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Old 10-29-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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2.5" bb with 37s

Does anyone have a 2.5" budget boost with 37s I've looked everywhere and I have only found one I'd really like to see other so I can get a feeling of what it will look like but I can't seem to find any pics

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How abt instead of getting the cheapest suspension u spend some money on something decent instead of stuffing the largest tire u can in ur wheel well and still having stock amount of travel. Everybody now days wants the cheapest lift with bigger tires instead of getting some decent suspension travel. Seems 2 b a plague with the jks especially. My 2 cents

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Old 10-29-2013, 10:13 PM   #3
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I have a 2.5" lift with 37s and have quite a bit to do before I offroad it as there is rubbing. I also have flat fenders by Bushwacker. If you are going to keep it on the street you will be just fine.

Jeep uses pretty good quality springs and shocks. A budget boost or spacer lift works amazingly well. Anyone who hasn't offroaded with one really should give it a go. I was simply amazed what my Unlimited accomplished in Moab and Colorado with a spacer lift and 35s. Nobody was any more surprised than me!
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How abt instead of getting the cheapest suspension u spend some money on something decent instead of stuffing the largest tire u can in ur wheel well and still having stock amount of travel. Everybody now days wants the cheapest lift with bigger tires instead of getting some decent suspension travel. Seems 2 b a plague with the jks especially. My 2 cents
Will I looked at larger kits but this is an everyday commuter so it's more for looks and ill upgrade in the future but for right now it's just a street jeep
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:32 AM   #5
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I have a 2.5" lift with 37s and have quite a bit to do before I offroad it as there is rubbing. I also have flat fenders by Bushwacker. If you are going to keep it on the street you will be just fine. Jeep uses pretty good quality springs and shocks. A budget boost or spacer lift works amazingly well. Anyone who hasn't offroaded with one really should give it a go. I was simply amazed what my Unlimited accomplished in Moab and Colorado with a spacer lift and 35s. Nobody was any more surprised than me!
Do you have a pic of your jeep with the 37s?
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:11 AM   #6
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Without doing major fender cutting I do not see how it would be possible. I have 33" and 2" and when flexed I am close to rubbing. 37" when compared to 33" are huge. This is 285/70-17 with 1.5" spidertrax wheel spacers and 2" lift and it is actually about 2.25" lift. So not sure how it would be possible with 37"
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i have a 4.5" short arm lift, and some spacers on top of that... and i still rub the fenders pretty significantly off road... not sure how you could wheel effectively with 37s and a budget boost. you're going to have no travel, i mean almost none at all unless you're removing your front and rear fenders.

and even then, you're going to stuff the rear wheel well - trimmed pinch seam or not, you're not going to get much there with a BB, and the front won't be much better.... i suppose if you're only doing this for looks - you'd be okay - but you're going to run into problems with the heavy tires, and nothing done to your suspension, axles, or steering...

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It is possible. And the costs will go up for the 'cheap' lift. You have to run flat fenders. period. You will need to longer bumpstops to eliminate uplift. Yo will need to either cut or replace the front bumper. You will need to trim the pinch seam way back, not just the small corner. You will need to replace the front and rear trac bar. These come in some iteration with suspension lifts. Not with a puck lift. You will need a Procal to rest the OBD-II Controller.

I just helped a friend do this, I could not talk him out of it.It was a 2.5" suspension lift though, not a puck lift.

By them time he bought everything he needed. he was in it for more than what I paid for a 3.5" Suspension lift.

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Old 10-30-2013, 09:46 AM   #9
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The short answer to your question would be yes. I ran a 2.5 coil lift with flat fenders for a while but these are some things you will need to do assuming this is just for street use purpose

1. Cut your fenders
2. Add extended bumpstops for front and rear. My teraflex kit came with front and rear 2.5 inch extended bumpstops so if you are getting a budget boost get the teraflex kit. It also has rear brakeline extension brackets, longer swaybar links for the rear (move the stock rears to the front) and shock extensions.
3. Gussett your axle C's even if it is just a pavement queen
4. Trim the hell out of your front pinch seam
5. Take a hammer or trim your rear pinch seam

This is the minimum I would do for a street driver. I take my rig offroad so my setup is a little different. For one I have a lot of armor so im running the teraflex 2.5 coil lift so my springs dont sag from the additional weight. I also installed synergy balljoints and chromoly axle shafts. I wanted more articulation as well so I added a 1.25 body lift. next on my list is a front axle truss and a regear. I am running rubi 44s front and rear
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One other thing you need 3.5" of backspacing or you will rub the framw and control arm (assuming you centered your axle with an adjustable trackbar). My wheels have 4.75" so i needed 1.5" spidertrax wheelspacers. No more rubbing
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:21 PM   #11
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What if I decided to go with 35s?

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