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Rusty's OffRoad 2" Budget Boost

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Product Information

MSRP: $300.00
Average Price: $193.53
Manufacturer: Rusty's OffRoad
Yes: 13 / No: 2

ZJ Grand Cherokee Budget Kit (includes shocks)

4 Coils Spacers, 4 Rusty's Performance Shocks. A great way to get your feet wet. If you decide to go bigger later, you can still use the coil spacers!


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MuddyMatt's Reviews
09-26-2014, 06:27 PM
Price: $225.00
Pros: allows for clearance of 31x10.50 tires
Cons: no sway bar disconnects or bump stops
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This is a great product for someone looking to go to the next biggest tire size and or just adding some ground clearance. Budget Boost is great for those who want reliability with a more flexable tire size options.

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frenchg-c98's Reviews
01-23-2012, 11:47 AM
Price: $120.00
Pros: Inexpensive, great starting point.
Cons: Its still just poly spacers.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great way to start and get your feet wet. Simple install (took me 3 hours).
You dont need spring compressors if you disconnect sway bar linkages and shocks.

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hafastjank's Reviews
04-25-2011, 11:33 PM
Price: $249.00
Pros: Cheap way to get some extra tire clearance. Installs in an afternoon with the right tools.
Cons: Cheap hardware. You'll probly be running to the hardware store in an effort to get rid of the clunking that shows up down the road.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It's a cheap and really quick way to clear 245/75's with no rubbing. 32's will need some trimming. And you will be running to the hardware store in the future once the clunking appears and wont go away. They include some cheap hardware that isn't really the right dimensions, so 2 washers on either side of the rear upper shock mounts solved my issues for the most part. If your looking for a good, permanent lift. Look elsewhere.


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overlandchris's Reviews
04-17-2011, 10:01 PM
Price: $120.00
Pros: Perfectly fitting spacers, easy to install
Cons: N/A
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The kit is very simple and easy to install. 4 spacers come in the kit, two front, and two rear. It can easily be done in two hours if you read the instructions completely first.

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unlimited94's Reviews
02-01-2011, 08:25 PM
Price: $230.00
Pros: Fits 30x9.50's perfect.
Cons: Fits 31x10.50's, but with a little rub up front.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Rides like a brick. But if you want a good cheap lift to fit some bigger meats, an excellent choice.

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criket's Reviews
08-17-2010, 10:22 PM
Price: $150.00
Pros: Easy install. No major modifications.
Cons: Seems that the rear is a bit lower than the front...but it could be my eye sight.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great Price. No problems as of yet. It's been on for a couple of weeks and it actually solved a weird clunk I had in front.

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BFerrell's Reviews
04-05-2010, 01:17 PM
Price: $100.00
Pros: Simple and affordable
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I purchased this about 2 weeks after my latest Jeep buy. I was looking for something simple that would get the stock height up enough for 30"s with no rub. The install is straight-forward. It took about 5 hours with me working alone. A month later a friend wanted the same setup on his Cherokee and with his help it only took 3 hours. Driving characteristics are very similar to stock and the rear AAL still offers good (not great, but good; especially for the price) flex off road. I've had no rubbing issues on fenders or LCA's at full stuff. The rear has yet to settle, so I may finish this review when it does but for now I am happy and recommend this set up for those looking for a bit more clearance out of their XJ.

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JohnnyCobra's Reviews
06-04-2009, 06:31 PM
Price: $199.00
Pros: Decent instructions, works as advertised
Cons: it's a budget boost
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Shipping was complete and quick.
Instructions were good.
I actually needed a "strut compressor", not a "spring compressor" to get the fronts on, but the rears went on without any special tools.
I got the kit without the steering stabilizer upgrade, or the body lift.
I am still using the stock 30X9.5x15 goodyear wranglers on 15"X8" Ravines - need to get some 31X10.50X15 or 32X11.5X15 to make it look really right. Noticeable lift, the rear is a little "bouncier" on the highway than stock - which after 38k miles was feeling a little mushy.
I think the instructions should be clearer on the type of spring compressor and if the spring is to come out the "shock side" or the bumper side, no explanation as to why the pucks have a "flat side" - I just put the puck in with the flat facing the engine, and should definitively state if you need additional mods (Alignment, bumpstops, etc) but that's what jeepforum is for, right?

I'd buy this kit again - only have ~200 miles on it. Time will tell.

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thething's Reviews

03-27-2009, 07:11 PM
Rusty's OffRoad 2" Budget Boost
Price: $100.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I like them. Would recommend to anyone. but now I think that I want to go bigger

Registered User's Reviews

03-06-2009, 11:07 AM
Rusty's OffRoad 2" Budget Boost
Price: $300.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Easy to install with a friend and a great ride. This install can be seen under my signature link and then to my homepage.

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tjkj0602's Reviews

10-28-2008, 11:52 PM
Rusty's OffRoad 2" Budget Boost
Price: $200.00
Recommended? No

Comments: garbage I do not like it at all the highway ride is ok but bumps hit the stops all the time

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100kwj's Reviews

07-31-2008, 06:39 PM
Rusty's OffRoad 2" Budget Boost
Price: $270.00
Recommended? No

Comments: The shock bushings are awful. Every one has fallen apart with normal street driving.


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jopolly3's Reviews

05-27-2008, 02:45 PM
Rusty's OffRoad 2" Budget Boost
Price: $220.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: A very subtle lift that you can install in your driveway in a few hours; the WJ should have left the factory looking like this...

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thecommander's Reviews

05-24-2008, 11:00 AM
Rusty's OffRoad 2" Budget Boost
Price: $220.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: great customer service. easy to install, no problems with it yet. i need to get a real suspension since the winch and bumper are pulling the front end down.


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Ds4x4's Reviews

04-09-2008, 05:01 PM
Rusty's OffRoad 2" Budget Boost
Price: $200.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great for the price but not a fan of hydro shocks..

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