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Old 10-08-2009, 08:11 AM   #1
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First timer question (spacer lift)

Just bought a 1998 TJ with no lift and 31in. tires. I don't do alot of off roading but want to add 1 in or 2 on the cheap. What is involved in a simple spring spacer lift to give the 31s a little more room and also get away from a total stock look. Thanks.

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Old 10-08-2009, 08:24 AM   #2
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This was my exact same plan, until recently. I'm by no means an expert, but basically spacers that sit on top of your current springs and longer shocks. I plan on installing either a Rough Country 2.5 or 3.25 lift. I'm not a serious off-roader, but I don't want my Jeep looking stock either. I'm just not sure if I want 32s or 33s.

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Old 10-08-2009, 08:26 AM   #3
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I will only be riding on 31s, what does it take to put the spacers in, just jack it up and take the load off the spring?
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:34 AM   #4
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I just installed the Rough Country 2" spacers and shocks. Now I am buying a set of Rancho 9000 series adjustable shocks. Rough Country is exactly what it sez. Do some research, buy the shocks and spacers separately. Go to sites like Quadretec.com, you can plug in your year jeep and the lift you want and they will show you what fits.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:35 AM   #5
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for a BB, you'll most likely need new shocks to accomodate the spacers. so look for shocks that are made for 1-3" of suspension lift. for cheap sake and a great ride i'd recommend the skykacker hydros. they sell whole kits so look for one of theirs or Rubicon express etc. if you search BB lifts or "jeep budget boost lift installation" on google or yahoo you'll find plenty of sites with pics and intructions.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:51 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help, is it very labor intensive to just add the coil spacers? Ya'll recomend the larger shocks as well?
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:54 AM   #7
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What size shocks for a 2in. BB(coil spacer) ?? Thanks.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:05 AM   #8
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Fabtech, skyjacker, rubicon express, bestop, truck tires, pro comp wheels

Check out this lift. The RE shocks make for a nice ride. Not very labor intensive to install this kit.....actually very easy.....

Good luck.
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Fabtech, skyjacker, rubicon express, bestop, truck tires, pro comp wheels

Check out this lift. The RE shocks make for a nice ride. Not very labor intensive to install this kit.....actually very easy.....

Good luck.
I have this kit and really like it. It looks good and rides same as stock. Cant go wrong if all you want is a little extra room and to get away from the stock look.

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Old 10-09-2009, 05:52 AM   #10
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Thanks so much for the info. Now I can make an informative decision. I have not had the oppertunity play mechanic since I sold my 1983 CJ7 some 10-12 years ago. I am looking forward to the challenge. Thanks again.

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