hi i have a 87 xj laredo and im planing on getting a 2inch budget lift 2inch coil spacers on the front and 2inch rear shackles my ? is what all will i need to do this will i need longer shocks or will my stock ones be fine?
i still have stock shocks on mine, but i would get longer ones if you plan on getting some flex without hurting the shocks. (assuming you gonna wheel it) and depending on the condition of your rear springs shackles will wear them out faster. you can check your current ride height buy measuring from the center of your wheel to the bottom of your stock flare Front 17.5inches and Rear 17 inches
I went to do this on my 92 Limited and the rear leafs were of inverted curvature... no way in hell could they support shackles or AALs. I just went ahead and ordered the Old Man Emu 2" lift leaf packs with Energy bushings (260 shipped new), and acquired some V8 Up Country coils (free) for the front. No AALs or spacers, so I can't complain. Also I believe with 2" stock shocks should be fine for awhile as long as you're not over-flexing. Basically, I went cheap on the full lift (bought a spacer/ AAL bb kit), and ended up having to buy it all over again anyway to do it right. Lesson learned. Just under $400 for new Pro Comp shocks, new shackle and leaf bushings, new lifted leaf packs, and new front springs. Not too shabby, and I'm pretty sure that same setup is easy to come by on the cheap
What condition are your rear leafs in? Are they sagging or pretty stock still. Measure up from the center of the wheel to the fender. Should read 17 inches if im correct for stock height? If lower then your sagging and it might be a good idea to just go bigger and replace the rear leaf springs. Do it right the first time so you dont have to do it in the future.
You don't want to run 2" shackles on stock leaves. You'll get a ****ty angle on them and it stresses the leafs bad. Mine have sagged an extra inch or so since I put mine on a couple months back and now they're almost flat. If they're already pretty flat then it's time for new leaves anyway.