1st time suspension lift - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-30-2013, 05:01 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Uner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 17
1st time suspension lift

I have an 89 and want to give my jeep a suspension lift but I can't decide. I am debating between a 2.5 and a 4 in lift. I like the more possibilities with 4 in lift but I don't want to sacrifice my ride. Any suggestions or pictures would be great to help with my dilemma..... Thanks in advance for help.

Uner is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-30-2013, 05:47 AM   #2
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 9,796
Images: 5
the major difference is a few of the other things you may need to add with the 4".. SYE and rear shaft to get the vibs gone in most cases. longer brake lines.(depends on shock length) Other wise your doing just about the same amount of work to install both kits.. Also leaving off both front and rear trac-bars will let it ride better on the road, and help flex off road.

__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
4Jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-30-2013, 06:06 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
amerdt4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Baltimore , MD
Posts: 191
I'm speaking out of my own experience ...Although recommended you do not need to go all out and do SYE on 4" of lift . My recommendation for a bolt on Spring under kit will be Rubicon Express RE5520m kit . 4.5" of lift and comes with EVERYTHING you need . Rides great , durable and doesnt sag . Well built quality product and you can fit 33" tires with no rub .


Rubicon Express Part RE5520M - 4.5 Inch Extreme-Duty Leaf Spring System with Mono Tube Shocks-RH1

I ran this same kit for about 10 years as a daily driver up and down I-95 and wheeled it off road with no sye or cv driveshaft , I used just the included degree shims and transfer case drop kit and it all worked fine . Now you can do it ,for and additional $600 in parts . If you dont want to go that high they offer other sized 4, 2.5 . But you know my standpoint
amerdt4 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-30-2013, 06:09 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
rykemc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lubbock Texas
Posts: 1,219
The best thing you can do for ride quality is get a good quality spring and shocks whether you go with a 2.5" or the 4" lift. I am running rubicon express 4.5 lift with bilstien shocks and my jeep rides as nice as the wife's 01 TJ.
__________________
Check out my build at:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/fina...ld-184838.html
rykemc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-31-2013, 09:11 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Uner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 17
I believe I am leaning towards the 4 in now. Will I need to extend the brake lines and pitman arm if I do the 4? I like the price of the rough country and have read some decent reviews. Any thoughts?
Uner is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-31-2013, 09:31 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
tigerblood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Waterloo, IA
Posts: 1,433
Brake lines yes, pitman arm yes, tcase drop or sye yes. If its in your budget to spend a little more than the RC costs do it.
__________________
4.0 power tech>32RH>231j>4:10>33" BFG's
tigerblood is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-31-2013, 09:33 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
turdhurdler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hemet, CA Hemet is Heaven...
Posts: 7,142
Send a message via AIM to turdhurdler
Most of the kits for the 4" lift come with a new dropped pitman arm and also a transfer case spacer to help keep your pinion angle lined up. I have ran the Rough Country and replaced the springs twice due to sag. Finally went with a higher priced brand and the Jeep rides well and no sagging. Good luck with your project and be sure to post up pics of the before and after. We love pics.

Jeff
__________________
Mall crawlin' in 4 Lo.
turdhurdler is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-31-2013, 04:15 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Uner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 17
Do feel it is necessary to also get a steering stabilizer? Do you think that anything else is needed when buying a complete lift kit?
Uner is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-31-2013, 10:29 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
turdhurdler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hemet, CA Hemet is Heaven...
Posts: 7,142
Send a message via AIM to turdhurdler
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uner View Post
Do feel it is necessary to also get a steering stabilizer? Do you think that anything else is needed when buying a complete lift kit?
I would go ahead and get the stabilizer. Who knows how many miles are on the existing unit.

Jeff

__________________
Mall crawlin' in 4 Lo.
turdhurdler is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:08 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC