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So it looks like I’m going to need some new leaf springs for my ‘92 soon. I know nothing about this!!
Since I have to buy new ones should I go ahead and get some that lift 2.5 inches or so???
I’ve seen a few kits around $500 that come with shocks as well…seems like a decent deal.
What should I know about this??
I don’t plan on soing much off-roading aside from driving on the beach where I live.
Any knowledge is greatly appreciated!!

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New springs will make a lot of difference.
Don't buy a cheap lift kit. You'll be unhappy and end up selling the Jeep or buying a better lift.
If I were to buy a 2 1/2" spring lift kit, I'd go with the Rubicon Express. Some folks say OME is better, but I don't think the ride difference between OME and RE justifies the higher cost. Plus, OME has proprietary bushings that add to the cost.
If you decide on the RE kit, buy a set of braided stainless brake hoses (set of 3) rather than using the solid extensions that come with the kit.

BTW, Don't buy a cheap spring lift kit. Save your money until you can buy a quality kit.

Good Luck, L.M.
 

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Just read through the lift kit sticky in the tech section…what a lot to take in.
I really just want to go the simplest way possible.
Can I just get four Rubicon Express 2.5 springs and swap them without any other modifications???
If not, I’d be fine with stock replacement springs…doing this as a “have to” more than a “want to”.
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If you buy just the springs, you'll also have to buy longer shocks and longer brake hoses. That's why the manufacturers offer kits, so that a Jeep owner can have everything that's known to work well together.
Some more experienced Jeepers may suggest buying the components separately. I don't suggest this for an owner with less experience.

It appears you're already running 31-10.5-15 tires. If you're not rubbing your tires while doing what you normally do, a set of stock springs should be sufficient. Do you have a body lift?
General Spring in Kansas City, or one of the several Wrangler Forum vendors can supply stock or lifted springs.

Good Luck, L.M.
 

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Judging from the condition of the leafs and the rust on your oil pan it looks like your due for new shocks anyway. If your on a budget look into Monroe schocks through Napa or Rock Auto, decent shocks at decent price. Made by same company that make Rancho Shocks
 
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