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Old 08-30-2010, 07:43 PM   #1
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i recently ordered a ad a leaf lift kit for my 1995 yj rio grande 2.5 liter. the kit didn't come yet but it says that it will provide 2 to 3 inches of lift. i want to run 33's and i was wondering if that is enough lift or will i have to get body lift, if so how much. and i would like to see what it is going to look like so if any one has a 3 inch lift with 33's please post a picture. thanks

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Old 08-30-2010, 08:22 PM   #2
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post pictures of your jeep too while your doing the build, we love pics

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Old 08-30-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
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i will. the kit will be in friday so i should get started this weekend.
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:33 PM   #4
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Here is my Rio Grande with Rubicon Express 2.5" lift and M.O.R.E. shackles and rear boomerang shackles. Total amount of lift ended up being about 3.25". I have 30" tires. I wanted more articulation and wheel travel.

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my jeep is the same color and thanks for the pic
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:29 PM   #6
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If you wheel your yj i think you will regret getting a body lift. I had one on mine and when i was wheeling i was almost always on 2 wheels and spinning not pleasant. If i get another yj i would go 4 inch lift or soa for 33's. but i think soa can handle 35 but not the diffs so lots of fun there.

This is my old yj i loved it but it didnt have much articulation. Its on 33"s there.

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Old 08-30-2010, 10:44 PM   #7
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Agree with the person above me. Body kits arent the way to go.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:03 PM   #8
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SOA and 33's, you can run it hard and never rub
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:26 AM   #9
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i think i am going to put on the leaf springs and if it rubs alot then i will put on an soa kit. but the only thing is is that i heard that there are alot of problems with soa and im new to this so i really dont know alot about soa.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:29 AM   #10
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I don't think so, I've done 9 now with no issues
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:21 PM   #11
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how long does it take to install soa and is it hard. i can weld. and about how much does it cost.
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:56 PM   #12
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Umm baring how long it takes to get the axles out, I can usually do one in 2 nights. Its pretty easy actually..I get all the parts from Rough Country, think its around 450-500 or so for everything you need.
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I never used this kit before but it looks ok for a bolt on kit.


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from my own experience, i'd say with 2 inches of lift you could fit 33's on there with enough clearance, this is coming from the fact that i have 31'' M/T's on my 94 YJ with stock sagged springs and I get no rub at full turn and plenty of room in the back as well.
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Nice Jeep! I only wish my YJ body looked that good!
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:34 PM   #16
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thanks for all the advice i think that if i end up putting on a bigger lift then i will go with soa but for now i will put on the 3 inch ad a leaf kit. i will probably start this weekend so i will post some pics.
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Nice Jeep! I only wish my YJ body looked that good![/QUOTE]

Thanks!! Picked it up in 2003 at a salvage yard.

It's R-titled....I rebuilt it from the cowl forward. From the windshield back, it is all factory paint and decals, never touched...I work part time at an auto body shop, so I get some perks....
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does any one know any good wheeling spots near phili pa. i just got my jeep so i dont know of any spots to go. thanks
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:12 PM   #19
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does any one know any good wheeling spots near phili pa. i just got my jeep so i dont know of any spots to go. thanks
Well as an FYI, doing a lift the right way usually has the transfer casing dropped. Are you dropping your transfer case? This is because of the angle at which your transfer case sits when it is lifted in comparison to your axels. You don't have to drop it, but mostly everyone that hasn't had it dropped will tell you that there is some more gear noise coming from underneath your jeep when you drive. The drop helps the angle and keeps gears happy.

Also drive a bit northwest and you'll run into Roush Creek for wheelin'.....Good luck!
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yea i am gonna lower the transfer case and thanks.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:13 PM   #21
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4" Race Car Dynamics (RCD) Lift with 5/8 boomerangs. Plenty of room for 33s. Kit included Bilstien 5100 shocks.
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4" Race Car Dynamics (RCD) Lift with 5/8 boomerangs. Plenty of room for 33s. Kit included Bilstien 5100 shocks.
Hi,I am looking to change my shocks.What do you think of the bilstiens?stiff/soft?
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Hi,I am looking to change my shocks.What do you think of the bilstiens?stiff/soft?
5100s are a great shock! I'd say firm but not stiff. They ride great on the road...the lift with these shocks is way better that stock. When upgrading most people go with the Bilstiens. They're not cheap but worth it in my opinion. That's one of the main reasons I went with the RCD lift.
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from my own experience, i'd say with 2 inches of lift you could fit 33's on there with enough clearance, this is coming from the fact that i have 31'' M/T's on my 94 YJ with stock sagged springs and I get no rub at full turn and plenty of room in the back as well.
Agreed I have 33's on my 89 yj with stock springs and they rub but very rarely. I'll post a picture
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Yeah but on a trail you might rip your flares off
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Yeah but on a trail you might rip your flares off
Ehh not quite
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Hmmm must be luckier than me .....I had 5.5 on mine and 33x13.50's and it would still rub under stress
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Send the add-a-leaf's back or cancel the order. For a really reasonable priice you can get the rough country 4" lift and have more than enough clearance and be done once. Kit is something like $400 and going to ride so much better than the add-a-leaf. These Wranglers and their short wheel bases coupled with very light weights won't ride well on add-a-leaf's.

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Yeah but on a trail you might rip your flares off
X2 there's no way to be running trails with 31's or 33's on stock springs and not getting into the flares especially on trails. Hell I did it with a 2-1/2" lift and 31's until I extended the bump stops.

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