Advice on Leveling a YJ

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1993 YJ leveling advice. What is the best way to level my YJ? It sits maybe 2" lower in the front. It's more for the looks of the YJ rather then tire clearance. Thanks.
 
1993 YJ leveling advice. What is the best way to level my YJ? It sits maybe 2" lower in the front. It's more for the looks of the YJ rather then tire clearance. Thanks.
Honestly if it’s a stock suspension I think leaf spring replacement on the front.
 
Different leaf springs or longer shackles. I personally prefer rake so that it doesn’t squat hard with a hardtop, passengers, heavy rear bumper, or any combo of the 3.

I am surprised you have 2” of rake though. Seems like a lot unless it was originally a hardtop jeep that doesn’t have the hardtop on it while you’re measuring.

I’d be surprised if any spring you buy does anything besides make the jeep squat. Most likely the front will go up higher than you are wanting from any spring on the market. Even the “stock” advertised springs from crown or similar end up lifting the jeep like 2”, so maybe look into those. Advertised 2”+ leaf springs usually end up more than that, and they don’t settle much in time either.
 
post photos of front and rear springs
make sure someone didnt put in, 1/2 of body lift kit first, takes 5min to see that,body to frame rubber bushing mounts.
some one removed leafs from stock springs. or added. anything is possible so post photos of what you have.
my guess you bought it like this? or happened driven for 30 years/
Im sure the PO did something to it he /she wanted. is my wild blind guess.
 
Good blind guess! Bought it this way. Stock springs on roughly 6" shackles. I'll see if I can get some pictures to post.
 
Stock front springs from Crown on both ends cause you can only get 'Heavy duty" rear springs and they have too much spring rate for the ride I wanted.
I'm sure this helped the rear sit a bit more level. Stock length shackles.

These are coupled with a 1" body mount lift.

Sitting on 30" tires.

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It still has a tiny bit of rake, but that's normal from what I've read.
 
Good blind guess! Bought it this way. Stock springs on roughly 6" shackles. I'll see if I can get some pictures to post.
If you do decide on springs, take a look at general spring company. As far as I have seen they only do stock replacement and not lift springs. The YJ fronts are available in 650lb and 840lb at $100 per spring. Or, as Macho said if it’s not a problem just live with it. It’s your Jeep your choice.
 
If you do decide on springs, take a look at general spring company. As far as I have seen they only do stock replacement and not lift springs. The YJ fronts are available in 650lb and 840lb at $100 per spring. Or, as Macho said if it’s not a problem just live with it. It’s your Jeep your choice.
General is good, but they aren’t making them. They use the same Husky/Dayton springs that RockAuto and many others sell. Great quality springs from what I’ve seen, I bought the non heavy duty Dayton options if I remember right. But I got them elsewhere. Going non HD made them all stock height and they were just right. HD would have made it sit higher, so HD fronts might be a good option for what OP is trying to accomplish.
 
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