Need serious lift help! - 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 08-23-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
BRunyon7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bordentown, NJ
Posts: 48
Question Need serious lift help!

So im planning on lifting my 91 YJ soon and im a complete noob... My dad is a mechanic so im sure the manual labor he will walk me through but what will i need for the complete suspension lift?
Is this all i need besides my new tires?
Jeep YJ Wrangler 4 inch Lift Kit NEW N2.0,MAKE AN OFFER | eBay

BRunyon7 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-23-2011, 11:45 AM   #2
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 10,010
Images: 5
Front extended brake lines are a good idea as well.

__________________
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 08-23-2011, 11:52 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
jayare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 49
also get new shackle bolts
jayare is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-23-2011, 11:53 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
BRunyon7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bordentown, NJ
Posts: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4Jeepn View Post
Front extended brake lines are a good idea as well.
what does that help with?
BRunyon7 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-23-2011, 11:54 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
BRunyon7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bordentown, NJ
Posts: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by jayare View Post
also get new shackle bolts
How much do these cost and how important are they
BRunyon7 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-23-2011, 12:00 PM   #6
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 10,010
Images: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by BRunyon7 View Post
what does that help with?
if you take the jeep off road, and have the the front sway bar and have the trac bars removed the front axle will flex enough that the stock front lines, going to the brake caliper may rip out. I have the same kit your looking at.
__________________
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 08-23-2011, 12:35 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
mrobison1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: columbus, ga
Posts: 1,430
x2 on the brake lines. Other than that I think everything is there.
mrobison1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-23-2011, 03:02 PM   #8
NASCAR JEEP!!!!

WF Supporting Member
 
kj 92yj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The 'Nati. Go REDS
Posts: 470
you can probably get a better deal from Truck (Jeep) Add-Ons. Search the vendor area in the board and you'll come across them. contact name is chris.
__________________

Yo Ho Yo Ho a Pirates Life For Me......
1992 Islander - I6 - 3" Body Lift; 2.5" RC Suspension Lift; Mystery Shackle Lift; 35x12.50x15 on 15x8's.
kj 92yj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2011, 10:36 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
BRunyon7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bordentown, NJ
Posts: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by kj 92yj View Post
you can probably get a better deal from Truck (Jeep) Add-Ons. Search the vendor area in the board and you'll come across them. contact name is chris.
So i just go up to the vendor tab and search by area?
BRunyon7 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2011, 10:43 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
aekdbrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 37
Images: 3
Good luck. I have a couple friends with the RC lift and they seem to love it. The extended brake lines are definitely a must. And everyone I know has eliminated the trac bars, but that's completely up to you. It's all about how you want the Jeep to flex when you take her off-road.
aekdbrich is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-26-2011, 09:34 PM   #11
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
91CYJWrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 55
Probably some extended bump stops! And I would definitely make sure it has a good warranty before buying from ebay!
91CYJWrangler is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-27-2011, 02:04 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
turdhurdler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hemet, CA Hemet is Heaven...
Posts: 7,192
Send a message via AIM to turdhurdler
The kit is very complete and will be fine for moderate off roading. I have the same kit on mine and it takes quite a beating. With the 4" lift, you may have driveline vibrations even with the belly skid lowering brackets. If you do, you may need a Slip Yoke Eliminator. When I installed my kit, I went exactly by the directions. Over time, I have removed both the front and rear track bars and even the sway bars. I would not even bother with the track bars unless the area you live in does physical inspections of vehicles to register. The sway bars are up for debate. Some people say that they have to be used on the road, others (me included) don't feel they are necessary. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and you will get the proper information from this forum. A lot of great guys and gals.

Jeff
__________________
Mall crawlin' in 4 Lo.
turdhurdler is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-27-2011, 09:16 AM   #13
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
daddyjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Smethport, PA
Posts: 2,422
I am in on ditching both the track bars and sway bars. I havent had my sway bar for years, but just recently took off the tack bars. It made a huge difference in flex. I really havent drove it on the road much to know if there is any difference there.
__________________
87 YJ, 5.2/46RH/NP231, Custom 4 link/ Radius Arms, Ballistic Nitrogen Shocks, 35" Cooper STT DaddyJeep build Thread:http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/dadd...ld-122601.html
daddyjeep is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-28-2011, 02:47 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
hodge1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Sugarloaf, Pa
Posts: 31
X10 on the shackle bolts...you will never get the spring bolts out on the rear of the front springs and the front of the rear springs to reuse them. They seize into the metal bushing with rust and wont come loose. I ended up using a 3/4 inch drive air impact gun on mine and snapping the heads off and getting the springs out that way. I bought greaseable poly bushings for the new lift so it doesnt happen again

hodge1971 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Tags
learn , lift , rock , rough , teach

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Zone 3 inch suspension lift or BDS 2 inch Suspension Lift with a 1 inch body lift 4bangersampler TJ General Discussion Forum 10 03-22-2011 04:11 PM
Another 2.5-3" Lift Recommendation Thread wachuko TJ General Discussion Forum 36 03-14-2011 02:50 PM
Lift question Beaver5 YJ Tech Forum 9 02-08-2011 11:06 PM
Shackle Lift with 4" lift question grk YJ Tech Forum 3 06-17-2010 09:49 PM
Body lift or no body lift?? savinlives2448 TJ Tech Forum 8 03-23-2009 10:38 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:35 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