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BOJIs TJ 04-27-2013 09:44 PM

'13 JK wheels on '03 TJ Sahara
 
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So it's finally top-down weather in Michigan! I decided to Plasti Dip my new wheels before I installed them. I also dipped the headlight bezels.

The wheels/tires are take offs from a '13 JK Sahara so I installed Spidertrax wheel adapters to make them work.

I know most of you think I need a lift, and I probably do. But this baby is a mall-crawler for now. Once I decide to offroad, I'll throw a budget boost on her.

BOJIs TJ 05-06-2013 04:29 PM

Alright dammit, its time for a lift. I'm heavily leaning towards the 2" Teraflex Budget Boost kit. Teraflex 001341200 - TeraFlex 2" Budget Boost Lift Kit without Shocks for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

Do I need to do anything else? T-Case drop? Anything? I just want to make sure.

The TJ is 10 years old, with roughly 33K miles. If I need new shocks, should I just do them while I do the budget boost? If so, what shocks do you recommend? Again, im not much of an off-roader, but I would like some quality shocks. I'll probably take it out to a few beginner trails this summer. Nothing extreme.

Thanks everyone!

ky-homelite 05-06-2013 05:22 PM

I think the wheels look really good on your Jeep! When I did my budget boost on my prior TJ, I went with shocks that were 2 inches longer to accommodate the boost. Seemed to improve the ride, but what do I know? The old shocks were beyond wore out.

BTW, are those 18's?

Lutzkanin 05-06-2013 06:03 PM

I have Jk rubi rims and tires on my 01 sport! looked much the same. I put on a JKS 1.25 inch body lift and a 1 inch motor mount.
very cheap. very affective.
Im putting on my OME lift soon!
and I can vouch for OME shocks. buddy of mine has some on his stock tj. WOW! really really nice quality shocks.
great lookin rig by the way!

beaureed445 05-06-2013 08:14 PM

That escalated quickly.....only about a week between "I know most of you think I need a lift, and I probably do. But this baby is a mall-crawler for now. Once I decide to offroad, I'll throw a budget boost on her" and "Alright dammit, its time for a lift. I'm heavily leaning towards the 2" Teraflex Budget Boost kit." Sounds like me.

Lutzkanin 05-06-2013 08:35 PM

Most are...not thrilled in the long run with a BB. Many experienced jeepers will suggest you save up for a quality lift.
If it rides like rocks, you won't want to drive it.
My 2 cents.

BOJIs TJ 05-07-2013 07:10 PM

[QUOTE=BTW, are those 18's?[/QUOTE]

Yes, they're 18" Sahara wheels from a 2013 JK.

Part of me wants to do the budget boost for the few times that I hit the trails and the other half of me wants to do the BDS 2" w/ Bilstein 5100's.

I'm still torn...I'm going to think long and hard about this one...

Mulvihill64 05-07-2013 07:15 PM

Check out the bds 2" lift. But I have the Tera bb and have had no problems. But honestly just order the cheapest bb you can off eBay because a rubber spacer is a rubber spacer no matter the brand

Berend 05-07-2013 07:17 PM

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I have an 01 sahara with 31's on the rubicon wheels from a few years back. It came with a similar 2" body lift. What is the reasoning that makes taking a jeep with spacers off reading a bad idea?

BOJIs TJ 05-07-2013 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Mulvihill64 (Post 3730820)
Check out the bds 2" lift. But I have the Tera bb and have had no problems. But honestly just order the cheapest bb you can off eBay because a rubber spacer is a rubber spacer no matter the brand

Thanks for the info. Truthfully, I just want to know if I do the 2" BB, is there anything else I need to do. I dont want to deal with a T-Case drop, ect. Should I install new shocks with the BB? My TJ is 10 years old, still with my stock shocks. Again, super low miles though.

My plan is to do this right, one time, and not have to worry about it.

Sasquatchewan 05-08-2013 03:42 AM

My son is on a quest for better gas mileage so he removed his 35" nitto mud grapplers & put some 2011 Mojave wheels now he has to much lift

Neil F. 05-08-2013 04:24 AM

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Originally Posted by BOJIs TJ (Post 3730850)
Thanks for the info. Truthfully, I just want to know if I do the 2" BB, is there anything else I need to do. I dont want to deal with a T-Case drop, ect. Should I install new shocks with the BB? My TJ is 10 years old, still with my stock shocks. Again, super low miles though.

My plan is to do this right, one time, and not have to worry about it.

BB are fine particularly if you are not really concerned with off road (though it will be fine)

With a BB all you need are the spacers and shocks. Every Jeep has been different and at 2" or so a TC drop is not likely but a couple washers if necessary for vibrations is no big deal.


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