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mitch82 03-04-2011 02:56 PM

Budget Boost?
 
I have a 98 Sahara with the stock suspension and i'm courious on what would be a good set up for like a 2 or 3 in lift thats reasonably cheap.

Redjeepmormon 03-04-2011 03:38 PM

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Skyjacker 2" BB and 31x10.5x15 bfg all terrain.

devbarber 03-04-2011 04:15 PM

Yep did the same. I have 32. 11.50 on my jeep. love it.

Zetsumei 03-04-2011 04:22 PM

I saw these and they look nice. Pretty good deal for the money I'd say.

KP Texan 03-04-2011 04:46 PM

Sorry to hijack but did either of you guys have any problems with driveline vibration after adding the BB? I basically am looking for a BB kit but have been on the fence about it due to driveline problems.

Thanks,

Wes

Redjeepmormon 03-04-2011 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KP Texan
Sorry to hijack but did either of you guys have any problems with driveline vibration after adding the BB? I basically am looking for a BB kit but have been on the fence about it due to driveline problems.

Thanks,

Wes

Nope. Lift has been extremely reliable. No vibrations.

TR3YNGLER 03-04-2011 07:57 PM

For what it's worth, my wife, "InfernoGirl" has 2" spacers on her TJ and runs 33x12.5 with all other suspension components remaining stock. It's good both on the trails and on the road.

virginian 03-04-2011 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Redjeepmormon (Post 1096927)
Skyjacker 2" BB and 31x10.5x15 bfg all terrain.

That looks so clean--love it.

mitch82 03-05-2011 10:05 AM

thanks guys, where is the best place to purchase these?

InfernoGirl 03-05-2011 10:24 AM

I got mine used from another forum. But ebay, CL etc will have them as well as all the 4x4 parts places. Brand isn't so important, since they're all pretty much the same, just poly pucks...... http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/t...e/fc525eda.jpg

WakeSnowSurf850 03-05-2011 10:51 AM

Looks good inferno!!
Thats the same color combo of my TJ.. and about the same size I want mine to be!!
I was thinking about getting a BB, but I might just go with the spacers now.

Arch Stanton 03-05-2011 11:10 AM

Crawler Ready has a BB for $80 with shocks. I thinking about getting that one and the shocks separately. Some times there are shocks specials during the month of March.

WakeSnowSurf850 03-05-2011 09:39 PM

Only Crawler Ready kit I saw for $80 was....

Crawler Ready 4x4 - Jeep Wrangler 2" Budget Boost Kit

And thats just spacers right?

Effisimo 03-05-2011 09:57 PM

My jeep with a 2 in rubicon express BB and 31" pro-comps. I love the way it rides

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/6237/jeep20.jpg

KP Texan 03-06-2011 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WakeSnowSurf850
Only Crawler Ready kit I saw for $80 was....

Crawler Ready 4x4 - Jeep Wrangler 2" Budget Boost Kit

And thats just spacers right?

I don't know much about these guys but Fat Bobs has these for $30/set: http://store.fatbobsgarage.com/_jeep...006-p8431.aspx . From what I understand, a spacer is a spacer. Most of them probably come from a handful of factories.

-Wes

Arch Stanton 03-06-2011 10:01 AM

Crawler Ready
 
The one I saw was on ebay. It comes with the bumps tops as well. It's $76 plus shipping, but you can make an offer. I think that this outfit is from Utah like Fat Bob's Garage. I don't know if all spacers are equal. I've read that some squeak. I wouldn't buy any that were made in China. Hammerhead Offroad has a good deal on coil springs that I saw as well. Good luck.

Quote:

Originally Posted by WakeSnowSurf850 (Post 1099262)
Only Crawler Ready kit I saw for $80 was....

Crawler Ready 4x4 - Jeep Wrangler 2" Budget Boost Kit

And thats just spacers right?


zimi117 03-06-2011 11:20 PM

How necessary are new shocks when doing the spacer lift of 2" ?

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UnlimitedLJ04 03-06-2011 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by zimi117 (Post 1101575)
How necessary are new shocks when doing the spacer lift of 2" ?

they're pretty necessary...but you can get by with the stock shocks for a while. the suspension travel will suck, and the shocks will be overextending a lot...which will eventually cause them to fail. the important thing to do is extend the bumpstops, especially in the rear. the stock coils will compress just shy of coil bind in front with the BB, but in the rear you really need that 2" bumpstop extension to prevent coil damage during suspension compression.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...Tech/RE-04.jpg

DString 03-07-2011 10:02 AM

any one there try the on from rocky-road that comes with the bar pin eliminators?
Inexpensive Rocky Road budget lifts for your Jeep TJ Wrangler

Arch Stanton 03-07-2011 11:06 AM

Rocky Road
 
It appears that you can keep your factory shocks with the Rocky Road Shock Adapters. That's a nice feature. However, I've read some conflicting posts about their products.

Quote:

Originally Posted by DString (Post 1102058)
any one there try the on from rocky-road that comes with the bar pin eliminators?
Inexpensive Rocky Road budget lifts for your Jeep TJ Wrangler


AOR 03-07-2011 11:26 AM

Quote:

I have a 98 Sahara with the stock suspension and i'm courious on what would be a good set up for like a 2 or 3 in lift thats reasonably cheap.
Zone Offroad 2" kit with Hydro shocks for $233.58 shipped to you. PM me your name, billing and shipping address, phone number, email address (for PDF receipt) to order. I will call you for CC info.

Thank you very much. I am truly grateful for your business.

Namaste,

Allen

Wallygator 03-07-2011 11:42 AM

I used a set of daystar 2" pucks in mine and it worked great. Took me and a buddy about 2 hours and a sixpack to install. Never had to change anything else and worked great with my 31s

DString 03-07-2011 12:21 PM

Rocky Road
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Arch Stanton (Post 1102184)
It appears that you can keep your factory shocks with the Rocky Road Shock Adapters. That's a nice feature. However, I've read some conflicting posts about their products.

Thanks Arch i am leaning toward this one but want some feedback before i buy it.
How much difference can there be in the pucks
There are probibly only a few manufactures of them they just get marketed under different brand names

Arch Stanton 03-07-2011 03:15 PM

Rocky Road
 
You're welcome. I'd appreciate your comments after you've installed your BB regarding the ride and handling. Good luck with your selection!

Quote:

Originally Posted by DString (Post 1102279)
Thanks Arch i am leaning toward this one but want some feedback before i buy it.
How much difference can there be in the pucks
There are probibly only a few manufactures of them they just get marketed under different brand names


Arch Stanton 03-07-2011 04:20 PM

Different manufacturers
 
I would ask where they're made. Daystar makes their own in the U.S.A. Kevin's Offroad has some that were made for them that are supposed to be better than average quality. I'm sure that you're right that there are not too many makers of polyurethane spacers. I've read that some squeak. There are some made out of Delrin spacers on Ebay as well.

Quote:

Originally Posted by DString (Post 1102279)
Thanks Arch i am leaning toward this one but want some feedback before i buy it.
How much difference can there be in the pucks
There are probibly only a few manufactures of them they just get marketed under different brand names


thetanman43 03-07-2011 07:41 PM

This is a little bit off topic, but wouldn't running 33's with 2" of lift be the same as running 31's with stock height?

UnlimitedLJ04 03-07-2011 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thetanman43 (Post 1103107)
This is a little bit off topic, but wouldn't running 33's with 2" of lift be the same as running 31's with stock height?

no. tire size is not correlated to lift height.

to fit larger tires you need to change the distance from the hub center to the steel fender lip at full suspension compression & flex. Doesn't matter what lift height.

33's need about ~2" bumpstop extension in front and rear. 1" BL will subtract 1" off that bumpstop extension requirement, provided the shock length is correct.

33's are fit in 2 common ways:
1. 4" suspension lift, with 2" front bumpstop extension, and ~2.5" rear.
2. 2.5" suspension lift, with 1" BL, with 1" front bumpstop extension and 1.25-1.5" rear.

Alternatively, you could move the fenders...like the AEV highline kit, or DIY Aussie fender lift...with stock suspension.

TheBee 03-07-2011 09:00 PM

I tried 32 1150 tires with 10 inch rims on stock suspension, it fit fine. Can i keep them on with no issues? i do no off roading just weekend driver.

UnlimitedLJ04 03-07-2011 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by TheBee (Post 1103364)
I tried 32 1150 tires with 10 inch rims on stock suspension, it fit fine. Can i keep them on with no issues? i do no off roading just weekend driver.

if your bumpstops are set properly...yes.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html

MCAD135 03-07-2011 09:07 PM

I always heard that suspension spacer and body lifts arent good for lifting a vehicle? I was going to buy a Rough Country lift and was told not to get the combo kit or any of them using the spring spacer because they might slip off and jam. Any problems?


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