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Unread 10-19-2009, 10:27 AM   #1
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I have a question about shocks and 2 inch lift?

Do i have to get new shocks for a 2 inch lift? i just bought some new monroe reflexes for it and didnt really want to buy some more shocks for it to lift it , or could i lift it less and keep stock shocks?

also what would be the cons if i did the lift and kept the monroe reflexes, not going to do any rock climbing or anything, just wanted my ride to be a bit higher is all

btw. i have a 1999 wj 4x4 4.0 I6

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Unread 10-19-2009, 11:20 AM   #2
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You'll be fine for a while with stock shocks on a BB especially if you're going to stay on the road. The shocks will wear out faster than normal though.
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Unread 10-19-2009, 11:27 AM   #3
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Yeah, you will be fine. Unless the monroe's are shorter than stock.

I ran a bb on stock shocks for 6months and did not notice a change in ride quality. The stock shocks were junk before the bb.
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Unread 10-19-2009, 04:58 PM   #4
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so do u have to remove the shocks to put the 2inch bb in ? im wondering should u get the new 2 inch before i put my new shocks on ?

and are the ebay ones cheapest ones as good as any, and i will probably not see much offroading other than a dirt road here and there , lol and maybe a drive on the beach but it is compacted sand here in NC so it would be about like driving on paved road actually, lol

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Unread 10-19-2009, 05:08 PM   #5
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At a minimum you will have to remove the bottom bolts on the shocks to let the axle droop enough to get the coil springs in and out.

A spring compressor is always good if you have one as well. It makes it a little easier but you don't absolutely need one to install the BB.
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Unread 10-19-2009, 05:14 PM   #6
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so would u say it would be best and make life easier to just do those two things at the same time ?

and are the ebay ones good or do u recommend somewhere else?

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Unread 10-19-2009, 05:23 PM   #7
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Yes, do them at the same time.
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Unread 10-19-2009, 05:29 PM   #8
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IMO a puck is a puck no matter where you buy it.

They are all about the same.
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Unread 10-19-2009, 05:32 PM   #9
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well im confused some kits comes with bumpstops and some dont? like the ebay ones dont show them like this onehttp://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jeep-Grand-Cherokee-WJ-Front-Rear-2-Lift-Kit-1999-04_W0QQitemZ250445127317QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_ Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item3a4fb15e95

but then this one does WJ 2? Budget Boost | TeraFlex Suspensions

do i really need them? the ebay one states it comes with install intructions so i assume they dont need those?

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Unread 10-19-2009, 05:34 PM   #10
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WJ 2? Budget Boost | TeraFlex Suspensions
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Unread 10-19-2009, 05:34 PM   #11
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Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ Front & Rear 2" Lift Kit 1999-04:eBay Motors (item 250445127317 end time Nov-12-09 07:58:15 PST)
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Unread 10-19-2009, 06:35 PM   #12
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IMO, most people that buy 2" BB don't really wheel much and the bumpstops (or lack there of) aren't a big deal.

If you do plan on wheeling it, get the bump stops too.

I hate to say it, but once you put the 2" BB on you'll want to go bigger. Everyone does.
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Unread 10-19-2009, 06:40 PM   #13
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lol, well u have to start somewhere i guess, lol i put 2 inchers on my honda ridgeline and like it better , and was content with it ,, i dont really want bigger tires i just think the truck sits a bit lower than it should is all but i wouldnt go bigger until my new shocks wore out anyway , lol get my moneys worth first , lol

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Unread 10-19-2009, 06:43 PM   #14
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hey what exactly do the bumpstops do or help with?
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Unread 10-19-2009, 06:47 PM   #15
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They help from tearing your bigger tires and or fender to shreds by keeping the upward travel under control.
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