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Old 11-18-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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Lift opinions please!

So. I want to get a lift for my 98 TJ manual. I'm thinking about a 2" skyjacker budget boost with shocks. Anyone have any input in this?! What about re-gearing?! I'll be running 31's

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I believe there are a couple of reviews for the skyjacker BB in the TJ lift Review sticky at the top of the TJ Section, if I remember right?

Anyhow...the kit is fine and you will not need to do any regearing for 31's.

TIP...do NOT get the skyjacker "NITRO" shocks...they are way too stiff....the skyjacker Hydro shocks are nice and ride very well.

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Thank you for covering the nitro vs hydro shocks. I forgot to add that. Would I need to re-gear for 32's?? Also, how do I go about doing that. I'm a 19 year old girl. I can do a lot but not sure about that.
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engine,trans????
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If you have the 4 cylinder you will have to regear to keep some power at all. But with the 6 you should be fine. If you are going to regear send it someplace with experience its more of an art then swapping parts.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:11 PM   #6
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If you have the 4 cylinder you will have to regear to keep some power at all. But with the 6 you should be fine. If you are going to regear send it someplace with experience its more of an art then swapping parts.
Yes, I have a 2.5l 4cl. The old 4banger! Haha. I have 31's now with stock suspension. I only barley noticed a loss in power when I added the bigger tires. For example, I could start off in 2nd gear but now I have to use 1st to get going. So, re-gearing would be a must if I were to add 32's?! Also, how does a lift effect the jeep in the long run?! Is there anything I'll have maintain?!
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:53 PM   #7
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I had a 2 inch skyjacker with shocks on my 2001 Cherokee, you shouldn't have to worry about re-gearing in my opinion
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:28 PM   #8
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IM RUNNING THE 2" SKYJACKER BB, LOVE THE HYDROS, IM RUNNING THE 2.4 IN MY JEEP, WITH 31"S NO COMPLAINTS HERE. DECENT FLEX FOR THE BB, I'D LIKE MORE, (BUT MY HONEY DO LIST KEEPS GETTING BIGGER)

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Old 11-18-2010, 11:40 PM   #9
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IM RUNNING THE 2" SKYJACKER BB, LOVE THE HYDROS, IM RUNNING THE 2.4 IN MY JEEP, WITH 31"S NO COMPLAINTS HERE. DECENT FLEX FOR THE BB, I'D LIKE MORE, (BUT MY HONEY DO LIST KEEPS GETTING BIGGER)
Nice looking jeep! Thanks for the pictures. That's with the 2" bb lift and 31" tires?!

If so, I'm def. Going for that you didn't have to re gear?!
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No regearing, stock 4.10 gearing
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No regearing, stock 4.10 gearing
That's what I like to hear! Thank you!
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I had 4.10 with 31s without any problems either. But i drove the CRAP out of my 4banger.

As far as maintaining the lift there isnt you have to do different then a stock suspension really. With a BB you wouldnt even have to extend your bump stops.
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:17 AM   #13
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I had 4.10 with 31s without any problems either. But i drove the CRAP out of my 4banger.

As far as maintaining the lift there isnt you have to do different then a stock suspension really. With a BB you wouldnt even have to extend your bump stops.
Nice! Thank you so much!
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:19 AM   #14
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DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY PICS OF A 2" BB WITH 31's or 32's ?!!! Pleaseeeeeee!
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IM RUNNING THE 2" SKYJACKER BB, LOVE THE HYDROS, IM RUNNING THE 2.4 IN MY JEEP, WITH 31"S NO COMPLAINTS HERE. DECENT FLEX FOR THE BB, I'D LIKE MORE, (BUT MY HONEY DO LIST KEEPS GETTING BIGGER)

That 2nd picture is a BB with Hydros and 31s? What springs are on there? That looks high!
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That 2nd picture is a BB with Hydros and 31s? What springs are on there? That looks high!
Yes, I agree. That does look a little high. But I like it!
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:49 AM   #18
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Oh, i like it too. It just seems much higher than normal. Maybe the camera angle is tricking me
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Old 11-19-2010, 01:18 PM   #19
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What do you guys think about these?!!!

I've narrowed it down between these two...

Keep in mind I have a 98 TJ - 4banger!
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Well number one... you can view Quadratech online and share links with us instead of taking pics

number two. No 3" body lifts! Bad news bears. The highest body lift you'll want to go is 1.25"

The Skyjacker is the way to go.
2" Budget Boost. One package costs around $120 for the spacers only. The other is the spacers as well as a set of new shocks. You will have a choice between NITRO shocks or HYDRO shocks. The hydro cost more but from whatI understand are far better than the Nitros
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Well number one... you can view Quadratech online and share links with us instead of taking pics

number two. No 3" body lifts! Bad news bears. The highest body lift you'll want to go is 1.25"

The Skyjacker is the way to go.
2" Budget Boost. One package costs around $120 for the spacers only. The other is the spacers as well as a set of new shocks. You will have a choice between NITRO shocks or HYDRO shocks. The hydro cost more but from whatI understand are far better than the Nitros
Hahaha. I know. I just had the magazine in front of me!

And yes. I believe I am going to go with the skyjacker.

Would I need to get someone to install this for me?!
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:32 PM   #22
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Well that depends. I don't know your mechanical aptitude. You may want to ask for help from a guy or guys you know.But you should definitely try to do it on your own- away from a place that will charge you $400 for parts and labor.
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Well that depends. I don't know your mechanical aptitude. You may want to ask for help from a guy or guys you know.But you should definitely try to do it on your own- away from a place that will charge you $400 for parts and labor.
WOO!!! No thank you in the $400 part. Like I've said before. I'm a 19 year old girl. Not to be under estimated because I've done a ton by myself. But I just don't want to mess anything up. So. I will seek help from my two uncles that build/race dirt track cars.
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that is probably a good option. Difficulty wise it is moderate. they can help with the shocks. You will need equipment and space to work on it, obviously. Few jacks and whatnot. with their help it should take around 4-6 hours to install

Depending on their expertise it may take only 3. Too many variables to put a set time on it. But only one day none-the-less
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Yeah. They will definitely have the equipment I need! not sure that they've ever installed a lift. So, I guess that'll be a hit and miss. Hahaha. Thank you so much for your help!!!
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Definitely NOT the body lift.
Hydros are usually cheaper than nitros.

Check 4wdparts. They were $22 cheaper than quadratec when I ordered my Skyjacker BB
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Definitely NOT the body lift.
Hydros are usually cheaper than nitros.

Check 4wdparts. They were $22 cheaper than quadratec when I ordered my Skyjacker BB
Do you have a picture of your jeep with the 2" BB on it?!
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sorry i am running a v8 cherokee spring in the front to..
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DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY PICS OF A 2" BB WITH 31's or 32's ?!!! Pleaseeeeeee!
My former 2000 SE with a TeraFlex BB and Tera +2" shocks on 31" MT/Rs:







My current 1997 SE with a TeraFlex BB and stock shocks on 31" MT/Rs:







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My former 2000 SE with a TeraFlex BB and Tera +2" shocks on 31" MT/Rs:

My current 1997 SE with a TeraFlex BB and stock shocks on 31" MT/Rs:
Thank you so much! I love the look! Two great looking jeeps!

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