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Old 09-25-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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YJ suspension lift question

I recently bouth an 88 YJ wrangler, took of the stock rims/tires and put on 15"x8" cragar steel wheels with 4" of backspacing and 31x10.5 mudders. The leaf springs and shocks on my wagon are pretty worn causing some rubbing to occur when i get into mud or rough terrain. What would be my best option for a lift? I'd like to keep this less than $1000 and will be using the jeep to run around town in and do some off-roading(mainly mud and trail riding, minimal rocks - yet). I've looked into add-a-leaf suspension lifts and rearched springs. What would be best to gain 2"?

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shackles won't help much on tired springs. you only get 50% of the lift from the length of the shock, and on tired springs less. so 2" shackles will give you around an inch of lift.

thats a tough line you draw, a little more dough and you could build a nice sring over set up w/ new stock springs, that's your best bet

don't waste your time and money on add a leafs, or re arch.

you can do a decent 2 1/2 " spring under lift in that budget.
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Add a leafs are way too rough riding. I know from experience. I would go soa.
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:18 PM   #5
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Anyone have a link to show what i would need for an SOA lift? I've only done stuff w/53 chevy pickups before this and am starved for lift info on my jeep.

I appreciate your help.
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heres a good start SOA Conversion
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Old 09-27-2008, 06:58 PM   #7
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Don't re-arch the springs. I did it a long time ago and it only lasted a few months.
Go SOA....You won't be disappointed.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:21 PM   #8
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Add-a-leafs aren't the way you want to go, very stiff and not worth the money. Same wth re-arching...

If you are looking for something under $1000, SOA also probably isn't your best bet. That is, if you want it to be a quality setup. ALOT goes into a properly setup SOA rig, and doing it in under $1000 bucks is pretty rare.

Rough Country has a great 2.5" lift for around $400 i believe. They're a very good company with excellent customer service. If you have any problem with the springs, they will send you a brand new one, no questions asked.
And for $50 more, you can get the 4" kit...

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