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Unread 09-19-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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Wj lift kit question

So when i look up lift kits I see two types, one is just four round ( maybe rubber ) pieces the other is shocks springs but I dont see the round pieces.... can anyone help,

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Unread 09-19-2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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Uhhhh... What?

The round pieces are called a budget boost. It's cheap and will get you a couple inches higher. You need shocks with a BB.

The springs and shocks are also a lift. Depending on the height, many other parts can be required.

What are you asking?
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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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Unread 09-19-2013, 10:59 AM   #3
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So when i look up lift kits I see two types, one is just four round ( maybe rubber ) pieces the other is shocks springs but I dont see the round pieces.... can anyone help,
Need more info including how high you want to go, what your budget is and what you plan on doing with it. Do you just want bigger tires?

What kind of jeep do you have? Trim package and if you have upcountry springs.
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Unread 09-19-2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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So when i look up lift kits I see two types, one is just four round ( maybe rubber ) pieces the other is shocks springs but I dont see the round pieces.... can anyone help,
The 4 round rubber pieces are coil spring spacers. They are typically 2" tall and go on top of the stock springs to lift your Jeep 2" higher. You would need to replace your shocks with longer ones as well. These lifts are inexpensive and are commonly called budge boosts or BB.

They make 2" and larger lift kits for WJ's with replacement coil springs and shocks. The higher you go the more parts you need to upgrade and the higher the costs.

If you are a beginner I would recommend a 2" budget boost and some new shocks. Popular brands around here are Iron Rock Offroad, Rustys Offroad, Rough Country, and Fat Bob's Garage.
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Unread 09-19-2013, 02:29 PM   #5
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PM me here on the forum if you'd like to get a Budget Boost. I have very nice kits available. I also have good budget oriented shocks or performance shocks.
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Unread 09-19-2013, 02:59 PM   #6
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Awesome thanks linus, sorry guys for the goofy and probally hard to understand question lol
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Unread 09-26-2013, 10:00 AM   #7
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Can I do 3" COIL spacers with out changing the springs or shocks? Or would that b bad?
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Can I do 3" COIL spacers with out changing the springs or shocks? Or would that b bad?
Your shocks will die quickly.

At 2" it would work for a little bit. You will want new shocks regardless of boost amount.

I don't even know if it would work at 3" at all. I wouldn't recommend it.
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No. At 3", you want the springs, shocks, track bar (preferable adjustable), rear end links, preferably new spring isolators, and preferably a new heavy duty steering stabilizer to help with the larger tires.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 03:56 PM   #10
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Well I'm seeinga huge variety of prices on the coil spring spacers 39 dollars to 150 dollars... can anyone point me in the right direction. .. I don't want a crappy product
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Well I'm seeinga huge variety of prices on the coil spring spacers 39 dollars to 150 dollars... can anyone point me in the right direction. .. I don't want a crappy product
Generally, you get what you pay for. I think there might be a couple brands out there. Rough Country makes one. You'll want new shocks too. $250 for a complete kit with shocks.
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Did you see my post above from a couple days ago? Send me PM or email me at kolak@aol.com - I have a very nice 2" BB available.

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Unread 09-27-2013, 05:50 AM   #13
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Kolak is a great chap and will set you up. Or you can look on the classifieds here, BB's show up now and then. The spacers are pretty much the same regardless who you buy them from. Get new shocks though, might as well buy them for a 3" lift, you'll probably end up there anyway
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Unread 09-27-2013, 07:22 PM   #14
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I bought my kit from Kolak, it was perfect for me. I have the 2" BB, Bilstein Shocks, and I went with 245 70R 17 Cooper A/T3's (Almost a 31" tire), no trimming required, and that tire size will fit in the spare well. I had the UpCountry springs, so I am 3" higher than stock, with 2" larger tires. To me, it looks perfect, it should have looked this way from the factory.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 09:06 AM   #15
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Did you see my post above from a couple days ago?
Nick, you don't understand...why do a Search to read old threads, or use the up-arrow button to read posts from a few days ago, when one can just start a new thread? Many are able to ask, a fewer number seem good at reading or listening...

To the OP, just contact Kolak. Even if you don't buy from him (although you should - he is well known for service and pricing), he is very helpful and could help refine your options.
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