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Unread 10-06-2013, 05:23 AM   #1
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2.5" suspension lift 2000 TJ

Hello everybody, I have always found this forum to be chock full of helpful advice so here goes.... I just purchased a 2000 TJ, the previous owner had put 31" wranglers on it. I am shopping around for a lift kit to meet my needs. I will just be doing some light to moderate off-roading, basically just hauling trees out of the woods for cutting. I live in PA, I have a YJ for the serious wheeling. Anyway.... I see there are many differences in prices; RC for around $300, Tereflex, Rancho, and OME which is the lift im looking hard at, but for the price of around $800... Im not sure really what the difference is, I can only guess that the OME has better parts that will hold up longer? Any advise or reviews from people who run any of these kits would be great. Also I am purchasing a 2.5" lift, do I need any other mods than the transfer case mount spacers, lookin to keep the stock ride or better because this will be my daily driver. Thanks.

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Unread 10-06-2013, 03:17 PM   #2
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I put the Rough-Country 2.5" suspension lift on my '03 a few months ago ... I've been very pleased with it.
I also don't wheel it hard, mostly just messing around in the woods and river-bottom, and it does just fine ... no binding or rubbing on 33x10.5 tires.
Ride is no different than stock as far as I can tell (though more solid feeling since I needed new bushings.)
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Unread 10-06-2013, 03:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for the input, did you need to lower your transfer case or any other modifications?
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Unread 10-06-2013, 06:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input, did you need to lower your transfer case or any other modifications?
No one can answer that for certain. Some do, some don't.
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Unread 10-06-2013, 06:30 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input, did you need to lower your transfer case or any other modifications?
yep ... had to lower the tcase about 1/4" to squelch some driveshaft vibes. I just used a couple washers on each of the 6 bolts (adding one layer at a time till the vibes went away... use stainless or galvanized washers to avoid them rusting away and ending up with a loose tcase skid.)
No other "additional" work was necessary.
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