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Old 08-22-2014, 08:34 AM   #1
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Picking up my first Jeep Today!!!

I am 37 years old, married and so excited about picking up my 95 YJ its a manual, it has a 2.5 and 2in shackle on both ends and the engine was replaced brand new it has about 8,000 miles on it. it pretty stock over all it has the Rhino spray on the hood and fenders.any thoughts suggestions and ideas thanks a again.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:07 AM   #2
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Usually anything over a 1 inch shackle lift is frowned upon. My guess is your stock springs are really flat and worn out both from age and those shackles. Measure from the ground to the tub under the driver door. It should be 18 inches from the factory on factory wheels. I believe they were 28inch tires? maybe 27?. Take that into account when you measure.

What I am getting out here, lets say you have 28 inch tires and you measure 20 inches. That is your two inch lift. You can replace your worn out leaf springs and shocks with a 2 inch lift kit. It won't change your look much (you will sit higher a bit as they break in) and you have new components.

Now, that isn't something that has to be done. But just remember your springs and shocks are probably very old.
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4.0, AX15, 3.07, 31x10.50s
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