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post #31 of 39 Old 06-16-2013, 10:29 PM
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Well...I'm planning on installing a 2" BB on my 95 Limited. Along with it i bought the following: RE twin tube shocks that fit the lift, new coil isolators, new MOOG front & rear sway-bar bushings, new MOOG front & rear track-bar bushings, all new STOCK lower control arms, all new STOCK upper control arms, also cut up some exhaust pipe to use as rear-post extensions. You don't really need it, but it was $7, two cuts, and a paint job. It's cheap and good safety in my eyes.

The reason I haven't put it in yet is because the cash flow has been low. Need money for alignment and anything else that could go wrong during installation.

As for tire size, I'm sticking with my gifted BFG Rugged Terrain 235/75/15 (I think this is 29"?). Stock limited rims will be plasti-dipped black when lift goes on.

Use of the Jeep: Daily Wisconsin city driver, hunting, and exploring logging roads or other trails around our cabin in Upper Michigan.

I bought my pucks and shocks from a fellow member, he never used them, just decided to go with a bigger lift and sold em off.

I agree with Polka on that the ride will suffer because of all the old bushings ect. so I figured since I'm taking all that stuff of to put in a puck and shock mind as well go ahead and replace em all. It's better than realizing you need to replace them a month later and have to do the whole process over again. I hope what ever you pick works best for your needs and brings you closer to your ZJ!

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post #32 of 39 Old 06-17-2013, 04:08 AM
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RRO has sent wrong parts, crappy service, mid represented their parts for quality parts.

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post #33 of 39 Old 06-17-2013, 05:00 AM
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Well...I'm planning on installing a 2" BB on my 95 Limited. Along with it i bought the following: RE twin tube shocks that fit the lift, new coil isolators, new MOOG front & rear sway-bar bushings, new MOOG front & rear track-bar bushings, all new STOCK lower control arms, all new STOCK upper control arms, also cut up some exhaust pipe to use as rear-post extensions. You don't really need it, but it was $7, two cuts, and a paint job. It's cheap and good safety in my eyes.

The reason I haven't put it in yet is because the cash flow has been low. Need money for alignment and anything else that could go wrong during installation.

As for tire size, I'm sticking with my gifted BFG Rugged Terrain 235/75/15 (I think this is 29"?). Stock limited rims will be plasti-dipped black when lift goes on.

Use of the Jeep: Daily Wisconsin city driver, hunting, and exploring logging roads or other trails around our cabin in Upper Michigan.

I bought my pucks and shocks from a fellow member, he never used them, just decided to go with a bigger lift and sold em off.

I agree with Polka on that the ride will suffer because of all the old bushings ect. so I figured since I'm taking all that stuff of to put in a puck and shock mind as well go ahead and replace em all. It's better than realizing you need to replace them a month later and have to do the whole process over again. I hope what ever you pick works best for your needs and brings you closer to your ZJ!
235's will looks pretty small on that lift. Goodnews is you can fit 31's! Check out my build thread I have a 2.25"bb and 31's. Got my 31's for 90 a tire. If not go with 245's.

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post #34 of 39 Old 06-17-2013, 03:20 PM
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235's will looks pretty small on that lift. Goodnews is you can fit 31's! Check out my build thread I have a 2.25"bb and 31's. Got my 31's for 90 a tire. If not go with 245's.
I checked online at they will still be at 29" with 245/75/15 I'd have to almost boost rim size to get it to go up. Don't get me wrong I'd love to get bigger tires+better rims but I'm a first year commuting college student. I have limited spending and a sucky job. The tires were a graduation gift. Brand new. I'm weary about buying used tires because I don't want to destroy my VC. The PO had all different tread depths on the Jeep when I got it. Looking at pictures the lift looks fine with my tires.

Just trying to keep her goin'!!
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post #35 of 39 Old 06-17-2013, 05:11 PM
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i spent 90 per tire on 31's. 15x7 rims. Your stock rims are not to small by any means. Understand none of us know that they're brand new or a gift til you tell us. we just recommend what we know

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post #36 of 39 Old 06-17-2013, 06:08 PM
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i spent 90 per tire on 31's. 15x7 rims. Your stock rims are not to small by any means. Understand none of us know that they're brand new or a gift til you tell us. we just recommend what we know
I did say "gifted" and I didn't mean to come off as rude :/ sorry man!

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post #37 of 39 Old 06-17-2013, 06:11 PM
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why not? i have had nothing but good luck from them.
one of the few

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post #38 of 39 Old 06-17-2013, 09:39 PM
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You can listen to someone who has had a zj since 94 or do what you like. Your money will be wasted.

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post #39 of 39 Old 06-17-2013, 09:40 PM
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Wait till he finds out about stacking pucks

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