|02-03-2010 01:13 AM|
|TJNewbie||Thanks IslandTJ for your time and impressive information. since buying my TJ I have done alot of research, reading the boards of several forums, trying to figure out, the options that I want to upgrade and how to do it. I too felt that the 2" suspension lift with a 1" body lift would do the trick. but I didn't know what to get or what would work best. You've helped me out a great deal. I'll eventually get to the 33x10.5x15s, while maintaining a good on-road ride/drivable quality too.|
|02-02-2010 10:33 AM|
Additionally, with such a minimal body lift, I did not have to bother with my AC, and fuel filler hose (no extensions necessary).
Lastly, the MML allowed me to remove all the washers I used to drop my transfer case, hence raising the skid back to stock height and giving me the clearance I lost (although minimal) with the washers. Apparently, the motor mount spacers raised the engine sufficiently to re-align my driveline angles close to specifications, as I am vibe free. Without the MML, I would either have to lose clearance with a dropped transfer case skid or incur further costs with the procurement and installation of a SYE and CV shaft.
|02-02-2010 01:18 AM|
|TJNewbie||IslandTJ, thanks for all the info & great pics! Last question, Between the 2" suspension lift and 1.25" body lift, did you have to adjust the radiator mounts, raise the engine, or anything else to maintain ride quality?|
|02-01-2010 10:41 AM|
The Detours Dropkick Slyders are awesome. They are so easy to install especially if you’re installing the product by yourself. I specifically chose the Slyders because I required a functional step for my wife and kids, and wanted side protection at the same time. My Slyders are made for Jeeps with a body lift so clearance and an unsightly gap are minimal.
I highly recommend the Dropkick Slyders, if you need a functional step and protection. Additionally, after off-roading with a purpose built swaybar such as the SwayLOC (or even the Antirock), I wouldn’t go back fully disconnecting – seems contrary, but remaining connected really improves the Jeep’s performance on off camber scenarios.
|02-01-2010 03:07 AM|
|TJNewbie||Hey IslandTJ I hate to keep pestering you, but I noticed you have an aftermarket sway bar, how do you like it and are those Drop-Kick sliders? those are my first choice for sliders/step bar, how are they doin for you?|
|01-31-2010 10:37 PM|
|01-31-2010 10:24 PM|
|CenARJeepChick||You're running 33s with a 2" lift? How much rubbing do get?|
|01-31-2010 12:58 PM|
|01-31-2010 01:21 AM|
|TJNewbie||Btw IslandTJ, what type & size tires do you have on your jeep in the pic?|
|01-31-2010 01:17 AM|
|TJNewbie||Well, tell your buddy he does great work, I think the push pads are nice touch. He should consider making some and selling them on the market. Man, she's got nice hammers!|
|01-30-2010 04:22 PM|
|01-30-2010 10:44 AM|
spacer lift 2003 2.4
my girl drives this car. she's had since 03 completely stock. tires are 31. i want it a little higher. she doesn't do any offroading in it. we just ride around in the dunes in glamis.
how bad is the ride with just a spacer lift? would she be able to notice.
whats the highest you can go with a spacer lift before you change out the stock shocks.
really just looking for it to look a little higher
|01-29-2010 10:03 PM|
Nice touch as I've never seen a custom or aftermarket bumper with the OEM push pads.
I also had a "universal" winch mount from Harbor Freight, it was cut down to a stubby and welded on to the custom bumper. Gussets were attached for the stubby's reinforcement.
|01-29-2010 06:33 PM|
I did the install myself took about 5 hours. I had no one helping and I spent about an hour trying to get the front shocks off. I finally just cut the nuts off.
Take a look at the lift reviews you will find mine there.
|01-29-2010 04:46 PM|
|TJNewbie||IslandTJ, I Like that front bumper. is that a modified stock bumper?|
|01-29-2010 04:40 PM|
|TJNewbie||First of all, thanks for all of the info from everybody. I had considered the rubicon express set-up, but hadn't found it at that kinda price. I'll look around again. And for Islandtj I love your avitar! She's very distracting. For now I just plan on running 31x10.5x15 General Grabbers. Then in the future after I get some flat fenders, I'd like to move up to 33x10.5x15 Interco TRXUS MT Super Swampers, and may have to add to the suspension alittle at a time.|
|01-29-2010 04:09 PM|
|01-29-2010 04:03 PM|
|01-29-2010 03:57 PM|
I may just try new OME shocks first and see if thats enough or if I need to replace the springs too. I dont plan on going over 31" tire so the small lift is fine with me.
|01-29-2010 03:44 PM|
|Mr. WOT||^ I can't stop staring at your avatar.|
|01-29-2010 03:37 PM|
I imagine your 2000 Jeep's coils may experience some sagging due to their age. If so, I recommend you upgrade with a suspension kit that replaces your stock coils with a new set.
A budget boost normally comes with coil spacers, you may new a full suspension lift depending on existing coil sag. I'd recommend you research and consider the following suspension kit upgrades, listed in order of price.
|01-29-2010 09:23 AM|
|01-29-2010 07:32 AM|
|APPSTATEwrangler||spacer lifts are super easy to install. i would not pay the extra $ to get it done by someone else.|
|01-29-2010 07:30 AM|
|01-29-2010 06:58 AM|
|Beachcomber||I installed the Rubicon Express 2"BB and like it alot. I paid $214 with free shipping.|
|01-29-2010 03:25 AM|
Black Mountain...parts and products are rebadged Superlift components. Kinda like GMC/Cheverolet type deal.
Spacers are spacer...they are all basically the same. The black mountain "superlift" shock can be a little stiff but aren't too bad. It is good the kit comes with all the bumpstops and hardware.
As for shock boots....don't use them... they trap dirt and water and help rust and the shock go out.
The company has a good rep but don't sell HUGE amounts of products. They are a smaller company. " rebadge superlift product".
As for the price...well you can do better. If I recall the RE "rubicon express" 2'' budget boost with shocks goes for around $225.
Good luck in your search and let us know if you need any more help.
|01-29-2010 02:07 AM|
2inch lift kits??
I saw a 2inch lift kit from Black Mountain Suspension, it had 4 spacers/bump stops/shocks/boots & all associated hardware for $199.00 plus $48.00 S/H. Does anyone know if this is a good kit/product. Is the Black Mountain company worth buying from. It's at collinsbrosjeep.com. They use this kit on most of the used jeeps that they sell.