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post #1 of 8 Old 06-17-2003, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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ZJ Lift

As usual I am not satisfied with the Jeep (93 ZJ with 5.2) I bought. Never have left well enough alone with any truck I bought.
I was just wondering, what do people consider the best lift vs money out there. I have seen 3 inches for like $300, seems steep to me.

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-18-2003, 05:40 AM
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Maine. The Grands are expensive to lift. You can get a good 3.5 lift for around 500 to 600. 4.5 lifts are 1200. Now, you are usually replacing all control arms, springs, trac bars, bracketry, brake lines and more.

Take a look at this thread and PM me if you have questions.

http://www.nagca.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=7
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You can get a 2" BB for 50.00 to start. Other then that you can do a front to back swap. That should get you about 3.5" and you don't have to do your control arms. You should do the trac bar but you don't have to. The ZJ will sit funny though. Your stock break lines will be fine but you will need knew shocks.
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I've been into trucks for a while (still love big chevys) and know quite a bit about stuff.
But what does the BB mean when people talk about lifting Jeeps?
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There is a great install article at www.nagca.com under tech.

Yet, BB is a budget boost or a coil spring spacer. It sits atop the coil springs. They come in many sizes. Most resposible people would never put more than a two inch bb for height.


You'll see a couple with 3 or 4 inch bbs. Those are crazy.

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I've been into trucks for a while (still love big chevys) and know quite a bit about stuff.
But what does the BB mean when people talk about lifting Jeeps?
They are spacers you put between the coil and the truck. This raises the vehicle be lowering the spring. It will keep your stock ride and there is nothing else you need to have with a Budget Boost (BB). All you need are the spacers.
I have a web site a www.canadianshield.ca with some pics. I'm just in the midst of redesigning the site so it is still pretty rough,
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Ah, now if people just refered to them as spacers or something silly like that, I would have known what they were.
Still $300 for a 2" lift, that's more than half of the way from a 249 to a 242.
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Ah, now if people just refered to them as spacers or something silly like that, I would have known what they were.
Still $300 for a 2" lift, that's more than half of the way from a 249 to a 242.
LOL OK Spaces then.
My spacers are $50.00 US including shipping and they are a true 2' in the front and 1.75' in the rear(largest you can go in the rear without modifing the post). And they are meant to be used with the stocdk isolators.
Teraflex I believe is 1.5" and run about $55.00 US plus shipping.
Rubicon express is also about 1.5" and I think about the same price.
Anyway the point was $300.00 for a just a BB is quite a bit. But if you are adding in shocks and what not then you should be OK. Make sense? If not thats OK. I lost myself in the topic a few minutes ago. Guess you should not stay up for more then 24 hours. Hum am I rambling? Sorry
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