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Bruck 04-17-2010 08:02 PM

2" Budget Boost
OK...Need your experience. I think that I want to buy a 2" buget boost. I have read like every thread in here I think on the topic. I am not Mr Mechanic, but I am relatively handy. I am pretty sure I can install the lift. My concern is about the "possible" modifications that may be needed after the lift (i.e. motor mounts, dropping the transfer case, etc). That is the stuff that scares me as I am not sure that would be quite as intuitive to me. I have an '03 Rubicon. Just looking for a bit more height out of it. So....My question is how often do you need to do these additional modifications after the 2" lift? Thanks in advance for what may be an elementary question...

InfernoGirl 04-17-2010 08:07 PM

You really shouldn't need anything with just 2" coil spacers. Some (not many) get some driveline vibes that they want to get rid of. Each Jeep is different in that respect. You can't tell till you lift it. I think the transfer case drop fixes most of them. Give it a go... if you have issues there's loads of help here. Most likely you won't have any problem.

tiny terror 04-17-2010 08:10 PM

When I installed my BB I didn't know there was such a thing as metric and standard wrenches. I ended up installing a BL and MML (with a crowbar I might add) for the resulting vibes (minor but irritating). It's not hard and you learn as you go.

Bruck 04-18-2010 08:19 AM

Thanks for the support folks...I'm going to give it a shot.

Bruck 05-02-2010 02:18 PM

Ordered my 2' Skyjacker Budget Boost yesterday. Looking forward to installing it next weekend. Thanks to all of you for giving me the confidence to give it a go.

HyperBuzzin 05-02-2010 04:09 PM

I didn't have any vibes after installing my 2.25" BB. But then again, I have an LJ, which is less susceptible to the vibe issues with under 3" lifts.

Bruck 05-03-2010 08:02 AM

Feeling more confident about the transfer case drop if necessary. I think it will be fine. I'm really looking forward to getting it installed.

Neil F. 05-03-2010 08:30 AM

Start hitting everything with Power Blaster now, particularly the rear shock upper bolts. I just installed a 2" spring lift a couple weeks ago. 4 hourts totally by myself. BB install is pretty much the same. I read a good bit of info/instructions and there were some slight differences on disconnecting some things but it is very easy. Spring compressor (loaner from Autozone) will make it a lot easier.

APPSTATEwrangler 05-03-2010 09:29 AM

dude you should be very happy with the 2" BB. i had to do no extra mods, only an alignment is really necessary, and i mean NECESSARY, after the lift. i learned that the hard way after driving with the death wobble for several months eventually wearing my tires bad.
and instillation is not hard at all

NVRDLMO 05-03-2010 09:39 AM

^ X2 on the wheel alignment !! I would add three washers to each of the 6 skid plate bolts too(to lower the transfer case).

Bruck 05-15-2010 07:41 PM

Lift complete! Had problems with those rear shock bolts, but all set now. Have a 9am alignment appt tomorrow and don't seem to have any vibes. :punk: Lovin life at the moment. Lift looks awesome and the tires don't look undersized like I thought they may. Really happy with the result and was well worth the hassle of the shock bolts breaking on me. Looks like my truck will be back on moth balls unless it rains!

mjfitzner 05-15-2010 09:47 PM

Hey Brucker,

I was thinking about doing the same thing to my TJ. Do you have any pictures to see what it looks like? How hard was the install?

mjfitzner 05-15-2010 10:03 PM

Hey Brucker,

I was thinking about doing the same thing to my TJ. Do you have any pictures to see what it looks like? How hard was the install?

InfernoGirl 05-15-2010 10:04 PM

Start soaking the shock bolts with PB Blaster now.. It will help them come out easier. I had a buddy do mine, it took maybe 2 hours and 10 minutes to adjust the toe in. That's really all that can be done as far as a front end alignment on TJ's... Do it yourself or have a friend do it and save the $...

Bruck 05-16-2010 07:26 AM

I'll post some pictures later today. It wasn't hard wiith the exception of the 2 bolts that broke off from the upper rear shocks. If that didn't happen it wouldn't have taken more than a few hours. Plus, I am not much of a mechanic so it was good experience. I highly suggest giving it a shot yourself.

Bruck 05-16-2010 01:28 PM

As promised, here are the pictures:

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