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Unread 12-16-2011, 01:22 PM   #1
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2 inch lift your Cherokee!

Im tryin to choose between only a 2" spacer/block lift or one with add-a-leafs in the back and blocks up front. Which is better and can i get away with just that, and no other modifications?! Send pics and say your tire size!

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Unread 12-17-2011, 02:25 PM   #2
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I am not going to try and tell you which is better because I really don't know. All I can do is tell you that I have had the Rocky Road Outfitters 2" budget boost on my XJ for about five years now. It has proven very durable and the ride quality has not changed. I have run 30" M/T's since the install and rubbing only occurs at max flex.

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Unread 12-17-2011, 03:09 PM   #3
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I have spacers in the front and add a leaf rear. it's fine and i clear 30" tires. needed to trim just a little
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Unread 12-17-2011, 03:12 PM   #4
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2.5" Full Old Man Emu suspension... rides oh smooth!
If you plan on bumping up your suspension in a year or so after you install the 2", I suggest you just go with a coil spacer and AAL. For me though, I know I wanted to keep this height for the next few years so I didn't mind spending a little bit more money on top notch suspension components.

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Unread 12-18-2011, 08:00 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot! I am was really considering the rocky road 2 inch lift, did you get the complete lift or the slightly cheaper one? and thanks I had really been wondering about if i needed to do any trimming with 30's. (to the second white Jeep) what did you trim?
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Unread 12-18-2011, 11:22 PM   #6
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(to the second white Jeep) what did you trim?
No trimming needed. I rub a little at full turn on the control arms, but when flexed I am tucked in the wheel wells.
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Unread 02-13-2012, 01:18 PM   #7
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Awesome, i forgot to respond to this, but thanks, I'm actually moving out to colorado from ohio, for a college transfer, and have been wanting a lift since Ive had the Jeep- I'm about to drive her 1000 miles to the school too, how important would new shocks be for this setup, it adds to price and i am unsure of how longs i'll be running this setup

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Unread 02-13-2012, 04:20 PM   #8
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Awesome, i forgot to respond to this, but thanks, I'm actually moving out to colorado from ohio, for a college transfer, and have been wanting a lift since Ive had the Jeep- I'm about to drive her 1000 miles to the school too, how important would new shocks be for this setup, it adds to price and i am unsure of how longs i'll be running this setup

-Cody
From my understanding, shocks are one of the most important, if not the most important suspension components. Shocks can dramatically increase or decrease your ride so if your looking for a complete package, don't cheap out on shocks. OME and Bilstein are two the most preferred shocks it seems. I have no complaint with my OME shocks.
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Unread 02-13-2012, 04:32 PM   #9
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2.25 coil spacer and 2 inch shackles
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Unread 02-13-2012, 05:36 PM   #10
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Unread 02-13-2012, 06:55 PM   #11
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2.5" Full Old Man Emu suspension... rides oh smooth!
If you plan on bumping up your suspension in a year or so after you install the 2", I suggest you just go with a coil spacer and AAL. For me though, I know I wanted to keep this height for the next few years so I didn't mind spending a little bit more money on top notch suspension components.
I consider my "base" OME lift as just that. When I want to go long arm etc. I'll add some JKS acos, + 1.5-3.75", in the front and OME AAL with, +1", shackle relocate, +1.5", and shackle, +1", in the back. That way your not buying parts multiple times and you can dial right in what your looking for.

I've beeen piecing my lift together for 5+ years, taking my time doing my research and ultimately buying when I can. First I bought my leafs and ran like that for 6-8mo then coils and discos for 6 or so mo. then tires etc. etc.

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5 years later:



Handling a load:



More pics found here http://s85.photobucket.com/albums/k5...0XJ/?start=all
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Unread 02-14-2012, 01:27 AM   #12
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I consider my "base" OME lift as just that. When I want to go long arm etc. I'll add some JKS acos, + 1.5-3.75", in the front and OME AAL with, +1", shackle relocate, +1.5", and shackle, +1", in the back. That way your not buying parts multiple times and you can dial right in what your looking for.

I've beeen piecing my lift together for 5+ years, taking my time doing my research and ultimately buying when I can. First I bought my leafs and ran like that for 6-8mo then coils and discos for 6 or so mo. then tires etc. etc.

Stock:

5 years later:

Handling a load:

More pics found here http://s85.photobucket.com/albums/k5...0XJ/?start=all
Kudos to you raypla. I like how you structured your build and I feel like we have very similar minds when it comes to suspension. Keep up the good work!
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Unread 02-14-2012, 09:02 AM   #13
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I have 2" spacers up front and 1.5" Shackles in the back. I replaced the rear leafs with rancho springs because the stock ones were sagging horribly...I think they added around 1 inch of lift so I have like 2.5" in the back and 2" up front. I also trimmed extensively. I'm running 31x10.50's with no issues an ample room.

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Unread 02-14-2012, 09:21 AM   #14
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^ I didn't trim at all for 31's. Keep stock backspacing.
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Unread 02-14-2012, 10:57 AM   #15
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I didn't HAVE to trim but I trimmed nonetheless as I will be lifting slightly higher and going to 33's. I went with 4" backspacing which was recommended...Stock backspacing is what? 5? 5.25? Wouldn't that cause it to be tucked back into the wheel well even more? Causing more potential rub?
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