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blackhawk 02-11-2011 01:57 PM

2.5" lift RC with lift shackles?
 
Hey guys, i want to get a 2.5" RC lift for my yj and maybe some lift shackles. I was wondering if i got the lift shackles with it to give it more lift, if it would effect anything later on?

kylesjeep 02-11-2011 02:11 PM

Not to hijack but I am curious about this too, I have a 3.5" susp. lift with worn springs and was thinking of adding 2" lift shackles to my now 2.5" lift.

kylesjeep 02-11-2011 02:12 PM

Blackhawk, where in northern California do you live?

blackhawk 02-11-2011 03:31 PM

i live near auburn which is about 35 minutes above sacramento on hwy 80

Glenn91YJ 02-11-2011 03:45 PM

You really shouldn't go more than an 1" - 1 1/2" lift with the shackles max. It will affect your steering. I have a 4" RCD lift with 5/8" boom shackles. I have a drop pitman arm which brought the drag link back parallel with the track bar. If you don't address the steering you can have potential problems with bump steer and death wobble. Just my 2 cents.

DKDKGUS 02-11-2011 04:25 PM

I agree with not going over 1-1/2" on the shackles. I'm running
1-1/4" shackles right now with a 2-1/2" susp lift on the way. This way you don't have to worry about lowering transfer case and all that jazz.

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kylesjeep 02-11-2011 04:32 PM

I already have a drop pitman arm, t/c drop kit, bump stop extentions, track bar relocation brackets and longer shocks.

cpisani89 02-11-2011 05:47 PM

i have a 4" rough country lift and put 2" lift shackles..drop pitman arm, transfer case drop. right after i went out and bought the rugged ridge "cross over" one ton steering kit. i used daystars greasable shackle bushings and the ride isnt too bad.

at higher speeds i feel the truck darts alot and i just got a full alignment/camber adjustment so i know thats fine. my trackbar just received brand new prothane bushings as well. i also had a brace welded between the steering box and passenger side frame.

blackhawk 02-11-2011 06:58 PM

Sweet guys thanks. Ya I heard going any more than like 2" on the shackles is too much. Any suggestions on what shackles I should get?

steves92 02-11-2011 07:11 PM

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Might as well get the 4" lift...same price and 2x the lift?:whistling:

cpisani89 02-12-2011 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by steves92 (Post 1050121)
Might as well get the 4" lift...same price and 2x the lift?:whistling:

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youll save money in the long run, the rough country kit comes with the pitman arm and transfer case drop you would be stupid to get the 2.5 and get shackles.

blackhawk 02-13-2011 01:02 AM

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Originally Posted by cpisani89

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youll save money in the long run, the rough country kit comes with the pitman arm and transfer case drop you would be stupid to get the 2.5 and get shackles.

But I hear you have alot of different problems if u get the 4" lift. I would love to get it, but I don't want to have to spend alot later on. What's your advice?

MikeyinaYJ 08-07-2014 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by blackhawk (Post 1052463)

But I hear you have alot of different problems if u get the 4" lift. I would love to get it, but I don't want to have to spend alot later on. What's your advice?

I would go with the 4 inch kit. It has the things you would want to have even with the 2.5 kit. My 2.5 lift came with pinion shims and xfer case drop kit & brake lines. Doesn't look like the rc 2.5 comes with all that. But I havent really looked into that kit.

c5wagner 08-07-2014 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by blackhawk (Post 1052463)
But I hear you have alot of different problems if u get the 4" lift. I would love to get it, but I don't want to have to spend alot later on. What's your advice?

You can have all the issues you hear about the 4" kits going over 2.5". I personally don't ever recommend over 1.25" lift shackles. I use 5/8". I'm not a fan of rough country either. If you want a quality kit that's affordable, Zone makes a good kit for the price, Rusty's would be next, then Rough Country. Just my $.02


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