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Old 06-09-2013, 05:54 PM   #61
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I build custom lift kits for TJs and JKs so it's no biggie for me to do that sort of stuff, and a friend and I run an offroad and automotive shop so we had the stock coils and front shocks laying around. If I didn't have the ability to get those parts I would have gone with a full lift from rough country. Total for the front to level it was 2 1/4 inch spacer, and that includes the rubber isolator for the coil

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Old 06-09-2013, 06:12 PM   #62
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I build custom lift kits for TJs and JKs so it's no biggie for me to do that sort of stuff, and a friend and I run an offroad and automotive shop so we had the stock coils and front shocks laying around. If I didn't have the ability to get those parts I would have gone with a full lift from rough country. Total for the front to level it was 2 1/4 inch spacer, and that includes the rubber isolator for the coil
If I'm only looking to add 2"-2.5" if lift, are budget boost kits alright to use?

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If I'm only looking to add 2"-2.5" if lift, are budget boost kits alright to use?
Oh yeah budget boosts are perfectly fine for lifts like that
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Oh yeah budget boosts are perfectly fine for lifts like that
Cool. Any suggestions as to the best brands? I've been told to stay away from Rubicon Express Lifts because of the unreliability of their shocks.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:28 PM   #65
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If your looking at a coil and shock setup, rough country makes a good setup for your money, but your shocks will be shot really quick. I run skyjacker hydro 7000 shocks on both my TJs and am really satisfied with them
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:53 PM   #66
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Be careful heating coil springs or any springs for that matter. I've had a few customers over the years try to lower their cars like that and they slowly seem to just keep dropping over time. I'm not saying it can't be done just do some research it before you actually do it. Just trying to help
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If your looking at a coil and shock setup, rough country makes a good setup for your money, but your shocks will be shot really quick. I run skyjacker hydro 7000 shocks on both my TJs and am really satisfied with them
I use Skyjacker Hydrostatic on my Jeep right now. Great shocks for the money! I might just wait until next summer and go with an Old Man Emu 2" lift kit. They're around $879 through Quadratec. Have you heard anything about the quality of their products? I figure they should be pretty good since the ARB folks make their stuff.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:33 PM   #68
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12' JKU rubi shocks and springs. 2-1/2" coil spacer up front.

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Old 06-14-2013, 08:14 AM   #69
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Old man emu is a very good lift. I always thought they were slightly overpriced but you definitely get what you pay for
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12' JKU rubi shocks and springs. 2-1/2" coil spacer up front.
Thanks for sharing! That's actually the amount of lift I'd like to achieve.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:33 AM   #71
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Old man emu is a very good lift. I always thought they were slightly overpriced but you definitely get what you pay for
That's good to know. I have other hobbies besides my Jeep, so I have to try and budget for things such as the lift. I'm still leaning toward simply going with an OME lift in the upcoming months. It looks like a good setup. Maybe My wife will buy me one for Christmas?!?!

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