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post #1 of 7 Old 08-01-2010, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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One upgrade at a time? or all at once?

I bought my Jeep in the middle of last winter and I love it. But the previous owner must have been a complete moron. Some things I find in regular maintenance scare me( Radiator held on by two bolts, scary wiring jobs everywhere). Also found that it may have been in a front end accident by some things not lining up. Anyways, I think it has about 3.5 inches of lift( just springs, everything else appears stock). I need some adj rear uppers for the cv shaft and I also need some new shocks.
Seeing as how I find new suprises everytime I work on her should I just go for a new llift package( was thinking the 4 inch rough country x flex w/ the 2.2 shocks) with all the hardware so I know whats going on under there ( and make it more my jeep at the same time) OR just replace one thing at a time?

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-01-2010, 01:11 PM
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I doubt he has 3.5 inch springs and stock shocks. But if his suspension components are still good, its not like the guy could have made a lift install dangerous you know? The coils pop in and the shocks bolt on. If you think you need a new lift, then get one, but I dont see a real need for one.
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The shocks are spray painted and rusting through that I don't they're doing too much at this point anyway. I just don't wanna buy this and then that and whatnot, then realize down the line I would have been better off and saved some $$$ if I bought it all at once. I just get weird vibes and things clunk around sometimes that I can't find. Maybe its just peace of mind I'm looking for, haha.
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-01-2010, 02:13 PM
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i think the piece by piece Vs all at once argument really depends on what your end goal is.....

If you are happy with where its at and are going to keep it the size lift and tire it is now then part by part is certainly doable, however if you plan on going bigger at some point then i would suggest just waiting and only spending the money once
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-01-2010, 02:51 PM
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i think the piece by piece Vs all at once argument really depends on what your end goal is.....

If you are happy with where its at and are going to keep it the size lift and tire it is now then part by part is certainly doable, however if you plan on going bigger at some point then i would suggest just waiting and only spending the money once
x2 I agree. I bought a bb with some crappy shocks when I did my first lift. Was a waste of money for me. I would have been $250 closer to what I have now if I had waited.

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I would just buy new shocks.

Its unlikely you need new springs.
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-01-2010, 04:03 PM
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honestly, if money isn't a huge issue for you, then look around, figure out what your goal setup is, and then just build for that. If that includes these springs then just get new shocks, if you want more/less lift than start thinking about a whole new set up. It all depends on what your goal is.
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