Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum > Full Traction Econo or BB/BL?

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread: Full Traction Econo or BB/BL? Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
05-19-2007 07:55 AM
Originally Posted by debruins View Post
i would go 2" lift
and bl this would mean not as many driveline problems

with my "long" D44 rear axle i needed to drop the TC (i had driveline vibes) with only 2" of lift.
with a rear D35 3" would be ok.
05-19-2007 04:29 AM
JeepGuyLJ I got 32's with my 3" FT lift its a prefect combo for a dd.
05-19-2007 12:28 AM
cavediverjc Yeah, it sounds like I'm gonna do the FT lift instead of the BB/BL/MML. I can always add the 1" BL at a later date if I need that inch of clearance for tires. Full Traction says that with their 3" lift I should be able to clear 33" tires. Should I believe them, or should I plan on getting that BL? Ideally, I want to run 33's because this TJ is my daily driver and I want it to be semi-practical. I know that if I go any higher with a lift, I'm turning over some pretty expensive proverbial rocks. Thanks for everyone's advice so far.....

05-18-2007 08:08 PM
debruins i would go 2" lift
and bl this would mean not as many driveline problems
but first check to see if you have any sag, if you have 3/4in. of sag then a 3 in. lift with new coils will get you a 3.75 in lift from right now and be a better choice
05-18-2007 02:29 PM
JeepGuyLJ Go with Full Traction cave, I have the 3in on my 05 LJ and i couldn't be any happer. Go with the M-Force Monotube Gas Shock.
05-18-2007 02:23 PM
mrbigjeep do the full traction with OME.
05-18-2007 01:48 PM
nicolas-eric i installed a BB and BL in my TJ when i bought it last year.
some weeks ago i drove a friends TJ with an OME suspension. on that way i noticed how uncomfortable and stiff my TJ was.

now an OME lift is on the way to me.

also cheaper lift kits are better than the stock suspension with spacers on top oif the springs. like this one: click me

i would never install a BB again.
i thought that my jeep's handling is good until i drove another jeep with a "real" suspension lift.

"do it once, do it right"
05-18-2007 01:05 PM
Full Traction Econo or BB/BL?

I'm looking at getting around 3" of lift for my TJ. I'm also debating whether or not to go with a 3" Full Traction Economy System, or a BB with a 1" BL/MML. Any advice? I'm leaning towards the 3" FT because it seems pretty complete, minus the shocks, which is cool. It comes with front/rear springs, adj. front track bar, front discos, extended rear swaybar links, rear trackbar relocator, bump stop extensions, TC lowering kit, brakeline ext. brackets. All of this, minus shocks, comes to $450 Not too bad. Throw in some OME shocks at $80 each and it seems like I'm done. Has anyone else run this lift? What are the advantages of this lift over the BB/BL/MML? Are there any? I've done a search, and haven't come up with any concrete advice. I'm in the Army and I'm on a serious budget, so I can't get all crazy with the checkcard. If anyone has some advice for me, let me hear it.....
PS....if anyone has anything they'd want to sell that's used, let me know, too.....JC

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC