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Unread 09-05-2008, 08:16 AM   #1
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Pics of 1.5" or 1.75" lifts?

If it's inappropriate to ask for pics I apologize. I have been digging thru old threads but not finding what I'm looking for.

I'm currently researching lift options and am considering the 1.75" AAL from Rusty's. I'm concerned that 1) it will not be adequate enough for what I want (snow, some playing around, more general utility) 2) it will not have an aggressive enough look for the $$.

Tight budget. I'd prefer a 2 or 2.5" kit, but I'm not seeing anything like that on Rusty's page in the $100-$150 price range.

If any of you have a shorty lift like I described please post a pic!

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Unread 09-08-2008, 11:08 AM   #2
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Whoa not everyone at once....
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Unread 09-08-2008, 11:17 AM   #3
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what you can do is buy the rustys 2 inch coils or coil spacers, and blocks and shackles in the rear, no need for new shocks if it is jsut 2 inches
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Unread 09-08-2008, 11:24 AM   #4
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This is what I'm considering getting-

http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...Category_Code=

However my concern is that it's just not enough, even though I'm not really wheeling this Jeep. It's a DD that will have a max tire size of 30" on factory rims.

And not to steal anyone's thunder, but IDEALLY this is pretty close to what I want. I believe this is 2.5"?



The confusion I have is that Rusty lists the XJ budget boost as 1.75" and I'm not finding a 2". Are these one in the same?
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Unread 09-08-2008, 01:02 PM   #5
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kinda too stupid to post pictures here, but if you pm me with your email, I can send some pictures of my cheapo lifted XJ with 31" tires on it
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Unread 09-08-2008, 01:15 PM   #6
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usualy if cheap is in mind i look at rough country lifts but thier 1.5 inch lift is less then 20 bucks cheaper then thier 2.5 inch lift
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Unread 09-08-2008, 01:53 PM   #7
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Go to the XJ technical forum and look through the thread of different lift setups. Some people have small lifts. Research junkyard or budget boosts, there are plenty of writeups. Unless you DIY, I doubt you'll find a decent lift for $150 or less. Shackles and spacers themselves cost more than that.

Go to the market section and find some 31's with wheels and get yourself a decent 3" lift. Then you'll be happy with the height and look of it, and not have to do everything twice.
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Unread 09-09-2008, 09:42 AM   #8
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Ok, am digging thru the threads now. One question I do have that I need clarification on-

Budget boosts are often listed as 2" lifts, but then in the product description it states that it will "lift your rig 1.5"

That contradicts the 2" lift doesnt it? Is this just a marketing ploy or is there some misstatement of facts somewhere?
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Unread 09-09-2008, 10:08 AM   #9
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all jeeps are different and therefore will give different results. my white '98 was taller than the "factory" measurements while my green '98 was lower than the "factory" specs. i would guess that they say it will lift it 1.5" just to cover their butts. who's gonna argue with a lift that gives you more than they advertise whereas if they say it'll lift 2" and is a 1/4" lower than 2, oh boy, you're gonna hear people complain.

i did my ~2" budget boost with hodge-podge parts for < $75 (w/out shocks).

here's a link to the writeup:

http://fitchva.com/jeep/?p=56

and i'm pretty pleased with the results:



it's my daily driver that sees 99.99999% on road use only. with that in mind, it meets all of my requirements:
#1 - IMO it looks pretty good
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Unread 09-09-2008, 10:19 AM   #10
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^^ Fitch, your DD looks great, thats a great 2" lift. Mine looked just like that when I first got it, except different wheels. It's a little different now...
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Unread 09-09-2008, 09:21 PM   #11
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i know ZJ front coils are good for some lift there is a thread some where on each set's lift rate, and an add a leaf in the back with some shocks would look good, also keep a eye out as guys sell smaller lifts when the decide to lift there trucks a little more.

2in RE bb with aal and teraflex shackle with 32s and cut fenders


and this is what it was like when i got it, just the RE BB and 30s
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Unread 09-10-2008, 09:26 AM   #12
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Makes me wonder if I grabbed some ZJ coils and the Rusty's BB with AAL I'll get a pretty solid 2" or 2.25" up front, and then maybe add an S-10 rear leaf on top of my AAL and get a solid 2-2.25 in the rear.
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