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Old 04-15-2011, 07:51 PM   #1
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Is this to much lift?

bought the 89yj springs where bad (looked old and bent). the jeep already has a SOA lift. I replaced the springs with a 2 1/2 inch Pro Comp Springs. Now I think the jeep is to high? Am I crazy of just in shock on how high it looks. I am running 33 BFG and they look small now. Also wanna know if it safe.

Thinking of

1. leaving and adjusting to a higher jeep
2. buying stock springs and swapping the 2 2/1 out
3. keeping the 2 1/1 and going back to SUA

Really need some help here, kinda new to this jeep thing, and loving it.

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Old 04-15-2011, 07:52 PM   #2
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:08 PM   #3
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Here is the entire life cycle of the jeep.

This is when I pick it up in October it was neglected and left for scrap.

Work done:
New

Intake (back to OEM)
Exhaust
Rear yoke
Starter
Roll bar padding and cover
Stereo
Front and wedge speaker
Shocks (Pro Comp)
BFG 33 KO TA's
Bikini Top
Pitman arm (Used)
2 1/2 Leaf Springs

Still needs to do
Break line extenders
Seats
Carpet or Spray Liner
Paint
Re-gear the rear end
Front shaft drive
Re-gear front end

*picking up the jeep today after the 2 1/2 lift is installed, I will post pics shortly.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:11 PM   #4
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Here is the 89 YJ with SOA and 2 1/2 lift.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:29 PM   #5
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That just begs for 35's and new flares.... Is it too much? That is totally up to you and your planned use of the Jeep. I have a 2.5" OME lift, 1/2" shackles, 1" body lift, and I still have the plan to go SOA someday if it becomes more of a trail rig than it is now. That would give me more than 8" lift over stock to fit some big tread under.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:48 PM   #6
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To much lift? No.

To small of tires? Yes.

looks good though
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:50 PM   #7
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To much lift? No.

To small of tires? Yes.

looks good though
what he said, i like it, just need bigger tires, and do you live around littleton, CO? saw a guy the other night running around with a jeep that look just like that on the back of a flatbed tow truck.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:03 PM   #8
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Yep...needs bigger tires. That is all....
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off-topic..one of my buddies has a TJ with 8" of lift and wants to go from 36" to 33" tires. Am I the only person who thinks that will look goofy?
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:25 PM   #10
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I have an soa,2" body lift and some shackles. Im running 38,s. Shes not the fastest in the world, but it sure does look good. You can never have too much lift.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:30 PM   #11
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Agreed. Can't have to much lift. But you can have to much for your stock axles to handle depending on what u are going to do with it.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:32 PM   #12
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off-topic..one of my buddies has a TJ with 8" of lift and wants to go from 36" to 33" tires. Am I the only person who thinks that will look goofy?
I think he should stay at 35's and drop 2-3" of lift on his TJ

8" of lift is way overkill unless he only see's street.
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:05 AM   #13
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you can have so much lift you can't actually off-road with it without tipping over or having to put on tires so wide you can't fit down any path anyway.
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I think he should stay at 35's and drop 2-3" of lift on his TJ

8" of lift is way overkill unless he only see's street.
how but some 37s? my buddy has 9 inches of lift and fits 38s..8 inch and 37s would be sweet ;] and his is a DD but crawls with the best of um offroad
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:36 AM   #15
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I am running 33 which was okay before the 2 1/2 lift, I dont know if the stock axles could hold 35's. This is my daily driver, I was going to re-gear unless I get some advise.
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:32 AM   #16
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Read the thread title, skipped right down to the last post W/O looking at the pics just to tell you that the answer is it is never too much lift!

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