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Old 05-17-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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YJ 2.5in lift,1.5 boomerang, 1in body lift pics please

Hey everyone! Right now I have a 92 YJ with a 2.5in lift on 30s. Been thinking about what to do next. As much as I would love to go SOA cant afford it at the moment. So Im trying to get some ideas. Looking for YJs running 2.5in lift, 1.5in rc boomerang shackles and 1in body lift. Right now Im not running a T case drop but with putting the body lift on first will I need to put one on??? Any pics with something similar to this setup would be awesome. Thanks!

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Old 05-17-2012, 09:15 PM   #2
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No, the body lift has nothing to do with driveline angles.

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Old 05-17-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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Well, kinda a similiar setup...2.5 Rubicon Express lift, Rubicon Express 1" over stock shackles (booms in rear, straight in front), 1" Daystar body lift, 33x12.50x15 Cooper STTs.

I do, however, have a transfer drop, it came with the RE lift kit.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
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I'm planning on doing a similar setup. 2.5" lift with 1.25" boomerang shackles and trimmed flares. The body lift won't cause you to need a TC drop, but the additional shackle lift will.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:24 PM   #5
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SWEET YJ, very clean! Ya I wasnt sure about the drive line angle being a problem. Didnt make sense. I know I will need it for the shackles. Thanks for the pic Tarby appreciate it! "Keep jeepin, its a jeep thing"
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:19 PM   #6
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SWEET YJ, very clean! Ya I wasnt sure about the drive line angle being a problem. Didnt make sense. I know I will need it for the shackles. Thanks for the pic Tarby appreciate it! "Keep jeepin, its a jeep thing"
Thanks. I've had it since 2003. It gets stored for the winter. The transfer drop with my RE lift is 1". Doesn't sit too low, but was with the kit for safe measure with the lift. With the inch over shackles, 2.5" springs, 1 inch body lift, I' ve settled in at 4-4.25 inches of lift total. Totally happy with how it rides and handles. Have had the suspension lift for well over a year now.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:23 AM   #7
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I think a setup like that could keep me really happy for awhile. That way I can start on getting a rear end setup. With the 1in Daystar, did it come with absolutely everything you needed? Did you need any extra hardware or anything? Heard good things about those and seem really popular.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:08 PM   #8
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3" body lift 2" Zone suspension lift, and stock shackles. Ride great, wheels great, and clears the 33's just fine.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:12 PM   #9
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I think a setup like that could keep me really happy for awhile. That way I can start on getting a rear end setup. With the 1in Daystar, did it come with absolutely everything you needed? Did you need any extra hardware or anything? Heard good things about those and seem really popular.
The daystar kit comes with everything. The body mounts are the lift. No pucks to put in on top of the original mounts. Comes with all the hardware needed. I didn't move my radiator shroud down as suggested though. I took a dremel and ground out the bottom of the shroud just enough to clear the fan blades. The 4 cyl. has a LONG shroud to pull air through, so it isn't a major issue to lose a little plastic on the bottom of it, and the fan still draws nicely.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:06 PM   #10
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Nice rig D5, I dont know about a 3in body lift though. Have heard its not good to go more than a 1in because it makes the jeeps more top heavy than they already are, but everyone has thier opinions I guess.
Thats good to know Tarby. Id hate to start the project and then realize I need something that I cant get right away. Thats probably what Im going to go with. I heard Prothane makes a nice one, but heard the kits arent complete or something.
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3" body lift 2" Zone suspension lift, and stock shackles. Ride great, wheels great, and clears the 33's just fine.
I wasnt aware you can get a 3" body lift, isint that unsafe?
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Nice rig D5, I dont know about a 3in body lift though. Have heard its not good to go more than a 1in because it makes the jeeps more top heavy than they already are, but everyone has thier opinions I guess.
Thats good to know Tarby. Id hate to start the project and then realize I need something that I cant get right away. Thats probably what Im going to go with. I heard Prothane makes a nice one, but heard the kits arent complete or something.
Thanx man I am really happy with how far it has come in the 6 months I have had it. I was not trying to talk anyone into a 3" body lift, but that is what mine has and it was free. I like it for my rig, and would only install one on a rust-free Jeep. There is a theory to my madness....... I only wanted a small suspension lift for when my 1 ton axles are done, and the spring over lift takes place of the spring under. Then the body lift will be removed, and I will already have a 2" suspension lift to go with the SOA.
I plan to run 36 or 37" tires in the near future.
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when putting the shackle lift on does it drive different?? ive been thinking about doing the shackles to go with my leaf spring lift any feedback would be great thanks.
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2xs........Some say they are, I think a bodu lift should only be installed if the body mounts are in excellent condition and rust free
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when putting the shackle lift on does it drive different?? ive been thinking about doing the shackles to go with my leaf spring lift any feedback would be great thanks.


I've done a 1" over shackle lift just because I've done it from experience with the shackles that were on my old CJ5 when I had it originally. It doesn't ride any different that I've ever noticed. I've done them for the "settling in" factor of leaf springs. I don't use the stock shackles on any leaf spring change. They only go with the design of oem as I see it. None of my springs are oem...
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I dont know what Im thinking trying to put anything larger than 1" boomerang shackles on. Even 1.25" looks like they are just to big. I found some nice pics with 2.5" springs, 1" boomerang shackles and 1" body. Think thats what Im gonna go with. Going to need longer brake lines and T case drop until I can throw a SYE in. SWEEEEET!
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Mine. 2.5 rc spring lift, 1" rc body lift, 1" boomerang shackle. Some fender/flare work. 32x11.5x15 km2s. Does not rub offroad at all.

BTW my Rio is the same color a Tarby's btw.
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Very nice yam jam man. Thats what I was looking for. Are you just running a sye w/ stock drive line? Also do you know how much longer you had to go for the brake lines?
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I have a rr sye and RR double cardan DS. Works great. No vibrations at all. Pretty cheap too comparably. I did mine in prep for a flat skid down the road. My rear brakeline is 4" longer than stock and the fronts are also 4" longer. I had to run all new hard lines too so it worked out great.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:35 AM   #20
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Hey man loving the jeep! I got a 95 yj and just installed the RE 2.5 and was looking to doing the exact setup you have with the body lift and shackle lift, my first question is what was why did you do a boom shackle in the rear and staright up front? And did it affect your pinion angle in the rear at all? As of now with the t case drop I have no vibrations and I'd like to keep from getting an SYE/CV. And with the BL did you have to adjust anything other then lower the Radiator?
Sorry for all the questions I'm new to the jeep game thanks!!



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Well, kinda a similiar setup...2.5 Rubicon Express lift, Rubicon Express 1" over stock shackles (booms in rear, straight in front), 1" Daystar body lift, 33x12.50x15 Cooper STTs.

I do, however, have a transfer drop, it came with the RE lift kit.
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