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Planning on doing a simple Spacer lift this summer. Prob just 2" to start just to see how I like it. Don't want to get into anything too extreme since I'm still new at this! A friend of mine did the same thing to his a few years ago (sold the Jeep a little while after :( ) and it came out great. Anyone else done just a simple lift and have any comments/stories to share? Thanks guys/gals and keep the invaluable info comin :) I love to learn!!
 

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The budget boost is a VERY popular lift and you should have no problems installing it on a TJ.

One thing to keep in mind is that people often find the budget boost is smaller than they want to be. So you may find yourself doing ANOTHER lift down the road.

There are 2 ways to look at that. You can sell the old BB (spacers and longer shocks usually) and recoop a good bit of the cash (around 225 or so) for your next lift.

The second way to look at it is that you are doing something twice, something I really don't like to do unless I have to. That is what led me to install a 2.5-3" suspension lift with new shocks and coils, along with my JKS body lift.

Your call on it though.

A BB should ride about like stock, but a bit higher. You'll also need to consider:
- longer swaybar links (quick disconnects are a good solution).
- possible driveline vibrations (even at 2", they CAN happen). Address this by either installing a t-case lowering kit or installing a motor lift. There is another, probably more 'correct' way to fix any vibes, but for 2" lift, is kinda overkill (SYE/DS/adj arm setup).

You are doing the right thing by researching first. You really want to think about what you plan to do with the Jeep. Will it be just fire trails and things like that? Will it be a mudder or a rock crawler? Your final goal will help direct you in which choices you make.
 

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wow.. guess I have a lot to consider! Well, I believe it'll just be for fire trails and some mud for now. Call me a wimp, but I just got her and I want to keep it goin nice for a while. Once I get set in life and have a steady income I plan on getting another TJ, YJ, CJ (something) and making it into a BEAST. So for now, I just want a bit of extra clearance for those times when the mud is just too good to pass up!

Thanks for the info though! I will deff look into everything and see what I decide. Oh, I'll also post some pics if/when I get it done!
 

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One thing to keep in mind is that people often find the budget boost is smaller than they want to be. So you may find yourself doing ANOTHER lift down the road.
This is a very true statement. Around this time last year I went a head a bought the RE BB and put 31's on my TJ. This was great I thought that is all I was going to need. Then I went to a couple of place in the summer and decided I wanted to go bigger. So now I have the 4.5" RE super flex kit and 35's and this has been on since Jan. Yes you can sell you BB and get a little money back, but I let a friend have it for his Jeep.
 

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From what I understand it you can use just spacer's and you stock shock are long enough, but you will not be able to articulate very much becasue you shock is almost all the way out. I would recommend getting new shocks, but I am kinda new at this also and could be wrong.
 

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One thing to keep in mind is that people often find the budget boost is smaller than they want to be. So you may find yourself doing ANOTHER lift down the road.
You can sell the old BB (spacers and longer shocks usually) and recoop a good bit of the cash (around 225 or so) for your next lift.

This is true but you can also look at it a differant way, If you do decide to go bigger at a later date you can always keep the BB around after the bigger lift is installed then if you add a winch, bigger bumpers, armor, etc the BB can be used to level out the stance of your jeep.
 

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I just installed a spacer lift about a month ago, including new coils, shocks, and JKS quicker discos. It was a good way to start and got me in there and taking my junk apart.

It's easy to install, but I did end up with vibes (could be from the slightly longer coils) and am installing a motor mount lift and a small body lift when they come in.

I took pictures of the install and posted them in my thread called tiny's lift. It's also got the link to the write up I used.

Have fun :D I did.
 

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if going with a spacer lift i would consider the 4wheelcustoms 2.25 spacer lift. i installed one on my sahara and have had no complaints with it at all, plus your getting an extra .25 of lift.
 

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I just installed a spacer lift about a month ago, including new coils, shocks, and JKS quicker discos. It was a good way to start and got me in there and taking my junk apart.

It's easy to install, but I did end up with vibes (could be from the slightly longer coils) and am installing a motor mount lift and a small body lift when they come in.

I took pictures of the install and posted them in my thread called tiny's lift. It's also got the link to the write up I used.

Have fun :D I did.
come on tiny, rubi coils are just slightly stiffer, not longer. :rolleyes: ;) :D :D :D

BB or a small coil lift with 1" BL is a nice setup. Dirk at dpgoffroad already has a kit that comes with a small coil lift and a 1" BL/MML along with OME shocks for a great ride.
 

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Considering the difference of schools of thought on that I'll go with what I believe to be the source of my vibes.
well a stiffer coil can still make you sit taller just like a longer coil would make you sit taller.

i don't know if you put your stock springs beside the rubi springs but i met up with a guy that had some rubi springs and i brought my stock coils and set them beside them...same height...if there was any difference it wasn't noticeable to me.

fondo, check out the dpg kit...but a BB/BL is a fine setup and if you do get rid of it after a while then just remember that you didn't spend much money on that setup.
 
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