|12-23-2012 09:27 AM|
|12-22-2012 09:18 AM|
Here's a 2.25" Budget Boost without shocks- $75 Fabtech, skyjacker, rubicon express, bestop, truck tires, pro comp wheels
I did this one, 2.25" Budget boost lift with the Skyjacker shocks. I'm very happy with it, and it clears my 32" tires very well. $220 - Fabtech, skyjacker, rubicon express, bestop, truck tires, pro comp wheels
|12-22-2012 09:03 AM|
|12-22-2012 07:32 AM|
Here is my new stock suspension 06 TJ running 31's. Ive found it to be quite capable for the basic wheelin Ive done so far.
The 31's are new so Im going to run them for a while. I will be adding things like rocker guards, skids and a winch first.
Down the road I will be running a lift and 33's but that will probably be one of the last things I do to it as I plan on saving the money to do it right the first time.
|12-22-2012 02:44 AM|
|12-21-2012 06:28 PM|
|12-21-2012 06:19 PM|
|crkid||I really hate body lift though because it shows so much frame.|
|12-21-2012 05:22 PM|
|12-21-2012 05:19 PM|
|12-21-2012 05:16 PM|
|crkid||Also, I've seen an OME 2" lift, but not the 2.5"?|
|12-21-2012 05:16 PM|
|crkid||I would like to lift more but mpg and durability with d35 is the issue. I just want a little lift for offroad and make it solid for offroad with that much lift. But has to be good on the road.|
|12-21-2012 05:14 PM|
I second the OME 2.5 inch lift. Recently did this to,my TJ, along with 265/75/16 which equal to 31.7 inch tire size. See my profile for pics to get an idea of the lift height.
The kit should include a track bar relocation bracket for the rear. The front doesn't need it.
This is as big of a tire you should use with the gears you have.
No lift with 31 inch tire is doable. Maybe a 1 inch Body lift would be good for now, on your limited budget.
Best of luck. Have a Merry Christmas!
|12-21-2012 01:57 PM|
I like the zone lift very much, it was affordable and very good quality for what I paid. Only issue I have had is shock pins rusting. Which was an easy fix with some paint.
|12-21-2012 01:41 PM|
|crkid||I definitely want to stay away from body lift.|
|12-21-2012 01:14 PM|
|Dextreme||You won't find many people on there the recommend a 2" body lift. 1.25" is the max or ya get a WF flogging.|
|12-21-2012 01:04 PM|
Definitely some great suggestions above. If your tight on funds, still need it for running on the streets fitting 31s with a 2-3 inch lift, I'd go with a Rough Country 2" body lift.That would meet your lift goal and you'll still be able to fit 31s and be the most cost effective option. All your stock suspension parts stay the same and down the road when you go bigger you can keep the body lift, it works hand in hand with a suspension lift. Don't forget about our exclusive WF member discount. Let me know if you have any questions at all, I'd be happy to help!
|12-21-2012 12:30 PM|
Also, I saw the 3" zone lift like you have. How do you like it?
|12-21-2012 11:24 AM|
|spenserb||Hey dont even lift it!!! just put 31s on|
|12-21-2012 11:19 AM|
|Crazyflyingplastics||The easiest.cheapest route would be a Budget boost(2 inch spacer lift). I had that on my last tj and ran 32's. No tcase drop was needed or anything else. On my current tj I have a 2.5 in suspension lift rough country, was put on by the po. It also has a 1 inch tcase drop and the track bar was relocated. Currently running 31's. The only thing I don't like is the tcase drop as it lowered my ground clearance more than when I had the spacer lift. I just hit the skid plate more on the trails than I used too. With the tcase drop I also had to adjust the tcase linkage to shift into 4 lo|
|12-21-2012 11:12 AM|
|kfdjason7620||A budget boost us all you will need, I ran a bb and 31s for years with no problems. You can replace the shocks if you want but its not mandatory. (But its a sin up here). You might need to lower your transfercase with a few washers to get any vibes out. But all you will need is the lifting pucks (bb)|
|12-21-2012 11:11 AM|
|GoldenSahara00||With the OME 2" lift, you would not need the SYE or MML or TC drop. 31s would be fine with 3.07s. You'll actually still get pretty decent mileage, with only a small loss in power. I am not sure how OME addresses the track bars but I would guess they suggest and adjustable front and maybe rear, in addition to an included bracket. That is something to contact them about perhaps. Steering should be fine. Front drive line is fine.|
|12-21-2012 11:01 AM|
Lift for Highschool guy
99 TJ sport D35/30 combo and 3.07's. I'm really wanting to lift my jeep, somewhere in the 2-3" range because I have to use this vehicle back and forth to school and have to keep decent mileage and don't want big expensive tires to do that. I've thought about the OME 2" lift and 31's and sounds like a possibility, but
would I need an SYE? I don't really want to do a MMl or TC drop.
What about track bars to center the axles?
I know I'll have to realign the tires, what about any other steering related things?
Front driveline angles?
How are 3.07's and 31's? I would eventually regear when funds allow.
This is probably as big as this jeep is gonna go because of driving for school, so I would like to do the lift and build it step by step and make it the best it can be with a mild lift.