Hey all !
New to the forum here so bare with me. I did a little looking on the BB topic but the replies all seemed to be from 2011 or earlier. Maybe I was looking in the wrong spot. Feel free to point me towards the right threads. Thats much appreciated. I know my questions have been asked a few thousand times or so.
A few weeks ago I purchased this bone stock 2000 TJ for my daughter as her first car. She grew up around my lifted 79 CJ and of course , we want to do the same to hers.
Anyone care to share some recent product advice on the best riding lift kits / shocks for a daily driver ? My experience is only on my leaf sprung CJ, and I did all that work back in 1995. It was a weekend toy ever since.
The TJ will see only occassional trail rides in the jersey pines where we live, maybe a muddle puddle or 2, nothing serious by any stretch. Though I did take her out last weekend and she got it covered in mud so I may be creating a monster.... we'll see.
Im ready to make an order but dont want to get the wrong kit that will make it too stiff. Having 140 on the body/ frame , it has some wobble at 55MPH so I already ordered a Death Wobble kit from Kevins offroad that comes with a JKS adjustable trac-bar , st. stabilizer and some other bushings. The ball joints and bearings are new. It tracks dead straight , but havent checked alignment or tire balance as of yet to see if thats contributing to DW.... Im told that this kit will most likely solve the DW issue.
Back to my question regarding lift.....
We're planning to put some ION 15 x 8's with a set of 32 x 11.50's under it.
My thoughts were :
2" BB with OME shocks and a 1.25" body lift.
Are the coils any good with 140 K on them ? It came with a hard and soft top. Soft top was on it mostly from what Im told. Previous owner used it mainly for commuting which was believable considering the condition of the interior and no old mud under the frame
I was debating on going with new coils and a 1.25" BL .
Last thing I want to do is make it too stiff.
I did check into one of the OME kits but wasnt looking to drop $ 1,300 ish if its not needed, since I still have all of this other stuff we want to do including new paint.
Thanks in advance all !
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