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09-30-2007 03:26 PM
mrbigjeep go with 3". you'll wish you went higher or you'll want bigger tires later on anyway.

doesn't look too bad.

or stay 2" for now and buy a 1" BL later on.
09-30-2007 01:41 PM
hemmer so would 3" suspension look alright with 31's or would i be better off with just a 2"?
09-30-2007 12:23 PM
mrbigjeep
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
2x.. i installed a 2" bodylift.. i had quite a bit of brackets so it took long time but it was my first time actually working on my rig so i was all afraid to mess around w/ it since i was new to it so i took my time. All i can say is if 2" body lift is easy for me, then 1" is easier.
yeah mine was just four brackets that bolt right on for the fan shroud. very simple.
09-30-2007 12:19 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by mrbigjeep View Post
the BL comes with brackets for it. takes 10 minutes of effortless work.

2x.. i installed a 2" bodylift.. i had quite a bit of brackets so it took long time but it was my first time actually working on my rig so i was all afraid to mess around w/ it since i was new to it so i took my time. All i can say is if 2" body lift is easy for me, then 1" is easier.
09-30-2007 12:14 PM
mrbigjeep
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Originally Posted by mrbigjeep View Post
non-sense.

the BL comes with brackets for it. takes 10 minutes of effortless work.
I know some of the BL's may not come with a bracket. But my performance accessories 1" BL did and it is a very reputable name.
09-30-2007 11:56 AM
mrbigjeep
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Originally Posted by orange05tj View Post
With some luck, and a way to get a drill in your engine compartment, you'll get it done. If your doing a 1" BL, remove fan shroud, measure 1" down from the stock holes. Drill with 1/4" drill bit. you wont have to drill the lower passenger side, there should be a hole you can use. I went to do that, but ended up doing the mml.
non-sense.

the BL comes with brackets for it. takes 10 minutes of effortless work.
09-29-2007 08:33 PM
debruins so your getting a 1" BL and 2" of susp lift? and 31's i would reccomend jsut the 2" lift
you dont need more lit and a BL looks weird, but if its "free"......
09-29-2007 07:42 PM
orange05tj
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Originally Posted by hemmer View Post
haha good thinking. now does anybody have a how to on moving the fan shroud down?
With some luck, and a way to get a drill in your engine compartment, you'll get it done. If your doing a 1" BL, remove fan shroud, measure 1" down from the stock holes. Drill with 1/4" drill bit. you wont have to drill the lower passenger side, there should be a hole you can use. I went to do that, but ended up doing the mml.
09-29-2007 05:37 PM
hemmer haha good thinking. now does anybody have a how to on moving the fan shroud down?
09-29-2007 03:54 PM
mrbigjeep but if you buy the cheap BL then you can get your parents to buy you a more expensive jeep part for Christmas

simpler? moving the fan shroud is WAY, WAY, WAY, easier than a MML.
09-29-2007 01:39 PM
hemmer
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Originally Posted by mrbigjeep View Post
I was about to correct you

Go for the 1" BL. you don't even have to wait til Christmas. they are cheap.
lol ya i know i just dont want to have to pay for something.

so if i do do the bl ill have to move the fan shroud then? or would it just be simpler to buy some new motor mounts?
09-27-2007 05:35 PM
mrbigjeep
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Originally Posted by nregas1 View Post
I just noticed my typo above ^...

I meant to say "a MML is NOT required to do a BL".
I was about to correct you

Go for the 1" BL. you don't even have to wait til Christmas. they are cheap.
09-27-2007 11:59 AM
nregas1
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Originally Posted by nregas1 View Post
If you do a BL, I'd stay at 1" or the JKS 1.25". Some consider a MML easier to do than relocting the fan shroud. But a MML is required to do a BL.
I just noticed my typo above ^...

I meant to say "a MML is NOT required to do a BL".
09-27-2007 11:57 AM
nregas1
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Originally Posted by hemmer View Post
oh and ive noticed a few people on here are getting new lifts and they just have bb's. i wouldnt mind buying a used set cause i mean most are just spacers and used or not they will be the same right?
Correct, I've never seen any poly spacers that were changed in any way just b/c they were used. I'm planning on selling my BB spacers (they are a TRUE 2" as opposed to most which claim 2" but are actually 1.75"). The BB is only about 3 months old and comes with the bump-stop extensions for rear (never used). Cost me $100 (b/c bump stops and new bolts were an extra $25). Anyway, PM me if you're interested. But, it'll be about a week or so before I have the chance to get my new lift installed though.
09-27-2007 09:39 AM
dweebster hey i have the same kind of jeep as you LOL i have a 4 bangger with 31s on it and i dont have any problems at all..... rides smooth
09-26-2007 11:04 PM
nregas1 If you do a BL, I'd stay at 1" or the JKS 1.25". Some consider a MML easier to do than relocting the fan shroud. But a MML is required to do a BL.
09-26-2007 11:04 PM
hemmer
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Originally Posted by kg4kpg View Post
There are some rubi coils on the jeeps unlimited board for sale. I've seen them there a lot. If those guys would come over here, maybe they would sell them faster on our bbb (better bulletin board).
oh and ive noticed a few people on here are getting new lifts and they just have bb's. i wouldnt mind buying a used set cause i mean most are just spacers and used or not they will be the same right?
09-26-2007 10:40 PM
hemmer alright and i was thinking maybe for christmas i could ask my parents for a 1" body lift after i figure out what suspension lift items im gonna buy myself. would you guys recommend a body lift at all or not? any hidden things id have to buy like raised motor mounts or anything like that?
09-26-2007 06:13 PM
nregas1
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Originally Posted by Walkeraviator View Post
I am going to recommend Rustys 2" spring lift. Thats the route I am gonna take. Thats 4 springs and 4 shocks making your jeep 2" taller than stock for $310 plus shipping.
Yep, if I was doing a 2" lift over again, I'd do that exact thing.
09-26-2007 05:43 PM
Triple88a I wonder how would OME shocks ride on the rubi springs...
09-26-2007 05:24 PM
antwon412 also look into skyjacker....i just got mine in.its shocks and spaces so its cheaper by almost a hundred bucks and you get the same lift. just make sure you go with the hydro shocks, not the nitros.
09-26-2007 04:32 PM
Walkeraviator I am going to recommend Rustys 2" spring lift. Thats the route I am gonna take. Thats 4 springs and 4 shocks making your jeep 2" taller than stock for $310 plus shipping.
09-26-2007 02:28 PM
nicolas-eric rubi springs aren´t longer than normal TJ springs, they are stiffer. that gives about 1" lift in a light 4cyl TJ.
BUT you´ll get a very stiff ride with rubi springs. i had them in the front because my TJ sagged and i didn´t like it.
with a BB on top of them they are stiffer than without because of the changed CAs angle.
i wouldn´t do that.
09-26-2007 02:26 PM
nregas1
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Originally Posted by mrbigjeep View Post
If he's using stock shocks with shock extenders then, yes. Otherwise, it will depend completely on the shocks. If you get some pro comps i guarantee it will not ride like stock.
Agreed...to some extent. On that setup I described above, I used some cheap ProComp ES3000 and was pretty pleased with the ride. But then again I was going from 9 year old OEM shocks and springs so thought it was a great improvement.
09-26-2007 02:10 PM
kg4kpg There are some rubi coils on the jeeps unlimited board for sale. I've seen them there a lot. If those guys would come over here, maybe they would sell them faster on our bbb (better bulletin board).
09-26-2007 01:33 PM
hemmer well i plan to keep it somewhat similar to what its at for ride quality right now. if its a little worse i guess thats alright. i just dont want something super noticeable.
09-26-2007 09:57 AM
mrbigjeep
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Originally Posted by nregas1 View Post
That'll keep the stock ride you currently have
If he's using stock shocks with shock extenders then, yes. Otherwise, it will depend completely on the shocks. If you get some pro comps i guarantee it will not ride like stock.
09-25-2007 11:09 PM
nregas1 That's just what I did on my first TJ. Was very pleased with it. The Rubi springs are OEM and they are exact same height, but stiffer spring rate so will sit higher and be a little stiffer ride (but nothing objectionable). However since it put me around 3.25" I had some slight vibes. A few washer to drop the skid took care of that. That's a great lift, IMO, for very little money. There are a couple of full sets of Rubi springs on Ebay right now for around $125. You can find a BB w/shocks anywhere, including some pretty good kits on Ebay for around $200-$250. That's less than $400 for 3" and will do you fine for your purposes, will take you just about anywhere, and very cost effective.
09-25-2007 11:02 PM
hemmer so are you saying that i should get the 2" bb and rubi springs to bump it to a 3-3.5? just wanna make sure im reading correctly.
09-25-2007 10:55 PM
nregas1 Sounds like you need a 2" budget boost. That'll keep the stock ride you currently have and get you some clearance and still look good on 31's. If you wanted, you could track down some low mileage Rubicon springs that will gain you a good 1-1.5" on that 4-banger. That would get you around 3" from where you are now. Then you can begin the never-ending alignment/DW struggle. JK...sorta.
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