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post #1 of 49 Old 01-14-2007, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Body lift VS. Budget Boost

I'm not sure what I should do yet. I just got big tires, and I'm ready to spend more money now. I want to get either a 1-2'' body lift or a 1.5-2.25 budget boost. I've seen some good prices on the budget boost. I need some opinions and pros and cons. I don't know what I want to do yet. If any of you know of any good deals going on or anything it would be greatly appreciated.


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post #2 of 49 Old 01-14-2007, 02:52 PM
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I'm not sure what I should do yet. I just got big tires, and I'm ready to spend more money now. I want to get either a 1-2'' body lift or a 1.5-2.25 budget boost. I've seen some good prices on the budget boost. I need some opinions and pros and cons. I don't know what I want to do yet. If any of you know of any good deals going on or anything it would be greatly appreciated.
if you got 31s as I see in your signature then you will be fine with a BB. Go with the RE BB and you will be happy. A Body lift is good for additional lift not as your primar lift. If you go with BB now you can add a body lift later and fit 33s! Hope that helps.
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Go for the 2" BB. More ground clearance, better flex, cheap, easy.

You can always add a 1" BL later if you want to goto 32s.

You wont gain any ground clearance or flex with a BL

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a BB gives you better offroad capabilities. a BL only makes more space for bigger tires.
i have both for my 32s, a 2" BB and a 2" BL.

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i have both on mine as well, a 4" suspension lift and a 2" BL, a BL only raises body, there for gaining tire space and keeping COG rather low, a 2" BB raises frame and all, raising COG more then a BL, gaining ground clerence for everything, a BB is the better choice even though it is cheaper
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post #6 of 49 Old 01-14-2007, 04:21 PM
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Budget Boost now then body lift when you want bigger tires or a flat skid.

I have 4 new zone hydro shocks for sale...PM for a price.
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post #7 of 49 Old 08-16-2009, 08:27 AM
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hey guys...

am currently with a 2" Tflex BB with 31;s. Want to get it up to 33's but not sure if the suspension lift is worth it. Theres a shop by my house with a 4"suspension lift package for 1350 but not sure if the 4" is overkill. I only have a 4 cylinder so wont need to regear until i get larger tires. You think 3" suspension is enough?

any recommendations as far as brand? OME, RE, Skyjacker?

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post #8 of 49 Old 08-16-2009, 08:35 AM
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go with a max of 1.5" body lift and skip the budget boost if you ever plan on doing other suspension changes. Because for a lot of things you will need the body lift and the BB would just be tossed aside later if you do a better suspension lift.
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hey guys...

am currently with a 2" Tflex BB with 31;s. Want to get it up to 33's but not sure if the suspension lift is worth it. Theres a shop by my house with a 4"suspension lift package for 1350 but not sure if the 4" is overkill. I only have a 4 cylinder so wont need to regear until i get larger tires. You think 3" suspension is enough?

any recommendations as far as brand? OME, RE, Skyjacker?

Thanks
Put an 1.25" body lift on it from RC and put the tires on. the body lift is needed for other mods anyway.

i run a 2.5 suspension and 1.25 body lift and 33s are perfect for that application. you would be ok with just the 2" suspension and body lift.
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post #10 of 49 Old 08-16-2009, 08:39 AM
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I'D GO WITH THE budget boost first then if you want more clearance and a body lift. This site has some pretty cheap Bb's: www.1sourcemfg.com
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post #11 of 49 Old 08-16-2009, 08:49 AM
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ok so ill def take the BB out when i size up. what do you think a 3" suspension and 1.25 BL will run? around 1100 installed?
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post #12 of 49 Old 08-16-2009, 09:08 AM
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ok so ill def take the BB out when i size up. what do you think a 3" suspension and 1.25 BL will run? around 1100 installed?
You only need about three inches of lift to comfortably fit 33s. Leave the budget boost on and just install a 1-1.25" BL. That will give you just the right amount of lift for 33s. No need to change your suspension just yet, and this way will be a lot cheaper. Take the money you saved by not changing the suspension and put it towards gears.
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Speaking of a BB, who makes the best quality BB? They can't all be the same. I was thinking about Daystar or Energy Systems. I want to stick with an American made product. I'm also planning on keeping my stock gas-charged shocks. I like the factory ride. I'd appreciate any comments.
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Speaking of a BB, who makes the best quality BB? They can't all be the same. I was thinking about Daystar or Energy Systems. I want to stick with an American made product. I'm also planning on keeping my stock gas-charged shocks. I like the factory ride. I'd appreciate any comments.
They ARE all the same.Spacers are spacers.It's the quality of the shocks that determine how it rides.Skyjacker hydro shocks for $145 shipped are the best,least expensive shock that rides great.BDS 5500 and OME are next and more expensive.To me, a Jeep always rides like a Jeep so why waste the extra money on OME shocks.
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post #15 of 49 Old 08-16-2009, 10:49 AM
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thanks for the info. but with the spacers and a BL, whats the likely hood of having problems with offroading? is there a chance of the spacers slipping out or getting out of align?
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