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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:37 pm    Post subject: YJ lifts Reply with quote

Yes, I searched. Finger

Anybody have experience with either OME or RE lifts in a YJ? How do they ride? Any other suggestions? It likely won't see anything larger than 31's and not a whole lot of time in the rocks. TIA
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:22 pm    Post subject: lift Reply with quote

well... my personal suggestion is to go ahead and go to something bigger, teh price difference isn't usually enough to hamper goin for a 3.5" or 4" lift over a 2" (i did about 2 years of research while saving the money for a lift) i just got my tuff country lift on, it doesn't ride much worse than stock but my old springs were basically flat. if money isn't an issue, i've heard great things about RE so i would personally go that way, if install is an issue... go with 2" its usually a simpler process.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you thought of making up your own kit? On my 95 I used a combination of Skyjacker, Tomken, Conn Ferr, Rancho and DayStar components to put together a VERY smooth riding lift. In fact I had NO idea how smooth it was until I traded it in for my 2005 Rubicon Unlimted and found that my new TJ rides only marginally better than my build-up 95 suspension.

Sigh......I miss my little YJ. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RE can suck my left nut.

I have hheard decent things about OME but never dealt first hand.

In my opion ( you asked for it Finger ) The BDS 3.5" lift is the best bang for the buck (and the cheap hookers you pick up dont count) It rides nice, is tough, and has a LIFETIME warrentee, I warrenteed my springs last year (but anyone who knows me knows I am less than nice to my jeep)

The only thing I would do is get the front springs on all 4 corners, they have an extra leaf
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good info - Dan, I can't imagine you'd be rough on anything. rofl

Desertmoon - which components from which companies did you use? The YJ's not mine, but good info for future reference. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code3TJ wrote:
Good info - Dan, I can't imagine you'd be rough on anything. rofl

Desertmoon - which components from which companies did you use? The YJ's not mine, but good info for future reference. Wink



Okay, it has been w hile since I did the lift...2002 I think is when I redid the suspension but lemee try to list what I can remember:

Springs: Skyjacker with the small eye fronts. U bolts from the same source.

Shocks: RS 9000s with the compressor kit. That took some serious time to set properly up so it wouldn't leak. In the end it was more trouble than it was ever worth.

U bolt skids: Tomken

Shackles: Conn Ferr. Nice and Beefy but I had to shim them with custom ground washers on the inside dimensions at the springs and frame because they were about 2 millimeters too wide. That irked me. Nonetheless they WERE awful beefy looking. Yes they WERE the "right" ones...for what that was worth.

Greasable bolts: Daystar

Extra Poly bushings: Dickhead Cepek, Daystar, Skyjacker

Drop pitman..... the one from the orignal Cepek lift.

Sway and trackbar relocation, skidplate/crssmember drop brackets and spacers: a combination of the original Cepek and newer Skyjacker equipment.

Sway bar (4 inch lift) disconnects: JKS


Since I was never a hardcore crawler I didn't do any drive line mods....though I still wish I would have just for GP....still it ran well, I had a heck of a lot of fun in it and it was a darn nice ride. Still wish I had it..... Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a friend that had the OME on his YJ, never went wheeling with him but I've been in it many times and drove it a few. I liked the OME lift for YJ's, but wouldn't think it was worth the money. Matt (KYGreenYJ) has the BDS lift and he seems to like it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in truth the most bang for the buck is none less than the soa. but as far as to simply clear 31" tires Rolling Eyes thats simple just bolt them on the yj (it clears by an inch stock however don't think about going off-road like that it will scrub). however a simple 2" body lift or 2" shacle lift would be sufficient to clear just fine. My yj is going thru a total makeover, but at present I run 31" tires and have a simple 2" shackle lift and handled great on a pretty good power line run I went on with some others.
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