Quick question for the gang. I was looking into lifts and many of you were very helpfull in getting me good information, but a question i was wondering was is it possible to do leafspring blocks in the front and rear? i had the jeep up on the lift yesterday and i see i would probably need a steering drop down and i cant remember what else i saw, but has anyone ever experimented with this or know anything about trying somthing like that?
If you look at the YJ, we run spring-under-axle so blocks wouldn't do anything for it as you'd be limited by the leaf-pack. The minute you do the Spring-over-axle (SOA) you gain the 3-4 inches of the axle. Never seen anyone do anything with blocks on a YJ.
If your suspension is stock with the leaf springs under the axle, then adding the blocks will LOWER your Jeep, probably not what you want. Lift blocks can be used in the rear of sprung over vehicle only, NEVER on the front. You can use lift shackles to do a quick and cheap lift. For every 1" of lift that you want you need shackles that are 2" longer than stock. You will not be able to get 4" of lift just from shackles if that's what you were thinking.
nah im just looking for 2 or 3 inches. so if i do do a shackle kit what all components will i need? new struts? and new steering drop down? im not to fond of the SOA kits just because i always get nervous when welding new brakets on axels just for the fact of doing an internal weld which has happend to me before...
i wouldnt reccomend doing anything over 1" lift on shackles just cuz going more than that it changes how your springs are affected by bumps and such, basically it causes excessive wear on the springs and can have them go flat prematurely.
go 1" shackle lift then go 1"bl for the cheapest route. that way you have nothin else to mess with. you can find shacles like that for anywhere from 60-100 bucks a pair and a bl like that for a couple hundred. do you currently already have a lift or are your running stock?
no im am currently stock, so im trying to just achieve a couple more inches for a better ride height. not to found of bl. and not to fond of SOA, what about 2"body lift? would i still have to trip around the shifter so it goes into gear? or am i just better off saven up a bit and buyen the 3inch suspension lift for around 450?
Yeah i think after weighing out my options and everything i do believe im going to just wait. Id rather do it right the first time and have it be good then have to redone a bunch of things later.
That's the best choice! I have spent countless full days trying to catch up on all the stupid crap I did in high school to my jeep. And about 12 hours in the last two days working on putting in a new carb and redoing a lot of vacuum lines.
A motorcraft 2150 with manual choke. I had a 38dgas weber and wasn't that impressed. I am already more happy with the motorcraft, but have now realized I need a new egr valve and do enough hwy with that jeep to get to jeep'n areas to justify putting a new one in rather than just disconnecting and blocking it off... plus I need to mess with the timing and countless other stuff but its getting closer to being able to take it out again!
nice, yeah im just now getten into the whole jeep scene but i hold alot of mechanical experiance and ive always just done egr deletes on any of my other vehicles. its always the route i go. I cant wait till i can start playen around under the hood on mine. but lifts first