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Old 10-10-2013, 11:00 PM   #1
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suspension lift plus budget boost

Ok before i start i know this has been talked about a lot and there are already some threads out there. but please help me out.

im running a 2.5L tj with 31x10.50 and a 2" spacer lift(budget boost) and was wondering if it was possible to add a "Skyjacker 2.5" System Lift Kit" to it.

i want it to fit 33x10.50 and give it a higher look and add some clearance.

now i know its not ideal for offroading but what needs to be done in order for this to work

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Old 10-10-2013, 11:23 PM   #2
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Start over, terrible idea.

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Old 10-10-2013, 11:34 PM   #3
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I would not put anything over a 1" leveling spacer on top of a coil lift. I have a 1" spacer on my 2.5" TF coils for leveling and added bumper/winch weight and its been fine for a long time now.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:49 AM   #4
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You are better off just installing a 1.25" body lift and bumpstops with the existing 2"bb to run the 33's.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:31 AM   #5
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Well besides being a terrible idea to combine BB and SL, you would be going up to 4.5" of lift all in the suspension. So here is a list of required components besides the BB spacers and lift springs, SYE/CV, Adj CA U/L F/R, Adj TB F/R, Sway bar Links, Ext Brake Lines, Bumpstops and shocks. And they are going to have to be compatable for a 4"-5" lift since that is how much total lift you will have in the suspension. So the components that come in the 2.5" SL kit will pretty much be worthless. Not to mention the terrible Suspension Geometry and terrible ride that this setup would produce.

As Dextreme stated, do yourself a favor and just go with a BL or replace the BB with SL and BL at the same time.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:48 AM   #6
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You might want to check out a Zone 4.25 combo lift if you're on a tight budget, and just get rid of your bb.
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So here is a list of required components besides the BB spacers and lift springs, SYE/CV, Adj CA U/L F/R, Adj TB F/R, Sway bar Links, Ext Brake Lines, Bumpstops and shocks. And they are going to have to be compatable for a 4"-5" lift since that is how much total lift you will have in the suspension. So the components that come in the 2.5" SL kit will pretty much be worthless. Not to mention the terrible Suspension Geometry and terrible ride that this setup would produce.
He probably not going to understand any of those aconyms (hell I don't know some of them) but let me translate them in to something he will understand: $$$$$$$$$$
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:59 AM   #8
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There is not a single thing wrong with using any normal height of coil spacers on and normal length coils. You just have to set up your bump stops, shocks, and control arms to the correct lengths to match so you avoid bottoming out your shocks too hard or binding your coils.

In your case specifically, a 1.25" body lift would do you well.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:55 AM   #9
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yea I do understand most of what would need to be done. and yes I do understand most of what he's talking about. so please don't be little me. I've just heard that it has been done.

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