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Unread 07-12-2008, 01:26 PM   #1
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for those rockin stock shocks on budget boosts

so in the future, there is a 3" lift for the jeep. but thats when my 30s wear down and money is recovering from the bumpers and armor. for now, id like to get 2" spacers and 2" AALs for the jeep for now. but i dont want to swap the shocks since i dont want to break any bolts since i can only have the garage for one day. just curious who has still got stock size shocks with a bb. ive heard itll work and i only do mud and light trails as of right now and dont flex it alot so i should be good.

just wondering whos all doin it.

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Unread 07-12-2008, 01:43 PM   #2
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I've been on them for a couple months, Hit some trails and they were fine. They are starting to get pretty rough now. But for the first 6 months they were fine. Couldn't tell
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Unread 07-12-2008, 09:11 PM   #3
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but i dont want to swap the shocks since i dont want to break any bolts since i can only have the garage for one day.
It took all of 5 minutes to punch out the broken bolt+nut on my shock mount and fish a new one in from the top. So thats 20 minutes total if you break all four.
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Unread 07-13-2008, 12:32 AM   #4
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did you cut new access holes though? i want to lift it myself but tools are very limited and you know how the 2 hour job turning into a whole days job goes (im assuming).
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Unread 07-13-2008, 01:00 AM   #5
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I hear you. I live in an apartment, no garage and no driveway, so I won't even attempt to do a "2 hour job" because I know it will end up being a 20 hour job.
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Unread 07-13-2008, 10:15 AM   #6
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you can access the top of the shock mount from an already existing hole on the undercarriage. No need to cut through the floor.
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Unread 07-13-2008, 08:34 PM   #7
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I had a bolt break off, not the nut, so I just drilled and tapped it.
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Unread 07-13-2008, 09:03 PM   #8
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Think of it this way...if you PB Blast the bolts for a few days in advance...and you are careful I doubt you are going to break a bolt on a 99. you just have to be careful about it. I did my 97 and PB Blasted them three days straight in advance and they came out really easily. I would also reccomend renting a spring compressor because it will cut down in time that you have to spend on the project by a couple hours. and....if you rent it at autozone you get all your money back when you return it...so its free. Have fun!
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Unread 07-13-2008, 09:09 PM   #9
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well my 99 has 205,000 miles on it...spent all of its life in virginia up until 2007 so it barely has any rust but of course, the bolts do. i also dont have much money for shocks.
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Unread 07-13-2008, 09:34 PM   #10
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Maybe you should have saved your money for shocks instead of wasting it on a roof rack that serves no purpose.
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Unread 07-13-2008, 09:45 PM   #11
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Unread 07-14-2008, 12:58 AM   #12
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get a kit that includes shocks such as the Rubicon Express BB. package deals are always cheaper.
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Unread 07-14-2008, 06:40 PM   #13
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Id save for the whole kit first it will be cheaper in the long run. Also, if you get new shocks for a 2" BB they should do fine if you want to upgrade to some 3" coils and packs in the future.

I got you some spacers for the front if you wanna go with 2" for now...PM me...
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I'm running stock shocks with 2" in the rear and 1.75" up front. no problems so far, it will just make your ride a little stiffer. but I replaced the shocks a while back with stock shocks and broke all four upper bolts. If you have access to an air chisel, it's an easy fix. just punch out the weld nuts then run a wire through the bolt hole and out the access hole, then tape your new 1" grade 8 bolt with flat washer to the wire and pull it thru. you can reach the bolt with a wrench to tighten it. took me about 45 minutes to replace all four.
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Id save for the whole kit first it will be cheaper in the long run. Also, if you get new shocks for a 2" BB they should do fine if you want to upgrade to some 3" coils and packs in the future.

I got you some spacers for the front if you wanna go with 2" for now...PM me...
It may be cheaper to build all the way up immediately, but IMO, building gradually is more fun. Besides, a BB is cheap if you keep stock shocks... especially if you can do it yourself.
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