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Old 06-08-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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TJ Wrangler 2" Budget Boost Kit

I have a 2003 TJ it is the small 2.4L and its got just a 2 inch lift. I saw this online and am thinking about trying it for only 100.00. Anyone try or use this budget lift before? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:28 PM   #2
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I don't get it...Do you already have a budget boost or do you only have a 2" body lift?

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I bought the Jeep with a 2in bds suspension lift. So the springs are not stock. The budget boost seems to just put the cups under the springs. I was wondering how well the cups are made or if anyone had any opinions on them.
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Are you sure its not three inches? I only ask because I also have a BDS suspension lift and I didnt think they had a two inch suspension lift. I am also curious to see if this budget boost will work
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sorry it is the three inch lift. I have been thinking about this 2 inch so much i misspelled it. I think im going to order it tonight. I'll post my results when I put them in.
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Yeah if you could do that, that would be great. Are you also replacing the shocks too?
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Going from 3" to 5" is a pretty big change. More than likely you will need a SYE and CV driveshaft and adjustable length control arms to correct your driveline angles. You would probably also need longer shocks, swaybar end links, drop pittman arm, adjustible front and rear trac bars, and extended length brake lines. By the time you buy all that stuff you would probably just be better off buying a full 4.5" lift kit that includes all those parts.
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Well as of right now, no. I was hoping to get some info on this kit because I dont know what can stay and what has to go. The BDS shocks have like 5000 miles on them and I think i am going to try and see if they will work. Any thoughts?
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Are you sure its not three inches? I only ask because I also have a BDS suspension lift and I didnt think they had a two inch suspension lift. I am also curious to see if this budget boost will work
what do you think of the BDS lift?
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I just called rusty's and they said that it won't work.
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I really like it. It is a smooth ride, or as much as a Jeep can get and the price was not that bad. I did get the DW but a steering stabilizer and pitman took care of that. I really recommend it. I would like one or two inches more though
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I would save your money. As stated above...once you pass that 3 inch point, you are looking at some pretty expensive add ons including the SYE and driveshaft. So your 100 dollar budget boost just turned into a 600 dollar project
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is there anyway I can tell what amount of lift the guy I bought it from put on the Jeep? I cant ask him. I am pretty sure he did his part of the lift on the cheap and it may be the 2" lift. If thats the case, would the budget boost kit work?
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If after the BB your total lift was 4" you MIGHT be able to lower the TC to eliminate driveline vibes...but that still may be a big IF.
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is there anyway I can tell what amount of lift the guy I bought it from put on the Jeep? I cant ask him. I am pretty sure he did his part of the lift on the cheap and it may be the 2" lift. If thats the case, would the budget boost kit work?
Yeah, I'm interested in this myself. My '05 TJ that I just got a month ago SEEMS to be higher than others I see tooling around, but I can't tell. Maybe it's been posted here elsewhere but, as long as Jeepin brought it up, how can I tell if the previous owner lifter her, and by how much?
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Edit: Just for laughs I just went out to the garage and did some measuring...

- Distance from the floor to the bottom of the body underneath the driver's door: 18"
- Distance from the floor to the bottom edge of the (stock) front bumper: 18"
- Distance from the floor to the bottom edge of the (stock) rear bumper: 16"

Anybody feel these numbers are particularly high, or do they sound pretty stock?
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I'm a newbie myself, but I can tell you, there's too many variables for those measurements to prove anything. The size of your tires, the brand, even the sag in your coils. Look for spacers, or rubber lookin' pucks, on top of the coils, or at the body mounts, 11 I believe all around the frame. Those are the cheap way to lift, then there's the full suspension, with longer coils, shocks, pitman arms, and the list goes on.

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