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Old 01-05-2010, 09:09 AM   #1
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Budget boost lift options

I hear everyone say an inexpensive way to lift a jeep is a 2" BB and 1" BL in order to get more clearance and run 33's.
My question is, I found this Daystar brand 3" BB and would like to know some opinions about it since I've not heard anyone talk about it on here.
Is this a decent option? Seems like there would be less work involved by just dealing with only the suspension, and not both the suspension and the body.
Thoughts please?

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thats what im going to do to my jeep is the spacer kit, i think body lifts look funny and leave a gap all around the jeep.

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I'm just wondering about a 3" BB like I found on Daystar website. I always here of 2" BB with 1" BL, but never 3" BB.
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3" budget boost and a 3" body lift !
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^^^^don't think so!
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I put on a 2" BB and have had no complaints. I didn't know they had a 3" BB. Let us know how you like it and the ride if you go that route!
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I didn't know they had them either. Would love for someone to give some insight about it. Surely someone out there has heard of it or using it.
Here's the part# and a description.....don't know how to copy the link to the page.

PART # DAYKJ09126BK1997-06 TJ Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited. Black, High density progressive polyurethane. Lifts vehicle without sacrificing ride quality or load-carrying capacity. Easiest way to add larger tires & wheels. Maximum recommended tire size: 33" Improves ground clearance. Limited lifetime warranty. Includes front & rear coil spacers, track bar brackets, transfer case drop, screw-in bump stops. Requires extended shocks
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If the majority recommed something it may be wise to listen to them . You may just need to alter your shopping style . Not all parts need to be new like spacers for one . Here's the 2" BB for 80 bucks now buy the 1" BL for near the same price . How can ya beat that . 2"BB for TJ - JeepForum.com
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T-Bone: Judging by what they're including in that kit (rack bar brackets, transfer case drop, screw-in bump stops) a 3" Budget Boost gets into what I call the "big enough to complicate things" spiral.

You need to drop your transfer case. So now you've got other complications with your drive shafts. You might need a slip yoke eliminator. You've got to lower your rack bar. So you've potentially got some steering geometry issues (death wobble!).

If you're going through all that, it might be worth it to go straight to a suspension lift. The good ones aren't cheap, but they're well engineered, and they increase your Jeep's off road performance with better flex, and stronger-than-stock components.

Most people go with a 2" or less budget boost because it doesn't complicate things.

On the other hand, this Vendor is including things in the kit that others might not. Some places might just shove the spring blocks at you, and skip the rest. So big kudos to them.
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Thank you for the information.
Since a 3" is an uncommon item, and the 2" BB/ 1" BL floats around here daily, I'll let someone else venture out and blaze a new trail with the 3".
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saying that a 3" body lift improves ground clearance
is a laugh in itself.


t bone, your prolly making the right choice by leaving
the 3" on the store shelf.
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saying that a 3" body lift improves ground clearance
is a laugh in itself.
Who said anything about a 3" BL besides you??

I went with a 2.25" BB & 3" shocks and haven't had any issues.
But then again, I have an LJ and some of the issues, such as driveshaft angle, that effect a regular TJ aren't as much of an issue with an LJ.
Had I seen the 3" BB before I got the 2.25" one, I mighta went with it.
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Without additional modifications to realign your drivelines, a 3" BB is more likely to net you vibes. A 2" suspension lift normally does not result in vibes but I was one of the unlucky ones. By supplementing a 2" suspension lift with a 1" BL, you have the option of installing a motor mount lift (MML) to raise your engine. The MML (as opposed to alignment via a transfercase drop) is usually sufficient to realign angles offset by a small 2" lift. Net result - no vibes.

As Geoff@Bestop mentioned, the 3" lift area is usually where costs begin to increase exponentially. At 3", usually a transfercase drop or MML is not sufficient to align drivelines. At this point, a SYE (for non-Rubicons) and CV/double-cardan driveshaft is the next optimal solution for alignment.
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So, who's 2" Budget Boost do y'all recommend. I think this is the way I want to go, to run 32's on my TJ..... Stupid 3:07 gears and a D35 and no $$$$....
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The BB spacer are for the most part all the same.. the difference will be in what shocks you decide to run. which of course opens another can of worms..
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Who said anything about a 3" BL besides you??
i was just saying to stay away from that much body lift.
dont get so


so what did the op decide to go with ?
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so what did the op decide to go with ?[/QUOTE]I actuall just posted a new thread looking for stock pics with nice, aggressive mud terrain tires. I may not do any lift at all now.

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