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benkashold 12-30-2011 06:26 AM

lift help
iv got a 89 yj i want to put a lift on it to better navigate the off road nothing to big because i drive my jeep on the road every day but just a couple inches i also have very little automotive knowledge so i don't wanna replace a bunch of stuff but.whats the largest lift i can get and how hard will it be to put in?

4Jeepn 12-30-2011 06:46 AM

I would say 2.5 would work for you, but what size tires do you plan to run?

benkashold 12-30-2011 06:52 AM

stock should i go bigger?

benkashold 12-30-2011 07:07 AM

my main concern is how hard the lift will be to putt on i reed some people saying you might have to mod here and there and other times it sounds not that hard at all. iv never had a project of this magnitude before and i don't want to put 2,000$ or so into something and get it wrong

Jpnhunter 12-30-2011 07:25 AM

I was in the same boat and rounded up someone who could and did know how. I would have been standing there with a driveway full of parts going WTH do I do now. I could do it now after helping though. The right Tools are a big +.

4Jeepn 12-30-2011 03:08 PM

If your just planning to keep the stock size tires(235's??) Then I would say maybe just add some 1" lift shackles. This will help get the Jeep up a bit but still be close to stock ride. Cost will be cheaper than a lift kit, and for the time being you can run the stock shocks. Best thing to do for off road driving is disconnect the front sway bar. This will let the front axle flex more.

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