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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-12-2002, 03:28 PM
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2.5\" spring lift, what else is needed?

I'm new to this JEEP thing and recently bought a bone stock '93 YJ. The first order of business is to lift her about 2.5" and put some bigger rubber on it. I see that Pro-Comp sells a 2.5" spring lift with shocks but doesn't include any of the other stuff usually associated with the bigger lifts (track bar relo, sway bar connects, t-case lowering). For a YJ with just a 2.5" lift, is none of this needed? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: 2.5\" spring lift, what else is needed?

As LEVE will tell you, read the top post.

I have pro-crap springs on mine. I and others will tell you to avoid pro-crap. They ride very rough.
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Re: 2.5\" spring lift, what else is needed?

I have a 2 1/2 ProComp kit on my 93 YJ. It rides ok but I am comparing it to the 4" lift on my 78 CJ5 (anything will feel like a better ride) and my 01 TJ. (I do not expect leaf springs to ride better than coil.) My kit came with everyting that I needed (including shocks) from Central Four Wheel Drive. Only the front brake line relocate hangers did not work.

Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that the nay sayers are off base. I needed new springs to replace two bent ones and that kit was priced right and available without having to wait.
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Re: 2.5\" spring lift, what else is needed?

Wheel it and see how you like it, and then whatever needs upgrading upgrade it... don't just upgrade something because you want it to look pretty or "think" you need it.. if you keep doing this you will end up spending more money in the long run... Wheel it, find out what it needs then get it.. wheel it... break it upgrade it.. that's how ya should do it

As far as pro-comp goes everyone I have talked to that has used pro-comp said they ride stiff, very stiff.....

This is a SWB Jeep forum.. asking "what else" is like asking a kid if he wants anything from the candy store...

Depending on the wheeling you do depends on what you "need".

Wheel it, enjoy it, take lots of pictures, and find out what you need...

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 09-12-2002, 06:25 PM
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Re: 2.5\" spring lift, what else is needed?

I have heard nothing but great things about the "Old Man Emu lift" I saw them at www.4wd.com

I have had 3 pro comp lifts I like them and love the warranty just do not buy The 9000 series shocks for on road use I have a 2000 Ram with double front kit 3" and love the ride (much better than the factory) I have the es3000 shock on it. I have had it off road a little and they do just fine for mild wheelin


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Re: 2.5\" spring lift, what else is needed?

I recommend the Rubicon express extreme duty kits. Comes with all the trimmings. sway bar disconnects are a must. So are greaseable bushings.
when my ride gets stiff or squeaky, I shoot them bushings with grease and then it's back to riding smooth and silent.
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