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Unread 10-20-2010, 08:45 PM   #1
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2" suspension

I am looking for recommendations on a 2" or 1.75" lift. Just got a set of 31x10.5 MT/R's and need new shocks. Figured I would go up a little but don't want to spend much, plus it is the daily driver.

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Unread 10-20-2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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Look at a 2" budget boost or 1.25" body lift. Body lift would be useful if you ever raise the skid plate. Rubicon, skyjacker, superlift, trailmaster, rough country all make kits from $200-$300.
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Unread 10-20-2010, 09:44 PM   #3
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Stock length shocks are long enough when installing a 2" lift. That said just figure out what shock you want to run and replace your old ones with them. 2" budget boost will run you less that $75 on ebay.
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Unread 10-20-2010, 09:48 PM   #4
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Stock length shocks are long enough when installing a 2" lift. That said just figure out what shock you want to run and replace your old ones with them. 2" budget boost will run you less that $75 on ebay.
I beg to differ, sir. When I installed 2" pucks in the rear of my heep with the stock shocks they would "top out" when going over a hump in the road. That is, they would fully extend and slam. Only let it go for a few months, then installed 4WD Hardware shocks for 3" of lift.

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Unread 10-20-2010, 09:52 PM   #5
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Never had an issue with mine. I did it in a 1993 ZJ as well as a 2006 Rubicon. Both had stock shocks with zero problems. Maybe rubicon shocks are longer than regular TJ shocks?
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Unread 10-20-2010, 09:54 PM   #6
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Easy solution. Go with something like this. Probably cant get much cheaper

Jeep Wrangler TJ 2" LIFT KIT w/Performance Shocks 97-06: eBay Motors (item 260679103238 end time Oct-26-10 20:00:00 PDT)
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Unread 10-20-2010, 10:14 PM   #7
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Platinum, that looks like a good kit. It is from Fat Bob's Garage. I almost bought it before. Heck, on e-bay it's $5 cheaper than on FBG website.
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Unread 10-20-2010, 10:41 PM   #8
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do a 1.25" BL and some stock length Bilstein or Monroe shocks. you don't really need any lift to fit 31s, but that combo will be pretty nice and set up good for future mods.
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Unread 10-20-2010, 10:44 PM   #9
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Body lifts generally look crappy. They cause gaps between the body and frame. Id go with a BB over a BL any day. 1.25" is small but i still dont like the look. Just me im sure the guy with the 3" body lift thinks it looks good lol.
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Unread 10-20-2010, 10:50 PM   #10
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I installed teraflex 2" spacers (spacers are spacers so brand is not that big of an issue) and installed rancho shocks for a 2 to 2 1/2" lift and am happy with the results. I am running 31's now but am going to go to 32's. If you don't wheel much you can probably get by with the stock shocks but you really need the longer shocks to to it right. The comment about the body lift isn't a bad idea as the transfer case has been the biggest obstacle so a tummy tuck isn't a bad idea if you aren't going to go for a bigger lift. The anchor (transfer skid) hooked the boulder hence the winch ..........The never ending obsession........it's a jeep thing.
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Unread 10-20-2010, 11:20 PM   #11
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Body lifts generally look crappy. They cause gaps between the body and frame. Id go with a BB over a BL any day. 1.25" is small but i still dont like the look.
You're just jealous because you can't do a 1.25" BL on your ZJ to gain 2-3" of belly clearance and 1.5" of gas tank skid clearance.

oh and a 1" BL reduces the amount of bumpstop you need to fit a given tire size
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Unread 10-21-2010, 09:56 AM   #12
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Jealous? LOL no deff not. Im glad to not have my truck look like its on stilts. Not to mention the t-case on a ZJ or XJ doesnt hang nearly as low as ona TJ. I spent the money on a nice 6.5" life for my XJ and did it right! I know the TJ well. I bought an 06 Rubicon new in 06 and once again installed a suspension lift in it. 1" body lift doesnt look so bad just not my taste. Anything more looks terrible IMO
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Unread 10-21-2010, 10:08 AM   #13
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I installed teraflex 2" spacers (spacers are spacers so brand is not that big of an issue) and installed rancho shocks for a 2 to 2 1/2" lift and am happy with the results. I am running 31's now but am going to go to 32's. If you don't wheel much you can probably get by with the stock shocks but you really need the longer shocks to to it right. The comment about the body lift isn't a bad idea as the transfer case has been the biggest obstacle so a tummy tuck isn't a bad idea if you aren't going to go for a bigger lift. The anchor (transfer skid) hooked the boulder hence the winch ..........The never ending obsession........it's a jeep thing.
What wheels are those?
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Unread 10-21-2010, 10:20 AM   #14
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I went with an OME 2.5 HD lift. My Jeep now is a daily driver. No complaints here.
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Unread 10-21-2010, 12:55 PM   #15
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OME makes great stuff very comfortable ride. Still in the end he wants CHEAP and OME 2.5" lift with shocks is what about $700? Way over priced IMO If you want cheap stick with a BB it will keep you close to stock ride quality and call it a day.
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