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Unread 10-19-2007, 07:32 AM   #1
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2" Budget Boost or just Spring Spacers?

I'm about ready to add a couple of inches to my 98. I do not plan to run discod, nor do I plan to go higher, as this vehicle spends a lot of time on pavement as well as dirt. Should I get a 2" kit, or since I don't plan on disconnecting, is it better to just get spring spacers?

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Unread 10-19-2007, 07:49 AM   #2
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In your situation, I would base your decision on the condition of your current shocks.

If they are relatively new and are in good shape, go ahead and just get coil spacers.

If your shocks are showing some age and have a few miles on them, I'd take the opportunity to get a complete BB with shocks.
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Either way, it is essentially the same thing. I recommend the BB just because it is cheap and gives the same results as a full lift kit (minus the adjustable track bars or new control arms, which aren't really necessary for just 2").
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Unread 10-19-2007, 07:58 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. The install doc for Trailmaster spring spacers dictates disconnecting the front driveshaft, and the front control arms. That's not really necessary, is it?
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Nope, not necessary.

Just disconnect the sway bar links and the shocks and you'll have enough droop to get the spacers in.

If you still have problems getting them in, next disconnect the track bar.
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I just completed the TrailMaster kit yesterday. I didn't have to disconnect the driveshaft but did have to disconnect the lower control arms. I already had 2.5" Rancho lift springs so you might be able to do it w/out doing the control arms. Try it without and see if you can get the springs back in. If not you can always disconnect them.
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Unread 10-19-2007, 08:07 AM   #7
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Here's a couple of pics from the installation.
dsc_0001.jpg   dsc_0003.jpg  
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