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Unread 12-01-2008, 09:32 AM   #1
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budget boost q's

I was thinkin of the budget boots but have a few questions on em.

1. How good are they compared to an actual lift?
2. will I have to replace my shocks?
3. do they wear over time? or will they last for quite a while
4. what is the biggest lift i can get with a budget boost?

any other info or concerns i should know about them would be nice to know. thanks u guys!

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Unread 12-01-2008, 09:38 AM   #2
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give the same height as a liftbut less flex, you will probably need new shocks, from what ive seen they last quite a while
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Unread 12-01-2008, 12:40 PM   #3
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They are just a cheap way to make clearance to fit bigger tires.

They don't allow as much suspension travel as a long coil lift will.

You can get 4.5" BB's from Fat Bob's I think.

They last a long time as long as you use the factory insulators, I think Fat Bob's guarantee's them for life.

You can run stock shocks with up to 2" of BB lift (or so they claim). I'm still running my stock shocks, but everyone tells me they will give out sooner or later. I've had my lift on for 7 or 8 months now I think...but haven't wheeled it really hard.
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Unread 12-01-2008, 12:46 PM   #4
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Coletrickle,

for a ZJ, the biggest BB you want is the 2 inch. Anything over that you run the risk of spitting out a coil spring.

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Unread 12-02-2008, 04:57 AM   #5
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Hunter,

I'm not saying it's a good idea, but they are available, aren't they? (larger than 2" BB's I mean).

Just to be the Devil's advocate...don't all ZJ's have coil spring retainers? I thought it was the WJ's without the retainers that like to donate springs to the trail.
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Unread 12-02-2008, 10:04 AM   #6
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ZJ's will do it too, i know someone that at full felx was able to pull his spring out with a 2"BB.

I wouldnt go over a 2" and yes, you can run stock shocks as long as you dont wheel it. If you try to flex too much with stock shocks they will bottom out and you're using them as a bumpstop essentially.

My BB should be going on this weekend (just a broke college student or i would have done an actual lift)
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Unread 12-02-2008, 10:46 AM   #7
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lol yup just a broke college student here also, or else I would consider a real lift also.
thanks for all the info u guys
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