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post #1 of 3 Old 02-16-2009, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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3.5" Lift Comparison (bb VS susp)

Hi All!

Here's my question:

Will a 2.25"BB / 1.25"BL, equaling 3.5" give the same results as a 3.5" Suspension Lift? I don't mean flexing or off-raod performance... I mean the visual appearance.

I will be installing my 2.25"bb / 1.25" bl combo really soon and I'm already thinking about the future....perhaps adding 2" Coils to the 2.25" spacers or upgrading to a 4" lift.

I'm never satisifed...I should have saw this coming! I haven't even installed the BB yet and Im already regretting it! lol!

Thanks guys!!


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post #2 of 3 Old 02-16-2009, 07:57 AM
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3.5's (I'm assuming you are talking about a Rubicon Express) are going to give you more lift than advertised. You are probably going to see 4.5 in reality.

If you are already having these thoughts now......do yourself a favor and don't even install the BB. Sell it and put the money in a spring lift. You can still put on the 1.25 BL just because it's s smart mod tha goes well with suspension lifts. Don't do the 2" spacers on top of 2" springs. At that height you need longer lca's and by the time you piece all that together you can just buy a kit. Plus 2" springs aren't much cheaper than 4" springs.

Trust me, I'm in the same boat. I bought my BB last February and didn't install it till June. By the time I had put it on I already wanted something larger. Trying to avoid the obvious and save some cash I thought "oh it will be enough...." but like most everyone one on this forum.....larger consumes most of my free thought. Economy isn't helping things much but I've been working on a build fund for a little while now and bigger is the name of the game.

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Thanks doogie. You are right. I am going to sell the BB. I was planning on keeping the BL/MML though like you suggested. I'm thinking of a RoughCountry 2.5 or even the 3.25 kit; in combo with the BL, I think that will get me the look I want. I know I don't want to go larger than 33's... this is also my DD.

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