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« on: December 03, 2014, 06:41:56 PM »

Hi Max,  I have a YJ with a spring over, a little bit of shackle lift, and 1 inch of body lift and 37" tires.  I want to move the rear axle 4".  I say 4" because I want the fuel cell underneath like factory so I am thinking of the GEN Right Fuel Cell.  4-Link and coil overs is most likely the first thing that comes to mind, but not the cheapest.  I don't want to half ass it, but I don't want to spend a fortune either.

XJ Springs is too far, and making a plate to go between the springs and axle to move the axle forward of the center pin holding the springs together kind of sounds like a half ass solution.  Maybe it's fine, i'm not sure, and I don't know anyone who has done it.

or maybe Custom Springs of XJ length (similar to chevy truck, but I figured they would be too stiff) with one of the XJ rear cross member like the BTF kit?

or maybe cut off and relocate the spring hangers and use a YJ spring?

or maybe something I haven't thought of.  Have any advice?
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2014, 02:00:33 PM »

John, this sounds like a big discussion. I like the 4 link idea, but what is the budget if you don't mind me asking. That might dictate what to build. I could type the pros and cons for days on here. Call me this week at the shop and we can discuss some of the options.   Cool
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2014, 11:55:59 AM »

Maybe meet in the middle. 4 link for keeping the axle planted, but use coil springs instead of coilovers for budget reasons?
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