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02-16-2013 12:40 PM
WaterDR
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Originally Posted by tootiefruity112
I just recently got a 2" Suspension lift and only needed springs, shocks, and a steering stabilizer. I went with the ProComp 2" Suspension lift. So far, it's been great. I didn't need spacer or to drop the transfer case. Planning on getting an alignment very soon. The kit I bought was used (craigslist), so I got it really cheap. It sits really well though. I've heard a lot of people complain about how stiff the ride is after switching to Procomp, but I haven't noticed it being any stiffer than it was before. Hope this helps some
Perfect example of why I think it is silly to just stick spacers on to lift a jeep.

There are solid used springs and shocks that can be had.

Why anyone would want to do twice as much work because you only have money for spacers now only to just do it all over again when you do.

Heck, I think for 300 bucks you can get BDS springs and shocks. That's pretty cheap.
02-15-2013 07:12 PM
tootiefruity112 I just recently got a 2" Suspension lift and only needed springs, shocks, and a steering stabilizer. I went with the ProComp 2" Suspension lift. So far, it's been great. I didn't need spacer or to drop the transfer case. Planning on getting an alignment very soon. The kit I bought was used (craigslist), so I got it really cheap. It sits really well though. I've heard a lot of people complain about how stiff the ride is after switching to Procomp, but I haven't noticed it being any stiffer than it was before. Hope this helps some
02-15-2013 06:25 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by Pink_Percy View Post
It was spongy before and after putting spacers on top of the same spongy coil springs, it's just right. So spacers change the coil rate? Mine rides like a brick being dropped on a piece of plywood so maybe if I throw in some spacers it'll ride better.
Dont need the sarcasim, Im just tellin how it is, it might have compressed my springs alittle more than usual.
02-15-2013 06:19 PM
Pink_Percy
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider

Before my ride was spongy, now its just right, not too stiff and not too soft. Same shocks btw

You can sell a BB for close to the same price you paid, cause they dont wear out.
Also I paid $50 for mine, brand new
It was spongy before and after putting spacers on top of the same spongy coil springs, it's just right. So spacers change the coil rate? Mine rides like a brick being dropped on a piece of plywood so maybe if I throw in some spacers it'll ride better.
02-14-2013 08:37 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by Pink_Percy View Post
How did a bb give you a better ride when all your doing us putting a piece of plastic on top of the factory coil? Not trying to be an ass, but Im just wondering how it improved the ride?
Before my ride was spongy, now its just right, not too stiff and not too soft. Same shocks btw

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Originally Posted by WaterDR View Post
I am all for saving money and respect the fact that everyone has different budgets. I just think this approach only ends up costing more money in the end.
You can sell a BB for close to the same price you paid, cause they dont wear out.
Also I paid $50 for mine, brand new
02-14-2013 08:02 PM
WaterDR
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider

My 2bb gave me a better ride, and some people get em cause they dont have the money for the lift they want so they use bb's as a stepping stone. Thats what im doing
I am all for saving money and respect the fact that everyone has different budgets. I just think this approach only ends up costing more money in the end.
02-14-2013 07:58 PM
WaterDR
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Originally Posted by Pink_Percy

How did a bb give you a better ride when all your doing us putting a piece of plastic on top of the factory coil? Not trying to be an ass, but Im just wondering how it improved the ride?
Exactly!
02-14-2013 05:16 PM
IslandTJ
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Originally Posted by WaterDR View Post
BDS is a nice option.
Great 2" lift .
02-14-2013 05:05 PM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider View Post
It lowers your transfer case, inturn getting rid of driveline vibes by decreasing the angle of the drive shaft
Actually, it gets rid of vibrations mostly by bringing the transfer case out put shaft closer to parallel with the pinion shaft.
02-14-2013 05:01 PM
Pink_Percy
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider

My 2bb gave me a better ride, and some people get em cause they dont have the money for the lift they want so they use bb's as a stepping stone. Thats what im doing
How did a bb give you a better ride when all your doing us putting a piece of plastic on top of the factory coil? Not trying to be an ass, but Im just wondering how it improved the ride?
02-14-2013 04:57 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by WaterDR View Post

Spacers are silly IMO. All you do is raise the springs and in turn change your ride geometry and get no improvement in ride quality.

If your are gonna do all the work to install spacers, replace the springs and shocks and do it right.

Spacers are just a cheap way to get the Jeep off the ground.

Just my $.02
My 2bb gave me a better ride, and some people get em cause they dont have the money for the lift they want so they use bb's as a stepping stone. Thats what im doing
02-14-2013 04:34 PM
WaterDR
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Originally Posted by Jeep21
What can go wrong if you just instal spacers?
Spacers are silly IMO. All you do is raise the springs and in turn change your ride geometry and get no improvement in ride quality.

If your are gonna do all the work to install spacers, replace the springs and shocks and do it right.

Spacers are just a cheap way to get the Jeep off the ground.

Just my $.02
02-14-2013 04:31 PM
WaterDR It also decreases some of your ground clearance that you just gained by the lift.

I actually replaced my transfer case mount with a thinner one. That dropped the transmission without dropping the skid plate. Not sure why more people don't do that.
02-13-2013 09:41 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by Jeep21 View Post
And what's this do?
It lowers your transfer case, inturn getting rid of driveline vibes by decreasing the angle of the drive shaft
02-13-2013 06:52 PM
Jeep21 And what's this do?
02-13-2013 12:08 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by Jeep21 View Post
Where would they go? I need as much help as possible I'm sort of a newbie
Between your transfercase skid and the frame

02-13-2013 11:19 AM
Jeep21 Where would they go? I need as much help as possible I'm sort of a newbie
02-13-2013 10:41 AM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by Jeep21 View Post
I do get vibes between 20 nd 30 MPH. It all happened after the lift. And what exactly are power washers
Sorry, im typing on my phone

Just some regular washers you would get at home depot or ace
02-13-2013 09:54 AM
Jeep21 I do get vibes between 20 nd 30 MPH. It all happened after the lift. And what exactly are power washers
02-13-2013 08:49 AM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by Jeep21 View Post
What can go wrong if you just instal spacers?
Nothing except possible driveline vibes, which can be fixed by adding a couple of power washers between the tcase skid and the frame or by adding a bl/mml

Stock shocks are long enough for a 2bb, as is stock swaybar links, brakelines, and track bars
02-13-2013 08:19 AM
Jeep21 What can go wrong if you just instal spacers?
02-13-2013 12:37 AM
WaterDR
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Originally Posted by getalildirty

Thats what I was asking, thanks. So is there a kit out there that includes that? I would also be able to install that myself correct?
There are quite a few options. Don't do anything that just adds spacers.

BDS is a nice option.

Btw, I just helped my brother and my daughters boy friend buy wranglers. Amazing how many out there have lifts that were horribly done. In fact, it is my observation that the majority out there are messed up or just done cheaply.

In both cases we ended up only buying jeeps with no lifts.
02-11-2013 09:53 PM
Jeep21 I just did a 3" suspension lift, it was a budget lift and it cakes with the coil spacers and shocks for $200 off eBay. Hand tools did the job
02-11-2013 09:46 PM
getalildirty Alright so are there springs and shocks made for what im looking to do?
02-11-2013 09:42 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by getalildirty View Post
I would also be able to install that myself correct?
Yes, installation is usually fairly straight forward and if you have questions that your instructions dont answer then Google it, theres write-ups on almost every lift. Give yourself a weekend so you dont have to rush through it
02-11-2013 09:42 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by getalildirty View Post
Will a floor jack, and handtools do the job?
a big floor jack & 6-ton jack stands, metric sockets from 36mm to 8mm, similar sized standard sockets, similar sized open/box end wrenches, and a T55 to T10 torx set will do most things on a jeep
02-11-2013 09:39 PM
getalildirty Will a floor jack, and handtools do the job?
02-11-2013 09:37 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider View Post
Sometimes you need to experiment for yourself, you might find a betterway of doing things.
i've done a whole bunch of experimenting

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Originally Posted by getalildirty View Post
I would also be able to install that myself correct?
yup. lift installs are fairly straight forward, just time consuming.
02-11-2013 09:32 PM
getalildirty
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Originally Posted by WaterDR View Post
There is really nothing that simple about lifting a jeep much more than 3 inches. Keeping the lift to 2 inches and all you need are springs and the proper length shocks.
Thats what I was asking, thanks. So is there a kit out there that includes that? I would also be able to install that myself correct?
02-11-2013 09:30 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
none of this really says much of anything tho. if you're doing the same stuff as somebody else with 35s and lockers, then it means you don't need 35s and lockers to go there. and even though RTI ramps are kinda useless, if you make it farther up an RTI ramp than somebody with 8" of lift and 35's, it just means that guy's junk isn't setup very smartly at all.
The guys with 35s were having a hard time, and just because I didnt spend a fortune on my lift doesnt mean that it wont keep up or surpass some of the high priced ones.

Sometimes you need to experiment for yourself, you might find a betterway of doing things.
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