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post #1 of 11 Old 01-03-2016, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Tj suspension upgrade minor lift

My 98 tj has 200k on the suspension. I think its time to update and maybe ungrade.

I have the small 2.5 under the hood, i also dont want to have to deal with the tcase drop bs... im going to be running 32s.

Looking for a 2.5" front 2" rear lift. I also feel like my suspension is a bit to soft and as to much body roll. But i dont want it to be *** raping hard.

What would you guys do? Any sugguestions?

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post #2 of 11 Old 01-03-2016, 09:01 PM
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BDS 3" front and 2" rear springs or buy the 2" springs and add 1/2" spacers up front.

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BDS 3" front and 2" rear springs or buy the 2" springs and add 1/2" spacers up front.
x2. BDS lift is nice and relatively cheap. I found .75" spacers on Amazon for ~$20.

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BDS 3" front and 2" rear springs
thats what i'm running, no complaints after almost 4 years
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Did you have to do anything with the transfer case?

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I shoulda said im not really looking for a kit.. just springs i can swap out.

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I heard zj coils give lift but to harah of a ride. I was wondering if newer model wrangler coils give a lift?

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Did you have to do anything with the transfer case?

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I did a motor mount lift and a body lift at the same time, so I didnt experience any vibes. 2" should be ok, at worst, its nothing a few fender washers wont fix.

Ive since gone to adj arms, 1" deep tummy tuck, cv driveshaft, etc
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You'll need longer shocks too.

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You'll need longer shocks too.
Exactly. I believe I was one of the first to run the BDS 3/2" combo a few years ago and it should work well for you, OP, but you'll hate it if you keep your current shocks (i.e. shocks that will be too short). Your shocks will be almost fully extended at ride height. Will ride horribly.

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