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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-18-2002, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looking into a 2.5-3 lift

I tried a search but came up short Handed. The YJ sitls with 31's on a stock suspntion set up. Looking to get a little bit more clearance. What would be the best 2.5-3 inch lift. Since this is a daily driver ride is important. From what i learn, the rough country is very rough? How about the skyjacker 3 inch? It does have a steep tag, but don't you get what you pay for?
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Re: Looking into a 2.5-3 lift

Just spring over and be done with it bro...then when you want to go even bigger it's all about the springs!
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Re: Looking into a 2.5-3 lift

I have though about sprin over, but isn't 4-5 inches a little tall for only 31's?
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Re: Looking into a 2.5-3 lift

SOA and 4-5" is way too much for 31"
Beleive me I had 31" tires with just a shackle lift, it looked just right.
Now Ihave a 3 1/2" BDS lift, it looked weird with the 31" tires so I bought some 33" and now it looks great.
Check out my site you will what I am talking about.
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Re: Looking into a 2.5-3 lift

Stay away from any kind of shackle lift.

Quality springs can be had from Skyjacker...stay away from rough country,and pro-crap...er, pro-comp. Also srping for some quality shocks...RS9000s would be the best in my opinion...so you can adjust for on/off road.

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Re: Looking into a 2.5-3 lift

Yeah, it's WAY too much for 31's, but who says you'll be running those much longer?[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] You might decide you want some 33's or 35's down the road[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] SOA is probably a bit much, to say the least, for your needs. I'd suggest a nice lift from Rubicon Express or Skyjacker.
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Re: Looking into a 2.5-3 lift

I just put a superlift kit on my jeep and I am extreamly happy with it, The price was exellent. And the ride is so much better than stock. (I had some tired springs, and busted shocks) The kit went on easily and I really don't have a thing to complain about. I love it.
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Re: Looking into a 2.5-3 lift

if the FEVER really bites ya, then you will never stop or be happy where you're at [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

i have a 4.5" lift and want more. at first it was HUGE and now is but a WIMP [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

think BIG- at least get the RE 4.5" and a 1" body- then run 33's on your stock axles.

next step- upgrade rear axle and run 35's with a fender trim.

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Re: Looking into a 2.5-3 lift

I just recently installed the BDS YJ 3.5" springs on my CJ (along with a MORE SRS). I couln't be happier with the performance. My CJ is a daily driver, about 60 miles every day (just to work and back). It did look a little funny with 31's, but not too bad, now I have 33's and it is wonderful, handles great (after installing a YJ pitmsan arm), rides great, can't beat the warrenty! At least go big enough for 33's at first, you will want more soon. I am already planning a body lift.
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Re: Looking into a 2.5-3 lift

87warrior,

If you are dead set on 2 1/2.

In 2.5 inch lift, most people would say that OME (old man emu) makes the best off the shelf spring.

also take a look at the RE 2.5 extreme. I think it is the best kit. stay away from the RE standard kits, they use procomp springs. ( RE tech suport told me that)
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