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10-12-2012 02:14 PM
Peyts
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Originally Posted by pne123 View Post
For what it is worth I emailed Rough Country's sales dept w/ this:

"I am looking at your 1997 - 2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler 2.5" Suspension Kit for my 1997 jeep I just purchased. I have read on several website forums that some jeeps start get spring sag soon after installation. I am sure you have heard of this and I am wondering if the issue has been resolved and/or what your warranty covers when it comes to spring sag? Thank you"

And a Jason Birkes responded with:
"the springs have a lifetime warranty as long as you keep your proof of purchase. "

It is still tempting since their kits are $200 less than other brands

Hmmmmmmm... does sound tempting. I'm gonna go and take a look...

Thanks!
10-12-2012 02:13 PM
Peyts
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Originally Posted by pne123 View Post
I know rancho makes good shocks. I assume that these other brands are a lot like washing machines, they are all made by electrolux but branded whirlpool, maytag, ect.

My thoughts exactly!
10-12-2012 11:51 AM
pne123 For what it is worth I emailed Rough Country's sales dept w/ this:

"I am looking at your 1997 - 2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler 2.5" Suspension Kit for my 1997 jeep I just purchased. I have read on several website forums that some jeeps start get spring sag soon after installation. I am sure you have heard of this and I am wondering if the issue has been resolved and/or what your warranty covers when it comes to spring sag? Thank you"

And a Jason Birkes responded with:
"the springs have a lifetime warranty as long as you keep your proof of purchase. "

It is still tempting since their kits are $200 less than other brands
10-12-2012 11:44 AM
pne123 I know rancho makes good shocks. I assume that these other brands are a lot like washing machines, they are all made by electrolux but branded whirlpool, maytag, ect.
10-12-2012 10:00 AM
Peyts Would also like to know if anyone has any experience with Rancho or Teraflex shocks... again, looking at using them on a 2" BB, '05 TJ Sport with 31x10.50 tires.

Thanks!
10-12-2012 08:58 AM
Peyts Hey, everyone! I'm a Jeep newbie as well. Looking for some advice on 2" BB kits. As far as I can tell, the spacers themselves are pretty much all the same... so it really doesn't matter which kit you get when it comes to them. HOWEVER, the shocks are apparently what make the difference in these kits... again, at least as I have been told thus far.

I've been looking at kits including shocks by Skyjacker, Zone Offroad, Rugged Ridge, etc. One thing I've noticed is that all these shocks seem to look the same... the standard white shock with a different company sticker/logo on them. Are these shocks manufactured all by the same company or in the same manner, and then bought and resold by Skyjacker, Zone, etc?

Also would like people's input on their 2" BB kits... any suggestions/advice on what is crap and what is gold?

For what its worth, I'm mostly going for a better look on my stock '05 TJ Sport... so highway driving will be primarily done, with some rough trails only 3-4 times a year.

Though located in Canada, I'm heading to Baton Rouge & NOLA in a couple of weeks... so I can buy from the US or even order from there now and have them delivered and waiting for me.

I've been looking at these kits... anything here a good kit for a good price? Which is the best bang for the buck? Any suggestions besides these?

http://www.amazon.com/Rugged-Ridge-1...s=jeep+tj+lift

http://www.amazon.com/Zone-Offroad-S...s=jeep+tj+lift

National 4WD, Canada's Only Coast to Coast Source for 4X4, Jeep, Light Truck and SUV Accessories, Shipping Across Canada, USA and other global destinations. - 2 inch Budget spacer lift 2" TJ, LJ Jeep (NATBudget2InchTJ) (these come with booted Skyjacker's)

Full Traction TJ 97-06, 2 inch Econo Boost Lift (FTS7500)


I really appreciate your time and input.

Cheers!
10-11-2012 07:48 PM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by pne123
Now I am just guessing but I am thinking if you put on longer shocks you would not need the relocating brackets. Unless they moving the pivot point to keep the angles the same as stock. Hopefully an adult will chime in with definitive answer but this being the internet we will probably get 3 different "correct" answers.
All answers are correct on the Internet, just like Hollywood can't lie. Lol. And thanks for the help.
10-11-2012 04:03 PM
pne123 Now I am just guessing but I am thinking if you put on longer shocks you would not need the relocating brackets. Unless they moving the pivot point to keep the angles the same as stock. Hopefully an adult will chime in with definitive answer but this being the internet we will probably get 3 different "correct" answers.
10-11-2012 03:58 PM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by pne123

I do not know for sure but I am guessing they are lowering the top mount down so your shocks are not extended the extra 2" at rest. That way when you flex to full extension your shocks are not bottoming out before you hit full articulation.
Oh ok, so if I replaced the shocks, or just watched my flex I would probably be fine?
10-11-2012 03:51 PM
pne123
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Originally Posted by DeepSouthJeeper View Post
Hey if anyone can answer this for me that'd be great. So, a rough country spacer lift I was looking at comes with read shock relocation brackets. Why would they need to be relocated, and what happens if they're not used? Also, how reliable and sturdy would they be? I noticed no other 2 in spacer lift seems to use them..
I do not know for sure but I am guessing they are lowering the top mount down so your shocks are not extended the extra 2" at rest. That way when you flex to full extension your shocks are not bottoming out before you hit full articulation.
10-11-2012 03:44 PM
VansMudder In order for the Jeep to be leveled out the kit must be a leveling lift kit or the spacers will be the same size all around and you'll still have a rake. I did a 2" Skyjacker coil spacer lift on my JK and hated the rake, so I swapped out the rear 2" puck for a 1" Teraflex puck and that leveled my jeep out completely.
10-11-2012 02:11 PM
DeepSouthJeeper Hey if anyone can answer this for me that'd be great. So, a rough country spacer lift I was looking at comes with read shock relocation brackets. Why would they need to be relocated, and what happens if they're not used? Also, how reliable and sturdy would they be? I noticed no other 2 in spacer lift seems to use them..
10-11-2012 02:08 PM
00Jeep
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Originally Posted by sidewalk0863 View Post
hi all,

I'm just wondering what anyone thinks about the 2 inch poly spacer lifts from skyjacker, rough country, etc. i was thinking about getting one with new shocks. how do they ride? handle? would you recommend it? thanks in advance

http://www.amazon.com/Zone-Offroad-B...inch+body+lift

This is the exact kit i bought. It comes with all the brackets to move your fan shroud, steering, gas hoses, etc, back into proper alignment. I have taken my jeep into some crazy trails in the Rockies, Disney Oklahoma, Tuttle Creek Kansas and about every river and creek bed here on the farm and jeep acted as if it wasn't on there. I couldn't be more happy with the product, installation instructions and performance. Also, you def cant beat the price!! I'm running 4.5 teraflex suspension lift and a Zone 2 inch body lift with 35's. I can flex all day and not scrape. Good Luck!
10-11-2012 01:59 PM
00Jeep
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Originally Posted by Troopy18 View Post
Here is my TJ with a 2" spacer. I've had no issues
I was thinking about doing the same with those kind of wheels. Im already running a 5x5 spacer/adapter lugnut pattern. Is that all you needed?
10-11-2012 07:25 AM
hagler123 I'm going to be getting the zone 2" coil spacer lift with shocks! Its around $280
10-11-2012 12:59 AM
04ORX
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Originally Posted by 4x4jeeptj

Well idk how much they go for. That's why it's obo. Lol. I just figured 100 was a good starting point and go from there. From what I've seen. The bb with shocks are 200+. And the shocks aren't that expensive. I just don't need them so I figured why not put them on here.
That's why I was asking if it was spacers only. I just paid $50 for a set of 4 spacers. But then $300 on shocks.
10-11-2012 12:50 AM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by pne123
I am looking at the same ones. I want one that is complete. If I went susp lift I do have some advantages. My jeep is a 4 banger so motor is light and I will not be mounting a heavy bumpers or other heavy objects cuz I want it to still be able to merge without terror.
If I end up with a suspension lift, I think I would go with skyjacker or terraflex (I'd love an OME kit, but let's be real here, how would I afford that?) but I doubt Rough Country can mess up a spacer, so I'll either get the Rough Country leveling kit, maybe the 2 in Rough Country safer lift (if I can find anything on those darn shock relocation brackets). Terraflex and skyjacker are still an option, but I don't think those level the jeep out any (which I am really hoping to do).
10-11-2012 12:49 AM
pne123 http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/2-2-...ift-20613.html

Maybe I need to check out OME.
10-11-2012 12:49 AM
GSPup Either brand should be the same.

Upgrade shocks if you plan on wheeling. I'm running 2" BB and it works fine. I will upgrade to coils at some point, the BB was installed by the previous owner.
10-11-2012 12:43 AM
pne123 I am looking at the same ones. I want one that is complete. If I went susp lift I do have some advantages. My jeep is a 4 banger so motor is light and I will not be mounting a heavy bumpers or other heavy objects cuz I want it to still be able to merge without terror.
10-11-2012 12:25 AM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by pne123
thanks for the heads up on their coil springs sagging. Too bad they were the only ones in the price range I could justify. I guess it is back to BB and 1.25 BL. thanks
No problem. Yea they're just so cheap though, but I'm not sure if it's worth the risk of sagging. I have a friend whose JK has a 4 in Rough Country lift and it hasn't sagged at all, but then you have people like invert chaos. He had a Rough Country lift and it sagged on him. So which BB were you looking at? I started just looking for a leveling kit, then I started looking for a BB that would also level it out. Rough Country has one I like, but it includes rear shock relocation brackets. I'm not sure how badly they're needed, or how well they would hold up. Also looked at some terraflex and skyjacker 2 in. BB. Can't decide which one I want though.
10-11-2012 12:18 AM
pne123 thanks for the heads up on their coil springs sagging. Too bad they were the only ones in the price range I could justify. I guess it is back to BB and 1.25 BL. thanks
10-11-2012 12:04 AM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by pne123
I also have been looking at rough country 2" BB lift ($110 or 1.5" lift with shocks for $200) and 1.25" ($90) body lift but then i started looking their 2.5" suspension lift with new springs and shocks for $300. Would new springs ride/flex/handle better than old springs (97) and spacers? I would think so. So for $100 bucks more I was going to get the 2.5" susp kit but then I see they are selling a combo kit w/ the 2.5" susp kit and 1.25" body lift for $390. Talk about product creep. Started researching BB lifts and i am going to end up spending $400. Are my assumptions that new coil springs would be better than just spacers? Is rough country any good? If I do a 2.5" susp lift and 1.25' body lift do i have to change brake lines or tranny linkage? Will I then need to put MMR and transfer case spacers in also? Maybe I should start my own post but I am torn between $100 spacers or $400 lift but with unknown issues. 97 stock SE wranglers.
Well I've heard the rough country springs tend to sag very quickly. So at first they would probably be better, but who knows after they start to wear out and sag. I've been looking at a few of their BB as well, although I'd be a little hesitant to buy a new set of coils from them.
10-10-2012 11:55 PM
pne123 I also have been looking at rough country 2" BB lift ($110 or 1.5" lift with shocks for $200) and 1.25" ($90) body lift but then i started looking their 2.5" suspension lift with new springs and shocks for $300. Would new springs ride/flex/handle better than old springs (97) and spacers? I would think so. So for $100 bucks more I was going to get the 2.5" susp kit but then I see they are selling a combo kit w/ the 2.5" susp kit and 1.25" body lift for $390. Talk about product creep. Started researching BB lifts and i am going to end up spending $400. Are my assumptions that new coil springs would be better than just spacers? Is rough country any good? If I do a 2.5" susp lift and 1.25' body lift do i have to change brake lines or tranny linkage? Will I then need to put MMR and transfer case spacers in also? Maybe I should start my own post but I am torn between $100 spacers or $400 lift but with unknown issues. 97 stock SE wranglers.
10-10-2012 11:20 PM
4x4jeeptj
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Originally Posted by 04ORX
It's really easy to install. Even a caveman could do it.

Is that just for the spacers?
Well idk how much they go for. That's why it's obo. Lol. I just figured 100 was a good starting point and go from there. From what I've seen. The bb with shocks are 200+. And the shocks aren't that expensive. I just don't need them so I figured why not put them on here.
10-10-2012 08:45 PM
DeepSouthJeeper Do most of these spacer lifts also level out the jeep?
10-10-2012 08:22 PM
04ORX It's really easy to install. Even a caveman could do it.

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Originally Posted by 4x4jeeptj
I've got 2" coil spacers I just took off my jeep when I put my 4" lift on. In great shape. Rubicon express brand. Ill let them go for 100 obo + shipping. Not trying to jack the thread just thought I would try and help out the OP.
Is that just for the spacers?
10-10-2012 08:21 PM
hagler123 What Max tire size could I got under a 2" coil spacer and flat fender flares?
10-10-2012 07:30 PM
4x4jeeptj I've got 2" coil spacers I just took off my jeep when I put my 4" lift on. In great shape. Rubicon express brand. Ill let them go for 100 obo + shipping. Not trying to jack the thread just thought I would try and help out the OP.
10-10-2012 07:09 PM
TJGill is the spacer lift like a body lift?
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