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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:54 pm 
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i want to get a lift for my 93 yj. i was thinking 3-4 inches.. so heres your chance to rave about greasy sphincter favorite lift or which one sucks ect.
fyi: im not a rock climber if that makes a difference..

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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:56 pm 
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I have a BDS 3.5" life on mine. When I put it on, I netted at least 5 inches. It's settled down a bit (but still over 3.5"). With MORE greasable boomerang shackles, it's flexy as hell.

Very satisfied with it. :tu2: :tu2:

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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:14 pm 
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I have the Skyjacker military wrap kit. It acts like it wants to flex, but the double wraps are hitting the frame and preventing it from full movement. I'll get some pics when I get some longer shackles on and take off the trac bars. Ride just slightly rougher than stock. The springs seemed to rust awful damn fast though...

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I ran Old man emu with a 1.5" greasable lift shackle and I loved it.
What ever you decide to do go greasable bolts all the way around.

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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:43 pm 
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I don't know what your fab level is, but, for cheap, you can get 6" with a SOA (Spring Over Axle) lift, you can buy all the parts you need from MORE offroad (www.mountainoffroad.com), i think including brake lines and a steering drop arm, i was at about $200, and i still get the stock ride/flex because you re-use your factory springs.

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i have the 2.5" BDS in a spring over configuration... too tall, but flexy

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Alpine wrote:
I have a BDS 3.5" life on mine. When I put it on, I netted at least 5 inches. It's settled down a bit (but still over 3.5"). With MORE greasable boomerang shackles, it's flexy as hell.

Very satisfied with it. :tu2: :tu2:


im glad to here that. i was leaning towards that lift anyways.

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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:06 pm 
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rhandel88 wrote:
Alpine wrote:
I have a BDS 3.5" life on mine. When I put it on, I netted at least 5 inches. It's settled down a bit (but still over 3.5"). With MORE greasable boomerang shackles, it's flexy as hell.

Very satisfied with it. :tu2: :tu2:


im glad to here that. i was leaning towards that lift anyways.


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jkirisits wrote:
rhandel88 wrote:
Alpine wrote:
I have a BDS 3.5" life on mine. When I put it on, I netted at least 5 inches. It's settled down a bit (but still over 3.5"). With MORE greasable boomerang shackles, it's flexy as hell.

Very satisfied with it. :tu2: :tu2:


im glad to here that. i was leaning towards that lift anyways.


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im sold

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i have the 4" Rubicon, very complete kit... just need to work out my shock issues.

I know i have said this before but you need to keep other things in mind before just lifting your jeep... the bigger you go the more you will need to do to it, not all jeeps are the same but going much 2.5" you will need to atleast do a t-case drop (and lose ground clearance) when you start to get to the 3" and 4" will need to start thinking about doing a SYE (slip yoke elimator). then if a SYE is needed, then you need a new drive shaft....and of course the most important MONEY

Not trying to scare you from lifting your heep, just things to make sure you are aware of.... I think the first thing you should do is ask yourself what you are going to use your jeep for, what size tire you want to run, will your current gears work with the larger tire (i have 4.10's a 4cyl and 35"s if its windy it dont come out of 3rd), There are plenty of people on here that can try to lead the the right way if you ask....

im sure some of this doesnt make since but just my .02cents


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 Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:12 pm 
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chazinator wrote:
i have the 4" Rubicon, very complete kit... just need to work out my shock issues.

I know i have said this before but you need to keep other things in mind before just lifting your jeep... the bigger you go the more you will need to do to it, not all jeeps are the same but going much 2.5" you will need to atleast do a t-case drop (and lose ground clearance) when you start to get to the 3" and 4" will need to start thinking about doing a SYE (slip yoke elimator). then if a SYE is needed, then you need a new drive shaft....and of course the most important MONEY

Not trying to scare you from lifting your heep, just things to make sure you are aware of.... I think the first thing you should do is ask yourself what you are going to use your jeep for, what size tire you want to run, will your current gears work with the larger tire (i have 4.10's a 4cyl and 35"s if its windy it dont come out of 3rd), There are plenty of people on here that can try to lead the the right way if you ask....

im sure some of this doesnt make since but just my .02cents


if i did it again, i wouldn't have done a spring over. I would have cut the fenders with the 2.5", and still had room for 35's.
A U-bolt flip, 1" body lift, cut fenders (TJ, or flat) and some bump stops.

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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:46 pm 
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for that small of a lift I would say Rubican Express or Skyjacker.


www.quadratec.com and read up on some of the different lifts.

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I have the Rubicon Express 2.5" extreme duty lift on 32s with a 1" body lift, and I love it. It seems to be the prefect mix... not too high, not too short. RE makes some really good stuff, they're definitely worth checking out.


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