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Old 08-25-2008, 03:12 PM   #1
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What all do I need for this lift?

I have a 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with a 5 speed manual. Right now it is stock. I am getting a 2.25" Budget Boost with Rubicon Express twin tube shocks along with a JKS 1.25" Body lift. What will I need along with this lift? Will I need a T case drop? How many bumpstops will I need? What all will I need so I can have everything I need when I install it. This is my daily driver, so I want to make sure I do everything right all at once so I can use it to get to work again.
Thanks for all your help!

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you will not need a t-case drop. your Rubicon comes factory with a sye. What brand is the budget boost? And as far as bump stops you will not need any if you are keeping the factory size tire. Do you plan on larger tires? if so what size?

To measure for bumpstops I've always used the trail method. Each setup will be different so the amout of bumpstop needed will be different. Best way to find out what you need is to flex it out and add bumpstop as needed for your application.

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After you do the body lift don't forget to adjust the T-case linkage or you will burn out the shift fork.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:48 AM   #4
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I'm keeping stock tires and wheels right now. I plan on putting some 33x12.5s on the stock rubicon wheels. So should I just need bumpstops when I go with the larger tires? Will I need front and rear bumpstops, or just rear? Another question, will I be able to fit 33x12.5 tires on the stock rubicon wheels? Thanks guys!
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i would install a 1" MML with the 1.25" BL.

you´ll have to install the 2" BS extension at the rear (comes with the RE BB kit) because the 2.25" BB puck will not fit without that.
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Thanks! The kit comes with rear bumpstops, so I guess I'm good there. What is a 1 MML? Where can I get one, sorry i'm not familiar with the term. Also, does anybody know if you can fit 33x12.5 tires on the stock rubicon wheels? Thanks for all your help!
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Would a budget motor mount work with what I'm doing? I found a JKS 1" Motor mount lift. Will that work?
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Would a budget motor mount work with what I'm doing? I found a JKS 1" Motor mount lift. Will that work?
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Thanks! The kit comes with rear bumpstops, so I guess I'm good there. What is a 1 MML? Where can I get one, sorry i'm not familiar with the term. Also, does anybody know if you can fit 33x12.5 tires on the stock rubicon wheels? Thanks for all your help!
Yes the tires will fit on your wheels. The problem with a 12.5 tire on your stock wheels is you will have bad rubbing on the suspension with that wide of a tire on the stock wheel. To correct this you can run wheel spacers to push the wheel out from the vehicle. Alot of ppl use the SpiderTrax *sp* wheel spacers.

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you don´t really need a MMl on a rubicon, but a (budget) MML makes the BL install easier. you don't have to drop the fan shrould. your hands will stay scratch free on that way.
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to be honest.. you will need either wheel spacers or aftermarket rims to not rub with 33x12.5s..

i recommend getting the RE monotube shocks over the twintube.. spend the money now trust me..

also like they said do the jks budget mml.. you wont need a tc drop that way.. or mess with cutting your fan shroud for the body lift or mess with the tc linkage bracket
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do you only want a lift? or do you want a better ride?

"do it once, do it right." many people had 2" BB kits before. now with their real spring lifts they´re luckier.

p.e. with the "DELUXE TJ/LJ WRANGLER KIT" from DPG (TJ & LJ OME Kits) your ride will become way better than stock. and you are ready for 33s.
I also ha a BB lift before, now i have a OME lift, I know what I´m talking about.

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