post #1 of Old 07-09-2013, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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2 inch lift help

I wanna add some height to this thing but don't wanna trim and do anything to the drive train also get some new wheels and maybe bigger tires need some suggestions please, I don't wanna spend a lot either.

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post #2 of Old 07-09-2013, 07:55 PM
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2" OME leafs in the rear, 2" coils in the front (or ZJ V8 coils) and call it a day. Replace the shocks if they need replacing, don't bother if they're in good shape. Don't waste your money on spacers and 2" shackles.

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post #3 of Old 07-10-2013, 09:59 AM
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Nothing wrong with spacers and shackles if your rear leafs are in decent condition. I ran like that for a long time. Simple, cheap, and works fine. Just dont use blocks.

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Ride quality suffers and 2" shackles put too much stress on stock leafs due to shackle angle along with the other issues that come from a bad angle.

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post #5 of Old 07-11-2013, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah I wanna avoid any of the lift problems I can. I have new shocks , bushing, track bar and front axel joints. With a 2 in I wont have to drop the t case or trim anything will I?
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Personally I would put in new rear leafs and front coils and be done with it. You shouldn't need to run a tcase drop or anything like that but if you get vibes that's the first thing I would do.

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Unless you're trimming your fenders enough for full articulation without swaybars and have shorter than stock travel shocks you won't need longer shocks. You won't need a tcase drop either, at 2" you're barely effecting the pinion angles at all.

As for tires, if you don't want to trim or get new wheels or spacers stick with a 235/75/15 or a 30x9.15x15 if you're going offroad. If not you can run a 31x9.5x15.

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I just ordered some 235 cooper discoverer anyone have any good deals on 2 in leafs and coils?
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I just ordered some 235 cooper discoverer anyone have any good deals on 2 in leafs and coils?
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