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Old 12-08-2008, 12:57 PM
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2" lift kit

Would I have to do any other modifications with a 2" lift kit?
88 yj 4.2 31" tires on there now
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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2" springs and 2" shocks and some longer bumpstops. that´s all you need.

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i wouldn't even worry about bump stops. most of them are long gone on older yjs anyway, they don't really do anything for them. shocks and springs and you're in business.
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the shocks could be to long for the stock bumpstops. then the shocks work as bumpstops.
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that lift isn't gonna flex those shocks out enough to bottom out. no one in the yj world buys bump stops unless its their first day.

they aren't a bad thing, just not worth spending any money on.
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any problem with brake lines?
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2" springs and 2" shocks and some longer bumpstops. that´s all you need.
this isnt cherokees yj-tj swap to have springs
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John:
I used the Rubicon Express 2.5" lift springs and shocks on my 93 YJ. Regardless of what you read on the forum, IMHO you should do it right the first time and avoid having to spend even more bucks later on!

I would definitely take a look at your brake lines. The front ones will be easy to relocate. Since you're on the right coast like me, it would be a good time to see how rusty the brake lines are while you are in there! ( I ended up replacing 3/4 of my brake lines when I did my lift, due to the wonderful road salt.) If you don't relocate your brake lines and you don't get new bump stops, you may rip out a front brake line when you stuff a wheel up under the fender and the other side drops down when off roading. (I am assuming you will wheel it and will add front sway bar disconnects.)

Any suspension lift changes the geometry of the steering and changes the driveline angles too. All Jeeps have their own characteristics, so a 2" lift may or may not effect yours! Things to consider: Front track bar relocation bracket to correct steering geometry. Rear spring shims to correct pinion angle and reduce vibrations caused by changing the angle with the lift. Some folks lower the xfr case an inch with spacers to eliminate the driveline vibes.

Hope this helps you a bit!
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I definitely do the beach fishing thing
Tell me more about the sway bar disconnect.
I have not yet had this yj on the beach yet
Probably not till the spring. The previous owner had most of the steel lines replaced. He also put in a new starter, which probably burned out cranking this thing cold. After freeing up the choke linkage it starts with one crank now.
The more I drive this the better I like it. My first wrangler.
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