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Old 02-27-2008, 08:41 PM   #1
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Lift on a 2002 TJ SE

Just need some information from the experts here on what else might/would be needed if I do the following lift.
  • Pro Comp 2" Suspension System w/Shocks (budget type lift)
  • Prothane 1" Polyurethane Body Lift

I'm presently running 31x10.5's with Cragar 397's. I believe the wheels have 4 inch backspacing.

I have read and read about certain extras that might be needed.. i.e. Transfer case lowering, brake line extensions, drive shaft mod?? But not sure what else I need if I go this route.

Can I get the definitive answers from someone with experience installing these.

My goal is to run 33's on it... I use it as a primary vehicle with monthly trips back to Dayton (2 1/2 hours)..

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Old 02-27-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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You may or may not need a t case drop with the 2" bb. All Jeeps seem to be different. I run the same setup and its fine. The only problem with it is that its not tall enough. You'll want to go bigger. Its easy to install.

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i needed a TC drop with only a 2" BB. with a 1" MML i could get rid of the TC drop.
2" BB and 1" BL/MML will work fine with 33s. perhaps you have to lower the TC a bit with some washers. you don´t need other driveshafts or brake lines.
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How hard is it to lower the Transfer Case? Will the shifter levers bind any?

What about the Fan Shroud?

Also, I remember doing a BL on my 86 CJ7 and my steering column popped out at the front one night.

Sorry to be a pain in the butt, but I like to know what the potentials are.
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97 SE here.

I installed a 2.5" lift (OME) and a JKS BL/MML combo.

No t-case drop was needed for my Jeep once I installed the MML.
No shifter bracketry was required (5 speed manual (AX-5))
No brake line extensions were required. Not really needed until 4" or so of lift.

This is a case where it is very much a Jeep thing. No two seem to be exactly the same. Given that you have a D35 (shorter pinion) resulting in a 'flatter' angle, you will likely not need a t-case drop with a 2" lift. If you DO, you could always just add some washers between the frame and t-case skid/shovel and get the same results.
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How hard is it to lower the Transfer Case? Will the shifter levers bind any?

What about the Fan Shroud?

Also, I remember doing a BL on my 86 CJ7 and my steering column popped out at the front one night.

Sorry to be a pain in the butt, but I like to know what the potentials are.
lowering the TC only needs a few minutes.

the fan shrould stays like it is when you install a 1" BL and 1" MMl at the same time.

with my BL came a bracket that makes the steering column mount (behind the drivers side front wheel) higher.
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Thanks to everyone's comments so far. Does anyone else have input??
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The shocks that come in ProComp's 2" lift are their ES3000 shocks. They are STIFF AS HELL on a TJ, I doubt you will like the ride with those shocks at all. PC's springs are fine, it's those shocks. That lift is the very first lift I installed on my TJ and it wasn't 3 months before I trashed the ES3000 shocks for a better riding shock.

For the $$$, it is real hard to beat the good ride of the Skyjacker Hydros (NOT the Nitros). Perhaps the shop you're buying the lift from will let you swap to the Hydros. If you have to stay with ProComp shocks, go with their MX-6 shocks which are 6-way adjustable for ride stiffness. I ran those for about a year and on the softer 1 or 2 settings, they rode well.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:27 PM   #9
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i just ordered my 2" Complete Budget Lift kits for Jeep TJ Wrangler (1997-2006)
Rubicon, i checked my jeep today, it's got new shocks, and rides really well, so i got the kit with shock ext. i'll get some before and after pic. not like theirs not enough!
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Rusty's Offroad: TJ 2" Basic Kit

I'm new here so I'm not sure if there's been any input on this company, but my buddy has this kit on his Rubicon and I'll probably be investing in the kit also.

Just figured I'd throw it out there. They've got a budget boost too. My friend loves the kit and the shocks it comes with and I'd personally rather have new springs then spacers.
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Old 03-21-2008, 03:47 PM   #11
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what all tools will i need for installing a 2" bb lift and lowering tc??????
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only hearing how well this kit rides too.
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what all tools will i need for installing a 2" bb lift and lowering tc??????

You will need jackstands.. very tall jackstands as they have to go underneath the frame by the doors

You will need 2 jacks (hydraulic perfered but regular ones will work) I used my stock tj jack and my moms montero sport's hydraulic jack.)

You will need a set of wrenches, open (box end?) and sockets metric wrenches and socket set (most come with both metric and inches).. might also get a set of torx as that is usefull if you need some slack for the brake lines.

tcase drop should not be needed but if you do, you will need the stock jack, a cinderblock or something to give you some lift and at last some thick washers (6 bolts)
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You will need jackstands.. very tall jackstands as they have to go underneath the frame by the doors
I. E. 6 ton jackstands, 3 ton jackstands are too short.
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Yep the 3 tons worked for my in the rear. But I had to go out and buy 6 ton stands this morning to do the front.

I do not really like Rusty's after dealing with them on my budget boost. I was thinking about going through them when the time comes for my full suspension lift, not anymore though.
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Rusty's Offroad: TJ 2" Basic Kit

I'm new here so I'm not sure if there's been any input on this company, but my buddy has this kit on his Rubicon and I'll probably be investing in the kit also.

Just figured I'd throw it out there. They've got a budget boost too. My friend loves the kit and the shocks it comes with and I'd personally rather have new springs then spacers.
Anyone have any pics of that kit? I'm looking to run that kit or something similar soon.
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i ran the rustys 2" coil lift with 32's.

w/ 1" BL



w/o BL



another one with BL but with black wheels

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i ran the rustys 2" coil lift with 32's.

w/ 1" BL



w/o BL



another one with BL but with black wheels


Looks good. Hows the ride on those shocks? Thanks for the pics

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