OK...Need your experience. I think that I want to buy a 2" buget boost. I have read like every thread in here I think on the topic. I am not Mr Mechanic, but I am relatively handy. I am pretty sure I can install the lift. My concern is about the "possible" modifications that may be needed after the lift (i.e. motor mounts, dropping the transfer case, etc). That is the stuff that scares me as I am not sure that would be quite as intuitive to me. I have an '03 Rubicon. Just looking for a bit more height out of it. So....My question is how often do you need to do these additional modifications after the 2" lift? Thanks in advance for what may be an elementary question...
You really shouldn't need anything with just 2" coil spacers. Some (not many) get some driveline vibes that they want to get rid of. Each Jeep is different in that respect. You can't tell till you lift it. I think the transfer case drop fixes most of them. Give it a go... if you have issues there's loads of help here. Most likely you won't have any problem.
When I installed my BB I didn't know there was such a thing as metric and standard wrenches. I ended up installing a BL and MML (with a crowbar I might add) for the resulting vibes (minor but irritating). It's not hard and you learn as you go.
Start hitting everything with Power Blaster now, particularly the rear shock upper bolts. I just installed a 2" spring lift a couple weeks ago. 4 hourts totally by myself. BB install is pretty much the same. I read a good bit of info/instructions and there were some slight differences on disconnecting some things but it is very easy. Spring compressor (loaner from Autozone) will make it a lot easier.
2003 TJ, 33" BFG AT, 2" BL, 2" BDS spring lift, Truck Lite headlights, Homemade sunrider top.
dude you should be very happy with the 2" BB. i had to do no extra mods, only an alignment is really necessary, and i mean NECESSARY, after the lift. i learned that the hard way after driving with the death wobble for several months eventually wearing my tires bad.
and instillation is not hard at all
__________________ 04 Forest Green Sport. 32" Geolander AT-S w/ spidertrax spacers , 2" Skyjacker spacer lift w/ Hydro Shocks, JKS quick discos, RR tube brush guard, 10" Memphis Sub w/ custom box under rear seat, RR seat covers, and a sh** ton of good ole' N. Carolina red clay.
Lift complete! Had problems with those rear shock bolts, but all set now. Have a 9am alignment appt tomorrow and don't seem to have any vibes. Lovin life at the moment. Lift looks awesome and the tires don't look undersized like I thought they may. Really happy with the result and was well worth the hassle of the shock bolts breaking on me. Looks like my truck will be back on moth balls unless it rains!
Start soaking the shock bolts with PB Blaster now.. It will help them come out easier. I had a buddy do mine, it took maybe 2 hours and 10 minutes to adjust the toe in. That's really all that can be done as far as a front end alignment on TJ's... Do it yourself or have a friend do it and save the $...
I'll post some pictures later today. It wasn't hard wiith the exception of the 2 bolts that broke off from the upper rear shocks. If that didn't happen it wouldn't have taken more than a few hours. Plus, I am not much of a mechanic so it was good experience. I highly suggest giving it a shot yourself.