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04-27-2010 09:19 AM
TheTJRod
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Originally Posted by Kohrs93 View Post
2.5" RC suspension lift. I've heard nothing but good from it. Costs about $450 if you install it yourself, which isn't hard but can be a pain in the batootoo with the bolts.
Fixed it for you. I am sure you meant "nothing but good". Also if you do it yourself the day you order your lift pick up cans of PB Blaster and spray every bolt you need to remove every day twice a day till the lift arrives in the mail so it will be easy to remove.
04-26-2010 08:01 PM
Kohrs93 2.5" RC suspension lift. I've heard nothing from good from it. Costs about $450 if you install it yourself, which isn't hard but can be a pain in the batootoo with the bolts.
04-26-2010 06:57 PM
TheTJRod TJ's use a hydraulic jack. It really doesn't matter what type of jack you use as long as it can lift your tire off the ground.
04-26-2010 04:49 PM
whiteyj Our YJ's used a scissors jack that cranks up. Located on the right front fender well inside the engine compartment (stock location).

Sounds like you're on the right track.
04-26-2010 04:08 PM
andreafahy01 All of this talk of wheels and tires and I have yet to address with myself the issue that I do not have a jack or a tire iron! Eek! I think I'll check around on craigslist and maybe post a wanted listing, any car I've ever owned each had a different jack, are there specific jacks per vehicle model?
04-22-2010 03:34 PM
TheTJRod I must have been looking in the wrong area as the cheapest I found was over 600. Sounds like you're looking in the right place to find a good lift. A SOA kit puts the spring pack above your axle instead of below it(stock setup) effectively giving you more lift. There are more benefits but I am unsure of them all as I have coils.
04-22-2010 02:48 PM
andreafahy01
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Originally Posted by Zybeon View Post
Oh I rattled on too long(what happens when your finished with your work load for the week and have nothing better to do!)..
Do keep rattling! Everytime you post something it gives me more grounds for what to read up on so that I'm not completely ignorant of my ride!
04-22-2010 02:43 PM
andreafahy01 Cool, yeah I was thinking a 2.5" lift would be adequate. The 4" lifts looked like too much for me. I don't think I have much need for larger tires, etc. anyway but I really don't have a clue what I want/need. it's my every day ride, but I'm sure I'd play off road if it was better equiped for doing such. I kinda happened upon this Jeep, we had an old broken Tacoma and the man that was going to repair it wanted to trade for his Wrangler. I said hell yeah!

I've been reading this thread on YJ lift reviews: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/yj-l...ews-25156.html Looks like the one highly recommended brand runs around $450, is that pricey? It seemed good to me but again, I am clueless about these things! But then if I have to pay someone to do it, yeah, the price will climb. I honestly don't understand most of what you typed but I'll keep reading, reading, reading and eventually I know it will all fall into place.

I'm wondering too about the other thing you mentioned, the SOA kit. I totally need someone cool with Jeeps to be here with my jeep and tell me what's up!
04-22-2010 02:36 PM
TheTJRod Just some ideas


Spare Tire mount. $50


3rd brake light $15



Rear bumper with tire carrier. $360




For your lift you definatly don't want to go higher than 2.5" as any bigger and your tires will look real small and you will have to get so much more stuff to get your Jeep running smoothly. SYE(slip yoke eliminator) and new drive shaft/ or transfercase drop Bigger tires, regear axles or stronger axles, better brakes, stronger steering linkage. The list goes on but I think you get it.

I have a 2.5" lift with 33's I have a tranny drop of about 1/4" to get the vibs to go away, all Jeep's are different so you won't know how much you can lift without getting vibs till you actually do it. Also most lifts come with the tranny drop so you can always install it at the same time and probably won't get vibs to begin will. Oh I rattled on too long(what happens when your finished with your work load for the week and have nothing better to do!). What size tire do you ultimately want to get to and what do you use your Jeep for? I really do think you would be happy with a 2" or 2.5" lift. Man YJ lift kits are expensive! You should wait till the YJ'ers come out and recommend some lifts to you.
04-22-2010 02:23 PM
andreafahy01 Thanks for the heads up on Quadratec, I've already wandered across their site several times just today.
04-22-2010 02:17 PM
TheTJRod Oh and one more thing. You will probably get from a lot of people on here. Quadratec is a great place to find what you want as their selection is unrivaled but most just find what they want on there then buy someplace else as Quadratec's prices are high and there shipping is a joke. Not to mention that I have heard a lot of customer service problems with them.
04-22-2010 02:17 PM
andreafahy01 Funny, I hop on today for tips on what to do with my spare tire and now I'm researching lift kits =) The Rough Country 2.5 and 4 inch lifts seem to have good reviews on the forum and the price of the kit seems good.

Yeah, Greg drives a Wrangler also... a JK and he's not so mechanical... I'd totally dig working with someone on it, I think it would be cool to learn how to be handy with my Jeep. The off road group sounds like a super idea. We're in eastern NC, Craven County area if anyone knows of a group!
04-22-2010 02:13 PM
TheTJRod Practically all bumper mounted tire carriers swing out to provide access to the tailgate in some way. Make sure it says it has a frame tie in kit, 31's should do ok but any bigger and you will want it.

Lift kits can get very pricey very fast, especially if you have a shop install it. You say your husband has a Jeep. I am sure he wouldn't mind helping. Also check for an off road group in your area they usually have wrenching parties to go work on peoples rigs. Normally for a case of beer.
04-22-2010 02:06 PM
andreafahy01 So if I understand correctly, the rear bumper with tire carrier is able to support the extra weight of a larger tire. Does this swing out to allow the window and tailgate to open?

So far as a lift goes, all I think of when I think of lifting my jeep is "that sounds like fun!" I have no clue what is involved in that. I'm happy to learn to do some basic things, but that's the sort of job I think I'd let someone else do. Maybe I should look up a basic thread on lifts?
04-22-2010 02:03 PM
TheTJRod
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Originally Posted by GAFahy View Post
How about a spare tire bracket mounted atop a safari rack? good idea/bad idea?



ok, I totally pasted the direct .jpg image into an IMG tag.. you'd never guess that I used to program and design websites, lol, I've become so useless with computers.


You almost had the picture posted right, I fixed it for you.

I would suggest either a rear bumper with tire carrier or just getting a stock on from a junk yard and spend the extra cash on a lift, or even just new springs.

Edit: your link didn't work in the first place. Had to take down what you were looking at and get it

04-22-2010 01:25 PM
andreafahy01 Well I'd have to be strong enough, eh? Beats getting a flat and having nothing though. I'd have to start manhandling tires and prep for the day I get a flat. haha

Quote:
Originally Posted by VolForce View Post
if that works for ya, are you strong enough to get it down? could be cumbersome.
04-22-2010 01:14 PM
VolForce if that works for ya, are you strong enough to get it down? could be cumbersome.
04-22-2010 01:10 PM
andreafahy01 How about a spare tire bracket mounted atop a safari rack? good idea/bad idea?



ok, I totally pasted the direct .jpg image into an IMG tag.. you'd never guess that I used to program and design websites, lol, I've become so useless with computers.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/pr...84-add1-th.jpg
04-22-2010 11:14 AM
andreafahy01 Hi Chris, I've been wondering about exactly this. I do have to open the top hatch before I can open the tailgate so I guess I shouldn't even bother looking for a stock carrier.

But if a swingout bumper mount were to be installed, in order to get in the back I'd have to swing out the tire mount in order to open the hatch and tailgate.

hmm...


if I used the stock tire carrier I will free up the space inside my vehicle but my back hatch/gate will be useless.
04-22-2010 11:06 AM
sevenservices I ran into an issue with the new hard top and had to remove my tire carrier. I plan to re-work something with it just not sure what yet.

IF you have to open your hatch first in order to open your tailgate, the stock tire carrier WILL NOT WORK! Trust me... There is no way to open the hatch with the tire in the way and you cannot open the tailgate with the hatch closed.

We must go with a swing out bumper mount or something entirely different.
04-22-2010 10:57 AM
VolForce
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Originally Posted by GAFahy View Post
Thanks for the tip, I see it's recommended for oversized tires. At what size is a tire considered oversized?
generally speaking a "33" would be considered "oversized". A big aggressive treaded "31" in some cases could be, but not likely.
04-22-2010 10:03 AM
andreafahy01 good grief, glad I shared a picture. I never would have know that on my own! Thanks Zybeon

**looking at the picture, I now see it is totally obvious...
04-22-2010 10:02 AM
TheTJRod
Quote:
Originally Posted by GAFahy View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by birdhunter
I see your tires sure are stuffed in there
go slow
I'm sorry, I'm confused here....
What he means is that your 31's arn't stock, they came with 29's I believe. It looks like you have no lift(or/and your springs sagged) and the tires your running are to big. If you go to fast over a speed bump or any bump or hole you run the risk of ripping up your flares. Look at getting a SOA(spring over axle) or a full lift kit. Just know you can't go offroad in your Jeep till you make some room in between your tire and fender.
04-22-2010 09:34 AM
andreafahy01
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Originally Posted by distortedtj View Post
Does that help?
Yes, thanks!!! =)
04-22-2010 09:18 AM
distortedtj For your "WANTED" add........here you go. You can cut and paste this in the wanted section on this forum.....

Title....WTB stock yj carrier/brake light

Add...
Wanted// stock yj tire carrier and third brake light.
If you also have the hardware (bolts to mount) I would also appreciate it, But not required.

Thank you so much for your help.
.................................................. .................

I wrote hardware not required because you can pick bolts up at any hardware store such as , lowes, ace hardware...and the such.

Does that help?
04-22-2010 09:16 AM
andreafahy01
Quote:
Originally Posted by VolForce View Post
another option, granted a more expensive one would be to install a new rear bumper with a swingout tire carrier. Again much more expensive.
here is just one example:
Classic Rock Crawler Rear/Tire Carrier Bumper with D-rings by Smittybilt and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware
Thanks for the tip, I see it's recommended for oversized tires. At what size is a tire considered oversized?
04-22-2010 09:14 AM
andreafahy01
Quote:
Originally Posted by birdhunter View Post
I see your tires sure are stuffed in there
go slow
I'm sorry, I'm confused here....
04-22-2010 09:14 AM
VolForce another option, granted a more expensive one would be to install a new rear bumper with a swingout tire carrier. Again much more expensive.
here is just one example:
Classic Rock Crawler Rear/Tire Carrier Bumper with D-rings by Smittybilt and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware
04-22-2010 09:14 AM
andreafahy01 Thanks guys, I just posted a wanted ad on Craigslist
04-22-2010 09:09 AM
birdhunter Not sure on years but 93,94,95 yj had a
rear brake light that came up off that rear tire carrier

But like Distorted said lots of people up grade this
tire carrier so they put the old one in the garage
now its cleaning time so you can find them for sale
on craigslist and such
Or you can post WANTED


I see your tires sure are stuffed in there
go slow
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