i need to replace my rear leaf springs and was figgureing on lifting it at the same time .. might as well if im takeing it all off anyways:thumb: .. so trying to figgure out what i need .. called advanced auto parts and they are telling me about 500$ for for a rancho(sp?) lift kit .. frunt and back .. but with the online ones being around 800 im wondering if the kits missing something or not .. just trying to find out what i need .. all im trying to do is move the axle from between the leafsprings and body to "under" the leafesprings .. alll ive enver heard it called is a "over under "lift but so far websites dont describe it as that:banghead:. just wondering if theres a better name or what for this. please help
10-05-2011 09:33 PM
Two main types of lifts. SUA: spring under axle, which is the stock location. SOA: spring over axle, which is the spring rest on top of the axle. For that most folks reuse their stock springs or get new springs close to stock height. How much lift do you want?
10-05-2011 09:50 PM
Rough country has a 4in lift for $450 on eBay and it comes with everything you need. If you call the number on the page and order on the phone they will take $50 off. If you want more lift you can order the 2in shackles and and make it a 6in lift, that's what I did.
10-06-2011 02:25 AM
Looking for just SOAP then not much of a lift if the springs are resting on the axle that would be fine
10-06-2011 02:26 AM
SOA .... stupid auto correct
10-06-2011 04:23 AM
If you can weld and use a grinder then I'd suggest soa. It will give you about 5.5in with stock springs/shackles. Other wise just do a sua and call it good.
10-06-2011 06:05 PM
ya .. think im going with a 2.5 skylift sua .. just becasue after looking at the soa lift i need to redo break lines and a lot of other junk .. with a 2.5 quadratec said i didnt have to do all the pinion extenchion and all the stearing junk ty for the help :) no one around where i live in MI seems to be into jeeps at all
10-08-2011 05:20 PM
I did a rancho 4"sua lift took about 6 hrs. they said it would take 8 hrs. moving brake lines is pretty easy for under $450 on line.
10-22-2011 10:16 PM
Pit on a 2.5 skyjacker .. no need for exrenchions on anything .. all hooked up took 10 hours ..old springs needed to be cit off