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Which YJ 2.5\" Suspension Lift?

I have an '87 YJ with a 2" body lift and 32" BFGs. I would like to put on a 2.5" suspension lift. I've heard Old Man Emu is the best, but they are also really expensive. I want to use the YJ for off-roading, haven't yet, but hope to with the lift. I also use it to drive to work sometimes on the streets and highways. I want a lift that will give me a decent street ride but also flex well on the trails. Any ideas would be great. Also, if anyone is selling a used lift in good shape, maybe we can talk. Maybe if others were interested in getting lifts, we could get a group purchase together and get a good price on Old Man Emu or another lift. Thanks in advance for the advice.


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Re: Which YJ 2.5\" Suspension Lift?

anyone have suggestions? Leaning toward the Skyjacker kit, anyone have experience with it?

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Re: Which YJ 2.5\" Suspension Lift?

Take a look at the Rubicon Express Extreme Duty 2.5. Write-up on Rockcrawler.com.




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Re: Which YJ 2.5\" Suspension Lift?

When you go to a lifted spring your ride won't be as good as stock face it most of the time. OME rides really well but you could get a lift, stainless brake lines, pitman arm, sway bar disconnects, and good shocks for the same price and still have some cash left over. Super lift, skyjacker, and rancho have pretty good rides. Also rember shocks don't matter and if you have the $$$ get rancho RS 9000's
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Re: Which YJ 2.5\" Suspension Lift?

jeeper, whaddya mean shocks don't matter? They make a huge difference...

donny, try a search of the bbs on this topic, you'll find a lot.

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Re: Which YJ 2.5\" Suspension Lift?

I tried a search and did not come up with too much. Any advice on keywords to use? Thanks.

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Re: Which YJ 2.5\" Suspension Lift?

The RE Xtreme is good, but pricey. It's about the same as the OME. I'd avoid Skyjacker due to excessive spring sag (worst I've seen). I would consider Superlift though.
Procomp, RE's standard lift, and BDS are stiffer.

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Re: Which YJ 2.5\" Suspension Lift?

I JUST GOT A PRO COMP 2.5 FOR MY YJ FROM NATIONAL TIRE AND WHEEL WITH SHOCKS AND EVERY THING FOR $450 CANT BEAT THE PRICE OR THE QUALITY

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Re: Which YJ 2.5\" Suspension Lift?

All of the major brands are gonna be OK at 2.5 inches. I would go with OME if you have plenty of funding. Procomp is probably the stiffest, but they hold up well. Make sure to correct the steering with a drop pitman arm if the angle is steep, and make sure the brake lines are long enough. The shocks are very important and I would go with a set of propperly sized R9000 so that you can stiffen em up on the highway and soften up off road. Get sway bar disconects, some decent tires, then go out and play. Most of those spring sets need to be flexed for a while before they come into there own. You arent gonna flex like the more exotic suspension set ups but you will have clearance and the capabilities to have a lot fun and start planning for the next upgrades. Hell I still have the second largest springs from my 4" Procomps installed in my SOA rear pack, so who knows? todays 2 1/2' lift may be part of tomorrows 7" SOA.
My choices for SUA lifts though in order would be OME, Skyjacker, at the top then, Procomp, Superlift and Rancho. I dont know too much about Big Dick Suspensions, but many people rave about them in conversations(never seen a set on the trail) Just my opinion through my experiences.

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Re: Which YJ 2.5\" Suspension Lift?

Do Skyjacker springs really sag that bad?

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