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Old 01-18-2010, 09:01 PM   #1
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2.5" Lift Kits

Looking for a good price on a 2.5" lift kit. If you see or know of any please let me know. I'm looking for a small lift to fit 31's. I don't want lift shackles. It is pretty much a daily driver.

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Old 01-18-2010, 09:04 PM   #2
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rough country?

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Old 01-18-2010, 09:10 PM   #3
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I was leaning towards rough country. I read a couple things in the lift reviews. I saw a price on the rough country website for $450. Just springs, u bolts, bushings, and shocks. Will I need a transfer case drop? I see some 2.5" lifts that come with them. I do see the rough country springs have shims on the back ones not sure what degree. I would probally just get new factory shackles and hardware. what else would I need to install?
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:11 PM   #4
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I plan to use skyjackers 2.5 double milatry wrap leaf spring kit its cost about $680 with shocks on there web site.You looking Used or new?
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:21 PM   #5
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I would like new. The price is a little high for me. The amount of extra parts needed for a correct install would become costly. Around $500 would work for me. I don't like that the 4" lift kits have just about everything you need for close to the same price. I don't need a 4" lift kit yet. It is much money for a sye and cv driveshaft to eliminate driveshaft vibration.
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ok heres the thing the rc 2.5 is the same price as the 4. and some people just use the tcase drop and have no problem at all with vibes. but if u need sye and cv shaft then were talking another (im aiming high) 500 bucks.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:59 PM   #7
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I recently installed a RC 2.5 on a 91YJ. Install is pretty simple, getting the old stuff off was a pain. Make sure to remove the front and rear sway bars it makes it simple to get everything lined up...........I left mine off. I did need the TC drop, RC sent it free of charge
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:02 PM   #8
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You mean track bars right? How does it ride?
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:13 PM   #9
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I have been running the Rubicon Epress 2-1/2 for a couple of years now. It was a complete kit: Springs, new bushings, t-case drop, rear axle shims, front sway bar relo bracket, brake line extensions, front sway bar disconnects, and shocks.

Kits call for removal of the rear track bar. The front track bar needs a relo bracket due to the geometry change. I chose to install ss brake line extensions and not use RE's rigid extensions (my preference). I have also since changed to JKS disconnects for the front sway bar (my preference). The one other thing I found I had to do was to install extended bump stops. In a rear flexing situation I was rubbing the rear fender flares with my 31's.

There are those that run 4" lifts without the SYE and new drivelines. My personal belief is that you're asking for trouble when you least can afford it (on the trail). No problem in a daily driver mall crawler but get to flexing and you could have some major issues.

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Old 01-20-2010, 09:18 PM   #10
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I'm leaning towards the Rough Country 2.5 inch kit. For $450 you really cant beat the price. Its perfect for poor high school students like me. Every YJ is different but you probabily wont need a TC drop. But if you do its not a big deal. There cheap and super easy to install.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:22 PM   #11
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Yeah that is what I was thinking. I was about to buy it but i'm moving to Michigan at the end of the month and I need to save my money. I might get a lift kit with some of my tax return.
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You mean track bars right? How does it ride?
Yes, that's what I meant...........sorry. I have 32's on it and the ride is fine, acutally it's something I got for my 16 year old
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:48 PM   #13
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Ok sound goods. I've made up my mind then. Thanks for the input.

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