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j.buff. 02-07-2009 08:12 PM

Ups and Downs of a Budget Boost
 
I am considering getting a minor lift. I won't be doing any rock climbing, just a little playin around on the weekends. Besides that, I just want the jeep to look a little healthier, a little more beefy. Right now it has the stock suspension and I was thinking about moving up a little bit. What are the pros and cons of a budget boost? Right now the price is right and im leaning that way. Anything I should look out for? Thinking 32"-33" tires if that helps at all. Thanks for any input you have

4Jeepn 02-07-2009 08:24 PM

BB lift is fine. No real draw backs. with just the 2" 33's might be a bit tight. 3" is better for them. You can also just your stock shocks for a while with the bb if $$ is a factor.

j.buff. 02-07-2009 08:29 PM

will i have to regear for 33"? i kind of factored shocks into the budget, so i dont THINK that will be a problem.

jtalar 02-07-2009 08:31 PM

biggest down? you will always want bigger...:D

4Jeepn 02-07-2009 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by jtalar (Post 321141)
biggest down? you will always want bigger...:D

don't say that let the sickness happen.....lol

As for the gears, most folks just live with a drop in power for a while. What gears do you have now?

j.buff. 02-07-2009 08:35 PM

haha, well i figured that will ALWAYS be a problem. but with the bills i have now and driving to and from school everyday....cant really afford to go any bigger

j.buff. 02-07-2009 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 321142)
What gears do you have now?

im really not sure. It is a 2000 Sport 4.0L, mostly stock.

any clue?

crazyredneck 02-07-2009 08:37 PM

is a BB just spacers that go between the coil and the upper coil mount?

jtalar 02-07-2009 08:37 PM

don't say that let the sickness happen.....lol

:firedevil: :rofl:

j.buff. 02-07-2009 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 321142)
don't say that let the sickness happen.....lol

...consider me diagnosed with jeep fever.

4Jeepn 02-07-2009 08:39 PM

Correct BB is spacer that sits on top of the coil.

2000 sport.
Auto I will guess 3.07's stick 3.73 just a guess though. 3.73's are fine for 33's. Might need to down shift for big hills etc. but both are okay.

j.buff. 02-07-2009 08:44 PM

thanks 4jeepn, this is all so helpful. I was definitely skeptical on a few things.

and yes, its a stick so it looks like ill be OK with the 3.73s

4Jeepn 02-07-2009 08:48 PM

one other thing if your rear axle has a metal drain plug you have a dana 44 if its plastic its the dana 35.

ExDementia 02-07-2009 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by j.buff. (Post 321155)
thanks 4jeepn, this is all so helpful. I was definitely skeptical on a few things.

and yes, its a stick so it looks like ill be OK with the 3.73s

Not always true.
I have a stick with 3.07 gears, check on the rear differential cover, on the left there should be a tag across two of the bolts. This will tell you what gears you have.

jeepjeep 02-08-2009 08:38 AM

i have 3.07 s with a stick also...also buff if you need the b.b. i have a complete set w/ 4 shocks let me know.

j.buff. 02-08-2009 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by jeepjeep (Post 321287)
i have 3.07 s with a stick also...also buff if you need the b.b. i have a complete set w/ 4 shocks let me know.

how big and what brand are the shocks?

jeepjeep 02-08-2009 03:28 PM

2 maybe 2.5 inch. the shocks are procomp

tiny terror 02-08-2009 03:49 PM

It's the other way around. Stick has 3.07, auto has 3.73.

I've ran a BB for two years now with a 1 inch BL. I have room for 33s, but am still on 31s. I went right with new longer shocks and installed quick disconnects while I had it all apart. I'm very happy with the set up, though I'd like to go with new coils and ditch the BB eventually.

jgano23 02-08-2009 04:05 PM

the hubby had a 2000 tj sport a few years back. initially he installed a 2" bb w/31's. then he upgraded to the 2" lift springs and 32". he liked that setup a lot better. he had the 3.07's in his and had no problems. he was running the same trails as guys w/ 3-4" lifts and 33-35" tires.

orange05tj 02-08-2009 04:08 PM

I may be going back to the 2" BB pretty soon.

nicolas-eric 02-08-2009 04:24 PM

with a BB you have the same old sagged springs. a real spring lift is much better and always gives you a better ride than stock.
IMO my old 2" BB was wasted mony. saving some money and buying the OME lift instead of the BB would have been about 250$ cheaper.

upinar 02-08-2009 04:32 PM

sticks can come in 3.73 aswell

orange05tj 02-08-2009 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by upinar (Post 321534)
sticks can come in 3.73 aswell

x2. Mine 6 speed, 3.73's

stevens243 02-08-2009 04:44 PM

x3, I don't know exactly how Jeep decided what gears to put in those d35's but my old 2000 sport had a d35 with 3.73's and a 5 speed. All stock.


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