Originally Posted by matt88-8
It's time to replace my Tj shocks. I want to add around 2-2.5' of lift. Rancho makes 2.5' longer springs,and I can get Rancho 5000 to match.My question is, do I want spring spacers or longer springs? And besides bumpstops, do I need anything else for the lift?
I will comment on this post because I have personal experience with a 2.5 inch lift on a TJ..
I thought I could get away with just springs and shock too but NO.. Trust me on this because I have been there. I would pick up front and rear adjustable track bars (or the brackets if you are on a tight budget). Tcase drop brackets (orSYE and CV driveshaft). Longer swaybar connects in the front and rear (or disconnects up front if you have the money). You will probably have to adjust your steering too (I did many times).
With the TC drop, its really just a band aid. It masks your problems (driveline vibs) for a while (in some cases a pretty long time) but in the long run can create more problems for you too. I DID run the drop kit for a while and my vibs started up again so I finally gave in and did the Slip Yoke Eliminator and a CV drive shaft. Now some people will say you NEED rear adjustable control arms with the SYE kit but EVERY JEEP IS DIFFERENT and with a 2.5 inch lift you probably wont... I DIDN'T NEED THEM.. but like I said, every jeep is different.
I hope this helps. Its NEVER as simple as just springs and shocks though.