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Old 01-31-2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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ideas on 2" lift

I have a new to me 1998 Sport and I would like to lift it a little. It has 110,000 miles and mostly road driven. I would like to add larger tires and do some weekend off roading in the spring but nothing too serious.
My main goal really is to look cool with a slightly beefer Jeep.
I like the idea of a 2" BB and a 1" body lift. Will there have be other upgrades like brakelines; shocks; control arms; ect/
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:50 PM   #2
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Stock brake lines will be enough for 2" bl but SS are a good upgrade and will improve braking and brake feedback. Shocks.. you'll need new ones if you want o offroad (stock will work for the road ONLY though). You might want to replace the front track bar with adjustable to recenter your axle but the stock one is a toothpick anyways so. The rear one. Its good to get adjustable track bar to center it too otherwise your axle will be a bit offcenter. The stock control arms are fine. SYE and CV are not required with 2" lift although it will be a good upgrade. If you do end up doing a sye and cv. You will need adjustable rear control arms.

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Old 01-31-2009, 10:59 PM   #3
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as trip says.. for my roughly 2'' of lift i run heres what i got

front swaybar endlinks or discos for a 2'' lift
rear swaybar endlinks for 2'' lift
front adjustable trackbar
rear trackbar mount
bodylift and mml

my setup is a lil pricey.. jks acos all 4 corners (1.25'' of lift) 2'' coils front/stock coils rear, jks discos, jks swaybar endlinks rear, jks adjustable trackbar, and re rear trackbar mount.. all with 3.5-4.5'' RE monotube shocks

i installed the motor mount lift with the body lift to deal with any vibes from my 2'' of lift, and also you dont have to cut the fan shroud
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Check this option you can look at for a cheap lift.
ZJ V8 coils will lift your front end 2 / 2.5 inchs then you can either run the same in the rear of my fav. run cop car coils in the rear for same results.

The first lift i did was a budget lift and this is what i ran. I cleared 32's no prob.
Hope this helped.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:08 PM   #5
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Check this option you can look at for a cheap lift.
ZJ V8 coils will lift your front end 2 / 2.5 inchs then you can either run the same in the rear of my fav. run cop car coils in the rear for same results.

The first lift i did was a budget lift and this is what i ran. I cleared 32's no prob.
Hope this helped.
rears are crown vic coils fyi

gives 2'' of lift
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rears are crown vic coils fyi

gives 2'' of lift
HHMM On the jeep forum i read they give 3" of lift

no idea but i wonder how do they compare to the stocker spring rate.
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:02 PM   #7
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I have a new to me 1998 Sport and I would like to lift it a little. It has 110,000 miles and mostly road driven. I would like to add larger tires and do some weekend off roading in the spring but nothing too serious.
My main goal really is to look cool with a slightly beefer Jeep.
I like the idea of a 2" BB and a 1" body lift. Will there have be other upgrades like brakelines; shocks; control arms; ect/
Thank you

If your interested another forum has a group buy for Rough Country 2.5" lifts, $275 shipped. It comes with 4 springs, 4 shocks, and a transfer case skid plate drop.
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:19 PM   #8
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I know there are "some" who hate the rough country lift. I have just installed it on my 99 and love it. The 2" body lift on top of that gives me enough room for the 33s I'm running. Performance off road has been very good. Ride on the highway is also smooth. I would recommend it for the $$$$ you just can't beat it.
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I know there are "some" who hate the rough country lift. I have just installed it on my 99 and love it.
They say they re-did some of their kits. I have the old 4" kit and its trash.

their new kits have toothpick of springs compared to the old ones. The shocks are also much thinner.

Also it appears that they now include front bumpstops with their +4" kits.



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Old 02-02-2009, 12:05 AM   #10
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HHMM On the jeep forum i read they give 3" of lift

no idea but i wonder how do they compare to the stocker spring rate.
yep.. guy in my jeep club did the exact lift and a jks bodylift also.. he runs 32s.. only got this one pic.. but he measured before and after the lift and got 2.25'' in the front 2'' in the rear.. oh they also lifted a rubi lj with the same lift and came up with close to the same measurements.. they actually added a 3/4'' coilspacer in the rear of the lj to level it out on top of the vici coils

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Old 02-02-2009, 12:35 AM   #11
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Wetzie, did a 2''BB and a 1''BL (MML too), no track bar changes just new shocks and everything is cricket. My axles run center and my brake lines are fine even when I wheel disconnected.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:05 AM   #12
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I did a 2 inch procomp for around 300(this was 2 years ago) and it came with shocks. It works good for a road jeep. If you go with procomp, replace the shock bushings with poly or the noise will drive you out of your mind.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:13 AM   #13
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I did a 2 inch procomp for around 300(this was 2 years ago) and it came with shocks. It works good for a road jeep. If you go with procomp, replace the shock bushings with poly or the noise will drive you out of your mind.
i did the same kit..

imo i would get the 2'' coils from rustys offroad ($99 for the front set, $99 for the rear set) then get a GOOD set of shocks.. the procomp es3000s are horrible.. i think i saw the procomp 2'' kit with the mx-6 shocks they offer but its like 599 or something
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:33 AM   #14
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I hope to run a set of fox shocks when I finally decide what hieght to run on the TJ. They ride real nice if you set them up right. If money is the issue I would run ranchos or doeshtec. I have never had an issue with doeshtec and they ride good for the money.
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the bb pucks are about 35-40 per set so ~80 for pucks. 60 or so for mml and whatever else you want to spend on shocks or bl.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:01 AM   #16
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how hard is it to lift a vehicle yourself?
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how hard is it to lift a vehicle yourself?
I didn't know there was a difference between metric and standard wrenches and I did my own lift. And, even though I only did a budget boost, I had a new set of coils and JKS disconnects I also installed at the same time. No problem.
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how hard is it to lift a vehicle yourself?
As long as you are not doing a long arm, install is easy. I did a 4" kit by my self.

Also for sye and cv do you need to cut and re weld all the brackets?
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There's very little reason to do a sye or a cv with two inches of lift. Don't worry about that for a simple BB.
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:18 PM   #20
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Thanx

My confidence has increased a lot. I wanted to get just enough lift to not have to do many of the steering and drive shaft components. The 2" coils or BB and 1"BL sounds about right and not too difficult. I like the suggestion of going a little extra for good shocks, it mostly be a daily driver, the lift will mostly be for looks until I get time to hit the trails.
Thank you for sharing your experiences

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