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Old 04-02-2009, 11:57 AM   #1
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Im very interested in having a lift installed on my 99 Sahara. I want to keep my 30x9.5r15's and I want a small lift that won't make those tires look goofy. What type of lift would you recommend; suspension, bb? Thanks

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Old 04-02-2009, 12:03 PM   #2
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you can go with a BB, with a set of 30's a 2"BB will make them look a little small. i would say to go with the 2". it will give you more than enough space for flex when on the trail.

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Old 04-02-2009, 12:11 PM   #3
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Go with a budget boost. You can keep your stock shocks, though it'll ride better if you upgrade to better/longer shocks. With longer shocks your suspension will be able to articulate more. Budget boosts are simple to install and don't require any other mods. (Usually, though sometimes you might have to install a motor mount lift to lose very minor vibes.....ask Tiny about that.)

I ran a BB with 31x10.5x15 BFG AT's for about a year without any problems at all. I was happy with it for what it was.....I just eventually wanted more lift.
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Thanks for the answers. I would definitely be upgrading the shocks/struts. Is there anything wrong with a suspension lift?
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Thanks for the answers. I would definitely be upgrading the shocks/struts. Is there anything wrong with a suspension lift?
Not at all. A suspension lift is the way to go if you're wanting to run bigger tires. However, you said you wanted to stay small, so a suspension lift would be an expensive option for you.
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What would be the best shocks to add?
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Heres how mine sits now with 2" lift and 30's. It did have 3" lift and 33's. (I still can put the 33's on when need be.) The amount of highway driving I do, the 33's and lift were killing me. Im running shocks from napa and seem pretty good so far. Im happy how it rides now.

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Old 04-02-2009, 04:41 PM   #8
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Thanks for the photo. What type of lift do you have, do you like it and does it squeak at all?
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:20 PM   #9
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How bad would a 1.5" BB look with my tires?
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:13 PM   #10
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in my pic there, I have 2" spacer in front, 1" spacer in rear and 1.25" body lift on stock 30's.
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:32 AM   #11
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How would some Bilsteim Adjustable shocks work to give me a 1" lift?
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the best shocks (from what i hear) are OME. they are pricey, but they get great reviews. when i blow out my skyjackers i am going to upgrade to the OME.
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your skycrappers are still working?? mine shit after 3 months
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The OME shocks seem like great shocks, ill probably pick some up this weekend. Is there a solid leveling kit that would just pick the front end up and make it look decent?
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The OME shocks seem like great shocks, ill probably pick some up this weekend. Is there a solid leveling kit that would just pick the front end up and make it look decent?
thats what I ended up doing on mine. with the winch it was really bad. I put a 1" spacer in the rear and put a 2" spacer in the front and its level. Im also running stock shocks from Napa.
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what do yall think about a shackle lift?
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OK...I have 31" BFG TAKOs now. What kind of lift would look nice with those?
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IMO, probably just a 2 inch BB, but thats just my personal opinon
I have 32's with a 3 inch lift and love the way it looks

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