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mud707 10-06-2005 11:23 AM

Budget Boost
 
I Was Wandering If Anyone Has Any Advice On A Budget Boost. Like How Good They Are, If You Had Any Problems After Install, Or Anything Else. Has Any One Made Their Own? I Made My Own Body Lift For My Cj7 Using Hocky Pucks And My Friend Works At A Machine Shop And Will Fab. Them For Me If Possible. I Want To Lift My 01 A Couple Of Inches But Don't Have The Money For A Full Kit At The Time. I'd Appreciated Any Advice.

Mud707 01 Tj 4.0 Nerfbars, K&n, Airraid Power Spacer.

jeeperman 10-06-2005 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by mud707
I Was Wandering If Anyone Has Any Advice On A Budget Boost. Like How Good They Are, If You Had Any Problems After Install, Or Anything Else. Has Any One Made Their Own? I Made My Own Body Lift For My Cj7 Using Hocky Pucks And My Friend Works At A Machine Shop And Will Fab. Them For Me If Possible. I Want To Lift My 01 A Couple Of Inches But Don't Have The Money For A Full Kit At The Time. I'd Appreciated Any Advice.

Mud707 01 Tj 4.0 Nerfbars, K&n, Airraid Power Spacer.

If you do a budget boost, you will need longer shocks for any off-roading as the stock ones will be too short. I do know a couple of people that are running them and are happy with them (rides/performs like stock, but with bigger tires). I do not know of anyone that has fabbed their own. For the price, I would think that it would be worth buying one that you know will hold up. If you don't need new tires right now though, I would wait and do the tires and lift all at the same time when you can afford to buy a full kit with control arms and everything... Good luck!

mud707 10-07-2005 11:18 AM

thanks, for the advice. I do have tire's 31x10.50 mtrs. that my father in law gave me. I think I will wait though and by a full lift.

jeeperman 10-07-2005 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by mud707
thanks, for the advice. I do have tire's 31x10.50 mtrs. that my father in law gave me. I think I will wait though and by a full lift.

With the right wheels (or spacers) you can fit those tires on your Jeep right now with very minimal rubbing (if any).

juniortodd46 10-10-2005 12:53 AM

A guy in our jeep club fabbed his own out of steel tube. Its a very nice lift, as in he has everything the other BB's have except the price tag.

mud707 10-10-2005 10:55 AM

Bb
 
Can You Find Out What Length And Diameter He Cut?

juniortodd46 10-10-2005 11:04 AM

yea i'll find out the details when I get ahold of him. We're supposed to be putting the same lift on my jeep.

tjchad 10-22-2005 05:10 PM

Mud, I fabbed some up using 4" OD pipe and 2" washers. Had them welded and then machined out the washers for the front so they'd fit over the bumpstop tube. For the rears I welded an additional lenth of pipe to the washer so the spring would have a more secure seat.
Here are some pics:

Front before milling to 2" even:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...d/DSC00454.jpg

Rear, showing extra seat:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...d/DSC00541.jpg

JeepGirlSurf 10-23-2005 01:01 AM

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Originally Posted by jeeperman
With the right wheels (or spacers) you can fit those tires on your Jeep right now with very minimal rubbing (if any).


I have 31 x 10.5s on my Jeep right now. They don't rub. I recently got rubi springs (gives about an inch of lift to a stock Jeep) but I had the tires on my Jeep for months before I got new springs. You should have no problem with those tires.

drummerwookie 10-23-2005 12:34 PM

that what im going to do is get a BB lift...i had on on my ZJ when i had that and it was great

ill by that, some front dicos, and some new shocks and that will make a decent cheap lift

mud707 10-24-2005 11:05 AM

Thanks for the info. and the pics for the BB. I'll try to make some as soon as i get some free time.

wazzupwhite 03-03-2006 02:07 PM

i really like mine.

U.S.MarineLJ 03-04-2006 11:32 AM

I had an RE BB, pretty good value at about $219. The shocks are trash though, but what do you expect for that kind of $. It rode like the shocks were solid pieces of steel with no movement. I sold it to a friend recently and his wife hated the shocks so much he upgraded to OME. :) She loves those, only problem is he got the death wobble from only 2" of lift! He tried everything to get rid of it before finally buying a RE adj track bar. The DW still persists, just not as frequently, that is something to be aware of. It is a rarity for such a small amount of lift to cause DW, but it does happen. If you can't fix it via alignment, balancing and or rotating the tires and torqueing everything down, your going to need a new track bar. My friends $100 BB has ended up costing him around $550 or so once you figure in the OME shocks, alignments, balancing and track bar. And we can still only guess as to how to kill the DW, new lower adj control arms perhaps. :mad:

Agent Orange 03-04-2006 10:12 PM

I bought four 2" budget boost spring spacers with 4 shock extensions for about $100 on EBAY. It was all brand new. Sometimes you can find someone selling just the spacers on EBAY. They don't really wear out, so used ones should be fine.

Homerjay4242 03-10-2006 02:44 PM

Is it possible to add a BB and Rubi springs to get a 3 inch lift w/o need any additional parts.. or am i pushing it here... ;)

Jerry Bransford 03-10-2006 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Homerjay4242
Is it possible to add a BB and Rubi springs to get a 3 inch lift w/o need any additional parts.. or am i pushing it here... ;)

Rubicon springs are no taller than any other TJ spring.

Homerjay4242 03-10-2006 03:01 PM

hmm... how come the rubicon sits higher... sorry if this sounds retarded.. but i do not know that much about this sort of thing...

kbart 03-10-2006 10:32 PM

taller tires?

JeepCrawler98 03-10-2006 11:57 PM

Bingo - and rubis tend to be newer than your average TJ (unless they're the same year of course), thus the springs haven't sagged yet.


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