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Old 01-19-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Your thoughts on my lift plan

I am getting ready to lift the jeep, it's a 97 TJ 4.0 Sahara automatic, what I want is a

2" Teraflex budget boost coil spacers w/ bumps top extensions

1.25" JKS body lift

1" motor mount lift (spacer blocks)

I am currently running a 31x10.50R15 GoodYear Duratrac Tire.
I don't plan on ever running anything bigger. But I still have 1 question.
What kind of shocks should I replace mine with for this budget boost? I'm not looking for anything fancy, just something that will make it ride like it does with the factory shocks, no better no worse.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:15 PM   #2
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Sounds like a plan. Why the BL if only running 31's ?

How much money you want to spend on shocks ?The Rancho 9000's are adjustable and very popular with both TJ and JK drivers.
I'm not sure when but Rancho is good for a rebate usually twice a year.

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Old 01-19-2014, 05:22 PM   #3
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Sounds like a plan. Why the BL if only running 31's ? How much money you want to spend on shocks ?The Rancho 9000's are adjustable and very popular with both TJ and JK drivers. I'm not sure when but Rancho is good for a rebate usually twice a year.
I just want the BL for extra height..
I don't want to spend much more that I would if I were purchasing factory shocks, assuming that would be possible when buying ones that are 2" longer than stock. Make sense?
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Awesome!! I think is a pretty good plan. But make sure to get longer shock absorbers so u can use the extra wheel travel.
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Awesome!! I think is a pretty good plan. But make sure to get longer shock absorbers so u can use the extra wheel travel.
Meaning just longer shocks right? Sorry I'm a rookie
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Yes, wheel travel depends on shock length mostly.
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Yes, wheel travel depends on shock length mostly.
How do I tell which shocks I need and which ones are 2" longer than my factory ones?
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Are you doing this for looks or you plan on off roading--and need the travel?

You might be ok with the stocks on road, I'll be honest, been awhile since I owed my TJ
actually, another option if your factory shocks are in good shape. Shock extensions. Some kits come with them.
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Are you doing this for looks or you plan on off roading--and need the travel? You might be ok with the stocks on road, I'll be honest, been awhile since I owed my TJ actually, another option if your factory shocks are in good shape. Shock extensions. Some kits come with them.
90% of my driving is on the pavement, so a lot of it is looks. But i do also like to off road and i tend to push my stock suspension to its limits..
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:48 PM   #10
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3.25" with small tires will look wrong. Save yourself the hassle and just install the body lift.
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3.25" with small tires will look wrong. Save yourself the hassle and just install the body lift.
I have a friend with this set up and it looks great

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