversal kit and new 3/4 lift greaseable boom shackles (full set), RE 4" lift springs and RE quick disconnect sway bar links, and a couple other things for that price. Might save more if I shop around depending on shipping.
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I think for the price difference I'm going to go with a Rustys 4in kit. Seems to be the most complete and I can't find anything bad about it. I'll just save up a bit more and get 33's.
I'm down the road from Rustys. I thought about the same, but I cant find anyone who has ever run their YJ lift on any forum or in person. The spring rate is a little softer than the OME 36r

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After a few replies, I think I'm going to piece together a lift kit. Just using Quadratec alone I was able to price everything I need besides hardware for $1075. That includes shocks plus I was able to fit in a shackle reversal kit and new 3/4 lift greaseable boom shackles (full set), RE 4" lift springs and RE quick disconnect sway bar links, and a couple other things for that price. Might save more if I shop around depending on shipping.
Plan on $100+ for hardware. U-bolts alone are around $10-$15 each. Many bolts will also likely have to be cut.

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luuca did the work for what you'll need to piece it together and I've found they have the cheapest price.

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