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Unread 09-11-2014, 09:22 AM   #1
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Budget boost on top of 2" suspensikn lift?

Just curious about any intel and pics of 2" suspension with a 2" bb. I'm thinking about adding the bb to my spring lift. Pluses or minuses? Thanks.

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Unread 09-11-2014, 09:24 AM   #2
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Just go for broke, 2" BB on top of 4" springs.

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Positives: You'll have a 4 inch lift.
Negatives: You'll need everything that's necessary for a 4" lift.
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The latest lift kit from Rough Country? :D
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Your symptoms sounds just like what it does when it's not doing what it should because of how it is.
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Lol!! Right! I don't want to break the bank. Just fit these tires. I've got toyos now but pretty much stole the silent armors on jk rims. They're 255's though. Everybody says they won't fit even remotely well even with 2". So with 4 I should be good and not have to mess with more suspension stuff. Just sway links and I think my shocks are already covered.

Anybody done it and/or have pics?
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What size are they (255/75R16)?

A 4" lift will take much more than new sway bar end links.

Short list: shocks, adjustable control arms or long arms, adjustable track bar, possibly new drive shaft.
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The latest lift kit from Rough Country? :D
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Your symptoms sounds just like what it does when it's not doing what it should because of how it is.
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I'm not talking about a 4" suspension lift. I'm talking a 2" suspension ( which I already have) and ADDING a 2" budget boost to it. I think I forgot to mention that I already have adj track bar and lower control arms. And I'm pretty sure my 5100's are 2-4" lift so I don't have to mess with them either.

Tires are 255/75/17 Goodyear silent armors
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Stacking 2" spacers on 2" springs is the same as a 4" suspension lift using 4" springs. Both equate to 4" of overall suspension lift no matter which way you slice it.
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Your symptoms sounds just like what it does when it's not doing what it should because of how it is.
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Ahh. I guess I was still thinking bb = body lift. I see my flaw. So if I already have track bar and adj lowers will I need a new driveshaft at 4"? Should just need what I have plus sway links no? And adjustments to current parts?
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You'll want all adjustable arms at minimum. These will need adjusted to set your caster. You'll need to adjust your track bar to center your axle as well. The front and rear sway bar links and bump stops will need extended and your drive shaft may need replaced depending on what type you have.

At 4", I'd also set aside a decent chunk of change to deal with the possibility of death wobble. Remember, worn suspension components are more noticeable the higher you lift.
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Well I just did the 2" less than a year ago and did all tre's and the jks hd track bar and rc adj lca's. So hopefully I won't need anything more than adjustable uca's and sway links. And bump stops.
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