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Old 02-12-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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BB or Spring lift

I'm putting 35s on my tj shortly. Have all parts ordered, metalcloaks, wheels, tires, upgraded brakes and steering. I'd like to put a on a 2" lift. Trying to decide between a 2" BB with shocks or a spring lift like BDS 2" lift...any suggetions or reasons for one over the other?
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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I'd go with the spring lift looks cleaner but Id check out rough country usually have good deals

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I'd go with the spring lift looks cleaner but Id check out rough country usually have good deals
ya, based on the cost of cheap Chinese steel. I would rather run a BB with stock springs than RC.

To the OP: It sounds like you are building a sweet LCG rig...I would treat it to good quality springs such as BDS or OME with good quality riding shocks like Bilstein 5100s, OME Nitros, or Rancho RS9000 adjustables.
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2" lift with 35's ??? Don't think that will work...... Okay then, without all the cutting and swaps...
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2" lift with 35's ??? Don't think that will work......
Yes it will...if the OP swaps out the front fenders and cut the tub to allow for rear tire clearance. It's pretty common.

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If you're gonna spend that much money why cheap out and not get a true suspension upgrade. It'll perform better and last longer. Sounds like you're trying to do everything right the first time, so why not do the suspension right too? (35's are a little ambitious in my opinion, but hey, it's your jeep)
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Thanks for the replies...I think I'll go with the BDS springs, heard only good things about them...follow up question, I saw a chart somewhere on the forum about the correct bumpstop extensions needed for a certain size tires, but cant find it when i've been searching. I'm trying to figure out with sort of exentions i'll need to run my 35s with a 2in lift.
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Thanks for the replies...I think I'll go with the BDS springs, heard only good things about them...follow up question, I saw a chart somewhere on the forum about the correct bumpstop extensions needed for a certain size tires, but cant find it when i've been searching. I'm trying to figure out with sort of exentions i'll need to run my 35s with a 2in lift.
a whole bunch. 2" of lift is good for 31s/32s.

here's a bumpstop thread...
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html
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35s with a 2in lift.
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Check this thread...lots of Low TJ's with Big ol' Crazy tires.

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