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Old 07-06-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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Budget boost?

I have looked for a thread but couldn't really find out what I wanted to so I decided to start my own thread. I have 31in BFG AT's and they want to rub at full turn. Its a DD so I would like to keep it stock as much as possible but I do want about a 2 inch lift. I figured a BB would fix it and provide the lift I want. Whats the best BB without have to installs shocks and everything?

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Depends what they are rubbing on? Fenders? Lower Control arm? You can adj the steering stops to help sometimes. Also changing to new rims with a better back spacing can help too. As for a BB they area all about the same, get the cheapest one you can find that uses rubber spacers... No need for new shocks right off the bat.

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i went with a 2" BB from ebay, make sure that you get one with bumpstop extensions.
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31x10.50 tires rubbing at full turn is common but easily taken care of by adding a washer under the steering stop bolt located on each of the two steering knuckles. Here's how to fix that problem for the cost of two washers and 5 minutes of your time...

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Thanks Jerry, I'll do that till I get my budget boost. So any budget boost that is made of rubber will do? And what is bump stop?
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A bump stop is what prevents the suspension from getting pushed too far up so tires etc. rub on the fenders or other problems like the shock absorbers being pushed in too far damaging them. If you look inside each of your coil springs, you'll see rubber bump stops at the top of each one. Longer bump stops are installed as suspension lifts are intalled.

Most budget boosts are nothing more than a 2" tall polyurethane spacer that is inserted between the top of each coil spring and its mount. Longer shocks are a good idea too but with only 2" of suspension lift are not always absolutely needed.
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So when I order my budget boost it should be a 2in polyurethane spacer with bumpstops?
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So when I order my budget boost it should be a 2in polyurethane spacer with bumpstops?
Sure. i just picked up spacers from a guy for $40 and threw on new skyjacker hydros for the 1-3" lift w/o bumbstops. the shocks work awesome and i got them for $30 a piece off ebay.
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31 BFG A/T's will still rub with just a budget boost. I had them mounted on Jeep Canyon Wheels. I bought some Crager Soft 8 wheels and the back spacing took care of the problem- of course the washer trick will be a cheaper solution, but you will be losing turning radius...
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31 BFG A/T's will still rub with just a budget boost. I had them mounted on Jeep Canyon Wheels. I bought some Crager Soft 8 wheels and the back spacing took care of the problem- of course the washer trick will be a cheaper solution, but you will be losing turning radius...
ya it probably depends on the wheel that you're running. Im running 31's on cragar soft 8's too, with 4" of backspacing and dont have any rubbing. so just be sure you have adequate backspacing on your wheels to prevent that from occuring.
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look to see where they are rubbing, mine rug at full turn when turning right and going forward, but not left, or in reverse, i just deal with it.

if it is on the control arms, a budget boost will not help. you need a 3.75" or better of backspacing. if you plan on running 33X12.40 you might as well grab a 8-9 inch wide rim, with at least 4 inches of backspacing.

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