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post #1 of 18 Old 05-07-2008, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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2" budget boost on a budget

I know this item has been talked to death, so I apologize if this sounds like a repeat.

Does this look like a good price, and good value for 2" boost?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-98-Jeep-Grand-Cherokee-ZJ-2-Budget-Boost-Lift-Kit_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247 QQcategoryZ33585QQihZ008QQitemZ180237126695QQrdZ1Q QsspagenameZWD1V

I need to buy new tires, so I thought this would be the opportunity to upgrade to 30's. Money's tight right now, so I cannot afford much.

Any other ideas?

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post #2 of 18 Old 05-07-2008, 11:11 AM
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$71 shipped looks like an OK price. I would not like the red though, that would look retarded.

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I would buy them from the link wjjeepgirl provided. You can also get bump stop extensions.

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You might want to think about new shocks for the lift depending on the age and condition of your current shocks. You can use your stock shocks but they might give you a rough ride. If your on a budget try these shocks...http://www.4wheelerssupply.com/catal...oducts_id/1726

Not sure but you might need wheel spacers to fit 30" tires. Might be to wide and rub on the LCA. Not sure though.

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Ahhh..

1) Get shocks when you put on your BB.
2) You can run 31" tires with a BB
3) No need for wheel spacers to fit a 30" tire, nor a 31" tire

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Black diamond shocks ride great and for 142 for 4 at 4wheelerssupply you can't beat that.

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If you wanna go with shocks as well as the spacers Fat Bobs has this option plus you have 2 more levels of shocks you can upgrade to if you do not like the Pro Comp ES1000.

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Here's a great option that I'll be going with. Get just the spacers, then go to your local parts store and buy a set of Monroe's for the "Up Country suspension" which are 1.5-2 inch longer than stock (can't remember). The "Mono Max" shocks are about the cheapest mono tubes around (about +/-$52.99 anywhere you go). These things seem to go on sale locally pretty often, in fact I just missed a sale at Oriely's buy 3 get 1 free. So if your shocks are ok when you do the lift, just wait for the sales to come back around and you'll save even more.

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Here's a great option that I'll be going with. Get just the spacers, then go to your local parts store and buy a set of Monroe's for the "Up Country suspension" which are 1.5-2 inch longer than stock (can't remember). The "Mono Max" shocks are about the cheapest mono tubes around (about +/-$52.99 anywhere you go). These things seem to go on sale locally pretty often, in fact I just missed a sale at Oriely's buy 3 get 1 free. So if your shocks are ok when you do the lift, just wait for the sales to come back around and you'll save even more.

Taking this type of logic... I have another question. I have the complete Up Country suspension package. If I want to stick in a 2" BB, do I need to purchase a different shock or will the ones I am currently running be fine? I have access to a NIB 2" Daystar BB with Bumpstops for $50. The guy bought it and never installed it. I am getting ready to get the Heep aligned, so I figure now is the time...

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Here's a great option that I'll be going with. Get just the spacers, then go to your local parts store and buy a set of Monroe's for the "Up Country suspension" which are 1.5-2 inch longer than stock (can't remember). The "Mono Max" shocks are about the cheapest mono tubes around (about +/-$52.99 anywhere you go). These things seem to go on sale locally pretty often, in fact I just missed a sale at Oriely's buy 3 get 1 free. So if your shocks are ok when you do the lift, just wait for the sales to come back around and you'll save even more.
why would the shocks be 1.5-2" longer if the springs are only .75" longer? enlighten me.

FYI monroe has a buy 3 get 1 free sale all the time. even free installation at sears.

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Taking this type of logic... I have another question. I have the complete Up Country suspension package. If I want to stick in a 2" BB, do I need to purchase a different shock or will the ones I am currently running be fine? I have access to a NIB 2" Daystar BB with Bumpstops for $50. The guy bought it and never installed it. I am getting ready to get the Heep aligned, so I figure now is the time...
Whoever you get the shocks from inform them that you the up country springs and they can set you with what you need.

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Here's a great option that I'll be going with. Get just the spacers, then go to your local parts store and buy a set of Monroe's for the "Up Country suspension" which are 1.5-2 inch longer than stock (can't remember). The "Mono Max" shocks are about the cheapest mono tubes around (about +/-$52.99 anywhere you go). These things seem to go on sale locally pretty often, in fact I just missed a sale at Oriely's buy 3 get 1 free. So if your shocks are ok when you do the lift, just wait for the sales to come back around and you'll save even more.
Even if the monroes are buy three get one free for $53 a shock, black diamonds are still cheaper at only 142 and I have had both, black diamonds are better.

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Thank you, I appreciate all the responses. Fatbob just got a new customer.

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The monroe shocks for upcountry are the same for the rear size wise. (13" compressed, 21.5" extended)

The monroe front upcountry shocks extend about .7" more..

I still think the best way to get shocks is to measure yourself and order what you need not what someone suggests.. all vehicles sit differently.. springs vary..

I just dont get the ordering shocks blindly that fit 0 - 3" lifts.. crazy...

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Whoever you get the shocks from inform them that you the up country springs and they can set you with what you need.



Even if the monroes are buy three get one free for $53 a shock, black diamonds are still cheaper at only 142 and I have had both, black diamonds are better.

Do you know this from personal experience? Cause the Black Diamonds are twin tube hydro shocks. The Monroe "Max" is a mono tube charged shock, and anyone who has rode with both regardless of manufacture of either will say mono tubes ride/handle/perform better than any twin tube shock available.

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