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Old 05-11-2007, 06:44 PM   #1
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If I am installing a 2" BB and a 1" bodylift, which should I do first? Also, are there any good websites with some tips for easy installation.

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Old 05-11-2007, 06:56 PM   #2
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This is the write up I used to install my BB a few months ago.....

http://www.4x4xplor.com/REBB.html

and I didn't even know there was a difference between metric and standard wrenches. They're great instructions.

I couldn't tell you which one to do first. I haven't done the body lift yet. It's in the mail still.

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Old 05-11-2007, 07:35 PM   #3
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on my TJ the 2" BB took about 2 hours, the 2" BL about 3 hours.

BL write-up: http://www.4x4xplor.com/bl.html
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Jeeze.... took me a bit longer. Pesky shocks.
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:50 PM   #5
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i have such an electrical lift thing (how is the right word for that in english...?), on that way it was very easy.

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On the same subject.

I am going to install a BB on my 97. Should I or can I replace the coil springs? They have a lot of miles on them.
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:53 PM   #7
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if you want to replace the coil springs why do you want to install a BB...? buy some longer springs instead.

i will replace my stock springs and the BB with an OME suspension in some weeks. the ride with a "real" suspension is much better than with a BB on stock springs.
another thing is that most TJs sag in the front after some months/years. and a BB doesn´t make it better.

i played a bit with photoshop. the first one is my Tj with the sagged front and the 2" BB. The second one is how it will look like with the 2.5" HD OME suspension.

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Old 05-11-2007, 07:57 PM   #8
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I actually replaced my coils with rubi coils I got free from one of the guys here. So you can, but if you have to pay for them, how much can coils that are two inches longer be?

And..... Nicolas-Eric..... that lift thing is smokin' cool. I need one.
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:03 PM   #9
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p.e.
OME springs cost 61.95$ each at www.ok4wd.com. if you take the HD ones you get +2.5" of lift.
OME shocks cost 71.95$ each at the same shop.

@tiny terror:
my jeep dealer gave me some rubicon front springs for free because my front sagged too much. they are not longer, only much harder. my front only came up about 0.5" with them and after a month it sagged about 0.25".
handling is very uncomfortable now beacause of the hard springs. that´s whay i decided to buy a real suspension.

btw. it´s 3 a.m. over here. have to say good night...

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