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08-24-2013 07:40 PM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by MichTJ View Post
Any thoughts on getting front and rear 2" BB pucks, then retaining the factory spacers on the front to level the front-to-rear rake??
You leave the stock spacers in anyway... at least I did


If you have front to rear rake now, it will look exactly like it does now except two inches higher
08-24-2013 05:42 PM
MichTJ Any thoughts on getting front and rear 2" BB pucks, then retaining the factory spacers on the front to level the front-to-rear rake??
08-24-2013 10:32 AM
sprocket
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Originally Posted by THerr118 View Post
Before

During

After

I know it doesn't look like much but I have almost no rubbing issues when I flex now!!
Awesome Sahara! That's what I want to do with mine. If you don't mind, what are your specs.
08-05-2013 05:26 PM
Norcal73
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Originally Posted by Norcal73 View Post
Being that this is a 2"bb thread what are you expecting? Some of us dont leave the asphalt and fire trails. I have no need to spend $2500-$3500 on a full blown lift just to stay on the asphalt or dirt. I dont rock crawl or "wheel" but I do want a nice looking jeep with proportionate sized tires which usually requires a little more clearance than stock. But if you have the need and the budget More power to ya!
The local 4wd place recommended the spacers when I looked into replacement springs because they said youre changing all the factory specs etc. They do that for a living but said based on my needs, a bb was the best route to go....
08-05-2013 05:24 PM
Norcal73 Being that this is a 2"bb thread what are you expecting? Some of us dont leave the asphalt and fire trails. I have no need to spend $2500-$3500 on a full blown lift just to stay on the asphalt or dirt. I dont rock crawl or "wheel" but I do want a nice looking jeep with proportionate sized tires which usually requires a little more clearance than stock. But if you have the need and the budget More power to ya!
08-05-2013 05:17 PM
Capp35
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Originally Posted by kristin View Post
Heh. I've almost convinced my husband to let me do this to mine. It needs new shocks and tires anyways. I was thinking some 2" coil spring spacers and bilstein shocks.
If you are going to spend the cash on Bilsteins, why cheap out with spacers? For just a little more than the price of the shocks you could get some nice 2" springs.
08-03-2013 11:10 PM
kristin
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Originally Posted by Plowboy1970 View Post
Almost have the G friend convinced to do this,
Heh. I've almost convinced my husband to let me do this to mine. It needs new shocks and tires anyways. I was thinking some 2" coil spring spacers and bilstein shocks.
12-08-2012 09:25 PM
Capp35 No steering assembly needed.

My BDS springs went on this way without a spring compressor.
12-05-2012 02:18 PM
obidya nice idea with the ramps!
Im getting ready to swap my front springs. I was thinking I would jack the whole front up pull the wheels off, with the front held up with jack stands on the frame, use my smaller jack to raise each side individually to do something similar.

Did you have to loosen up the steering assembly at all? getting springs off in the junkyard was a serious pain.. but it was IN the junkyard
12-05-2012 10:44 AM
Capp35
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Originally Posted by jeepsrgreat View Post
Been driving it for 4 days now. No vibes.
You were lucky. I had major vibes and had to do a TC drop.
Just did a 1' BL and ML and was able to do away with the TC drop. I am also replacing the BB with 2" BDS springs and will still be using this install method.
12-04-2012 09:17 AM
jeepsrgreat
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Originally Posted by TnDz TJ
Hmmmm... 'someone' ( Jeepsrgreat ) needs to update their avatar...lol

I'm glad to see so many have benefited from this thread.....
Lol.....I'll see what I can do
12-04-2012 07:14 AM
TnDz TJ Hmmmm... 'someone' ( Jeepsrgreat ) needs to update their avatar...lol

I'm glad to see so many have benefited from this thread.....
12-04-2012 12:45 AM
jeepsrgreat
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Originally Posted by JeepJT04
doing this lift right now. a little rust in the face and grease all going good
How did you make out? Pics?
12-01-2012 09:13 PM
JeepJT04 doing this lift right now. a little rust in the face and grease all going good
11-24-2012 10:57 PM
jeepsrgreat Been driving it for 4 days now. No vibes.
Wife thinks I crazy, harder to get into. Guess it's time for some rock sliders with steps.
11-19-2012 10:23 AM
jeepsrgreat
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Originally Posted by DavidW954
This thread is really helpful. I'm looking at the Rubicon Express 2" BB with shocks. Selection over here is pretty limited but the RE kit is fairly well recommended. How likely are driveline vibes? It seems to be down to luck, but I just want a feel for the odds!
Not sure about the vibes. I take a company pick up back and forth to work for half my shift. I'll find out tomorrow night on the way home if there are any.
11-19-2012 10:16 AM
DavidW954 This thread is really helpful. I'm looking at the Rubicon Express 2" BB with shocks. Selection over here is pretty limited but the RE kit is fairly well recommended. How likely are driveline vibes? It seems to be down to luck, but I just want a feel for the odds!
11-19-2012 09:52 AM
jeepsrgreat Yes I know. It was not a high priority this summer. Now it's not a good idea at sub zero temps. I am also considering flat flares, but can't find a set I would be willing to spend the money on. I need a 7" flare to cover the tire. As you can see from the pic the tires stick out and it doesn't take much to ruin a wash job.
11-19-2012 09:43 AM
Jwolfer Looks good man. You need to bedline those fender flares!
11-19-2012 09:30 AM
jeepsrgreat Thanks. I was surprised the difference 2 inches made.

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11-19-2012 06:27 AM
TnDz TJ Looks great!
11-18-2012 10:34 PM
jeepsrgreat Attachment 179696

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11-18-2012 10:32 PM
Stanton Tucker
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Originally Posted by jeepsrgreat

Install went fairly well. The only problems were the bolts holding the bump stops had severe corrosion. Ended up destroying the threads in the spring perch. I put a new bolt with a nut on each corner.
These directions were great and despite the problem, it only took two hours.
I think it looks great. One more successful mod. The future has a body lift with a motor mount lift, a SYE and a tummy tuck....33s....Dana 44....regear....lockers....does it ever stop. It's all fun!
What size tire are you running in this picture,?
11-18-2012 10:26 PM
jeepsrgreat Attachment 179680

Install went fairly well. The only problems were the bolts holding the bump stops had severe corrosion. Ended up destroying the threads in the spring perch. I put a new bolt with a nut on each corner.
These directions were great and despite the problem, it only took two hours.
I think it looks great. One more successful mod. The future has a body lift with a motor mount lift, a SYE and a tummy tuck....33s....Dana 44....regear....lockers....does it ever stop. It's all fun!
11-18-2012 10:51 AM
jeepsrgreat Going to do this lift today. Wish me luck.
11-15-2012 02:51 PM
wwch99tj I did a 1.75 inch BB and didn't do any of those extras... I even kept stock shocks
And you can align the Jeep in your driveway in about 30 minutes, the only thing adjustable is the toe

http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html
11-15-2012 02:50 PM
THerr118 I am definitely not an expert but I'll give you my first hand experience. I was told by numerous people that I should just put in the spacers and not even bother with shocks yet. I'm not easy on my rig and I have yet to see any adverse effects because of this. Cam bolts are not needed on our jeep. As far as any other parts, I did not need them. I just put on the lift and wheeled. The alignment was still good on my jeep even!!
But like I said I'm no expert but I've done the lift and these are my observations.



Proof it works!! Haha
11-15-2012 02:48 PM
markmdz I just did my 2" BB about 2 weeks ago using the exact method described in this thread. Very easy and very quick. Just a note to disconnect the front sway bar endlinks from the bottom, not the top (not the ball joint), as it's much more of a pain in the ass to remove the ball-joint, and reseat them without air tools.

For what it's worth, I did not do any t-case drop or MM lift, and while I didn't feel any driveline vibes, not only two weeks in I get a slight 'clicking' when coming to a stop from a very slow speed. I suspect it's the driveshaft u-joint clicking, due to the angle, but I haven't investigated yet. As such, I would highly suggest doing either the t-case drop (easiest and cheapest, but you do give up break-angle [only really matters if doing pretty nutty off-roading]) or the MM lift. Otherwise, spring for the extra $$ and just get the SYE, which (IMO) is really the best way to do it.

I did this 2" BB only and clear 33's with no problem. No rubbing at all, but I have not yet tried to disco the sways and go full flex. I'm sure I'd rub pretty badly if I did.


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Originally Posted by MiWranglers View Post
Thanks to TnDz TJ for sharing installation write-up and all the contributors sharing experiences/comments on the topic of budget boost.

Before the snow settles on the roads, I'd like to replace worn 7-year-old stock shocks on my daily driver. I figure sneaking in a budget boost under the guise of "vehicle repair" isn't likely to raise the wife's suspicions that I'm daring to spend my hard-earned money on self-recreation since we certainly can't have any of that nonsense. ;-)

I'm trying to weigh the chance I'll need one or more of the items below after spending minimum amount on spacers and shocks versus dropping more cash upfront to get a more inclusive lift kit.

Other than the variable of drive line vibration requiring a transfer case drop and/or motor mount lift, did anyone find it necessary to buy any of the following after installing just the spring spacers?

Extended front and/or rear sway bar links?
Not needed.

Install cam bolts to front lower control arms or replace stock lower front control arms with longer or adjustable front lower control arms?
I did not need these either.

Front and/or rear adjustable stabilizer bars?
I did not need these either.

Get a professional wheel alignment?
I personally would always suggest getting an alignment after screwing with any of the suspension geometry. It's a cheap insurance policy to protect your suspension bits and tires from premature wear.
11-15-2012 02:28 PM
MiWranglers Thanks to TnDz TJ for sharing installation write-up and all the contributors sharing experiences/comments on the topic of budget boost.

Before the snow settles on the roads, I'd like to replace worn 7-year-old stock shocks on my daily driver. I figure sneaking in a budget boost under the guise of "vehicle repair" isn't likely to raise the wife's suspicions that I'm daring to spend my hard-earned money on self-recreation since we certainly can't have any of that nonsense. ;-)

I'm trying to weigh the chance I'll need one or more of the items below after spending minimum amount on spacers and shocks versus dropping more cash upfront to get a more inclusive lift kit.

Other than the variable of drive line vibration requiring a transfer case drop and/or motor mount lift, did anyone find it necessary to buy any of the following after installing just the spring spacers?

Extended front and/or rear sway bar links?

Install cam bolts to front lower control arms or replace stock lower front control arms with longer or adjustable front lower control arms?

Front and/or rear adjustable stabilizer bars?

Get a professional wheel alignment?
10-15-2012 06:16 AM
TnDz TJ
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Originally Posted by THerr118 View Post
Thanks!! I love them!! Definitely worth the money!
For sure... Metalcloaks are sexy!
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