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post #1 of 12 Old 07-22-2019, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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jeep yj lift question

I have a 94 yj with a 4.0 5 speed and a 8.8 with 4.10s when I bought the jeep it came with 33s but it has a shackle lift and a 2 inch body lift. In the near future I will be replacing the shackle lift with a suspension lift. I am trying to keep the lift small particularly a 2.5 rough country lift, but would I be able to clear the 33x12.5s on that lift and the 2inch body lift with out rubbing? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-22-2019, 08:27 PM
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You already have a thread on this

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May rub a little but doable.

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How high is the current shackle lift? Do the 33s rub now? Stock shackles are 4in bolt to bolt. How long are your current shackles?

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You dont want an RC lift or you will be back here asking why your jeep rides like **** after the new lift.

1995 YJ. 2 inch BDS Spring lift. 1 inch shackle lift. 1.25 inch JKS Body Lift 33x12.5x15's. Engo 10,000 pound winch.

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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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I will find a picture of the shackles there is a drop bracket for the spring where the shackle was and a 4 inch shackle dropping from the original fixed mounting pointing the same thing in the rear.
It does rub on thee springs at full lock.
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It does rub on thee springs at full lock.
If it rubs on the springs loft won't help. You need to adjust the back spacing on your wheels I think.

Those more knowledgeable should chime in.

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If it rubs on the springs loft won't help. You need to adjust the back spacing on your wheels I think.

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You are correct. You need a wheel with less backspacing. I believe 3.25 inches of backspace accomodates a 12.5 inch wide 33 or 35.

Or you can adjust your steering stops and just give up a little turning radius

1995 YJ. 2 inch BDS Spring lift. 1 inch shackle lift. 1.25 inch JKS Body Lift 33x12.5x15's. Engo 10,000 pound winch.

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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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I have a 2" lift, 1" body lift and 1" shackle lift. I run 32s and it seems like i have plenty of room.
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@xpage I ran your exact set up but with BDS. I had 33's with barely any rub and I mean just barely.

How do you like your Zone springs. I have been curious about them since my 4 inch RE springs flex great but the highway ride leaves alot to be desired.

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diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.

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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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@xpage I ran your exact set up but with BDS. I had 33's with barely any rub and I mean just barely.

How do you like your Zone springs. I have been curious about them since my 4 inch RE springs flex great but the highway ride leaves alot to be desired.

I'm quite happy with them. Definitely better than the PO springs. Once I put the tire pressure to 30psi it felt much better over bumps as originally i think it was too rough. I might go down to 28psi in the future to see if the drop to that makes it even smoother for the rougher roads i take around San Diego. A bit more than 2" lift was exactly what I got out of the springs, though closer to 2" than 2.5"

Can't say much about the off-roading feel of them since I haven't done that yet but hope to soon. Just been occupied with work and other things the last 3 months.
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I'm quite happy with them. Definitely better than the PO springs. Once I put the tire pressure to 30psi it felt much better over bumps as originally i think it was too rough. I might go down to 28psi in the future to see if the drop to that makes it even smoother for the rougher roads i take around San Diego. A bit more than 2" lift was exactly what I got out of the springs, though closer to 2" than 2.5"

Can't say much about the off-roading feel of them since I haven't done that yet but hope to soon. Just been occupied with work and other things the last 3 months.
I have noticed that a better on road ride usually also equates to great flex off road. I dont even look at off road flex anymore I go for a comfortable on road ride. Even rough country will flex off road. You just gotte set the suspension up right.

1995 YJ. 2 inch BDS Spring lift. 1 inch shackle lift. 1.25 inch JKS Body Lift 33x12.5x15's. Engo 10,000 pound winch.

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diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.

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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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