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What’s the best lift for my CJ/YJ?
There is no good answer here. You have four ways to lift your CJ/YJ, suspension lift, shackle lift, body lift, and SOA.
 
Suspension Lift - There are good and bad points to every lift kit, they are all different. Some will give you more lift than others, some will ride better, some are cheaper, and some come with extras (Ex: sway bar disconnects). I can only recommend you shop around a little, see what fits your budget, decide what exactly you will be doing with your Jeep, then ask opinions about various lifts.
Shackle Lift - You can gain up to 2" of lift from a shackle on a CJ/YJ. Some basics first though, a shackle that is only 2" longer than stock will actually result in 1" of lift. This meaning a 2" lift shackle is actually 4" longer than stock, trust me I tried running them for a bit, and they hang really low and get hung up on everything off road. Generally a 1" lift shackle is recommended, they will give the shackle some extra range of motion and clear military wrapped springs.
Body Lift - As mentioned above this only lifts the body to clear larger tires, available 1" - 3".
SOA - This moves the axle underneath the springs resulting in a 5"-5.5" lift. Read the SOA section above before thinking anymore about this.

 
Related Topics: | Choosing a lift for a CJ / YJ - | SOA: | SOA vs SUA - | What's really involved in SOA? - |
 
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