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Old 11-27-2008, 07:53 AM   #1
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Question What BB Lift kit is best??

Newbie here . I just got a 98 Wrangler TJ Sport That is bone stock.I would like to run 32 or 33 inch tires on 15x8 rims. The Jeep is my daliy driver. It wont be used for heavy off road trips just light trails. So I'm thinking a 2inch Budget Boost and a JKS 1.25 body lift. How does that sound to everyone? Which Kit does everyone like the most? I have heard good stuff about RE,Skyjacker and Pro Comp kits. I also heard to stay away from Rough Country kits. I haven't got a clue as what to get. Same with the Tires Ya think BFG's are the way to go? Any advice you can give me would be GREATLY !! Appreciated.... Thanks

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Old 11-27-2008, 08:15 AM   #2
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any 2" BB is fine because its just spacers. If you do a 1.25 bl, you can stuff 33's, I did it for a while. As for tires, what kind of driving do you do? If its alot of highway, go with BFG AT's. Throw some pics up soon.

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Old 11-27-2008, 08:26 AM   #3
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Yes, I do a lot of Hwy.driving, So ya think RE or Skyjacker kit will perform about the same? ...Thanks
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I had the Skyjacker BB but later changed to RE shocks. I also do alot of highway, and my AT's are wearing nice.
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:41 AM   #5
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How about the Old Man Emu shocks? Ever had any experience with those?
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:02 AM   #6
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Ive heard that they are probably the best on the market.
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I was given some good advice on trying the 2in Coil Lift from Rusty's Off Road. It comes with longer coils and shocks. I love it. I pretty much do the samething you do with your jeep. I think you should look into it. I paid a lil over 350$ including shipping.

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I was given some good advice on trying the 2in Coil Lift from Rusty's Off Road. It comes with longer coils and shocks. I love it. I pretty much do the samething you do with your jeep. I think you should look into it. I paid a lil over 350$ including shipping.

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Your Jeep has a great stance for only having a 2" lift, I think that's a much better way to go than the spacers.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:14 PM   #9
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That looks great!! Thanks for posting the pic's. That's what I needed to see.
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:26 PM   #10
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dont spend a lot on a bb and shocks, you'll upgrage soon, everone does. just look on ebay, all spacers are the same, i ran bar pin elim, they ext. my stock shocks, $119 shipped
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are you planning on going bigger eventually? if not then get a good kit now so you will love riding in your jeep every time.
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:24 PM   #12
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I don't think I would go any higher then a 3" lift. I need it to handle pretty good on the highway cause my wife will be drving it sometimes.
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I've had a BB on mine for quite a while and have spent a great deal of time wheeling it over some moderately difficult trails. The BB was a great way for me to try on a new hobby without spending a great deal of money. And, since it's simple to install (I replaced my coils at the same time with Rubi coils) it gave me a jumping off point to make sure I could actually work on my own rig.

If you want to BB it, don't worry too much about the spacers. It's the shocks that are important.
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:27 PM   #14
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I think I'm leaning towards the Rubi BB. Did some searching and I hear a lot of good things about it.
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The best BB lift would be a set of 4 2" Spacers and 4 2" BS Extensions and 4 OME springs.
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I was given some good advice on trying the 2in Coil Lift from Rusty's Off Road. It comes with longer coils and shocks. I love it. I pretty much do the samething you do with your jeep. I think you should look into it. I paid a lil over 350$ including shipping.

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Has anyone else had any experience with Rusty's Off Road shocks? $350 sounds like a hell of a deal for 4 springs and 4 shocks shipped. If your only looking to go 2 inches and if those are decent shocks, I don't think you could do much better for the money.
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Has anyone else had any experience with Rusty's Off Road shocks? $350 sounds like a hell of a deal for 4 springs and 4 shocks shipped. If your only looking to go 2 inches and if those are decent shocks, I don't think you could do much better for the money.
I do not have personal experience however i have not heard anything bad about the 2 and 3" rustys kits. Every post about them is +.
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The best BB lift would be a set of 4 2" Spacers and 4 2" BS Extensions and 4 OME springs.
this may be a dumb question but what are 2" BS extentions
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this may be a dumb question but what are 2" BS extentions
I will guess it means Bump stops. They need to be longer now that the jeep is taller. I run rusty's shocks on my ZJ for the price, they ride well.
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There are a few brands I won't touch and you have hit on 2 of them- Skyjacker and Rustys. There is a reason their stuff is cheaper. The other posters are right- the spacers are no big deal, but the shocks sure are. Stick with a "good" brand- OME, RE monotubes, Ranchos, Bilsteins etc- you will be money ahead in the long run and happier with the ride in the short term.
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There are a few brands I won't touch and you have hit on 2 of them- Skyjacker and Rustys. There is a reason their stuff is cheaper. The other posters are right- the spacers are no big deal, but the shocks sure are. Stick with a "good" brand- OME, RE monotubes, Ranchos, Bilsteins etc- you will be money ahead in the long run and happier with the ride in the short term.
I'll have to disagree on that. Rusty's IS cheaper, but I have no complaints about the ride quality of the shocks. My Jeep is smooth on the highway and works great offroad. Its not a rough ride at all. Its very stable on road and very capable off road. What problems/issues have you had with Rusty's in the past?
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They need to be longer now that the jeep is taller.
Bump stops have nothing to do with how tall the rig is. Bump stops are there to limit up travel and mainly to keep your tires out of your flares. I have 4" of suspension lift and not a single inch of bump stop extensions. I dont have BS extensions since my bl gives me the needed clearance.


The only complaint i've ever heard was about their trackbars. They are toothpicks.
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I'll have to disagree on that. Rusty's IS cheaper, but I have no complaints about the ride quality of the shocks. My Jeep is smooth on the highway and works great offroad. Its not a rough ride at all. Its very stable on road and very capable off road. What problems/issues have you had with Rusty's in the past?
Glad to hear you have had a good experience. I helped a friend remove some very saggy shocks made by Rusty that were only a year or so old. He's not the only one that I know that has not been happy with Rusty's stuff. Glad to hear you are happy, but I know too many people personally that are not, so I steer clear of his stuff.
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Glad to hear you have had a good experience. I helped a friend remove some very saggy shocks made by Rusty that were only a year or so old. He's not the only one that I know that has not been happy with Rusty's stuff. Glad to hear you are happy, but I know too many people personally that are not, so I steer clear of his stuff.
Interesting. Good to know. I'll have to keep an eye on my shocks and see what happens in the years to come.
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some very saggy shocks
what does "saggy shocks" mean???
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what does "saggy shocks" mean???
I believe he means the coils tend to sag or either the gas/hydro shocks wear out...

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