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post #16 of 22 Old 10-06-2021, 08:56 AM
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Lift kit with soft ride and YJ spring mod

4 inch lift? Does that mean you want to run 35's?
I see some that look so top heavy it's scary.
Taller will reduce cornering ability and add softer then even worse.
YJ springs are softer because they are wider, same as rear leafs, but not sure if they are longer or taller?
Does anyone on here know if you have to move mounting locations for YJ spring mod?
I think the taller you go the stiffer they have to be, like mentioned in another comment.
I am curious to see what you end up with. Let us know.

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post #17 of 22 Old 10-06-2021, 11:35 AM
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4 inch lift? Does that mean you want to run 35's?
I see some that look so top heavy it's scary.
Taller will reduce cornering ability and add softer then even worse.
YJ springs are softer because they are wider, same as rear leafs, but not sure if they are longer or taller?
Does anyone on here know if you have to move mounting locations for YJ spring mod?
I think the taller you go the stiffer they have to be, like mentioned in another comment.
I am curious to see what you end up with. Let us know.
The YJ springs are longer than the CJ front springs by about an inch (no difference in rear). New front spring hangers at the very least...most of them now just bolt right in to the existing mounting point. Cheap insurance to do the rear at the same time since the stock ones don't hold up well.

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post #18 of 22 Old 10-06-2021, 04:16 PM
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I have used several brands and lift heights on my 84 CJ7 and my favorite is the 4.5 Rubicon Express.
How long has it been since you've purchased a RE lift? They're now just one of the brands that 4Wheel Parts sells since their parent company bought RE several years ago. They probably come down the same manufacturing line in China that ProComp and whatever other brands they own come down.
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post #19 of 22 Old 10-06-2021, 06:05 PM
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How long has it been since you've purchased a RE lift? They're now just one of the brands that 4Wheel Parts sells since their parent company bought RE several years ago. They probably come down the same manufacturing line in China that ProComp and whatever other brands they own come down.
I was thinking the same thing but based on reading a few posts somewhere on the internet...so I didn't mention it cause I didn't know if it was true.

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post #20 of 22 Old 10-07-2021, 01:22 PM
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Rubicon leaf springs are now made in India. I can not tell the difference in ride quality between my original Canadian made springs on Brutus and the India springs on my others just like I’m sure the people who swear by OME can not tell the difference between the original Australian made leafs and the ones now made in Malaysia.
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post #21 of 22 Old 10-13-2021, 07:27 PM
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I have the OME setup with the 2.5" front springs. It runs smooth now as it takes a while to break the lift in. Give it a few weeks of driving and it should smooth out a bit. Mine has been in for 10 years and I love it.
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post #22 of 22 Old 10-13-2021, 11:52 PM
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A number of years ago I spoke with a spring fabricator in the Vancouver, B.C. area that did coil springs for Pro Comp.
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