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Unread 10-06-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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Rubicon Express 2" BB or Skyjacker 2" Spacer lift

I will be getting a 2" lift soon and was wondering which was better, the Rubicon Express 2" BB or the Skyjacker spacer lift with hydros. I drive my Jeep everyday to school so I want a smooth ride but I also wheel almost every weekend.

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Unread 10-06-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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Pretty even there.I would go with Skyjacker for $216 shipped.I use Skyjacker shocks on all my Jeeps.
http://www.4wheelerssupply.com/catal...hocks&x=35&y=4 NO BETTER PRICE ANYWHERE!
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Unread 10-06-2008, 04:00 PM   #3
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they are the exact same thing, only diff is shock preference
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Unread 10-06-2008, 04:01 PM   #4
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What's your budget?
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Unread 10-06-2008, 04:05 PM   #5
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What's your budget?
Quote" I drive my Jeep everyday to school "
Budget is little to none.
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Unread 10-06-2008, 04:05 PM   #6
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I would like to keep the price around 250$ to 300$.
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Unread 10-06-2008, 04:05 PM   #7
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Those are similar BBs. I'd go with the one that has the best deal.
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Unread 10-06-2008, 04:46 PM   #8
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don't get the RE one unless you plan on upgrading to the monotube shocks

the ones that come with the cheap RE BB are not "smooth" by any stretch of the imagination
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Unread 10-06-2008, 04:51 PM   #9
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I used to run the Skyjacker bb on my daily driver and liked it. drives allmost the same as a stock jeep. I do know for a fact that the 2" SJ is really just 1.75" lift. I dont know about the RE.
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Unread 10-06-2008, 05:02 PM   #10
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RE is 1.75" as well.
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Unread 10-06-2008, 05:03 PM   #11
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I would like to keep the price around 250$ to 300$.
If that's your budget, have you considered the Rough Country 2.5? That's what I'm looking at with a similar budget.
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Unread 10-07-2008, 01:49 PM   #12
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I would like to keep the price around 250$ to 300$.
Dude for that price there's a few 2"-2.5" spring lifts that come with shocks.
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Unread 10-07-2008, 01:54 PM   #13
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Just get the RC 2.5" spring lift for 299. Best deal out there and it's a REAL spring/coil lift, not just spacers. I just replaced my REBB with it and love it.
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Unread 10-07-2008, 02:44 PM   #14
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Take a look at this kit from 4 Wheel Customs. It is a 2.25" lift rather than just 2".

You can get the full kit with Skyjacker Hydros for $229.
I installed this kit on my TJ last week and I am pretty happy with it.

http://reviews.jeepforum.com/showpro...p?product=1741
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Unread 07-27-2010, 02:56 PM   #15
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I just did the RE 2" budget boost with the twin tube shocks and I think the ride is about the same as stock . . . maybe just a little stiffer. My problem is that I got some driveline vibes . . . another member said to add some washers between frame and skid plate which will lower the driveline so thats a cheap fix (hope it works).
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