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Old 07-19-2006, 02:18 PM   #1
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Lift confusion...

I want to add a 2 inch lift to my 97 SE. I'm not sure which direction to go. I'm looking at kits with spacers, and new shocks. I plan on 31 x 10.5 tires. I do 80 - 90% on road, and play a little off road.

Which kit does this forum recommend. Remember cost is always of prime consideration...

97 SE 2.5, 5-speed, soft top, 30 inch tires, 2.25" BB.
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Old 07-19-2006, 02:41 PM   #2
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If you are doing very little off-roading, you will be happy with the extra capability that you will get with the spacer kit. If it were me, I would do that, and upgrade to a full spring lift when you decide to go bigger...

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Old 07-19-2006, 03:48 PM   #3
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I just got throught putting on Rubicon Express 2'' spacer kit. it came with spacers, shocks, bump stop ext. It was simple and straight forward. I plan on putting on 31s soon , $$$$. I would highly recomend it.
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Thanks, I think I will go with the spacer and new shocks. I do have another questions though...

After installing the spacer lift, and shocks, is an alignment needed?
97 SE 2.5, 5-speed, soft top, 30 inch tires, 2.25" BB.
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:48 PM   #5
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Yes it's always best to either do an alignment yourself or have one done after you have lifted your vehicle. On a jeep it's easy to align it yourself. Just have to measure in front and behind the tires and adjust the tie rod accordingly. You want about 1/8 of an inch of toe in.
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