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Old 05-22-2011, 11:37 AM   #1
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2 1/2" RC lift on my 95 YJ

Started Saturday at 8:30 am and finished Saturday at 6:00 pm. No help, did it myself. I think it looks much better. Can you tell which end I lifted first?
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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looks good now for new tires

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Old 05-22-2011, 01:57 PM   #3
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I like it. The back goes a lot faster doesn't it.

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Old 05-22-2011, 01:59 PM   #4
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much nicer. good choice on lift.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:41 PM   #5
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Thanks Guys.

As for new tires, these still have life left in them. When I do replace them, I'll stay with 31/10.50's.

I thought the front was going to be a real pita. It turns out the rear was the most trouble. First I had a hard time getting the bolts out of the top of the rear shackles. Stupid fuel tank was in the way. I put them back with the nut on the inside. Also the hole in the bushing on the front spring hanger was larger in diameter than all the rest of them and the kit did not come with larger ones so I had to torch the old one out to get the steel sleeve. Then I had to drill out the new bushings to fit the sleeve in. Also by the time I got to the rear I was getting tired. I'm old you know!
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:54 PM   #6
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Did you have any vibration? Did you use a transfercase drop kit? What shocks did you get? Does it ride better or worse than stock? Im looking to get the same lift for my 91.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:00 PM   #7
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nicely done, looks great!

i'm also interested in hearing your feedback, thinking of doing a similar lift to my 92.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:14 PM   #8
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looks good, nice clean Jeep.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:52 PM   #9
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The lift has only been on since yesterday so any feedback I give will be limited. I did not install a Tcase lowering kit and so far have no vibration issues. The shocks I used are the ones that came stock with the kit. I also left the trac bars off. I think with a few more modifications I will be happy. I plan to trim the fender flares at the molding line. I am running 31/10.50's and I am planning on staying with them. I intend to use the Jeep for fire roads and moderate trail use.
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What would it take to put 33's on with that setup? Is it possible? I know that you want to stay with the 31's, just curious if you could fit em?
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I would say I could put 33's on it with a 1" body lift. I am also going to trim the factory fender flares off by about 1 1/4 ". I'll get before and after pics.
By going with a 2 1/2" spring lift and 1" body lift you don't strain the rest of the suspension, brakes, steering, bearings etc as much as you do with a 4" spring kit.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:07 AM   #12
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I have 33's on my stock yj with no lift, so fitting them with a 2 1/2 inch lift shouldnt be a problem.


Interested on feedback though, Im looking for a lift with a softer ride.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:57 AM   #13
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Hey buster can you measure the clearance from the ground to the bottom of the rockers for me, I'm thinking about doing the same lift and want to see how much I would gain. Thanks btw any vibs yet without the tcase drop?
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:34 AM   #14
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fullberg, I'll get back to you later today with pics of a tape measure in several spots.
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Got some pics and measurments. To front fender is 31 1/2". To bottom under drivers door is 22". To bottom of rear fender under tail light is 25 1/2".
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Buster, I like it!! This is the same lift I'm planning on putting on my YJ also. Thanks for the great thread!
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Thanks for the quick reply buster

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