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Unread 07-14-2008, 10:40 PM   #16
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you will be fine with stock shocks on a 2" you may not get as much flex but with 2" it doesnt really matter. i ran stockers on a 2" for almost a year then the jeep died. but i didnt have plans to replace them. just do the 2" and then when u do the 3" get new shocks.

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Unread 07-14-2008, 10:54 PM   #17
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you will be fine with stock shocks on a 2" you may not get as much flex but with 2" it doesnt really matter. i ran stockers on a 2" for almost a year then the jeep died. but i didnt have plans to replace them. just do the 2" and then when u do the 3" get new shocks.
yeah thats what i plan on doing. its not so much money as it is having the right tools and know how. dont get me wrong, i dont have much money either. but still. something to get it up a little more.
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Unread 07-15-2008, 01:02 AM   #18
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2" and 30s look good IMO. I like it alot with some better BSing on wheels. Ive seen some with like 4" BS that looked awesome.

Id throw the 2" BB on now and upgrade to 3" coils and Qtec packs ans shackle a little later after school.
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Unread 07-15-2008, 02:19 AM   #19
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im running the stock shocks also
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Unread 07-15-2008, 07:23 AM   #20
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I think you should keep your stock wheels. To me staying inside the fenders looks better than sticking out like a skateboard. We all have seen those stupid stock Wranglers with 28" tires on wheels that are halfway past the fender... they think it makes them look like offroaders, but it doesn't!! I think the smaller the tire the worse it looks with more backspacing.
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Unread 07-15-2008, 07:29 AM   #21
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BTW, I got a 2" BB put on the WJ and left the stock shocks. It cost $120 for the pucks, $175 labor.. So for under $300 it looks a lot better and no longer feels emasculated next to 4Runners and soccermom full sizes at the stop lights . With shocks the cost would have doubled. It rides fine as it is but I haven't taken it offroad since the lift and I won't now that it's my dad's... pretty ironic. But I do know that it now has 2" more uptravel before bottoming out, a 40% improvement over stock!!

Edit: How much does it cost to have AALs put into the packs? It's not that quick and easy is it?
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Unread 07-15-2008, 11:23 AM   #22
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for my jeep, im buying the pucks for the front for $30 and i think the AALs or $50 or $70 from iron rock offroad. so just like $100 and ill be doing it myself. all you have to do get the leaf pack off the axle to put in the AAL. you dont have to mess with taking off the main leaf.
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Unread 07-15-2008, 11:43 AM   #23
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for my jeep, im buying the pucks for the front for $30 and i think the AALs or $50 or $70 from iron rock offroad. so just like $100 and ill be doing it myself. all you have to do get the leaf pack off the axle to put in the AAL. you dont have to mess with taking off the main leaf.

Don't you have to put the AAL inbetween the leafs?
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Unread 07-15-2008, 12:57 PM   #24
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yeah but you have to seperate the leafs to put it in
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Unread 07-15-2008, 02:05 PM   #25
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yeah but you have to seperate the leafs to put it in
That's what I meant.
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Unread 07-15-2008, 02:08 PM   #26
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yea thats what i thought you meant..thats wht i mean by the original post but i guess i worded it wrong..lol
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Unread 07-15-2008, 02:23 PM   #27
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LOL

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Unread 07-15-2008, 04:49 PM   #28
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if you buy the RE package its like 220 or so. with that you get shocks and a stainless steel extended break line which will cover you up to like 6" of lift. so for 100 bucks more you can do it right.
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Unread 07-15-2008, 10:34 PM   #29
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Yeah man, I went with the RE 2" BB with shocks and full-length AAL, and it was only $240 or so from Jeepinoutfitters.com. I think there's still a discount for JF members, so I'd PM Jason and see what he can do. It gave me 2.25" front and 2.75 rear.

I don't plan on going bigger any time soon though. If you're doing this, and plan to just go another inch in less than a year, I don't really see the point. If you want to go a LOT bigger, then by all means, get the BB first. But from everything I hear, it pays in the long run to do what you really want the first time around, even if it's slower to get there.

In other words, why lift it twice, when one isn't even much bigger than the other?

You can also piece together a junkyard lift that will get you the height you want the first time around.
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Unread 07-15-2008, 10:51 PM   #30
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yeah i remember the old V8 ZJ/2" puck front and S10 bastard pack in the rear thing. i was thinking about 4.5" but i dont know if i want to mess with the steering. i probably wont go bigger than a budget boost within the next year or so so i dont know what i will do. ill have to look into that RE lift. thanks for the recomendation.
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