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Old 08-03-2007, 09:15 PM   #1
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BudgetBoost Suggestions Please

So heres the deal, I just got four OEM shocks to replace my originals that have 130,000 miles on them. (Incase your wondering I got all four for less than $40 so I couldn't turn it down, plus they only have alittle under 500 miles on them) I'm thinking that when I put on the new springs I'm gonna try to find a 2" Budget Boost that won't break my bank. <<(Gotta a Baby Boy coming in January so tryin to save as much $$ as possible.) Say I were to get something like this....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jeep-...spagenameZWDVW

is there hardware or anything else that I need to make sure is included when I make a purchase?? I am not familiar with what should be included in a budget boost, so any and all suggestions and advice is definitely welcome. Plus, if ya'll have any recommendations where I could find a better deal for my $$ on the BB I'm all ears!!

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Old 08-03-2007, 09:25 PM   #2
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i would recommend longer shocks with a budget boost.
if shipping to the US wouldn´t be that expensive you could have my (5000 mls) used skyjacker 2" BB for little money.

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Old 08-03-2007, 09:31 PM   #3
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i would recommend longer shocks with a budget boost.
if shipping to the US wouldn´t be that expensive you could have my (5000 mls) used skyjacker 2" BB for little money.
I appreciate the offer nicolas. I think your right, the international shipping would probably be very pricey. How did you like the ride with those shocks? Were they pretty stiff as I have heard is common with skyjacker??
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:37 PM   #4
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sorry i forgot.
i have the skyjacker BB with rancho RS5000 shocks.
driving isn´t as stiff as with the stock suspension. it feels fine.

i only change the lift because the stock springs sagged too much.

before you buy a BB and new shocks/springs think about buying a real 2" spring lift. you can get that for about 300 $.
http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...ode=sus_tj_kit
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:02 PM   #5
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Thing is, I already got the "new" springs waiting to be installed. When I got the springs I got them because the originals are sagging pretty bad. Now that I have them, I figured since I'll have everything taken apart I want to go ahead and add 2" over the coils. Plus it's time to replace the original shocks that I'm still ridin on.
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:08 PM   #6
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but your "new" springs will sag again.

sell your springs and shocks at ebay and do it right...

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Old 08-04-2007, 02:27 AM   #7
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sorry i forgot.
i have the skyjacker BB with rancho RS5000 shocks.
driving isn´t as stiff as with the stock suspension. it feels fine.

i only change the lift because the stock springs sagged too much.

before you buy a BB and new shocks/springs think about buying a real 2" spring lift. you can get that for about 300 $.
http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...ode=sus_tj_kit
Wouldn't I be right by assuming that i would need an adjustable trackbar if i went with this lift you suggested?? Plus, thats about $100 more than i'm looking to spend not including the trackbar if necessary. Like i said, i got a little one on the way and i'm lucky i got the wife to agree to the extra $ for the spacers i wanna add. After this, i wont be putting any $ into the jeep for a while unless mechanically necessary. I'm just lookin for another inch or two while I got the springs off. If I can't find a deal on spacers and shocks I'm just gonna find some spacers for a reasonable price and get the shocks from a buddy that works at AutoZone. I'm just wondering if I did come across a deal on some spacers is there any hardware that I need to make sure is included i.e. longer bolts, ect.....???? Also, will the trackbar still need to be relocated no matter what kind of 2" lift I get, whether it be longer springs or just spacers?? Thanks again for the suggestions and feedback.



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but your "new" springs will sag again.

sell your springs and shocks at ebay and do it right...

The way I figure it, I dont have much added weight at all and the originals lasted for quite a while before the sagging began so these should last for atleast a few years. Maybe by then I'll be able to "do it right" and get what I would really prefer like a RE 4.5 or something similar.


Still open for suggestions!!
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:34 AM   #8
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with 2" lift the trackbar doesn´t need to be located. the rear axle sticks out to the right side about 1/3" with my 2" BB.

with stock springs and spacers you also nbeed to extend the bumpstop. without doing that the springs can get over compressed and damaged.

you´ll also notice that you need some longer shocks. with stock shocks the axle can go down 2" less than it needs. the short stock shocks will work like bumpstops in theother direction. that will damage the shocks much faster.

here´s a good kit that coems with all the parts you need:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/16300_400.htm
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with 2" lift the trackbar doesn´t need to be located. the rear axle sticks out to the right side about 1/3" with my 2" BB.

with stock springs and spacers you also nbeed to extend the bumpstop. without doing that the springs can get over compressed and damaged.

you´ll also notice that you need some longer shocks. with stock shocks the axle can go down 2" less than it needs. the short stock shocks will work like bumpstops in theother direction. that will damage the shocks much faster.

here´s a good kit that coems with all the parts you need:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/16300_400.htm

I think this is exactly what I needed to see. It sucks that it will be up to $260 after including the shipping rate but maybe I can condone it since we definitely need new shocks anyways. I think this is the next best thing to "doing it right" for now. I appreciate it nicolas. I'll keep ya posted and put some before and after shots since I will do the install, this is assuming I get the go ahead. Lets keep our fingers and toes crossed for this one.

Actually for anyone else out there that might be interested in this lift, I just found this site that has "Free Shipping" with no minumum order......
http://www.4wheelerssupply.com/catal...pping_cart.php
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Old 08-04-2007, 03:04 AM   #10
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And then I realized that when I googled this lift about every other site out there that sells this kit has free shipping, except for good ol' quadratec. Thanks again man
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