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Old 03-19-2010, 09:19 AM   #1
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TJ Lift on a budget

My daughter has a 2005 TJ Rocky Mtn. I have already put a 2'' B.B. and is running 30x9.50 BFG Mud Terrain. She wants to run 33 x 10.5 BFG'S but is going to college and has a limited budget. We purchased her a set of Skyjacker Hydro shocks for Christmas that I have not installed yet. She originally wanted a Rough Country 3-1/4'' lift, I heard the Rough Country shocks were not so go so therefore the Skyjacker for 0-3'' lift. Now she is thinking about a 4'' sport lift from Skyjacker and she will have to return the old shocks. The Skyjacker is about $200.00 more for 3/4'' more. Is it worth it? It is a daily driver and does not go off road. I would like some feedback on both lifts.

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Old 03-19-2010, 09:25 AM   #2
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Just get a 2" BB and call it a day. If you arent going to take it off road why put big money into a suspension? Sounds pointless to me, I guess some people are just mall crawlers. Anyways, i would just get a skyjacker or RE 2" BB with the monotubes and puck spacers. It'll be better for the money.

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Just get a 2" BB and call it a day. If you arent going to take it off road why put big money into a suspension? Sounds pointless to me, I guess some people are just mall crawlers. Anyways, i would just get a skyjacker or RE 2" BB with the monotubes and puck spacers. It'll be better for the money.
he said it has a bb already on it. I have the rc 3.25" lift, and I like it, and the ride isn't too bad. I looked in to a 4" and found out all the other things I would have to do to it. The rc 3.25" kit included everything I needed.
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She can fit 33's under a 2"bb. If she isnt going to take it off road. You wont have any flex, but you wont need hardly any. But like I said each to their own. I'd put 32x10.50 and call it day.
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If you really want to go to 33's you can fit them, just like Indy said. For better clearance you can add a 1-1.5" body lift. That's about as high a body lift as anyone here will recommend, and it will offer great clearance for 33's. But, they are doable as it sits now, she just has to take it easy over obstacles...
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:35 AM   #6
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Yeah, what InfernoGirl said...that's the same recommendation I'd have. Add a 1.25" JKS body lift and a motor mount lift (under $200 total I think) to that 2" BB and you should be able to pop 33's under there without any problems.
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I am not to keen on a body lift. Would you have to trim the tub if you put on a 1 to 1-1/2'' body lify? I don't like the space left between the body and frame also.
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I am not to keen on a body lift. Would you have to trim the tub if you put on a 1 to 1-1/2'' body lify? I don't like the space left between the body and frame also.
A body lift of 1.25" or less is barely noticeable to the average John Doe.
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No you would not have to trim the tub. Maybe the fan shroud, but not the tub.
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I've heard many people fit 33's with just a 2" BB without any rub what so ever. But yeah I got a 2" BB with 31's and I was gonna go 32's with the RC 3.25" kit and I think that would be good and if she wanted to do a little offroading no problem. Every1 has their own likes and dislike but my mechanic and my buddy who has the RC lift loves it. Besides with RC you get nitro shocks vs the hydros.
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The 1" BL will not be noticeable, there are already 1" spacers in there and you dont notice it, another inch wont make a difference. In a good BL you wont have to shave anything, they should come with a fan shroud drop. If you are just going on road, you can fit 33's with what you have now and definitely fir them with a 1" BL. It will be MUCH cheaper too, only about $75 I think, plus tires. And it is very easy to do, took me about an hour.
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From the reading I've done...the JKS 1.25" BL requires no modifications to anything. I've heard that the fan shroud will need to be moved, BUT if you do the motor mount lift (MML) which is cheap, you won't even need to move that.

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