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03-09-2011 09:16 AM
KP Texan I just bought this BB off eBay: DAYSTAR KJ09103BK 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler 1 3/4" LIFT - eBay (item 220744181731 end time Mar-09-11 07:11:16 PST)

$85 shipped seemed like a good price for a Daystar kit with bump stops so I said why the heck not. Amazon wants $130 for the exact same kit. I'm never going to change to a larger tire than my 31's so I think a 1.75" is going to be perfect. I'll make sure to post before and after pics!

-Wes
03-07-2011 10:13 PM
BLU_TJ05 I love it here! You guys know what your talking about!!! Should have joined with my last Wrangler. Would have saved me a lot of trail and error.
03-07-2011 09:57 PM
thetanman43
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
If you consider that "fits" is a very loose term, and if you don't understand or care if stuff works properly, then you can fit anything you want

or she's got 2" bumpstops front and rear, like I described.

read here: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html
Thanks for the info!
03-07-2011 09:27 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by thetanman43 View Post
That makes sense. But then how is Infernogirl running 33's on 2" of lift?
If you consider that "fits" is a very loose term, and if you don't understand or care if stuff works properly, then you can fit anything you want

or she's got 2" bumpstops front and rear, like I described.

read here: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html

here's how you test full bump to make sure you're shocks and suspension components clear:


here's what a 33 looks like at full bump (both sides compressed fully), with 1-3/8" bumpstop and a 1" BL


here's that same tire at full flex (one side fully compressed, and the other side fully drooped)


^that works. for real.
03-07-2011 09:14 PM
MCAD135 Well what about the 3.75" Rough Country body and suspension combo lift? I was thinking of getting that one or the 3.25" lift with springs and spacers.
03-07-2011 09:09 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by MCAD135 View Post
I always heard that suspension spacer and body lifts arent good for lifting a vehicle? I was going to buy a Rough Country lift and was told not to get the combo kit or any of them using the spring spacer because they might slip off and jam. Any problems?
thats nonsense. nothing wrong with a BB, when used with stock springs, if its properly installed and you have the proper bumpstop extensions installed.
03-07-2011 09:08 PM
thetanman43
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
no. tire size is not correlated to lift height.

to fit larger tires you need to change the distance from the hub center to the steel fender lip at full suspension compression & flex. Doesn't matter what lift height.

33's need about ~2" bumpstop extension in front and rear. 1" BL will subtract 1" off that bumpstop extension requirement, provided the shock length is correct.

33's are fit in 2 common ways:
1. 4" suspension lift, with 2" front bumpstop extension, and ~2.5" rear.
2. 2.5" suspension lift, with 1" BL, with 1" front bumpstop extension and 1.25-1.5" rear.

Alternatively, you could move the fenders...like the AEV highline kit, or DIY Aussie fender lift...with stock suspension.

That makes sense. But then how is Infernogirl running 33's on 2" of lift?
03-07-2011 09:07 PM
MCAD135 I always heard that suspension spacer and body lifts arent good for lifting a vehicle? I was going to buy a Rough Country lift and was told not to get the combo kit or any of them using the spring spacer because they might slip off and jam. Any problems?
03-07-2011 09:06 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by TheBee View Post
I tried 32 1150 tires with 10 inch rims on stock suspension, it fit fine. Can i keep them on with no issues? i do no off roading just weekend driver.
if your bumpstops are set properly...yes.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html
03-07-2011 09:00 PM
TheBee I tried 32 1150 tires with 10 inch rims on stock suspension, it fit fine. Can i keep them on with no issues? i do no off roading just weekend driver.
03-07-2011 08:28 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by thetanman43 View Post
This is a little bit off topic, but wouldn't running 33's with 2" of lift be the same as running 31's with stock height?
no. tire size is not correlated to lift height.

to fit larger tires you need to change the distance from the hub center to the steel fender lip at full suspension compression & flex. Doesn't matter what lift height.

33's need about ~2" bumpstop extension in front and rear. 1" BL will subtract 1" off that bumpstop extension requirement, provided the shock length is correct.

33's are fit in 2 common ways:
1. 4" suspension lift, with 2" front bumpstop extension, and ~2.5" rear.
2. 2.5" suspension lift, with 1" BL, with 1" front bumpstop extension and 1.25-1.5" rear.

Alternatively, you could move the fenders...like the AEV highline kit, or DIY Aussie fender lift...with stock suspension.
03-07-2011 07:41 PM
thetanman43 This is a little bit off topic, but wouldn't running 33's with 2" of lift be the same as running 31's with stock height?
03-07-2011 04:20 PM
Arch Stanton
Different manufacturers

I would ask where they're made. Daystar makes their own in the U.S.A. Kevin's Offroad has some that were made for them that are supposed to be better than average quality. I'm sure that you're right that there are not too many makers of polyurethane spacers. I've read that some squeak. There are some made out of Delrin spacers on Ebay as well.

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Originally Posted by DString View Post
Thanks Arch i am leaning toward this one but want some feedback before i buy it.
How much difference can there be in the pucks
There are probibly only a few manufactures of them they just get marketed under different brand names
03-07-2011 03:15 PM
Arch Stanton
Rocky Road

You're welcome. I'd appreciate your comments after you've installed your BB regarding the ride and handling. Good luck with your selection!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DString View Post
Thanks Arch i am leaning toward this one but want some feedback before i buy it.
How much difference can there be in the pucks
There are probibly only a few manufactures of them they just get marketed under different brand names
03-07-2011 12:21 PM
DString
Rocky Road

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Originally Posted by Arch Stanton View Post
It appears that you can keep your factory shocks with the Rocky Road Shock Adapters. That's a nice feature. However, I've read some conflicting posts about their products.
Thanks Arch i am leaning toward this one but want some feedback before i buy it.
How much difference can there be in the pucks
There are probibly only a few manufactures of them they just get marketed under different brand names
03-07-2011 11:42 AM
Wallygator I used a set of daystar 2" pucks in mine and it worked great. Took me and a buddy about 2 hours and a sixpack to install. Never had to change anything else and worked great with my 31s
03-07-2011 11:26 AM
AOR
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I have a 98 Sahara with the stock suspension and i'm courious on what would be a good set up for like a 2 or 3 in lift thats reasonably cheap.
Zone Offroad 2" kit with Hydro shocks for $233.58 shipped to you. PM me your name, billing and shipping address, phone number, email address (for PDF receipt) to order. I will call you for CC info.

Thank you very much. I am truly grateful for your business.

Namaste,

Allen
03-07-2011 11:06 AM
Arch Stanton
Rocky Road

It appears that you can keep your factory shocks with the Rocky Road Shock Adapters. That's a nice feature. However, I've read some conflicting posts about their products.

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Originally Posted by DString View Post
any one there try the on from rocky-road that comes with the bar pin eliminators?
Inexpensive Rocky Road budget lifts for your Jeep TJ Wrangler
03-07-2011 10:02 AM
DString any one there try the on from rocky-road that comes with the bar pin eliminators?
Inexpensive Rocky Road budget lifts for your Jeep TJ Wrangler
03-06-2011 11:26 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by zimi117 View Post
How necessary are new shocks when doing the spacer lift of 2" ?
they're pretty necessary...but you can get by with the stock shocks for a while. the suspension travel will suck, and the shocks will be overextending a lot...which will eventually cause them to fail. the important thing to do is extend the bumpstops, especially in the rear. the stock coils will compress just shy of coil bind in front with the BB, but in the rear you really need that 2" bumpstop extension to prevent coil damage during suspension compression.

03-06-2011 11:20 PM
zimi117 How necessary are new shocks when doing the spacer lift of 2" ?

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03-06-2011 10:01 AM
Arch Stanton
Crawler Ready

The one I saw was on ebay. It comes with the bumps tops as well. It's $76 plus shipping, but you can make an offer. I think that this outfit is from Utah like Fat Bob's Garage. I don't know if all spacers are equal. I've read that some squeak. I wouldn't buy any that were made in China. Hammerhead Offroad has a good deal on coil springs that I saw as well. Good luck.

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Originally Posted by WakeSnowSurf850 View Post
Only Crawler Ready kit I saw for $80 was....

Crawler Ready 4x4 - Jeep Wrangler 2" Budget Boost Kit

And thats just spacers right?
03-06-2011 09:01 AM
KP Texan
Quote:
Originally Posted by WakeSnowSurf850
Only Crawler Ready kit I saw for $80 was....

Crawler Ready 4x4 - Jeep Wrangler 2" Budget Boost Kit

And thats just spacers right?
I don't know much about these guys but Fat Bobs has these for $30/set: http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/_jeep...006-p8431.aspx . From what I understand, a spacer is a spacer. Most of them probably come from a handful of factories.

-Wes
03-05-2011 09:57 PM
Effisimo My jeep with a 2 in rubicon express BB and 31" pro-comps. I love the way it rides

03-05-2011 09:39 PM
WakeSnowSurf850 Only Crawler Ready kit I saw for $80 was....

Crawler Ready 4x4 - Jeep Wrangler 2" Budget Boost Kit

And thats just spacers right?
03-05-2011 11:10 AM
Arch Stanton Crawler Ready has a BB for $80 with shocks. I thinking about getting that one and the shocks separately. Some times there are shocks specials during the month of March.
03-05-2011 10:51 AM
WakeSnowSurf850 Looks good inferno!!
Thats the same color combo of my TJ.. and about the same size I want mine to be!!
I was thinking about getting a BB, but I might just go with the spacers now.
03-05-2011 10:24 AM
InfernoGirl I got mine used from another forum. But ebay, CL etc will have them as well as all the 4x4 parts places. Brand isn't so important, since they're all pretty much the same, just poly pucks......
03-05-2011 10:05 AM
mitch82 thanks guys, where is the best place to purchase these?
03-04-2011 08:09 PM
virginian
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Originally Posted by Redjeepmormon View Post
Skyjacker 2" BB and 31x10.5x15 bfg all terrain.
That looks so clean--love it.
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