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Old 10-20-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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New to me, 2000 TJ. What lift kit?

Ok, I am way new to Wranglers. I just picked up a 2000 TJ (actually pick it up in 2 days). I want to put about 2 or so inches of lift on her.
What do you guys suggest as far as a kit along with any applicable parts. I may want to go with nicer bumpers as well. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:17 PM   #2
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Lift kits usually depend on the type of wheeling your planning to do and if it will be a daily driver.

If your looking for better ground clearance and some tires, then a 2" BB(Budget Boost) a 1" BL and 33" tires is a good combo for starting.

Another route would be a 3" lift from either Teraflex, Full Traction or the 2" kit from OME.

I would recommend drive it a while and also wheel it a couple times to get to know your Jeep before throwing a lift on it.

In your area there's a place about 30mins southwest called Jeepskool. Once a month they have a weekend of wheeling. The first weekend of every month. Great group of people and perfect place for you to test out the Jeep.

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Old 10-20-2009, 08:13 PM   #3
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Cool, I would love to go to something like that.
Your probably right on waiting to see what I REALLY want as far as a lift and wheels. I tend to get carried away. Im in the middle of a drive train swap on my 68 Bronco.
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:03 AM   #4
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I wheeled mine stock for about a year and during that time researched alot of kits. When it came time to finally lift I was doing more rock crawling so I wanted a kit that would really perform on the trails and take a beating as well, but still have good road manners. Customer service also played a part as well.

Take it out a few times, get used to how it performs, you'll be amazed what they can do stock. Read thru the "lift review" sticky at the top of this forum page. Lots of good info and pics of kits.

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Old 10-21-2009, 11:37 AM   #5
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I have a 2" inch lift kit with Procomp P3000 shocks right now and i would definitely not recommend these shocks, te ride is very hard. That's why i'm going to change them for OME in a month.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:55 AM   #6
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It really boils down to what you want your Jeep to do, and how much you are willing to spend. I've lurked here and a few other sites over the last two years I've owned my 02 Sahara, that I knew I wanted at least 3.5 inches of lift, and run 33's. I'm going with a Rubicon Express 4.5 Super-flex, with the 3.5 coils substituted in... then I will add an Advanced Adapters Slip Yoke Eliminator, and a Tom Woods CV driveshaft...

I posted a poll here a while ago for people to give me input on what brand was best.... and the link is here POLL ON LIFTS and you will be able to see the Rubicon Express and OLD MAN EMU are leading the pack as voted on by all these guys/gals. I would suggest staying away from the cheaper lifts... and you will see plenty of reason why in different posts about construction, quality of parts etc, no flex, bad bushings, shocks, etc...

I'm spending about 2500 on my entire lift, SYE, and CV. I've already spent 1300 on the five rims and tires (33x12.5) - yes, i did the spare too.

There really is truth to the acronym Just Empty Every Pocket (JEEP) - but I love mine.... hope this helps.... these guys here at the forum are the ones who edu-ma-cated me on all of this, so you're in the right place!
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:37 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. Here is a picture of the new jeep and my Bronco.
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:42 PM   #8
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:38 PM   #9
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Dude, sweet bronco and clean lines.. Does the Bronco get out wheeling or more for show
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:57 PM   #10
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IMO OME is the best choice if you want a 2-3" spring lift.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:00 PM   #11
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It all depends on your budget... I went with a Skyjacker 2" Spring/Spacer lift for $260 for budget reasons. I would have preferred a true 4" suspention lift but Im very pleased the the budget lift. I can get my 32" all terrains and the 33" mudders without rubbing.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:04 PM   #12
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I had a 2" BB before and was happy with it. But the ride will not change very much. An OME spring lift rides way better IMO.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:02 PM   #13
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I may go with a higher lift, not sure yet. The Bronco has not gone wheeling yet, Right now I am putting in a new 302 and Jeep NV3550 5 speed transmission.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:31 PM   #14
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i have a 2in lift and 33in mud tires and have no rubbing issues on or offroad, im pleased with the looks and performance but will upgrade to a 4in lift soon, and im a jeep guy but you just gotta like those old broncos!!! Nice rides!!!
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:47 AM   #15
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CLEAN EB you have man.
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:14 AM   #16
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This is why I joined this forum... Just wish I had joined earlier this year, before I bought my 2" BB lift. Not to say Im disappointed with it, I love it and it gives my Jeep a good look!! The ride is a little stiff, though. I now realize I should have gone with something like a OEM spring lift instead of a spacer lift, for ride quality! Ah... u live, learn and burn money!! Love the Bronco... I've always wanted that body style!! I have own a 79 and an 86, loved both of them!!
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:43 PM   #17
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Thanks for the help and comments guys. I think I am going to go with a OME lift and eventually 32" tires.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:11 PM   #18
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Which one do you guys like?
Full traction 3 inch lift with hydro shocks ($761)
or
OME 2 inch lit with ome shocks ($782)
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:38 PM   #19
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OME!!! From everything I have heard and read they are the way to go, I am planning on putting a OME suspension on my 98 TJ as soon as I can scrape together the cash!

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