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Re: Lift Kit
you can extend your shackles though you should only extend them a total of 2" so you get 1" of lift, any more an your jeep will give you real problems such as wierd steering, axle wrap, worn out springs, busted spring mounts, lots of stuff you don't want. Another cheep lift option is a body lift, thoug it should also be used in moderation, 1" is for sure safe, 2" is pushing it, and 3" is asking for trouble, anything higher than 3" is illegal in some states and just plain stupid. Also another cheep lift option is an add a leaf, this is an extra spring leaf that you add to your spring pack, it will provide about 1-2" of lift and arn't too expensive, but will ride a little hard and will sag in a couple years. The best option is a lift spring which are avilable in lifts from about 1-4" with some 6" springs out there. Just don't get a spring though, it's a good idea to get extend break lines, new longer shock, corected steering componets, longer bump stops, new bushings and some other things depending on the jeep and the lift. Also keep in mind that cj axles arn't the toughest things ever, especially the model 20 with 2 piece shafts, you can add 1 piece shafts for more streangth but an saxle swap may be a good idea.
'95 YJ Totaled!
Now All I have is an insurance Claim