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Old 04-06-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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2" lift with tires

I am looking to put a 2" lift on my 2000 jeep with 32" tires. I am leaning towards the EXPLORER STAGE 1 SUSPENSION 2" LIFT KIT. Anyone have this? Opinions? I shouldn't have to do any other modifications correct? Also whats your favorite tire? I am thinking middle ground. Mudterrian? I drive it daily but like to get dirty as often as I can. If you guys have similar set ups with pictures could you post them? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:48 PM   #2
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The only problem with ProComp's suspension lift including the 2" is the ProComp ES-3000 shocks they include in their kits. Their springs are fine but the shocks are not valved correctly for a vehicle with the weight of a Wrangler and they'll make your Jeep ride like a buckboard wagon. Yes, my first suspension lift came with those ES-3000 shocks and they only lasted a few months before I trashed them and installed better riding shocks.

Of course your salesman will strenuously disagree but that's to be expected. Oh, by the way, I used to work for ProComp's parent company and I know their products very (!) well. If you want to stick with that lift, you can get them to upgrade the shocks to ProComp's adjustable MX-6 shocks which will ride much better if you set them on their softest #1 or #2 setting. The problem is that will run you about another $150 or so. If that is too much $$$, see if they'll swap the shocks for Skyjacker Hydros which are about the same cost as the ES-3000 shocks.

I assure you the ProComp (Explorer) saleman will disagree but few of those guys (like in their 4Wheel Parts stores) know much about the products they sell. First-hand knowledge speaking here.

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Old 04-06-2009, 07:51 PM   #3
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First off - welcome! If your talking about the ProComp 2" spring lift - I have it. The springs are good but the es3000 shocks suck. I replaced them with Rubicon Express Mono tubes. If possible you could upgrade to the MX-6 adjustable shocks - they are ok from what I've read. 32s will work - as far as which ones - you will get tons of opinions - but generally I think it is agreed that the BFG AT is about the best all around tire for a Jeep that is mostly on the road and sees some medium trails occasionally. If you want a mud tire, personally I'd check out the Mickey Thompson MTZ - but again - opinions vary.

Edit: Dang you Jerry - you beat me. But it's nice to see we agree!
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Thanks for the input. But just opinions, what would be your best go around for a lift? I don't want to lower my transfer case or lengthen the drive shaft or any other modification for that matter.
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First off - welcome! If your talking about the ProComp 2" spring lift - I have it. The springs are good but the es3000 shocks suck. I replaced them with Rubicon Express Mono tubes. If possible you could upgrade to the MX-6 adjustable shocks - they are ok from what I've read. 32s will work - as far as which ones - you will get tons of opinions - but generally I think it is agreed that the BFG AT is about the best all around tire for a Jeep that is mostly on the road and sees some medium trails occasionally. If you want a mud tire, personally I'd check out the Mickey Thompson MTZ - but again - opinions vary.

Edit: Dang you Jerry - you beat me. But it's nice to see we agree!
x2 i ditched the es3000 shocks after like 700 miles for RE monotubes..

the coils are great tho, they complemented my RE monotubes very nicely.. my only problem was the front end of my jeep needed a 1'' bb spacer to level it out because of the 2'' coils in the front sagged because of the i6..

right now im currently running my 2'' pc coils in the front, and my stock ones in the rear, with about 1.25'' bb in the front, 1.75'' in the rear.. had the rear bb set to 1.25'' with the 2'' pc coils back there, also had my front acos set to 1.75'' at the time too until i swapped in my d44 and it raised my back end up about .75'' so i compensated for the extra height by taking the 2'' coils out, readjusting my acos by .5'' (-.5'' in the front, + .5'' in the rear) and now it sits damn near level

i run NO tc drop, never have.. when i started getting vibes i added a bl/mml mainly to make room for my 33s

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