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Old 07-07-2009, 11:54 PM   #1
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Hey im thinking about getting a 2.5 lift on my wrangler.

i don't know what brand to pick and i am pretty much clueless as to which are better and why.

So if you dont mind tell me about the kinds of lifts you know so i can get an idea of what i want.

list the reasons of why you thought that about the lift.

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right now i like skyjacker the most.

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I hear that OME (Old Man Emu) are pretty good lifts in that height range. They are supposed to ride very much like stock or better.

If I wanted 2.5" of lift I'd also consider getting a simple 2" budget boost lift (they are really 1.75" coil spacers... DAYSTAR makes some). and then put on a 1" body lift and perhaps a 1" motor mount lift. Its a simple setup that works great. And you can keep your stock trackbars and shock absorbers unless you wanted to get longer shocks for even more droop when flexing. Downside, is that some people dislike bodylifts (I'm not one of those people)... and if you do a body lift its a good time to do a Motor Mount lift too (more work involved). But you don't have to do the motor mount lift.

Terraflex makes a really nice soft 3" coil that is comfortable and is great flexy for the rocks etc. But when you get to 3" or above then you need to start thinking about other things like adjusting the caster angle. that leads to aftermarket control arms. Also would want to get aftermarket front track bar and a rear track bar relocation bracket and longer swaybar links.

For those reasons I think a 2" budget boost plus 1" body lift is best idea. Or check out the OME coils (I'm pretty sure they are available in 2.5").

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Old 07-08-2009, 10:17 AM   #3
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I just installed a 4 Wheel Customs 2.25" BB w/ Rubicon MonoGas Shocks. Easy to install and the ride is nice. Fits my 33x12.5 no prob.
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I hear that OME (Old Man Emu) are pretty good lifts in that height range. They are supposed to ride very much like stock or better.

If I wanted 2.5" of lift I'd also consider getting a simple 2" budget boost lift (they are really 1.75" coil spacers... DAYSTAR makes some). and then put on a 1" body lift and perhaps a 1" motor mount lift. Its a simple setup that works great. And you can keep your stock trackbars and shock absorbers unless you wanted to get longer shocks for even more droop when flexing. Downside, is that some people dislike bodylifts (I'm not one of those people)... and if you do a body lift its a good time to do a Motor Mount lift too (more work involved). But you don't have to do the motor mount lift.

Terraflex makes a really nice soft 3" coil that is comfortable and is great flexy for the rocks etc. But when you get to 3" or above then you need to start thinking about other things like adjusting the caster angle. that leads to aftermarket control arms. Also would want to get aftermarket front track bar and a rear track bar relocation bracket and longer swaybar links.

For those reasons I think a 2" budget boost plus 1" body lift is best idea. Or check out the OME coils (I'm pretty sure they are available in 2.5").
OME are real nice but way over my price range.

The day stars are cool! they look nice and decently priced. what would be the advantages and disadvantages to doing something like the daystar system you mentioned? whats the point of a taller motor mount?

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Old 07-13-2009, 01:11 PM   #5
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I just installed a 4 Wheel Customs 2.25" BB w/ Rubicon MonoGas Shocks. Easy to install and the ride is nice. Fits my 33x12.5 no prob.
Can you post a pic of that? I was thinking about doing a set up like this and just wasn't sure if the 33's would look stuffed, or rub on the fenders.
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I like Rough Country becaue they have good performance(not the best, but good) and you get the most for your money
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OME are real nice but way over my price range.

The day stars are cool! they look nice and decently priced. what would be the advantages and disadvantages to doing something like the daystar system you mentioned? whats the point of a taller motor mount?

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there really arent any disadvantages of the budget boost that I can think of.

the advantage is keeping close to stock handling and ride since you'd still be using the stock coils, shocks. And no need to add alot of extra $$$ for stuff like aftermarket trackbars or extended sway bar links. you may want to get front disconnects for the sway bar though or make your own quick disconnects so you can get better flex.

The reason I mentioned the taller motor mounts was because I had also mentioned the body lift. If raising the body then it's nice to raise the motor too so everything like the fan (on the motor) and the shroud (on the tub) still line up. Raising the motor also helps the rear drive line angle to be at less of an extreme angle and will give you a smoother ride without vibrations or binding of the rear driveshafts u-joints. But the taller motor mount isn't required and neither is the body lift for that matter. It's just nice to get a little more clearance for the larger tires with the body lift. And the motor mount lift give more clearance under the oil pan too.

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