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Old 04-23-2013, 04:04 AM   #1
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2.5" lift for yj

OK so I'm new to the forum so hopefully this all comes out right.
Im looking at doing a 1" body lift and a 2.5" suspention lift to the 1993 yj i got this week.
Here are the links: http://www.jeep4x4center.com/skyjack...-sj-ss931.html http://www.jeep4x4center.com/lift-ki...ub-re5505.html

Here are my questions, is this a good setup to be used with 31" tires? Are these good brands, or what would be better? Are these decent prices or have you seen them cheaper elsewhere? I think i will most generally be using my jeep as a daily driver, what all should i do to it so that it also does good on trails?

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OK so I'm new to the forum so hopefully this all comes out right.
Im looking at doing a 1" body lift and a 2.5" suspention lift to the 1993 yj i got this week.
Here are the links: Skyjacker 1 Body Lift Kit SJ-SS931 Rubicon Express 2.5 Inch Standard Suspension System with Twin Tube Shocks RUB-RE5505

Here are my questions, is this a good setup to be used with 31" tires? Are these good brands, or what would be better? Are these decent prices or have you seen them cheaper elsewhere? I think i will most generally be using my jeep as a daily driver, what all should i do to it so that it also does good on trails?
A 2.5 inch spring lift alone will clear 31x10.50 tires. Skyjacker makes a good quality lift kit with a good ride too. If you really want a body lift, buy the 1 inch lift body mount bushings. That way you are killing two birds with one stone. Get your lift, plus new body mount bushings.

But, you can get a 4 inch suspension lift kit for about the same price as the 2.5" suspension kit. And have enough clearance for 33" tires or plenty of clearance for 31's.

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:03 AM   #3
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Like these?
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/bushing...ack-19013.html

So i do need the body bushings? Im 18 and have done a little bit of work on vihicles but nothing on a jeep, and never a lift, so i just have no clue.

The way my dad talked it sounded like a body lift took the place of the body bushings, but its been 10+ year since he has done anything on a jeep so stuff might have changed or he might just not remember correctly.

Lol i have alot of work ahead of me.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:20 PM   #4
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That is a good 2.5" lift. I have the rubicon express 2.5" suspension lift on my 95 yj and I can run 33"x12.5" pretty easily without any more lift. I could probably put the 1" BL on to get more flex room, but definitely not a necessity. As far as pricing, I think the best deal is found at 4wd.com. Just go to this page and enter promotional code ju4wddis1. When I ordered a few months ago that code still gave 5% off total order. They also have free shipping so it gives great deal. Total cost to your door $741.00
Rubicon Express Part RE5505 - 2.5 inch Standard Lift Kit with Twin Tube Shocks
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That is a good 2.5" lift. I have the rubicon express 2.5" suspension lift on my 95 yj and I can run 33"x12.5" pretty easily without any more lift. I could probably put the 1" BL on to get more flex room, but definitely not a necessity. As far as pricing, I think the best deal is found at 4wd.com. Just go to this page and enter promotional code ju4wddis1. When I ordered a few months ago that code still gave 5% off total order. They also have free shipping so it gives great deal. Total cost to your door $741.00
Rubicon Express Part RE5505 - 2.5 inch Standard Lift Kit with Twin Tube Shocks
Thanks! I was hoping someone who had the lift kit would make a suggestion. I have quite a few parts to order so ill have to compare all of them.
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You could also get slightly longer shackles if you want more lift and articulation. Taller springs will articulate better with longer shackles.
I have a BDS 2" lift with 1" lift Zone Offroad boomerang shackles on my 95 and I get more flex out of my springs with the longer shackles.
I wouldnt go longer than 1" over shackles for a 2.5" lift, though.
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Keep it simple and do the 2.5" suspension lift. That's all you will need for 31x10.50's and it will look fine, ride fine, and do trails too, as long as you aren't too agressive. The 4" lift will not look good with 31x10.50's. If you go to 33's, then you need to re-gear. One thing adds to another, and before long you have over-modified. There are some on the forum who will say you can't do too much modifying, but I disagree.
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Keep it simple and do the 2.5" suspension lift. That's all you will need for 31x10.50's and it will look fine, ride fine, and do trails too, as long as you aren't too agressive. The 4" lift will not look good with 31x10.50's. If you go to 33's, then you need to re-gear. One thing adds to another, and before long you have over-modified. There are some on the forum who will say you can't do too much modifying, but I disagree.
Thanks! Im only doing a body lift because i have to replace the bushings and the lift plus the bushings isn't much more.

My friends all call me a Jew with my money so i definitely don't want to over do it.
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look into the prothane or daystar 1" lift body bushings, a plain body lift will just be a spacer that goes on top of your factory bushings, the 1" lift bushings replace it all.
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look into the prothane or daystar 1" lift body bushings, a plain body lift will just be a spacer that goes on top of your factory bushings, the 1" lift bushings replace it all.
Lol just placed the daystar one in my online shopping cart, should be ordering some tonight. Thanks
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from where? I got my prothane from amazon for $125 with free shipping
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from where? I got my prothane from amazon for $125 with free shipping
Jeep4x4center its 152.99 with free shipping, that is the daystar one
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Just to give you an idea...I started out with just the Rubicon Express 2.5 lift and 1 inch longer RE shackles with 31 inch tires. I wanted to upgrade more when I traded my CJ 5, which was my trail rig...the YJ was just my cruiser in the summer. Here is what it looked like with the lift and shackles with 31's...
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After I went with this as my trail rig, I went to the Daystar 1 inch body lift and added Bushwacker flat flares for more tire clearance...now with the 2.5 RE lift, the Daystar 1 inch body lift, the 1 inch shackles, the flat flares, I now have 33 inch tires and new wheels, and plenty of clearance.

The more you think of what you are maybe gonna do with the rig, the more options present themselves...I've had my YJ for 10 years. It was stock to what it is used for today. Things change, so take small steps and do it the right way, not the fastest, cheapest way and you will thank yourself in the end...

Here is my YJ now...[IMG][/IMG]
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Related to this thread and probably a dumb question, but I'm new to this. Do I need to put new shackles on if I lift my jeep?
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No, but I'm the type of guy that if everything else is new at the same time, then the likely chance of failure is minimized....lol!! If you want a little longer shackle, say the 1 inch longer style, then that is the time to do it. The bolts are new and clean and easy to adjust and maintain. Something that I've always done when working on a vehicle...
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Just to give you an idea...I started out with just the Rubicon Express 2.5 lift and 1 inch longer RE shackles with 31 inch tires. I wanted to upgrade more when I traded my CJ 5, which was my trail rig...the YJ was just my cruiser in the summer. Here is what it looked like with the lift and shackles with 31's...
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After I went with this as my trail rig, I went to the Daystar 1 inch body lift and added Bushwacker flat flares for more tire clearance...now with the 2.5 RE lift, the Daystar 1 inch body lift, the 1 inch shackles, the flat flares, I now have 33 inch tires and new wheels, and plenty of clearance.

The more you think of what you are maybe gonna do with the rig, the more options present themselves...I've had my YJ for 10 years. It was stock to what it is used for today. Things change, so take small steps and do it the right way, not the fastest, cheapest way and you will thank yourself in the end...

Here is my YJ now...[/URL][/IMG]
Cool, i just got mine and am doing a large order (in my opinion) basically to get it where it needs to be so that i can drive it. Luckily my dad is a mechanic and loves working on jeeps.

I will probably hold off on the re lift kit for now until i get everything purchased and on the jeep then ill see how much money i have left and go from there. Thanks
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You can order Pro Comp 2.5" lift leaf springs for front and rear right now, for under 300 dollars on Ebay. Part numbers are Pro Comp 51323 for the rear leafs and Pro Comp 51313 for the front. JeepFirst has them on sale til June 6th I believe it was. The leafs are $75.34 each for the front, and $64.43 each for the rear springs. Free Shipping too.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pro-Comp-513...2955cf&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281188849054...84.m1497.l2649
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4 Wheel Parts also has a good deal on Pro Comp set of 4 shocks w/boots, as well right now.
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Other than the springs and shocks, all you should need to get is a 4 degree shim kit for the rear axle. Lift Shackles will throw the camber out of line on the front. So, if you want more than the 2.5" lift from the springs, then use the one inch body bushing kit. That will give you a total of 3.5 lift. Remove the track bars, as there is no need for them, just a government requirement placed on Chrysler to have them on the YJ's. A YJ Wrangler is basically the same Jeep as a CJ7. Leaf springs are the same, hard tops are interchangeable, etc. There are some subtle differences, but basically the same just a newer version.

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