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    Quote Originally Posted by prcjeep View Post
    The above 5.5" is the plan for Carlyn's 93 YJ. Hopefully soon to be back in action...
    Well for anyone else reading this, the 5.5 lift for 75 is a bit misleading. You still have to deal with the transfer case drop, or SYE. If an SYE you'll need a longer drive shaft. And you'll have to do something about shocks, and where the track bar mounts. So it really isn't a 5.5" lift for less than 100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prcjeep View Post
    The above 5.5" is the plan for Carlyn's 93 YJ. Hopefully soon to be back in action...
    Awesome! You should get her on here or wranglertalk.com!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudderoy View Post
    Well for anyone else reading this, the 5.5 lift for 75 is a bit misleading. You still have to deal with the transfer case drop, or SYE. If an SYE you'll need a longer drive shaft. And you'll have to do something about shocks, and where the track bar mounts. So it really isn't a 5.5" lift for less than 100.
    This is correct, She ordered the SYE/DS from RC for 460 shipped, Exteneded brake lines were 63 shipped i think.

    Her situation was a little different though. Her rear axle(D35) blew up drive down the street. Tail cone housing on the tcase was cracked too. SO since she had to get a new axle and repair the tcase we went ahead with the upgrades. We're swapping a C8.25LS 29 spline for the rear.

    As for the shock mount relocation, we'll look at that as we get everything else welded up.

    I should also mention, this Yj has some sort of leaf spring lift on it from one of the PO's. We're not sure what the end height will be yet...
    Quote Originally Posted by girlyjen78 View Post
    Awesome! You should get her on here or wranglertalk.com!
    I've been trying! She "doesn't have time".
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    Quote Originally Posted by prcjeep View Post
    I should also mention, this Yj has some sort of leaf spring lift on it from one of the PO's. We're not sure what the end height will be yet...

    Mine does, too. It has shackles...I will probably remove those when I install the lift... It looks funny to me but then again I'm a noobie when it comes to this stuff!

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    One of the cheapest ways to lift a YJ is to put the springs on top of the axle. Gives you 5.5". But plan on a SYE, which is a good thing anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    One of the cheapest ways to lift a YJ is to put the springs on top of the axle. Gives you 5.5". But plan on a SYE, which is a good thing anyway
    I think I'm good with just a 4" lift...As I mentioned before where it sits right now it is a bit awkward and I'm pulling myself up. I'm only 5'5" and don't want to have to get a running start to jump into my Jeep! LOL! As clumsy as I am I can just see myself getting hurt lol!

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    You could become a gymnast and swing in off the cage
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    You could become a gymnast and swing in off the cage
    If only I were flexible...Haha! I could work on my pull ups!

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    cool jeep. but you should get it dirty! then the real fun begins. Just don't try to drive through a lake or over a pile of boulders. you'll be surprised what it will handle bone stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denverd1 View Post
    cool jeep. but you should get it dirty! then the real fun begins. Just don't try to drive through a lake or over a pile of boulders. you'll be surprised what it will handle bone stock.
    Thanks! I do wanna get it a little dirty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlyjen78 View Post
    My springs are pretty flat which is why I really want the lift haha. So far I've:

    Fixed the A/C - replaced a switch and the compressor
    Misc re-wiring in the Jeep - I can't recall everything but someone rewired it and didn't do a very good job of it.
    Replaced a perfect working CD player with a CD/MP3 player (that was when I found some crazy wiring issues)
    Ripped the carpet out
    Removed Chrome Grill Overlay
    Painted the chrome bumpers, headlight bezels and the grill grate Hammered black
    Replaced the camo seat covers with Jeep logo seat covers
    Replaced water pump and thermostat
    Cleaned and flushed radiator

    As far as I know the Jeep runs great and has a bit of a mystery history to it so it's been fun figuring out the little trials and tribulations that have popped up. I've been pretty happy with it.

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    4" Lift with 33's
    Replace Driver/Passenger Seat
    Replace the soft top with a new soft top. My hardware doesn't seem to match the BestTop Sunrider top that is on it. Plus I am missing a couple windows!
    Install new horn or try to rewire the horn with the aftermarket wheel
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    you could do that 5.5 for pretty cheap, theres a place in houston that welded my new axle mounts on my dana 30 i ripped off for 80 bucks, im sure they would do yours front and rear for 150. thatd be a deal! all you do is bring in the new brackets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metlic53 View Post
    you could do that 5.5 for pretty cheap, theres a place in houston that welded my new axle mounts on my dana 30 i ripped off for 80 bucks, im sure they would do yours front and rear for 150. thatd be a deal! all you do is bring in the new brackets
    I like the look of the curved black leaf springs over the look of my flat rusty colored leaf springs I've got now... Plus I'll be getting new shocks and stuff, too. Thanks for the info, though!

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    Nice looking Jeep
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlyjen78 View Post
    Hmm come to think of it...I think I've only made him sit through one romantic comedy! He's already talking about organizing a lift party for me...That would be super awesome!

    Anyone local free in like a month or two? Hahaha!

    Ok now for a semi serious question...I should probably wait to install the lift until AFTER I buy the bigger tires, right? I have 31 truck tires on there now.
    Get the lift first.

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