I've been told by many that BDS 2" on my SOA is gonna be to much. So I may do bastard S10 packs with the 5/8s booms. I have no junkyards around me with jeeps. Only jeep I've found is a late 90s and it's been picked clean. S10s are plentyful at the PP yards. I've read I could gain up to 2" lift with the bastard pack, and that the BDS even though sold as 2" will most likely be 3"+.
I'm to the point idk what exactly to do. I would like a tad bit more lift to level it out plus I want a little smoother ride. I have a $1200 budget. I was gonna try to pick up everything for 8.8 swap, get front DS made, and do something to springs.
Right now I'm lookin at
BDS 2" springs $95 ea (4)
U bolts $10 ea (8)
8.8 from PP $100
DS from local shop for front $150
MORE 5/8 boomerang shackles $101.99
MORE 8.8 axle swap kit $165.99
MORE Driveshaft flange adapter $56.99
F350 m/c NM3021 $47.99
03 Wrangler pass front brake line 78125 $15.99 (x2)
Water pump $45.99
Water pump gasket $1.49
Front brakes $34.99
Rugged Ridge SYE $173.95 "EBay store"
Water pump isn't needed but I'm replacing fan clutch, timing set, so might as well while I'm in there.
Sorry to drag it out but I'm really not sure how to spend my limit wisely. Bastard packs would save me and allow me to ditch sky jacker shocks and get something better.
Any input guys, thank you
I don't want you to think that I am a know it all or anything like that because I don't have a clue as to what I am doing, but I do have some pretty recent experience in this. go to the last couple pages of my build. I go through a lot about my budget. I have kept track of everything and put it on a spreadsheet. I cant tell people this enough...take your budget and at least double it or you will never come close to finishing the build or you will have a major stall time anyways.
The sye kit is good and the price is good...almost exact copy of Advance Adapters.
U- bolts are prolly going to be more
the shackles you can get for half that price and just as good
and I would piece together a kit for the 8.8 swap all I had to do was buy perches and they were $32 on ebay and they are stout.
Time and budget build...lots of pics:::: [url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/94-yj-build-too-broke-build-workbench-1499127/[/url]
My budget is periodic. I'm at a $1200 budget just for springs and 8.8 swap. My next budget will be all the home brew stuff. "Flat fenders, bumpers, roof rack, rock sliders, light bar. I didn't set aside a total build budget. I've learnt toys are never done. But right now this toy is my DD. lol
Some day I'm gonna move up to ton axles, and possibly a cummins 4bt. But that's years away.
Flashy I just read your whole thread. Epic man I love it. The inspiration you have is the way I was with my rat rod project last summer. If this yj wasbt my DD who knows what is be doin.
I get this axle/spring deal done I'm gonna keep doin small things but I wanna start on a lifted go cart on leafs with some flex for my son. I'd like to do 4x4 but right now 2wd will work. Until I can find me a donor samurai for cheap!
Until then I gotta keep up overtime for my jeep account lol.
Flashy no need for apologies. No hijacking here. It's all good.