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03-07-2009 07:31 AM
97sport
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Originally Posted by jousley View Post
kind of a newb.. I know what spring spacer lifts are.. but, are you saying I should do like a 1.25 bl and spacer lift? how does that affect ride as compared to suspension lift? and what other components would I need?

Would a bl and spacer lift be a better choice than a small (2.5) suspension lift?
what spacer lifts would you consider?

j.
I might be mistaken, but what i believe they are saying is you would be better off going with the spring spacers as opposed to the "rough country" lift. i have heard far worse things about that lift than i have heard good things.

I'm not sure how much the motor mount lift costs, but you could probably run the BB spacers, and the MM lift and be fine on 32's.

I'm in a 97 sport right now that has 33's underneath a 2 in body. it shouldn't take you that much lift if you want to fit 32's underneath it.
03-07-2009 01:33 AM
jousley kind of a newb.. I know what spring spacer lifts are.. but, are you saying I should do like a 1.25 bl and spacer lift? how does that affect ride as compared to suspension lift? and what other components would I need?

Would a bl and spacer lift be a better choice than a small (2.5) suspension lift?
what spacer lifts would you consider?

j.
03-07-2009 12:26 AM
flattietj agreed with two first names
03-07-2009 12:25 AM
nicolas-eric If you want it cheap buy a budget boost (spring spacer lift).
03-07-2009 12:01 AM
flattietj IMO......dont lift it if you are not going to wheel it......and especially dont put a RC lift kit on it...they are junk and you will be fighting all of the missing parts to that lift kit foryears to come......we haveall been in your shoes...we all bought a cheap kit...most of us trashed the cheap kit and saved up for a decent one......you get what you pay for.....
03-06-2009 10:37 PM
nicolas-eric 1. When you lift the TJ wth the stock TBs the axles will be uncentered to the side (front to the left, rear to the right). In th erear it will be more uncendered than in the front. Thatīs why a rear TB relocation bracket in the rear is enough with a 2.5" lift.

2. On a 4cyl with the stock gears I wouldnīt install bigger tres than 31s if you want to drive on the highway very often. After regearing to 4.88 33s would be ok.

3. Do you like the look of your rims? Then buy some wheel spacers. Thatīs a bit cheaper than new rims.

4. If you want a better flex off the road install some additional front sway bar disconnects.

5. The steering will be ok with a 2.5" lift. Donīt change anything in the front.

6. I buy all my parts at Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories, and Jeep Tops by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware – Your Jeep Parts Source*.


Btw. Iīve heard that RC lifts donīt offer a good ride. They are very rough...
03-06-2009 06:49 PM
jousley Also any advice on an air intake? looking for something affordable but will boost my mpg's... thx
J.
03-06-2009 06:37 PM
jousley
Planning my lift - questions...

Planning on RC 2.5 suspension + 1.25 body lift. Jeep TJ Suspension Lift
Including a rear trackbar relocation bracket, and a front steering stabilizer. I've heard mixed reviews re: RC, but for my budget and for the very minimal trail time, I think it is a good medium. Have a stock 04 tj 4 cylinder, but a few questions:

1) kind of a newb, but I understand why a relocation bracket (or adjustable track bars) is necessary in the rear. But what about the front? It seems to make sense to me that if needed in the rear, would be needed in the front. but don't see an RC front bracket. where is a good front relocation bracket for a 2.5 suspension lift?
2) Gearing is 4.11. I want to put the biggest tires that will not destroy my mpg as I drove on highway mostly. I know with this lift I can put up to 33's. But with my driving style in mind, and my gearing, what is the best middle ground in your opinion? 31's? 32's?
3) follow up question: Would it be better to keep my stock wheels, put on the new tires and use spacers? or just get new wheels & tires? what would be better cost wise? ride wise? does it matter?
4) with the 2.5 suspension & 1.25 body, are there additional suspension/steering components that are a "Must have" , aside from steering stabilizer and rear trackbar relocation bracket?
5) How will this kit affect my drag link (ie. steering)? it seems to make sense to me that if i need a bracket to adjust teh track bar, do I need some sort of device for the drag link? is it necessary? How will sterring be affected if at all? front and back items needed?
6) any great place online you've found for tj accessories? still researching more upgrades..

Thanks in advance.. I'm still learning about this and appreciate your input.
J.

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