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Old 01-12-2014, 08:47 PM   #1
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what lift should I do?!?!

I have a 95 yj. I'm getting the rough country 2.5" lift for it, but I want more lift. I'm getting the 2.5 at a steal so that's why I'm not going ahead and getting the 4" lift.

These are the combos I'm looking at and want yalls opinion.

1. 2.5" lift with 1" shackles = 3.5" lift
2. 2.5" lift with 1" body = 3.5" lift

Which is a better combo? I'm also putting tj flares on her for extra clearance.

I need to know soon! Thanks in advance and God Bless!

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Old 01-12-2014, 09:02 PM   #2
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I would do shackles, and while your at it get new hardware. My shackle bolts are rusted to the sleeves that go through the bushings and it's not letting my suspension travel well. It also will cause it to fail prematurely. This way you have a new free moving suspension. When taxes come in I'm going to be getting boomerang shackles and new hardware. Wish I had done I all at once.

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Old 01-12-2014, 09:18 PM   #3
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Ya that's what I'm leaning more towards to. Just to make it all suspension lift. I'm hoping for good results, I'll post pics when I get done.
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Just playing devils advocate but keep in mind that a 1" body lift will keep your center of gravity lower. Just some food for thought if your shackles aren't in that bad of shape.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:33 AM   #5
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You could do the body lift and shackles for 4.5". If doing one I agree with above and make sure to get greasable bolts so the sleeves won't rust to the bolts like the factory ones.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:42 AM   #6
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I agree with both of you, yall make good points. I'd love to have 4.5 but I'd have to drop the TC, and that's something else to scrub or high center on. But in the big picture 4.5 would look really nice.
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I agree with both of you, yall make good points. I'd love to have 4.5 but I'd have to drop the TC, and that's something else to scrub or high center on. But in the big picture 4.5 would look really nice.
you would only need to drop the TC if the lift is only suspension. Since you will have about 3-3.5" of suspension and 1" of BL you should be fine. With that being said before you do a BL be ready for rusted bolts, short battery cables that need to be longer (if at anytime in their life they have been shortened due to corrosion).
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Very true, I didn't think about that AllMud. I may just start with shackles and later down the road put the BL on. Also, have any of you looked into doing the Cummins 4bt conversion to your rig?
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Seen it on here. To much involved right now for me. My Jeep is my DD and I don't get much time off work and whit time I do get is spent with the family.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:09 AM   #10
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I'm in the same boat bud.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:50 PM   #11
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Even with the lift you are planning on start spraying those bolts now. I did my shackles and main eyes for two weeks to make sure and we still caught them a little. You could see where it did penetrate the bolts. Also tried out the wd40 blue torch it works pretty good.
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Even with the lift you are planning on start spraying those bolts now. I did my shackles and main eyes for two weeks to make sure and we still caught them a little. You could see where it did penetrate the bolts. Also tried out the wd40 blue torch it works pretty good.
Haha, heard that! I'm hoping to be done with the lift by the end of the month. I'll definitely post pics when I'm done.
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I agree with both of you, yall make good points. I'd love to have 4.5 but I'd have to drop the TC, and that's something else to scrub or high center on. But in the big picture 4.5 would look really nice.
Anything above a 2.5" lift "might" require a t-case drop anyway. The 1" body lift isn't in the equation, because you can put a 3" body lift on it and wouldn't need a t-case drop.

And as far as the t-case drop goes, the most I have ever dropped them was 1", and that was for a 6" superlift suspension. If you actually think that dropping it 1" is going to make it hit more or get high centered on, just to let you know...you are wrong! If you are adding lift, you will be adding taller tires, therefore the 1" t-case drop wont matter in the slightest.

If it really matters that much to you, cause of some myth about getting high centered because of a t-case drop, then do a 1" motor mount lift, it does the exact same thing by changing the angle of the centerline to help with driveshaft angle.
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Anything above a 2.5" lift "might" require a t-case drop anyway. The 1" body lift isn't in the equation, because you can put a 3" body lift on it and wouldn't need a t-case drop.

And as far as the t-case drop goes, the most I have ever dropped them was 1", and that was for a 6" superlift suspension. If you actually think that dropping it 1" is going to make it hit more or get high centered on, just to let you know...you are wrong! If you are adding lift, you will be adding taller tires, therefore the 1" t-case drop wont matter in the slightest.

If it really matters that much to you, cause of some myth about getting high centered because of a t-case drop, then do a 1" motor mount lift, it does the exact same thing by changing the angle of the centerline to help with driveshaft angle.
Well thanks for the subtly, hahahaha in the long run I guess it doesn't hurt, I just didn't eve to have to but it, cause I'm a cheapo.

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