|05-14-2013 07:38 AM|
|homebrwd||Unless you are paying for the vehicle don't do it. My parents bought my second car for me and I paid my ridiculously high insurance on it along with all the gas, they just covered the loan. It was tough but I waited until it was mine (college grad gift) to do any major modification to it. Discuss it with your parents though and let them know the issue you are seeing. Come to them with cost estimates and even the chance for some time spent working on it together. Showing responsibility in the decision making can go a long way.|
|05-14-2013 07:15 AM|
|adkjoe||Cameron clear out you private message box so I can reply to you.|
|05-13-2013 08:39 PM|
|05-13-2013 07:43 PM|
|Jwolfer||I would pick up the Rubi springs. Their rate is higher so you will see a bit of a "lift".|
|05-13-2013 07:28 PM|
|flflash||Well now your just sounding like a punk ass kid|
|05-13-2013 07:17 PM|
I had a rent-a-cop call in my plate once... he was following me around this ritzy hood one night we were fooling around in. I pulled into a driveway and once he was passed I started following him for a mile or so until it was visible that he was getting really pissed. Pulled a J-Turn and then got the f out of there. Later on I found out my dad was working dispatch that night and ignored the rent-a-cop's request to run the plates and for a patrol because he recognized the plates and figured the rent-a-cop called it in wrong haha.
|05-13-2013 06:34 PM|
My guess is that it's not your jeep. I bet the name on the title happens to be the name of one of your parents.
The guys who are saying do it anyway are idiots. You don't need that approach to life. You will always have someone in life who tells you what to do. And those who have a rebellious streak tend to pay for it over and over.
Here's what I would do, talk to your parents about replacing the springs and shocks. Get prices and while you are at it, get info on a kit that includes springs and shocks for a 2" lift. It doesn't require doing anything else and you can even get a better overall ride out of it.
Gather info, talk it out, look responsible. Get their respect.
|05-13-2013 06:33 PM|
|05-13-2013 06:18 PM|
|Some Farkin Guy||I wish I could've gotten a Jeep when I was 16! My vote is to go with what they say. I would suggest new or slightly used stock springs and a set of 31s. Further down the line try to work in a proper 2-3" spring lift as a father-son project. Do your research though, a budget boost is cheap for a reason.|
|05-13-2013 06:12 PM|
|05-13-2013 06:08 PM|
|flflash||HOWEVER! If the spring sagging issue could be approached as a safety issue and possibly a father son project you might just be in|
|05-13-2013 06:07 PM|
Man if your 16 and your parents got you a Jeep to drive, probably give you gas money, pay for your registration and Insurance.......As a Father of three who I bought cars and paid all the bills plus put two of them thru college and have one still living at home and attending college....I'd say it would be a good idea to do as your parents ask and if your good, work hard and get good grades maybe they'll surprise you with some GOODIES for your Jeep come Birthday or Christmas time.
Go against their wishes and there's a good chance you'll be walking.
|05-13-2013 05:57 PM|
|wrangleryj90||If you are 16 and parents say no talk to them and explain that this is your hobby don't ask them to help pay for it and explain that off roading is better then playing video games|
|05-13-2013 05:50 PM|
|Water Dog||Just a guess here after raising 5 of my own....they probably don't want to pay for it..!|
|05-13-2013 05:23 PM|
A 4.25 inch lift is pretty noticeable. Just tell your parents you're replacing the sagging springs and get a small coil lift. (e.g., with the OME springs http://www.jeep4x4center.com/jeep-su...j/upgrades.htm) You can put on 31/32's at that point over what I'm assuming are 29's. Then save up for some new shocks (and a body lift/mml if you want to run 33's with the 2.5coils) and leave it at that.
2.5 springs + another inch in height due to tire size will be quite capable.
|05-13-2013 04:57 PM|
Or, he may have his Jeep taken away from him.
Not good advice. It's too early in life to start high stakes gambling.
|05-13-2013 02:26 PM|
Why don't they want you to lift it? If they just say "because I said so" like most parents do then I gotta say its sometimes easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission.
I'm buying the zone 4.25 combo kit when I'm back in the states because my springs sag very badly in the rear. The kit includes 3" suspension lift 1.25" body lift and 1" motor mount lift, which is to realign the drive train. It only cost about $600 depending on what options you want on it (e.g disconnecting sway bar links or nitrogen charged shocks)
|05-13-2013 12:57 PM|
If your springs are sagging, spacers aren't the answer. Springs are the answer.
If the Parents say "No Lift", then the only correct solution is replace the springs with the proper ones. You can buy new (safest) or check around a local Jeep club for someone who might have slightly used ones.
|05-13-2013 12:24 PM|
|adkjoe||I have stock springs from an 06 with only 28k on them if you want them PM me.|
|05-13-2013 12:03 PM|
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|05-13-2013 10:33 AM|
|05-13-2013 10:12 AM|
|Water Dog||If you can use them (and your folks say its okay) I have a set of 2" spacers and 1" bump stop extensions (no bolts) that you can have if you want to pay postage. Probably around $13. PM if interested.|
|05-13-2013 08:05 AM|
|homebrwd||You may want to just hang out and do some research. The fact that you asked how much lift you would get from adding in 3in spring spacers makes me nervous. The idea of getting springs form a newer TJ is going to be your best bet and cheaper. You only have to replace springs. Adding spacers you will also need to replace shocks and fix your bump stops. GL.|
|05-13-2013 07:02 AM|
|HobieSailor||I dont know where you are but have a complete set of OEM rubicon springs and shocks of my 05' with about 30k miles on them, no sag at all. PM me if interested.|
|05-13-2013 06:40 AM|
|05-13-2013 12:08 AM|
My #1 concern is her safety, followed by the fact that I am ultimately responsible for her actions in her vehicle while she is still a minor.
A lift is a lift, budget boost or otherwise, and in your own words "it's a no go".
Your 97 springs are sagging. Without offering advice that goes against the wishes of a minor's parents, you could replace the worn out springs with another set from a newer TJ. I just gave away my stock 04 springs that have been hanging out in my garage for a few years.
Good luck. Be safe in your Jeep.
|05-12-2013 11:26 PM|
|05-12-2013 10:34 PM|
|05-12-2013 10:08 PM|
|TJspeed||Do 2" coil spacers 1.25" body lift and 1" motor lift.|
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