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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.
You'll be in a great mood all day because you'll be slapping all your troubles away.
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.
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.
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.
Remember that having a different opinion doesn't also require one to be a jerk when expressing it.
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!
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)