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Old 04-01-2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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Hey guys i got a few things i am looking to get for my TJ before summer hits and want to hear some opinions on some things. I have an '04 TJ and i have come to realize the stock shocks on it are horrible. I have a list of things i want to get and want you guys to tell me if it's a good/bad idea.

1. 2" coil spacer lift - brand not chosen yet, hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.
2. 1" body lift - i hear PA is a good choice and does anyone know if it comes with the radiator bracket that lowers it?
3. EMU shocks - i want something comfortable, and actually anything will be better than OEM in my case...
4. 32" or 33" MT/R's on black or gunmetal rims since my jeep is silver metallic i think it will look pretty nice.
5. Steering stabilizer - probably EMU if "-" comments outweigh "+" comments on emu shocks maybe i will lean another way.

Of course there is more than 5 things i want to do but those are the first 5 i'd like to get out of the way, let me know what you guys think and sorry for being another person to ask about lifts, but i think a forum on "wranglerforums.com" will be the best place to ask about info on lifts and other stuff for my wrangler. thanks again.

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Old 04-01-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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I have 2" skyjacker spacers and the part i like most about it was the hydro shocks it came with. they are much softer than stock and articulate really well. some people dont like skyjacker but for the money i couldnt be happier with them. also mtrs are a great choice and 33s should fit fine with some backspaced wheels and the lift your talking about.

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Old 04-01-2008, 04:36 PM   #3
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1. i would just get a OME coil lift since those are the shocks u want
2.all 1" BL are the same unless you get daystar which u dont need, its just basicly a few pucks and the radiator bracket, so the cheapest is fine
3. just get them with the coil spacer lift
4.go with 33's, they will fit fine no matter what people tell you, otoh if you have the 4cyl or the auto its not as advisable if you wanna go that fast up hills on the highway, for the wheels you'll need 3.75 of 4.0 Backspacing 3.75 being preferable
5. i dont see why you owuld need to spend all that money ona streering stabalizer, any good shock company should do the job, no need for OME
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:14 AM   #4
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i personally ran a RE 2" BB, JKS 1.25" BL, and 33" BFG MTs on soft 8s with 4" of BS on my 02 TJ, yielding 3" of total lift....the coil spacers actually only being 1.75".
you can order the RB BB with OME shocks.
the JKS BL includes everything you will need.




after going down that road, if i was going for the same amount of lift for a similar price again, i would do it a bit differently. instead of buying a BB kit, i would piece it together.
first off, the front sits lower which is a hinderance if you run 33s, which DO fit. however, offroad you will rub if you disconnect your swaybar. for this, i would order some RustysOffroad 3" front coils. i would also order a 1.75"-2" coil spacer for the rear. with the 3" coils up front and the 2" spacer in the rear, the jeep will sit level. not only does it sit level and look better, it makes more room in the front for the larger tire, which fits with no problem in the rear with only 2" of lift since it's higher to start.
order some bumpstops and shocks. front shocks for 3" of lift and rear shocks for 2" or 3" of lift. i would spring for the OME shocks for a much better ride than stock and most other shocks on the market.
then order the JKS BL and you're set to run 33s.

Front 3" coils - $100
Rear 2" spacer - $35
Front bumpstops - $25
shocks - $330
BL - $125
$615.00

for a cheaper solution, you could just order the RE BB with the OME shocks ($400+), and add a set of 3/4" spacers to stack on the front. in the end though, it would be a marginal difference and the coils would be the better way to go.

edit: the price is much cheaper all around with less expensive shocks. those OME shocks are not cheap.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:32 AM   #5
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rustysoffroad.com offers a 2'' coil lift similar to the procomp lift.. i started with the 2'' procomp lift and added to it.. jks bl and mml, better shocks, adjustable spacers, ect..

if you know you want to go bigger later when you get more money.. id just do the RE 2.25'' bb with MONOTUBE shocks.. twin tubes are crap.. and a 1.25'' jks with 1'' mml.. you will have enough room for 33s and the mml will take place of any transfercase drop you might need from the lift.. also the mml will cut the bodylift installation down from like 12 steps to 4.. you wont have to cut the fan shield or mess with any linkage

i run 3.75 '' backspacing on my rims and had no problem running 33s when i only had the 2'' coils and 1'' bb

also i recommend jks adjustable swaybar endlinks for the rear and a set of jks discos for the front if you want some more flex
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:43 AM   #6
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i would buy the coil spacer kit from www.4wheelcustoms.com ....it is 2.25" and includes bumpstop extensions.

then just buy the OME shocks (nice choice) seperately.

nice choice on the PA body lift. go with that. i run it and its great. came with everything i needed and it was cake to install.

good luck

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