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01-05-2010 05:35 PM
Headhauntcho
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Originally Posted by coyote_94yj View Post
Yes they are. I snapped one of the bolts off and had to replace the threaded piece inside. I just had to give you crap for the sarcasm.
thank god a mechanic will be doing the work then..
01-05-2010 05:03 PM
Coyote_94YJ Yes they are. I snapped one of the bolts off and had to replace the threaded piece inside. I just had to give you crap for the sarcasm.
01-05-2010 03:47 PM
morphious well it true they are the biggest pita i have ever had the displeasure of dealing with
01-05-2010 02:09 PM
Coyote_94YJ
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Originally Posted by morphious View Post
then yeah u can probably get away with the body lift u might still get some guff about using a body lift but if it works for ya its cheaper. oh and by the way have fun with the body bolts.
Your not nice.
01-05-2010 01:57 PM
morphious then yeah u can probably get away with the body lift u might still get some guff about using a body lift but if it works for ya its cheaper. oh and by the way have fun with the body bolts.
01-05-2010 12:24 PM
Headhauntcho
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Originally Posted by coyote_94yj View Post
Taller body lifts create more stress on the sheet metal (through body roll) around the mounts and will cause the metal to tear and the body bushing to punch through the floor. I don't recommend going over 2" on a body lift.

makes sense- I currently have 31's on mine but plan on doing a 2 inch body lift to get a little more clearance. Not to mention- mine is not going to be used for offroad- only highway.
01-05-2010 10:34 AM
Coyote_94YJ
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Originally Posted by Headhauntcho View Post
I am new to this jeep thing as well- and I have to ask-- why is everyone so down on the body lift? after spending most of my day yesterday on this site- It seems that changing the suspension around creates other issues? A body lift would not effect the driveline at all. --correct?

and BTW- great looking jeep!
Taller body lifts create more stress on the sheet metal (through body roll) around the mounts and will cause the metal to tear and the body bushing to punch through the floor. I don't recommend going over 2" on a body lift.
01-05-2010 07:10 AM
Headhauntcho Here's mine BTW- bought it new years day.

--well I cannot get the pic to attach? hmmmm..
01-05-2010 06:54 AM
Headhauntcho I am new to this jeep thing as well- and I have to ask-- why is everyone so down on the body lift? after spending most of my day yesterday on this site- It seems that changing the suspension around creates other issues? A body lift would not effect the driveline at all. --correct?

and BTW- great looking jeep!
01-04-2010 10:45 AM
Coyote_94YJ
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why would we laugh at u for that trade. that eclipse looked nice dude u got a fair trade i would say. as far as bolt on soa i would go build ur own. if u need to know how ask docdave or just look it up on the interwebs. its also cheaper to do soa build ur own. but their are some problems that need more money that come with soa.
x2. Build your own SOA kit. I think you might be happy with this setup...

SOA, 1-2" lift springs, 1" shackles, and 1" body lift.
01-04-2010 10:20 AM
Moe59 its a 93. the air snorkel doesnt create any blind spot at all. thanks alot man.
01-01-2010 03:59 PM
T-Bone Thanks, And I agree 100% the Jeep is alot more fun to drive. What year is your YJ ? And I like the air snorkel, Does it create a blind spot? You had a good looking Eclipse but I think the Jeep was a good swap. When I read your thread on how you aquired your your Jeep, I couldn't believe we both traded Turbo Eclipses for the Jeeps. LOL...Thats Good stuff.
01-01-2010 08:26 AM
Moe59 hell yeah man thats a great lookin jeep. Yeah i love the boosted car, but the jeeps alot more fun to drive. and the jeep community is by far the best
12-31-2009 05:46 PM
T-Bone Heres picture of the Jeep and the Eclipse
12-31-2009 05:38 PM
T-Bone Nice jeep !! I'm new to the Wangler Forum And I also traded a 97 Eclipse for a Lifted 93 YJ about 6 months ago. It's a blast to drive.
12-31-2009 03:51 PM
Moe59 it was a really nice car. had tranny problems though thats the main reason i traded it off. what are the main problems with the soa
12-31-2009 10:12 AM
morphious why would we laugh at u for that trade. that eclipse looked nice dude u got a fair trade i would say. as far as bolt on soa i would go build ur own. if u need to know how ask docdave or just look it up on the interwebs. its also cheaper to do soa build ur own. but their are some problems that need more money that come with soa.
12-31-2009 10:02 AM
Moe59 where could i find the spring over kit
12-31-2009 07:36 AM
jpdocdave you could keep that same stance with a spring over and 1" body lift. and you think it flexes good now, try that.
12-31-2009 07:35 AM
Moe59 it's got the 4.0L inline 6. (unknown on the gears.) for a 35 inch tire do i need run like a 5.13 rear gear? its got the stock diffs under it to. Any more questions and all ideas are greatly appreciated
12-31-2009 07:30 AM
Moe59 thank you for all the input. It's a ton of great info. yeah I'm thinking about custom building my own bumpers for it. (it'd help me work on my welding too.) For springs what all do you recommend and would i be able to keep the 35's possibly 36's. The shackles on it aren't that great. i definitely need to upgrade them as well. The wheels are the semu-beadlocks. Now to the body lift (hate body lifts haha.) but if i drop those 2 inches will i have to look into new fenders to fit the 35s or just go to a smaller tire. I love the stance of it now with these tires. it flexes well for sagged springs. (will post pictures soon)............................................. ........Heres the answer to the trade for question (don't laugh to hard now) 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Gst
12-29-2009 06:35 PM
vijay I like the snorkel set up! awesome...
12-29-2009 01:07 PM
Blackbear79 Nice lookin yj !!!
12-29-2009 10:41 AM
jr. it's a good lookin jeep man!
12-28-2009 02:18 PM
big orange yj That a great looking jeep. If its in your budget, I would reccomend getting some new springs, either bds or old man emu 2.5" springs as they're the best you can get, and they have awsom warranty's on them most of the time if they sag they will send you new ones. As also stated I would get rid of the 3" bl and go to a 1", and change out the shackles for some 5/8's" boomerang shackles. What motor and gears do you have? All in all a great jeep, I wish I couldve found one like that. O and I'm curious also, what did you trade for?
12-28-2009 01:05 PM
89PBR96 Looks good man
12-28-2009 01:00 PM
tet1070 Good looking YJ. I agree on getting rid of most of the body lift, just keep 1" inch of the BL on it.
12-28-2009 10:02 AM
Seawalker Welcome from Western NC
12-28-2009 09:24 AM
morphious i like it what did u trade for it i think maybe get new springs and start armoring it and most of all drive the thing
12-28-2009 01:10 AM
jerrys towing Nice start
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