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Old 12-17-2016, 08:02 AM
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Who uses a budget booster lift on their JK?

I didnt know much about jeeps when I purchased mine. I have found out that mine has a budget booster lift. I know the plastic spacer can't be as good as a real lift.

Anyone run this on their jeep and happy with it. What is the pros and cons when compared to the real thing...

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Old 12-17-2016, 08:36 AM   #2
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Just put the Terraflex leveling kit on mine a couple weeks ago - 2" front, 1" rear. While I was doing the install, I replaced the end links with JKS quick disconnects and heavy duty stock springs (19s). I did the lift because I purchased 35s - also have purejeep metal fenders. I'm very happy with the results. Looks good and rides just fine. I have the BFGs set at 32psi.

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I used a budget boost just fine for years, until I pulled the trigger on a Mopar 2" lift.

A budget boost allowed me to wheel until I was able to decide which lift I wanted. You don't want to have to do a lift more than once.

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Old 12-17-2016, 09:11 AM   #4
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Budget boosts are like every other lift kit out there. It depends on the kit installed. Some Budget Boosts have all the same brackets included as the spring lift kit. The benefit of a good BB kit is that it retains the factory ride while giving you a bit of lift.

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Old 12-17-2016, 10:04 AM   #5
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I'm not sure what you mean by 'budget boost', but I just put a 2" spacer kit on my 2016 JK from rough country and the spacers were all metal. I think it is a fantastic kit. it came with shock extenders, longer links for the rear, and anti-sway bar extender all for just $200. I got the exhaust extenders (because it is a 2016), but I don't think I really needed them. I don't want to change out perfectly good factory equipment if I don't need to.
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Old 12-17-2016, 10:51 AM   #6
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BB and spacers are a "real lift" just mild. Nothing wrong with spacers up to about 2".
I have just installed the AEV 2" spacer lift which came with shock extension brackets, bump stops and front sway bar link extender brackets.
It lifted and leveled the Jeep, and the ride feels the same as it was prior.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:38 PM   #7
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No issues with my terraFlex 2.5" budget boost with shock adaptors... at only $300 and easy enough to install myself, it was a good choice. Moving up to 35s in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:02 PM   #8
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I had a BB or spacer lift. AEV. Hated it. The weight of my front bumper in winch was too much for the factory springs, 17/58 on a JKU. Can't blame the AEV kit though, it did it's job. It's gone now and replaced with Rock Krawler springs & Rancho shocks. Much better.
So I say if no extra weight, BB/spacer lift is fine. Adding weight? Get a spring lift that can handle your weight.

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