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post #1 of 29 Old 10-21-2013, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Adding to my 2 inch budget boost lift

Hello I was wondering if I could add a 2 or 2.5 inch lift kit to my already installed budget boost lift kit.

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post #2 of 29 Old 10-21-2013, 08:27 PM
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No.....well yes, but why would you?

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post #3 of 29 Old 10-22-2013, 03:50 AM
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Sure you can!

It will ride awful and not flex worth a **** though. Buy a set of 3" springs and some new, longer shocks and you will be set.
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post #4 of 29 Old 10-23-2013, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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I have had jeeps forever but I'm not to informed about lifts. If I put 3 inch springs and shocks what else will I need? Don't you need pitman arm, control arms n such?

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post #5 of 29 Old 10-23-2013, 04:55 PM
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You won't need a pitman arm, but you may need to address your driveshaft angle, however, you likely had to do something about your driveshaft angle with the 2" kit.

What is the lift for? Have you considered a 1" body lift? You would then have 3" of lift without having to mess with your driveshaft. Furthermore, with a bodylift and motormount lift, you actually help your driveshaft angle.
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post #6 of 29 Old 10-23-2013, 11:00 PM
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The typical rule of thumb is that anything over 3 inches and you will need a slip yoke eliminator. You will not need a pitman arm, and control arms are optional with 3 inches and below. You may have to drop the t case a half inch or so with some washers, but that's an easy fix. Just whatever you do, don't add lift springs with spacers above an inch.
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post #7 of 29 Old 10-23-2013, 11:22 PM
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It all depends on what you want to run tire wise and what you will be doing. For up to 33" tires and stock fenders, its safe to say a 3" lift will suffice, but you can always do a 2" SL with a 1" BL. They do make complete kits, but its up to what your wallet wants.

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post #8 of 29 Old 10-24-2013, 12:32 AM
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It would be better to replace the whole thing with a 4" lift. Specially with a one that have the necessary "corrective" control arms.


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I recently found a rustys Offroad basic 3 in suspension lift. It comes with 4 springs and the front ones are heavier than normal to accommodate my snow plow and it also comes with new shocks and a drop pitman arm and t case drops and a rear track bar relocation bracket. Any one have an opinion on this kit? It's $450. My wallet can handle it but I believe that's it. I go offroading about 3 times a year on the easier trails so I do not need an substantial $1000 lift kit.

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post #10 of 29 Old 11-02-2013, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Also if anyone has any pictures of a tj with a 3 in lift can they please post them. The tires ill be running are 265x75x17. They are a metric 33 almost. They do not rub much now but when you flex the flares cut the edges of the tire to hell.

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I recently found a rustys Offroad basic 3 in suspension lift. It comes with 4 springs and the front ones are heavier than normal to accommodate my snow plow and it also comes with new shocks and a drop pitman arm and t case drops and a rear track bar relocation bracket. Any one have an opinion on this kit? It's $450. My wallet can handle it but I believe that's it. I go offroading about 3 times a year on the easier trails so I do not need an substantial $1000 lift kit.

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That's a horrible idea.

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Also if anyone has any pictures of a tj with a 3 in lift can they please post them. The tires ill be running are 265x75x17. They are a metric 33 almost. They do not rub much now but when you flex the flares cut the edges of the tire to hell.

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Bumpstop extension.

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Why is that lift a horrible idea? I have the bump stop extensions from the budget boost kit I got.

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I go offroading about 3 times a year on the easier trails so I do not need an substantial $1000 lift kit.
The amount you go off-roading in a year has nothing to do with the money you should spend on a lift. Installing quality parts, and the "right" parts determines how your jeep will handle on the road as well.

Put a cheap crappy lift in your jeep and it will ride crappy. Regardless of how often you wheel.



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They do not rub much now but when you flex the flares cut the edges of the tire to hell.
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I have the bump stop extensions from the budget boost kit I got.
Apparently not the right ones. Thats why they hit your tires.
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post #15 of 29 Old 11-02-2013, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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I was also looking at a rough country 4 in lift. Anyone have anything to say about them?

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