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Unread 02-21-2008, 01:35 PM   #1
linexrandy
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New pics of jeep

I'm stuck between the BDS 2" coils and shocks or the Full Traction 3" kit. The Full traction seems to be the best bang for my buck but will 3" look too goofy with my brand spanking new 31" bfg all terrians? I'm affraid that with the 2" I will be back to where I'm at right now. I currently have a 2" spacer on the front and nothing on the rear. I also have a hard top and plan on upgrading from the factory bumpers so sag will come into play. I've searched all the post on here for pictures and they have been really helpful, but I still can't decide 2" or 3". Did I mention my neighbor is retired and used to own Duanes 4wd in Abilene! He's really helpful with tools I dont have, so installing the Full Traction kit should be a piece of cake. Tomorrow I'm gonna post some side views of my jeep so yall can see what I'm working with.

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inca gold looks like yellow raped burnt orange and burnt orange decided to keep the baby. gross.
2002 TJ Apex edition. 3" Full Traction Suspension lift. 1-1/4" body lift, 1" mml. 33 X 12.50 - 15 BFG MT. 15x8 Soft 8's. LP30 and D44 rear. 8.8 and HP 30 disco for sale.

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Unread 02-21-2008, 01:39 PM   #2
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You may already know this, but the FT 3" does not come with shocks.
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Unread 02-21-2008, 04:07 PM   #3
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Heres the best pic I have of the side. It looks higher in the rear but thats because the hard tops off. It has 2" coil spacer in front and absolutly stock in the rear. I want it to sit about 1 or 2 inches higher all around, thats why I think I need the 3" kit. Then if needed I can put spacers on front/rear. I know the FT kit doesnt have shocks. Another question is can I buy skyjacker hydros for 1-3" of lift and run them right now, then just put the FT kit on later?

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inca gold looks like yellow raped burnt orange and burnt orange decided to keep the baby. gross.
2002 TJ Apex edition. 3" Full Traction Suspension lift. 1-1/4" body lift, 1" mml. 33 X 12.50 - 15 BFG MT. 15x8 Soft 8's. LP30 and D44 rear. 8.8 and HP 30 disco for sale.
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Unread 02-21-2008, 04:17 PM   #4
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Heres some more pics to show actually how low the rear sits. The side view makes it look higher than it really is


Poser shot!


This is the pic of it the day before I bought it.
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2002 TJ Apex edition. 3" Full Traction Suspension lift. 1-1/4" body lift, 1" mml. 33 X 12.50 - 15 BFG MT. 15x8 Soft 8's. LP30 and D44 rear. 8.8 and HP 30 disco for sale.
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Unread 02-21-2008, 04:35 PM   #5
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Unread 02-21-2008, 04:40 PM   #6
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I would say go with the FT, you are on 31's now, who is to say that you will never desire to go up to 33's. It wont look that bad. That is my current setup.
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Unread 02-21-2008, 04:43 PM   #7
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Plus it looks like you plan on wheeling it, so I would think that you may definitely go to 33's some day.
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Unread 02-21-2008, 04:45 PM   #8
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Yeah I already wheel it but I want the lift for more articulation. The 31's chew into my front fender flares when I disconnect the swaybar. And yes, I'll probably go to 33's for my next set of tires.
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2002 TJ Apex edition. 3" Full Traction Suspension lift. 1-1/4" body lift, 1" mml. 33 X 12.50 - 15 BFG MT. 15x8 Soft 8's. LP30 and D44 rear. 8.8 and HP 30 disco for sale.
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Unread 02-21-2008, 05:54 PM   #9
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3" BDS lift + 1.75" spacer in the front and a .75" spacer in the rear, with 31x10.50's on stock rims...



ran it like that for 4years...
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Unread 02-21-2008, 09:18 PM   #10
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In my opinion, go with the 3" kit. It wont look awkward. any higher than that would look awkward I think though.
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