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rudy35 10-11-2012 12:20 PM

YJ Suspension Swap
 
I've got a 1990 Wrangler and I'm looking to lift it. Problem is there is no way I'm going to be able to afford any after market brand name kit. So I was planning on pulling an entire lifted suspension from an old bone yard truck and swapping the whole thing out underneath the YJ. Now before I get out the torch and start hacking away, I want to know if any one else has done this, or am I just spiting into the wind.

Speedy4x4 10-11-2012 01:13 PM

People have used xj cherokee leafs before.

Putting some one of the spring leafs in you stock spring pack.
I think you get 1.5 -2 inches of lift

Wagoneer springs as well I think. Not sure on the details.

sevenservices 10-11-2012 01:16 PM

Welcome!

If your looking to stay cheap, start with just a shakle lift or something... just an idea. Easy to install as well.

Ibuildembig 10-11-2012 01:17 PM

If your handy with metal, you can put the springs on top SOA style and gain around 5.5 inches. You can make pretty much everything out of scrap except the pitman arm.

rudy35 10-11-2012 04:33 PM

Much appreciated guys, thanks a lot

roadyrob 10-11-2012 06:32 PM

if your going the junk yard route google "bastard pack", basicly building a new leaf pack using S10 springs, gets you about 2" lift.

95YamJam 10-12-2012 04:03 PM

I am looking at doing a stretch and soa lift using dakota springs.

Pettyvtx 10-12-2012 09:01 PM

Speedy what year Cherokee or does it matter?

Speedy4x4 10-13-2012 01:51 PM

I'm not sure. I haven't done it. I think xj springs whatever years the xj covers.

rudy35 10-16-2012 10:20 AM

Anybody know if the 2.5 liter could handle a 5 inch SOA swap or would it be severely under powered?

95YamJam 10-16-2012 01:25 PM

As long as the tires aren't too big you'd be fine. There is always regearing to help. course the stock axles are not good for huge tires anyway.


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