Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Dale City, VA
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Re: YJ lift kits
I had to be the one to bring you the bad news. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] I hate that. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Anyway. First, you should refraze your question as: "I want to keep a close to stock ride and would like to run some trails rated [insert difficulty rating here] that are [pick some: scenic rides, sandy beach, light muddy trails, bogs, swamps, loose granite, rocks, BIG rocks, ravines, Mount Everest, etc, etc.. get the picture]. I have a total of $ (insert number here in thousands of dollars [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]) to waste." This way you might hope to reduce the responses to a couple of dozen different opinions.
Now the skinny. If you intend to keep the sway and track bars (and add more?!?) why the lift? You will not articulate, period. You'll be good for drag racing or straight mud runs. Now if you're talking about disconnects and telescoping track bars (forget the real one, please!) you're talking $300 more (unless fabbed). For a 3-4" lift you'll need an SYE/CV setup, add $600. I could go on but it's pointless until we know more of what you intend to do with the jeep. Hope this helps.
'91 YJ,I-6,2.5" lift,Boomerangs,33s,D30,D35c,Lock-Rights F&R