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post #1 of 15 Old 05-06-2011, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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homemade budget boost

Just wondering if anyone has ever made a budget boost kit. im looking for cheap lift options. My truck is more of a mud truck than a trail truck so im not to worried about flex and such. thats also why i stuffed 265/75/16 under a 2'' coil lift. any feedback is awsome.
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post #2 of 15 Old 05-06-2011, 04:04 PM
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Why bother? The material cost for UHMW or Delrin plus the time/labor involved to turn your own spacers on a lathe... it isn't worth it. A BB is only about $100. Also, since you are going to 4" total lift, you have lots more to worry about than a set of poly spacers.

A)Front Control arms lengthened/adjustable
B)Front/rear sway bar end links lengthened
C)Adjustable track bar
D)Rear a-arm spacer
E)Front driveshaft issues (depending on what year)
F)Did I mention longer shocks?

Honestly, "cheap" and "lift" shouldn't go together. The cheapest way for you to get to 4" will be to sell the springs you have now and buy an all-inclusive 4" lift kit. A decent 4" lift will be in the range of $700. Compared to piecing all the above-listed parts together, that's cheap.


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Do you have a lift on you jeep now or are you just starting and want a 2" lift kit by the time you cut them you would be better off buying the spacers. just my two cents

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im really only looking to get maybe another inch in the front. so i was thinking about getting spacers just for the front and cutting them down some. from what iv read if you dont go over 3 inches in the front you dont have to get all new parts for the front. and i cant afford a full 4 inch kit right now. so i was thinking front spacers and new shocks. cutting the spacers down and making it about 3 in the front and 2 in the back.
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Do you have a lift on you jeep now or are you just starting and want a 2" lift kit by the time you cut them you would be better off buying the spacers. just my two cents
yes i do have a 2 inch spring lift right now. stocks front shocks new shocks in the back.
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There was one guy who welded 3" long pipe or something to his upper spring perches, with plates welded on for spring perches. Search for diy bb.

I dont recommend it, but it seemed to work out for him pretty well.

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A friend of mine made a bb from hardwood. He just cut hardwood blocks approximately 2 inches tall and stuck those on the front springs of his XJ. He only had them in a couple days before they started cracking and he had to remove them. Not a very good idea overall and for what a bb costs you are better off buying the proper thing.
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Why bother? The material cost for UHMW or Delrin plus the time/labor involved to turn your own spacers on a lathe... it isn't worth it. A BB is only about $100.
Where can you find a BB poly setup for 100? I have been looking cheapest I can find is 115 plus shipping. Thank you.
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Lesson #1: never pay full price for anything. Pick a retailer, then google "*retailer name* coupon" and you will probably find a 10% off coupon.

Lesson #2: $115 is still "about $100" and if you can't afford the extra $15, then you can't afford to lift your Jeep.


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Lesson #1: never pay full price for anything. Pick a retailer, then google "*retailer name* coupon" and you will probably find a 10% off coupon.

Lesson #2: $115 is still "about $100" and if you can't afford the extra $15, then you can't afford to lift your Jeep.
You did not have to say it like that.
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My apologies, I have had a bad day (sick, stomach cramps). However, I do get frustrated with the questions that can be answered with the first page of a google search.


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Rocky Road Outfitters has a 2in bb for under $100
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Rocky Road Outfitters has a 2in bb for under $100
And that's his post number one? I call spam.

OP, I have a poly budget boost I'll sell you for $100 shipped. PM me if you're interested.

It is important to lift these things the right way, and do so safely. Trying to cut corners only costs more in the long run, and sometimes a lot more.

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Look in the for sale section. There's almost always a used WJ BB in their. I sold mine on their with the spacers, bilstein shocks, and upcountry springs and when mine was for sale there was two other guys selling similar BB set ups. You shouldn't have any issue finding a set of 2" spacers used and even new for under $100. Most guys seem to start with the 2" BB and then eventually go bigger so there are quite a few used ones out there. Good luck.

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