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Old 07-06-2016, 05:22 PM
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OME lift go Med or Heavy Springs?

So here is my setup
95 YJ straight 6
factory bumpers, hardtop full doors in winter and soft and no doors in summer
No winch yet but might add it and some tube bumpers front and back down the road.

would you recommend getting the heavies now just so I don't have to switch out leafs springs later on? or would the ride without all the added winch and bumper be really stiff and horrible until I added these?

odd question: Do people ever switch out leaf springs depending on what time of year or what load you are carrying?

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Old 07-06-2016, 06:03 PM   #2
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Go heavy...I did...I plan on running winch and hardtop in the winter. If you even think your going to put bumpers and a winch on it go heavy.

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Old 07-06-2016, 06:10 PM
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thanks is it stiff?

I read your yj stats
do your 32's rub with your 2.5 OME and 1 inch body lift?

what size shackle lift?

I am a novice, height is height for tire clearance,


after your basic lift kit does it matter if you get it from shackles or body lift?
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I went heavy. They are not stiff.
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I couldn't tell you...I was running the OEM springs that were n shaped and my rear shock towers were gone...no rear shocks...it handled like a shopping buggie on the hard top...lol its better than it was..no rub yet...haven't test flex yet...I went with BL cause I wanted to be able to keep under the jeep clean...couldn't get under there before...if these came with an 1" BL from the factory there would be a lot less rusted ones today...plus I don't like look of the shackle lift...YMMV
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Novice question: I know nothing about this...

If you knew you wanted 32 inch tires, why wouldn't you get a 3.5 lift to begin with?

Are there advantages going with a 2.5 lift and then adding either shackles or a body lift to achieve the desired 3.5 for the 32 inch tires?

Love to know more about this, is it just prefence?

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Old 07-06-2016, 09:06 PM   #7
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If you go more than 2.5" in suspension your going to have to upgrade other stuff...pitman, driveshaft, SYE, steering linkage, ect. I could probably run 32s without the body lift..I was running 31s on the stock setup and only rubbed a little.I put the body lift on to make it easier to work on and keep clean. There is a reason OME doesn't offer a bigger lift than 2.5".
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Even with the softest springs you can find, these things ride like lumber wagons compared to the family sedan. The little bit of difference in ride between medium or heavy springs will hardly be noticeable.

I went with heavy stock height springs in place of my flat OE stock springs and the Jeep rides better. The new shocks probably made the difference. I run with a hardtop all year and winch.

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i went heavy with 31s
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Old 07-08-2016, 05:28 AM
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your jeep looks nice.
So you've got a 2.5 OME heavy duty
any body lift or shackle lift?

I am a novice here...
Sounds like body lifts in general allow for easier mud removal and ease of working underneath as well as give you a little more so your tires don't rub.

Are shackle lifts more to help level out a vehicle?

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Old 07-08-2016, 05:33 AM
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Zig500 tell me about that front bumper please
Who makes it?
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I am a novice here...
Sounds like body lifts in general allow for easier mud removal and ease of working underneath as well as give you a little more so your tires don't rub.

Are shackle lifts more to help level out a vehicle?

Thanks for the replies

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No need to worry, Addison, we are are learners here lol. So a body lift can be useful in a couple ways, the main two being the added clearance for larger tires, and easier access to the chassis to remove mud and grime. You may also have "worn" body bushings, and a small body lift replaces those bushings and results in a softer ride. Shackle lifts are just another method of adding height to your jeep. They can be used to level you out, but as far as I'm concerned that's not a common route. If you go with a shackle lift, stay under 1". Any more and you'll have issues with steering. The same goes for body lifts- stay under 2" otherwise your jeep will look like a house in a flood zone that sits on stilts rather than the ground, and the longer body mount bolts are more likely to break, many bad things can happen if you go too big with either of those lifts. Good luck with your build?
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So BigEarl,

you kept your stock leafs and added .5 shackles and 1 inch body lift and that was enough to go with 31's?, did you alter you fender flares to not rub your tires?
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I got new stock height springs from General Spring in Kansas, the heavy duty ones. I started out completely stock before those and got 31s, realized they rubbed the flares, then got the springs, still rub, got the shackle lift, still some minor rub at full flex, and then the body lift. I have no rub at all now, but I'm not sure how much room I have before I do get rub. I hope I have atleast half an inch of clearance, because I'd like to go with 32s next. I have not trimmed my flares at all.
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With the flat stock springs, a 2" body lift, 6" bushwhacker flares and 31" tires, I didn't rub at all and I didn't cut my metal wheel openings any larger. Since I didn't rub with that setup, I kept stock height shackles when I replaced my springs with the General Spring heavies, front & rear.

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