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Old 09-22-2008, 12:28 PM   #1
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Yet Another Lift Question - Advice needed

Here is my situation. I bought an 88 YJ running 33's under a 2" or 2.5" shackle lift. The stock leafs are FLAT and I want to put the stock or stock size shackles back in under new SUA lift springs. Seems simple but in the interest of saving money I found a set of used 3" springs for $150 and here is where my question begins:

Clearly I am going to need new U-bolts and I am thinking my current shocks will work considering the lift I have now. I guess my question stems from looking at the Superlift kits that come with transfer case lowering kit, bump stop extensions, front and rear brake hose relocation brackets, front and rear track bar relocation brackets, and extended front anti-sway bar links.

So is all of that necessary or can I just bolt up the used springs and be on my way?

I dont want to buy used springs for $150 and then spend $300 more on additional parts when I could have just spent $500 up front and had a complete kit. I have used the search function tirelessly both here and elsewhere and havent come across a comprehensive answer so any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks guys!

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Old 09-22-2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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Hi brtt...

IMO, I would go ahead and bone up the funds and buy a proper lift kit. I'm in the middle of doing the same thing. The PO of my YJ installed a frankinlift and boy is it a mess. I could probably fix whats there but I want the peace of mind knowing that I installed all the correct components from the get go. I feel (personally) that down the road I won't have residual issues and what not.

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Clearly I am going to need new U-bolts and I am thinking my current shocks will work considering the lift I have now. I guess my question stems from looking at the Superlift kits that come with transfer case lowering kit, bump stop extensions, front and rear brake hose relocation brackets, front and rear track bar relocation brackets, and extended front anti-sway bar links.

So is all of that necessary or can I just bolt up the used springs and be on my way?

It all depends on what you plan to use your jeep for, if you just road drive it or what. I personally am tight, cheap, whatever you want to call it. I primarly road drive mine, I would make my own t-case lowering kit(1" spacers between frame and skid plate), brake lines- kits are just gage material that move lines approx. 1.5" from frame. I would eliminate track bars, and sway bar. you may possibly need a dropped pitman arm though.

hope this helps you out- if any questions just send message can get you exact measurements raymond
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the info.
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