Jeep Wrangler Suspension Budget

Lift the Jeep Wrangler can be an expensive project, which is also the time, especially if you have never installed an elevator before. Often, if customers ask there is a cheaper and faster way to get the tires of 33 inches on your Wrangler YJ without separating money for a complete suspension lift. A traditional elevator suspension kit for the 1987-1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ mainly consists of four springs and hardware installation. The amount of the arc in the leaf spring determines lift is reached once it is installed on the Jeep. Installing a suspension lift kit is not an exact science, but there will certainly be times when you have to get "creative" during the installation process in order to get some pieces to install and align before can be bolted. Fortunately, a 3 inch Wrangler YJ lift can be achieved with a combined 2 inches elevator body with a shackle lifting 1 inch.

What is a body lift? A body lift is a set of spacers that are placed on the attachment points where the bath Jeep (or body) is screwed to the chassis (or frame). The idea is to use the spacer to lift the body off the frame, hence the term "body lift".

What are the handcuffs and what shackle lift? Handcuffs are devices that connect the frame of the leaf springs. They turn when the spring is stretched or compressed. By replacing the factory shackle with longer chains, the frame is moved out of the axis resulting from the lift, hence the term "lift shackle". The shackle 2 inches will give about 1 inch lift.

A 3-inch Jeep Wrangler YJ typical elevator suspension with shocks can cost from $ 600 to $ 900 (depending on the manufacturer) and take five to 10 hours to install (depending on the experience of the installer). A body lift 2 inches to the Wrangler YJ can cost between $ 100 and $ 150 and takes about two hours to install. A shackle lift 1 inch to the Wrangler YJ can cost between $ 50 and $ 100 and takes about one to two hours to install.

By combining a body lift 2 inches and 1 inch shackle lift, you can reach a 3-inch lift on your 1987-1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ for a budget cost of about 1/4 to 1/3 the price of a lift suspension and installed in less time and still fit the same size tires.

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