I have to thank you for all the suggestions, of what to do while the tranny was out. I also had questions on the rear suspension being horribly stiff. As it turns out the PO didn't put the rear extension bracket on the trac bar when he put the lift on. The mechanic took one look and told me what was wrong, he took off the trac bar and the shocks went to full extension for the first time since the lift was put on. Now the majority of you say get rid of the trac/trak bar whatever the spelling you know with a 2.5 Im not worrying about axle wrap. Anyway some say its better to keep the trac bar, for those who put theirs back on, "exactly" what went wrong when you took it off? I know the front trac bar will mask problems if there are any, but the rear has nothing to mask. I think??? As always all comments are gratefully taken.
when i put the 4" lift in my first 93 yj i removed both front an rear trac bar all i noticed was it flexed better then those with the trac bar. i also removed the front sway bar at the same time as long as you remember your driving a lifted jeep not a camaro youll be ok
I know what you mean about not driving it like a Camaro. I bought a 1987 bronco2 brand new, after my wife hit a pole dead center at 40mph,(wasn't her fault) I put a 4" trailmaster suspension lift in it when they were putting it back together. I got lucky I only put it up on 2 wheels and didn't flip. I drove accordingly after that with no problems. Short wheelbase and lifted you better drive right!!! But I LOVE IT!!!
Found the brackets tonight looking for something else in the garage. Attached are some pics of the brackets and a hole you have to drill in the Dana 30 to install the front one. Also here is a link to the install instructions you can download and print for your mechanic.
89 2.5 TBI, 4" RC lift, 1" Booms, SYE, Adams Driveshafts front and rear, Ford 8.8 with 4:88s, BFG 33X12.50X15, and a ton of other stuff.
Sent pm before checking the forum, that should fit the bill nicely. I have lined up a run that will take us from 1 side of Mt. Washington to the other all on state owned access roads. Its about 150 miles round trip, more than 1/2 thru the pristine forest of the Mt. Washington Presidential range. I think "Little Red" is just about ready, minus a couple of parts! Hopefully by the time you make your way here I'll have some great wheeling areas for you!! Thanks Again jokerchief!!!