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Grateful Parrot 02-28-2008 10:17 AM

Pro Comp Spring lift question
 
Hey all.

I would like to lift my Jeep with as little money possible. I'm not looking for a high lift because it's my DD and my 9 yr old daughter still has to get in and out easily. Basically I'm in the market for a 2", but I want to get lift springs with different shocks (hoping to get RS9000s). To justify the Ranchos, I have to get cheap springs.

I came across this on Ebay and it looks perfect for me. (Outside having to ship to TN). It says 2" lift, but in his description (broken english), he says the fronts are 3" and the back is 2". I've looked on Pro Comp's website and they only state that they have 2" front/back lift. Would these springs work for me?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...225839863&rd=1


Thanks

nicolas-eric 02-28-2008 10:46 AM

a friends PC lift is very stiff.
if you want a cheap 2" spring lift i would buy this one: http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...ode=sus_tj_kit

with the additional (only 100$) 1" BL and MML you are ready for 33" tires.

Grateful Parrot 02-28-2008 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 199715)
a friends PC lift is very stiff.
if you want a cheap 2" spring lift i would buy this one: http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...ode=sus_tj_kit

with the additional (only 100$) 1" BL and MML you are ready for 33" tires.

I was actually targeting that system before these springs came up on Ebay. But I thought I read somewhere in one of the threads here, that Rusty's shocks were stiff, but I like the upgrades to this system in case in the future I decide to use them. Right now I'm happy with 31's, but there is not much clearance, and I don't want to get just a body lift. I can justify it to the wife that I'm replacing the springs and shocks as maintenance, rather than lifting.

Jerry Bransford 02-28-2008 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 199715)
a friends PC lift is very stiff.
if you want a cheap 2" spring lift i would buy this one: http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...ode=sus_tj_kit

with the additional (only 100$) 1" BL and MML you are ready for 33" tires.

I will always say that for a Jeep that is offroaded, 4" of lift is required to successfully run 33" tires without them rubbing. 3" is enough for 33" tires only if the TJ is a street Jeep.

nicolas-eric 02-28-2008 11:07 AM

if you extend the bumpstops a bit 2" lift + 1" BL is enough for 33s. a friend has this setup and it works fine.

Jerry Bransford 02-28-2008 11:14 AM

Nicolas, you could extend the bump stops enough so you didn't need ANY suspension lift to run even 35" tires but that doesn't still make it the optimal way to go. There needs to be a balance and limiting up-travel just to run a bigger tire than the lift height is optimal for is not a good way to go. Even the recent Jp magazine article of perhaps 2 months ago recommends 4" for 33" tires, something I've been saying for years. There is a right way to do things and there are band-aids (extra-tall bumpstops) to make less than optimal methods work. You can argue until the cows come home but my 4" recommendation for 33" tires stands no matter what you claim works fine for your friend.

nicolas-eric 02-28-2008 11:22 AM

all 2" BBs come with BS extensions. what you say would mean that all BB kits are a stupid thing and not worth the money.
when i had a BB with BS extensions it worked fine and there wasn´t a problem with a to small up-travel.

your right. a 4" suspension would be perfect for 33s. but with "only" 3" and a bit extended BSs it also works fine.

btw. when i had the 2.5" OME suspension and a 2" BB the small 32 tires still rubbed in full flex with stock BSs.

Jerry Bransford 02-28-2008 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 199740)
all 2" BBs come with BS extensions. what you say would mean that all BB kits are a stupid thing and not worth the money.

I believe you need to start working on reading for comprehension if you believe that is even close to what I said.

nregas1 02-29-2008 12:47 AM

Rusty's shocks are Monroe/Rancho.

Grateful Parrot 02-29-2008 04:54 AM

I appreciate you guys arguing over what would be the best setup for me to run 33's, but that wasn't my question.

Would those springs that are for sale on Ebay work for me? ... and .... Is it normal for a 2" spring lift kit, that the front springs are actually 3" lift or does this guy not know what he's talking about?

Thanks.

G54 02-29-2008 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grateful Parrot (Post 200156)
I appreciate you guys arguing over what would be the best setup for me to run 33's, but that wasn't my question.

Would those springs that are for sale on Ebay work for me? ... and .... Is it normal for a 2" spring lift kit, that the front springs are actually 3" lift or does this guy not know what he's talking about?

Thanks.

I'm getting the same lift next week - new though. I think it's a mistake about 3" in front. The pro comp kit K3055 is a 2" spring lift with ES3000 shocks and runs about $350-$360. Okay to run 32" with this lift.

A guy I work with has this kit on his TJ and seems to think it rides just fine. He runs 32s with the stock ravines and looks like he has room left. Maybe a wheel with 3 3/4" BS, like a soft 8, might work okay with 33s. Not sure though. Adding a 1" BL is probably the cheapest route as was mentioned.

Just wondering - 31s work with no lift - so add a 2" lift and it kinda makes sense that 33s would fit(?) Forget about flex though. Actually some of the 2" kits recommend 31s for OR use!

skyking 07-27-2009 11:29 PM

hey what is the cheapest 4 to 6 inch lift for my 95 wrangler


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