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Old 06-30-2011, 02:15 AM   #1
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2" skyjacker budget boost Lift

I was thinking about going with a 2" skyjacker budget boost with Nitro shocks, 33x11.5x17 tires, 1,5" Rugged ridge wheel spacers. This is going on a 2011 wrangler sport 2 door. I'm just looking for a little lift with 33's. Anyone run something like this? I'm trying to avoid messing with my driveshaft and factory ride. Any comment would be nice

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I was thinking about going with a 2" skyjacker budget boost with Nitro shocks, 33x11.5x17 tires, 1,5" Rugged ridge wheel spacers. This is going on a 2011 wrangler sport 2 door. I'm just looking for a little lift with 33's. Anyone run something like this? I'm trying to avoid messing with my driveshaft and factory ride. Any comment would be nice
To be honest, I have honestly only seen a few good things mentioned about the Skyjacker lifts. Most everything is negative. I would consider any of the other budget boosts over it for sure. Or maybe even the Teraflex leveling kit which goes for about $130. That will give you 2" up front and 1" in the rear and will clear up to 34" tires.

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Old 06-30-2011, 06:47 AM   #3
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Skyjacker Nitros are GREAT, I have a full set and LOVE THEM!!!
A budget boost by anyone is basically the same thing.. coil spring spacers and a pair of rear bump stop extensions married with the manufacturers shocks. Skyjacker had a problem in the past with a lift kit they put together. The shocks were NOT the issue in the kits bad performance. I believe it was the quality of the springs at the time. Don't be afraid to buy Skyjacker. I'm extremely pleased with them!
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:48 AM   #4
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I have to agree with stinkymud. I have the 2" Skyjacker Budget boost kit, retained the stock shocks, and installed the 1.5" Alloy USA spacers. When your just talking about polyurethane spacer lifts and a set of bump stops, the quality is relatively the same. Sure, when your dealing with a full suspension kit, shocks, springs, etc..., than you definitely have to consider quality.
Nothing wrong with the Tera Flex leveler though. It is a matter of preference. I kinda liked the stock "raked" look, just wanted it higher.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:32 AM   #5
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AEV has recently come out with a 2" budget boost that may be worth looking into.

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I personally just ordered the TF leveling kit yesterday from ORW for $117 shipped.
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If I went with a tereflex leveling kit, 2" up front and 1" in back, run stock 17x7.5 rubicon rims with 33x11.50x17 mudd terrians, do I need 1.5" wheel spacers to avoid rubbing? Also can this tire mount on the back or do I need an extender to mount the spare tire?
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If I went with a tereflex leveling kit, 2" up front and 1" in back, run stock 17x7.5 rubicon rims with 33x11.50x17 mudd terrians, do I need 1.5" wheel spacers to avoid rubbing? Also can this tire mount on the back or do I need an extender to mount the spare tire?

Absolutely you will need wheel spacer if you keep the stock wheels. It will not have anything to do with the lift though. It is the fact the tire is too wide and will rub the swaybar.
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If I went with a tereflex leveling kit, 2" up front and 1" in back, run stock 17x7.5 rubicon rims with 33x11.50x17 mudd terrians, do I need 1.5" wheel spacers to avoid rubbing?
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Also can this tire mount on the back or do I need an extender to mount the spare tire?
I'd be totally confident in a "yes" answer, but . . . I'm a little concerned about the width and the weight.

As to width, someone else who's put 11.5" tires on the spare tire carrier is going to have to comment on fitment. As to weight, if they're really heavy you'll need to reinforce your spare tire carrier.

Which brings up another issue. I recall you mentioning in another post this was "just for looks." Are you really sure you want mud tires? They're going to add a lot of weight and rolling resistance.

The stock Rubicon tire weights 48 pounds. Some 33" in mud tires are in the neighborhood of 60 pounds, which is a lot of unsprung weight to add.

You can find all kinds of weight and other tire specs here. While you're there, take a look at the Goodyear DuraTracs and the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO, which are the most "aggressive looking" AT tires I've seen. Compare their stats against any of the mud tires and also against less aggressive ATs, like the Kumho Road Ventures SAT KL61 before making your decision.
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just ordere the AEV 2" kit...also getting some bf mudds 33x11.50x17 put on my rims tonight..and ordered the 1.5" wheel spacers...hope to get this in by tue. I will post pics if anyone wants to see....
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I have been reading around about wheel spacers, many people say they are not safe. If I decided to run the 17x9 mamba 1 rims with my 285/70/17 mudd terrians, will this rub? Im installing the 2" spacer lift too on Wednesday
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I have been reading around about wheel spacers, many people say they are not safe. If I decided to run the 17x9 mamba 1 rims with my 285/70/17 mudd terrians, will this rub? Im installing the 2" spacer lift too on Wednesday
Nope, those should be fine, no spacers needed. Just confirm they've got about 4.5" of backspacing (which I'm pretty sure they do) and you'll be good to go.

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