|12-29-2010 10:02 PM|
Jeeps seem to be like people they are all different
|12-29-2010 09:42 PM|
|99Tjstock||Ok, so if i bought a Teraflex 2.25" Budget Boost would I need a t-case drop or anything? I think you have have to do an SYE if you go over 4" of lift correct? Thanks.|
|12-13-2010 07:00 PM|
|2004 Rubicon||Ive got a 2 inch bb in mine and it works great even with the stock shocks. I crawl, climb, mud, and commute about 30 miles a day and in every way it works great. i wouldnt go any bigger than 2 inches though|
|12-13-2010 03:10 PM|
|SouthernMissWrangler||Thanks again for some more info! I want to 33's and from what I can tell I have to have at least 3.5" of lift to do that, and I don't think a BB can accomplish that height. So a new coil suspension lift seems to be the way to go. Also, at 3.5" on an "LJ" I shouldn't have any issues with lowering my T-case to prevent drive shaft vibrations. What all should I count on having to change with a 3.5" lift? and I know there are tons of things that help but I'm looking for essentials for budgeting purposes. Thanks!|
|12-10-2010 02:49 PM|
Here is a short list: Shocks,adjustable track bars (front&rear), control arms (adjustable uppers to keep driveline at proper angle), adjustable lowers (so you can keep the wheelbase the same as before lift),drop pitman arm or HD steering kit (to keep steering geometry correct), SYE or a T-case drop (SYE and Custom Driveshaft is much better but expensive), extended stainless steel brake lines, Big tires, new gears because of the tires,chromo axle shafts, C-clip eliminators etc....... the list goes on and on. So, as you can see it's quite expensive to do a PROPER suspension lift, this is for a 4" and up.
|12-10-2010 01:18 PM|
SYE and shaft will be my next order I'm not putting the 4" lift on till I get the sye and tom woods d-shaft
|12-10-2010 12:28 PM|
If you want 4" of lift, check out the RCD, Clayton Off-road, and Currie suspension systems.
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|12-10-2010 11:49 AM|
Here is a picture of my BB with JKS links disconnected.
I may have more travel but all I had available at the time, for testing, was my front ditch.
|12-10-2010 10:06 AM|
One thing to remember the higher you go the greater the chances of getting drive shaft vib .It seems the dana 44's have a higher chance of doing this witch can be fixed a few differnt ways ..
I have a 2''bb on my 2000 dana 35 no vibs .Got a 98 with a dana 44 put same bb on I got vib's I just lowerd The T-case with washers to fix it . And yes I should have just wated for my 4" to come in but I wanted to put my 32's on for the snow and the kit was free.
|12-10-2010 09:38 AM|
|gpzjack||I went with the rough country 2.5 lift. Springs and shocks for $300. I'm really happy with it. When i looked at going with the spacers i figured the shock were gonna be a loss coming off anyway so why not spend a few bucks more and get something in between a bb and a full blown lift. I also picked up a 1" body lift for $50 on craigs so for $350 i will have a 3.5 total lift.|
|12-10-2010 08:25 AM|
|Tackelbarry||The JKS links replace your factory links that attach your front sway bar to the axle. They work like the factory links while on the road. However, you can pull a pin and disconnect them when going offroad and get a lot more articulation out of your springs. Many people do use them with what ever lift is on their Jeep. Just make sure you buy the links that are designed for the lift height that you install.|
|12-10-2010 08:03 AM|
|SouthernMissWrangler||Thanks for all the help guys! think I'm going to go with the Coil Lift, mainly because I want to put 33's on at some point. @tackelbarry- what are these front links you speak of? would this be something that I would use with a coil lift? It sounds like something that constricts the amount of travel the coils have to reduce body roll and increase stability on the road, am I in the ball park on that one?|
|12-10-2010 12:13 AM|
It comes down to how you're gonna off road your jeep.
|12-09-2010 07:06 PM|
|Tackelbarry||I went with the Zone 2" bb and am very happy. My kit included the spacers (in black), cam alignment kit, shocks (valved for the weight of the TJ), shock boots, and steering stabilizer. Also, since one of my front links was broken at the top I replaced them with JKS quick disconnects. When I am driving on the road my ride is much better than factory. When I go on the trail I can disconnect my front links and get another 3" of travel. I am very happy with my decision because this is a daily driver. Hope this helps.|
|12-09-2010 06:16 PM|
|legman68||Just a thought Southernmiss, I have a 3.5 Black Diamond lift on my 01 with 32 A/T's, my daughters 99 has 2" BB with 31 M/T's. Her ride is much smoother, there's just a ton of factors.|
|12-09-2010 06:13 PM|
the bb isnt bad.. you can fit 32s on it.. if you really just going for look and not gonna be an aggressive offroader.. you can sneak in 33s with a 1'' body lift (around 100$)
if you do the bb.. get aftermarket shocks.. RE monotubes are nice.. their whole bb kit is with the monotubes (do not get twin tubes) will be like 350
|12-09-2010 06:12 PM|
I got the skyjacker 2" BB and wish I would have gotten the coil lift instead. Everytime I see those red spacers behind my tires I'm reminded of my choice. Maybe if they were black I'd be happier with them. At least I finally lifted it after owning it for 10 years though.
I wonder if my wife will believe me if I tell her my coils are shot and need to be replaced?
|12-09-2010 06:05 PM|
|1997wranglertj||i have the tera flex bb, i didn't change the shocks when i installed it so it rides like crap. so i would certainly change the shocks if you go with the budget boost|
|12-09-2010 05:53 PM|
|Bruck||True....I'm already thinking 3" and the 2" is not even a year old yet.|
|12-09-2010 05:39 PM|
If there's one thing you need to know about the Jeep world.... it is this: In the end it is what YOU want that matters.
IF all you want is to give the Jeep a little bit more of an aggressive look or to be able to sneak in bigger tires... then this is for you.
IF you are so hell bent on lifting the Jeep and don't want to wait another 3 weeks to save up for a bigger lift.... the BB is for you...
IF you want to slowly ease your way into the whole " lift " thing and are not too sure about how high you want to be.... the BB is for you...
There are so many more variables to consider...
a lot of people may detour you from purchasing the BB saying, just hold out and wait to get a suspension lift.
Others may say a BB is ok but make sure you get the shocks changed, too.
The next guy will tell you...... and so on and so on.
Bottom line... do some research and decide what YOU want
easy to install
quickly lift your Jeep
fits bigger tires
-will need to be taken out if you want suspension lift
-you may enjoy the look/feel of the lift so much that you're pissed you didn't spend a little more and get lifted higher
-may draw attention to the need for new shocks = more money to spend
-2.25 is the highest you can go
|12-09-2010 05:22 PM|
|Bruck||I have the 2" BB. As I understand it, the main thing is that you get the lift without the increased flex since the springs are the same size as stock.|
|12-09-2010 05:01 PM|
|legman68||BB basically is just as described, a cheap lift. It all depends on what your needs are. And it depends on if you change shocks, then which brand you use.|
|12-09-2010 04:07 PM|
|vekrause||Kinda wondering the same thing...|
|12-09-2010 10:27 AM|
Budget Boost Pro/Con
I'm looking at lift kits for my 06 unlimited. The budget boost kits are obviously cheaper which is great, but what am I sacrificing by not going with new springs? thanks for the help!