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    Next week I've been given the go ahead to purchase a new suspension for the YJ. (wife has approved $450) so I have 2 choices both rough country.

    their 2.5 inch lift or their 4" lift. which are both the exact same price.

    the 2.5 inch..

    the 4 inch...


    if I go with 2.5" lift I can keep my current shackles (1.25 inch lift) which are 10 times stronger then stock

    if I go with the 4" lift I will have to go back to stock shackles until I can get the sliders...

    opinions? anyone have experience with either of these 2 lifts? how do they perform? how are the road manners? flex?

    help me decide

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    With your highline I'd go 2.5". Plus the stronger shackles. My buddy had a 4" and 2" BL on his CJ7 and he thought he was gonna tip over on off ramps (36" super swampers)

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    hey man i got the 2.5" on mine, if you want to come take it for a spin to get a feel you are more than welcome to.

    Rides like a board, flex is not bad, don't forget about the SYE if you look into the 4".

    All in all i like the 2.5", wish i had your shackles,

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    you don't want to go back to stock shackles with the 4", i did with my 3.5" and it beat me to death. got the same shackles you have and it rides smooth. i say go for the 4" and you will be happy with the outcome. just remember to get some extended brake lines which cost about $85 total.
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    You just did the hi line... 4" will be over kill. Stick with the 2.5 and you should be good up to 35s. You don't want to go larger than that anyways on stock axles.

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    2.5 im flatfendered 2in springs 1in shackles and a 2 in body which is comin off and im on 35s but could stuff 37s
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    so that settles it 2.5 it is.. thanks guys.
    most of what you guys were saying I thought about I figured with the high line the YJ would look silly on 33's and I really don't want to go over that with the stock axles.
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    Just my opinion for the same price as the 4in rough country kit you can get a full military wrapped leaf spring from Rusty's Offroad. That is the kit I have on my YJ and it is a very awesome kit. You don't need a SYE( they supply a shim in the rear), I have been rinning 33 KM2's and it flex's like crazy! I also had a stock shackle on and it rode nice going done the road. If you have any question I would be happy to answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WB Powell View Post
    hey man i got the 2.5" on mine, if you want to come take it for a spin to get a feel you are more than welcome to.

    Rides like a board, flex is not bad, don't forget about the SYE if you look into the 4".

    All in all i like the 2.5", wish i had your shackles,
    Don't forget about the extra money for the CV driveshaft.
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    You don't need a sye with 4 inches though.....My kit from Rusty's came with the drop transfer brackets and 6 degree shimss for the rear no vibes....
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