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Old 02-01-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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best lift?

im wanting to get a lift for my jeep. it is my daily driver so i dont want anything to extreme. I would like something that i could put 33s on and that wouldnt cost and arm and a leg for (times are still pretty tough), but i dont want a piece of crap lift. any ideas guys? and if any body has any pics that would be great too!

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Old 02-01-2010, 08:49 PM   #2
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haha, i was just asking you about this.
if you want 33's, i believe you can go with something as low as a 2" BB lift, its what i have but i have 32's
you might want to look into 32s because with 33's you might have do look into getting it regeared and that costs alot of extra money.
here is a good pic of my lift with 32's

mine costs just over $200

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Old 02-01-2010, 10:42 PM   #3
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I would do either springs or BB either one so you get a couple inches lift out of that . Then I would do a 1" bl along with a 1"JKS budget MML . If you still have any vibes just drop the TC a little at a time until they are gone, rather than dropping the skid plate alot without the mml to get rid of the vibes you are going to get . Lots of future benefits to having a 1" BL , TT , Fuel tank skid plate just to name a couple .
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:23 PM   #5
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I ran a 2" BB for a long time with 33's, but I wouldn't recommend it. It's really not enough room for that size tire. If you do decide on the BB route, get a 1" BL to give you a little more room. Here is a pic of mine with the 2" lift on it and as you can see, the tires are pretty crammed in there


I think 4" is what is recommended and that is what I am running now. Here is a pic of that. Good luck with whatever you decide on.
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The Jeep I bought has a 2" BB and 32's. I don't like it because it is way too crammed. I would rub if I did any type of off-roading. I am in the process of tearing it out and putting a 3.5" RE lift to clear 33's. If you did a 2" BB w/ the 1" BL like others have mentioned it would work but still be a little tight in my opinion.
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If your Jeep is truly a 1997, I'd advise against a budget boost as your coils may be sagging significantly. Rough Country has a budget conscious suspension kit that will lift a Jeep 2.5". If you supplement the lift with a 1" body lift, you should be able clear 33s fine.

IMO, the most economic method to fit 33s is to use a 2" suspension + a 1" body lift. If you should get vibes from the 2" lift, you could install a motor mount lift with the body lift to re-align your drive lines. The motor mount lift method used to re-align angles is a lessor expense compared to replacing the fixed rear drive shaft with a CV style shaft and additionally installing an SYE.
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If your Jeep is truly a 1997, I'd advise against a budget boost as your coils may be sagging significantly. Rough Country has a budget conscious suspension kit that will lift a Jeep 2.5". If you supplement the lift with a 1" body lift, you should be able clear 33s fine.

IMO, the most economic method to fit 33s is to use a 2" suspension + a 1" body lift. If you should get vibes from the 2" lift, you could install a motor mount lift with the body lift to re-align your drive lines. The motor mount lift method used to re-align angles is a lessor expense compared to replacing the fixed rear drive shaft with a CV style shaft and additionally installing an SYE.
+1! I just installed the 2.5 RC. It actually gave around 3-4 more than what I had. The stock was sagging bad. I didnt do the body lift cause I decided to stay with 32's so I wouldnt overload the four banger. I think a 33 would fit but it probably wouldnt leave much room. Soom people love em, some people hate em, but I would def consider RC. Very good prices on most of their package. I am loving mine!
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:43 PM   #9
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I could make those motor mount spacers out of steel :-) I can make the transfer case spacers also if anyone knows the size and hole locations... I need those...

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