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Recently I just bought a 97 tj and I'm looking to lift it about 2". Was wondering what would be a good option at a relatively cheap price? I've heard buying spacers but not really sure. New to the jeep world so any help would be great.
 

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2" spacers and cheap and very very common. If you want more functionality out of the 2" gain, then springs like from BDS are the way to go. I will just say it now..avoid Rough Country and Skyjacker unless you like a bone jarring harsh ride.
 

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Great I'll check out the bds, if I do spacers should I upgrade shocks also? I don't want a crazy ruff ride since I will be doing some highway driving. Thanks again.
 

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Great I'll check out the bds, if I do spacers should I upgrade shocks also? I don't want a crazy ruff ride since I will be doing some highway driving. Thanks again.
I wish I knew how to copy and paste a link to one of my threads detailing my 2" BDS installation. I've had the lift for a about 2 months now and I have no complaints. I think it was about $425 directly from BDS. I have before and after pictures on the thread as well.
 

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Great I'll check out the bds, if I do spacers should I upgrade shocks also? I don't want a crazy ruff ride since I will be doing some highway driving. Thanks again.
Yes I would go with the BDS shocks they aren't bad! I also had to relocate the rear trackbar as well.
 

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I wish I knew how to copy and paste a link to one of my threads detailing my 2" BDS installation. I've had the lift for a about 2 months now and I have no complaints. I think it was about $425 directly from BDS. I have before and after pictures on the thread as well.
Furrydogs - to copy and past a link, all you should have to do is to go to the page/thread that you want, click up in the address bar (where you type in the http://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/www......), highlight the entire thing and right click and select 'copy'....or the easy way, highlight and press Ctrl + C (for Copy - assuming you are on a Windows machine). Then, you can 'Paste' (Ctrl + V) or (right click and 'Paste') like:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/tj-lift-reviews-25145.html

However, before you 'paste', there is a 'Link' option above where you are typing...it looks like a world with a chain link - as you put your mouse over it, it'll say "Insert Link". It'll then popup a small display box where you can then 'paste' your link. The link I did above is the same link as below...the one below I used the 'Insert Link' option.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/tj-lift-reviews-25145.html

If you already knew all this and meant something else, my apologies...just trying to be helpful. Besides, I'd be interested in that thread as well.

Hah - I saved and posted my reply, and come to find out, my first copy and paste did the same thing as the insert link option...oh well.
 

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Furrydogs - to copy and past a link, all you should have to do is to go to the page/thread that you want, click up in the address bar (where you type in the http://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/www......), highlight the entire thing and right click and select 'copy'....or the easy way, highlight and press Ctrl + C (for Copy - assuming you are on a Windows machine). Then, you can 'Paste' (Ctrl + V) or (right click and 'Paste') like: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/tj-lift-reviews-25145.html However, before you 'paste', there is a 'Link' option above where you are typing...it looks like a world with a chain link - as you put your mouse over it, it'll say "Insert Link". It'll then popup a small display box where you can then 'paste' your link. The link I did above is the same link as below...the one below I used the 'Insert Link' option. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/tj-lift-reviews-25145.html If you already knew all this and meant something else, my apologies...just trying to be helpful. Besides, I'd be interested in that thread as well. Hah - I saved and posted my reply, and come to find out, my first copy and paste did the same thing as the insert link option...oh well.
Nellieboy, I appreciate the help but I think my problem is with the iPad and using the Wrangler forum app. I am sure there is a way using the iPad, just not very intuitive.
 

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Great I'll check out the bds, if I do spacers should I upgrade shocks also? I don't want a crazy ruff ride since I will be doing some highway driving. Thanks again.
The 2" BDS package I bought included new springs and the shocks. I opted for the lower end shocks which was why my price was around $400
 

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Nellieboy, I appreciate the help but I think my problem is with the iPad and using the Wrangler forum app. I am sure there is a way using the iPad, just not very intuitive.
Ah - gotcha. I keep forgetting there are other types of devices as I usually stick with PC and Android. I have an iPad, just don't use it so much. Meant no offense.
 

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What does "Maximum Duty" even mean? Sounds marketing'ish.
Ha - agreed. "No wait, I think I'll take the 'minimum' duty..."
 

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X 10 on the BDS 2" suspension lift (shocks and springs). My TJ handled / rode as good as stock. Good look.....good ride...you will like it!
 

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While I currently run OME & Bilsteins - I will add to the pot and also recommend the 2" BDS lift.
 

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The 2" BDS package I bought included new springs and the shocks. I opted for the lower end shocks which was why my price was around $400
you choose wisely, the fox 2.0 shocks are simply too large for a 2" lift. they ride great, but not enough uptravel unless you go to a 3" front spring
 

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Also have the 2" bds for about a month. Can't tell the difference between stock ride and the bds. Also, install was fairly wasy
 
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