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Old 03-28-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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Budget Boost Lift questions

I'm looking at gettting the 2" Rubicon Express lift, the jeep is my daily driver and I want to make it look/perform a little better. I'm not big on off roading but want something that will perform better than the stock set up. I'm wondering if there is anything else I'll need to do that doesn't come with the kit out of the box.
Pics and suggestions would be great.

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Old 03-28-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
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Perhaps you should look at larger tires but since you have no info on your profile it is hard to say. Your Jeep will most likely do anything you want it to in it's stock form since you are not big on off roading. A 2 inch lift with nothing else is not going to make it perform any better than it is. Do some research on this forum and you will learn a lot if helpful information.

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Old 03-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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I installed a 2" Rubicon Express lift two years ago and have enjoyed the new look it gave my TJ. I also add 31" tires. As for what else you will need. Larger tires help complete the look but you will need to get a alignment even if you don't change tires. I also had a vibration problem so I lowered the TC by adding 4 washers to each mounting bolt. Just the new shocks that come with the BB will improve the ride.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:31 PM   #4
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Add the re front bump stop extensions. They will keep the shocks from bottoming out at full flex. If you call re they will tell you it is a good idea to add them as well.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:16 PM   #5
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I have 30" BF Goodrich all-terrains. I would keep them on until they wore out and then get 31" tires. I dont mind the stock height in the back but I hate how low the front sits
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Then get some .75" spacers for the front only. That'll level it out a good bit.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:26 PM   #7
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I might try that, you wouldnt need new shocks for that would you?
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:34 PM   #8
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:37 PM   #9
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My honest opinion here is to forget about the budget boost system altogether. I installed one of those when I first got my Jeep thinking that it would make it look better because I too was not big on offroading at the time. It was one of the biggest wastes of money to date. All you are doing is mashing your springs by putting in some rubber spacers to make the Jeep look taller. Because of the big wheel wells, everyone can see that block in there and it looks weak. I suggest saving your money and putting it toward a complete suspension lift. Because you don't do much offroading, don't spend $1500 on a lift kit. You can get a Rough Country 4" suspension lift system for under $500 and this will give you everything that you are looking for. Not only will it allow you to run bigger tires, but it will give you the performance increase that you wanted. Deep snow will no longer be a problem and you will be able to skip that buyers remorse that occurs after installing a budget boost. When a lifted Jeep pulls up beside you, you may experience some jealousy and anger at not spending the extra money. Just some advice from someone who has been there before.
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It's called a BUDGET BOOST for a reason... limited funds will get you a small amount of lift that requires nothing more than appropriate bumpstops. That's it. You don't even need new shocks.

Teraflex 2" BB comes with bumpstops... and for $130.... it did just fine for me with running stock shocks and 31's.... I would recommend disconnects (only if you do offroading)

As for stance....


As for performance offroad.....



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