Just picked up a 97 Sport stock. Looking to use 32" BFG. Can I get away with a 2" spacer lift kit with new shocks? Ebay's got them for under $200 with Pro Comp shocks. Will I need a new stabilizer? I'm not going to do much off roading. What is a BB, by the way?
You will clear 32's great with a 2 in. BB. All a BB does is space the distance out between the top of the coil spring and the spring perch, making the Jeep sit up higher. You shouldn't have to bother your steering stabilizer as long as you get everything good and tight, nothing is worn out and you get your tires balanced good.
I ran a 2" spacer lift with 32" MT's for 2 years. It was cheep and worked well. You will need new shocks. I started with pro-crap shocks, but it rode terrible. Get shocks that are valved specifically for a lightweight jeep.
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For 90% street driving, what shocks should I be looking at to maintain a similiar ride and feel? Someone said I should stay away from gas if I want a factory feel. They're saying oil shocks - the cheapies. Any recommendations?