post #1 of Old 07-30-2006, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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2 inch Budget Boost produced by Rubicon Express. Includes 4 coil spacers, 4 shocks, and rear bumpstop extensions.

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post #2 of Old 07-30-2006, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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This product gets a 10 for the fact that you can't beat it for the price. Great flex, great looks even with stock tires, and great value makes this package a hit. This pic is of my jeep running only this kit and the Gen 2 RE disconnects in the front. Not bad performance for $300 bucks combined....
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post #3 of Old 07-30-2006, 09:19 PM
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Got my RE BB last Christmas and I love it. For the price, it's a great way to clear 31s and 32s or 33s if you add a 1" BL.

Took about 4 hours to install by myself.

Twintubes are kind of harsh ride-wise... I run my 31" ATs at 30psi to compensate.

If I could money-wise, I'd go with the OME shocks instead.
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post #4 of Old 07-31-2006, 08:40 PM
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Can't really beat it for the price. Add a 1" body lift and you can run 33's on the cheap.
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post #5 of Old 08-01-2006, 07:43 AM
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This was the first lift kit I purchased when I bought my Jeep. I had the kit on for two years before upgrading and really enjoyed it. Those extra two inches helped my Jeep out so much on the trail compared to riding around on a stock setup.

Another big plus on the lift is that it is very easy to install and it is fairly inexpensive.

Have a good one,
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post #6 of Old 08-01-2006, 01:10 PM
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The RE budget boosts are a good way to start off your offroading experience. They offer a lot of pros and the con is that you are going to spend a lot more money on tires and bigger lifts and offroad equipment if your serious.
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post #7 of Old 08-03-2006, 04:34 PM
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Add a front swaybar disco and this together, you will be amazed at how much a TJ can flex!!!!
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post #8 of Old 08-04-2006, 10:47 AM
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I couldn't feel any difference from the stock ride. Spacers don't change spring ratings and the shocks I got with my kit ride just like stock shocks. My kit is over two years old so maybe the shocks have changed since then.
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post #9 of Old 08-04-2006, 04:12 PM
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Its great to have a product that is so cheap and can improve a stock jeep so much. The only downside to this lift is the shocks. I ended up replacing mine with softer shocks after only a couple of months. If I could do things over again, I would probably assemble my budget boost with parts bought seperately (ex. ebay spacers & skyjacker hydros).
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post #10 of Old 08-06-2006, 08:14 AM
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All in all I do like the kit and would recommend to anyone looking for an inexpensive lift.
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post #11 of Old 04-11-2007, 10:41 AM
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Everyone should ease their way into lifting their TJ, not throw a 10" lift on right away, and this budget lift is the best out there. Install time is about 4-5 hours with 2 people and some basic tools: penetrating oil, torx bits (T55), metric & standard sockets & wrenches, factory bottlejack (or other high jack), and at least 2 jackstands. The BB is very well made, everything is quality, and I got everything I needed to complete the install. The price is going down now, and for around $200 you can have your own TJ lifted 2"--enough to fit 31" or even 32" tires (on properly backspaced wheels). If you're looking for a lift on a budget...this is absolutely it.
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post #12 of Old 02-20-2008, 10:32 AM
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For the money it has been a great product so far. It gave the right amount of lift to fit the tires I wanted.
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post #13 of Old 02-20-2008, 12:43 PM
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Awesome Ride!
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post #14 of Old 02-25-2008, 04:38 PM
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cheap. rough ride from the twin tubes.
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post #15 of Old 02-27-2008, 10:35 PM
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Awesome ride, easy install.
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