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post #1 of 7 Old 03-09-2013, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Opinion please.

08 2d JK.
Last year i put on a inch spacer lift and 4 black diamond shocks for a 2 inch lift.

Everything was fine until i hit the dirt roads in the mountains.
the wash board roads we down right painful.

on the street its ok, wonders a bit but i can deal with it.

this year i starting doing more, new bumper, winch, 5 new tires and wheels.

Saved up $400 to go for a coil lift while doing all that.

Now my question is...

Should i spend the money to fix my ride issues.
i understand my geometry is is off and that's a major part of the ride issue.

And i am looking for opinions here, would i be better served correcting the geometry first and if so what is the best option for $400.

I was going to save up and pick up the AEV 2.5 kit, that seems like it would go along way to helping me out.
Better coil springs and shocks?
Also looking at the OME 2 kit.

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-10-2013, 12:22 AM
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There are a number of good kits out there in the 2.5" range. I can only speak for TeraFlex as that is what we run in our Jeeps.
Rock Krawler are great kits as well.
The AEV kits are designed for overland so that may be a good choice for you.

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Check out the OME long travel kit that Nothridge puts together.

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Before you drop more $. Did you air down last off road trip? Disconnect the sway bar? Just these two tings will soften the ride alot.

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post #5 of 7 Old 03-10-2013, 10:59 AM
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All good^^^^

Air down, plus.... When you finally do add bumpers, a winch and skid plates, the jeep will lose about an inch of lift too. Thus giving you that softer squishy feeling again!!! Lol

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post #6 of 7 Old 03-10-2013, 01:26 PM
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Keeping the lift at 2.5 or less shouldn't affect your geometry much. It may drive more like a proper Jeep! I chose the Teraflex leveling spacers, with coils off a 4 door Rubi. (on 2 dr X) No issues, and it drives like a "trail rig"!

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My OME and nitrocharger shocks rides real good on the washboard and bumps when aired down properly. I would also consider the Rancho adj shocks for an improvement.

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