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Old 10-11-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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YJ Suspension Swap

I've got a 1990 Wrangler and I'm looking to lift it. Problem is there is no way I'm going to be able to afford any after market brand name kit. So I was planning on pulling an entire lifted suspension from an old bone yard truck and swapping the whole thing out underneath the YJ. Now before I get out the torch and start hacking away, I want to know if any one else has done this, or am I just spiting into the wind.

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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People have used xj cherokee leafs before.

Putting some one of the spring leafs in you stock spring pack.
I think you get 1.5 -2 inches of lift

Wagoneer springs as well I think. Not sure on the details.

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:16 PM   #3
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If your looking to stay cheap, start with just a shakle lift or something... just an idea. Easy to install as well.
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If your handy with metal, you can put the springs on top SOA style and gain around 5.5 inches. You can make pretty much everything out of scrap except the pitman arm.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
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Much appreciated guys, thanks a lot
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:32 PM   #6
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if your going the junk yard route google "bastard pack", basicly building a new leaf pack using S10 springs, gets you about 2" lift.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #7
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I am looking at doing a stretch and soa lift using dakota springs.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:01 PM   #8
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Speedy what year Cherokee or does it matter?
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:51 PM   #9
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I'm not sure. I haven't done it. I think xj springs whatever years the xj covers.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:20 AM   #10
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Anybody know if the 2.5 liter could handle a 5 inch SOA swap or would it be severely under powered?
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:25 PM   #11
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As long as the tires aren't too big you'd be fine. There is always regearing to help. course the stock axles are not good for huge tires anyway.

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