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post #1 of 7 Old 08-05-2013, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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I didn't lift it enough...

93 YJ with 2.5" lift oldmanemu springs and shocks and 5/8" lift Terflex kickback shackles. 2" bodylift. Homeade 1" t-case drop and 2 degree rear shims. 32" tires and stock 4.0 and running gear. Thoughts on putting a 1" "add a leaf" in my springs? Will I need new shocks, an SYE or something else expensive and time consuming? I'm sure I'm not thinking about something. What is it?

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-05-2013, 09:48 PM
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A yj only needs a 3-4" suspension lift for those tires. Reading the list youve added, first thing id do if it was given to me is rip it all off and do it right.

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SYE and CV shaft, put the skid back where it was (or go with a flatter one). Why lift the jeep, only to drop the skid back down??? Break over angle is a very important thing.

I wouldn't do anything to the OME springs. They are VERY good springs. I would focus on getting the suspension to work better, not taller. Did you toss the track and sway bars? are the shocks the right length? (Not longer, but right. There is a difference). Brake lines long enough? The body lift height is questionable. Personally, 1.25" is the max I have ever gone and don't reccomend any higher.

I ran 35's on a YJ with 5/8" shackles, 3.5" springs and TJ flares with no body lift. You dont need more height, you get it set up better, and probably taller tires.


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If it has tracks, tires or tits, its gonna cause a problem.

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the more you throw at a problem gives more points of potential failure and more things that can go wrong. instead of 1 inch springs and 1 inch shacks and a 1 inch body lift, you would do better and be " right" with just a 3 inch suspension. then a t case drop just says up all the real estate you just bought, but a sye makes it ' right' again.

there is definitely more than 1 way to skin this cat, but the numbers you're giving should give more clearance than needed for the tires, so something isn't right.

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post #6 of 7 Old 08-09-2013, 07:37 AM
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Tunes kid... You never said what your intention was with the Jeep for off-road. Are you just trying to make something to look cool in the high school parking lot? At your age and finances, stick with the tunes and top thing unless you really plan to use it as the dirt and rock gods intended.

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-18-2013, 06:59 PM
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Did you add TJ flares for extra clearance?

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