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Unread 05-04-2013, 01:59 PM   #31
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Google rough country's quality. I have heard some issues with their lifts
It's pucks. Some of their springs have had problems in the past. They also have fixed those issues. RC makes good quality components.

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Unread 05-04-2013, 04:07 PM   #32
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Just buy 1" coil spacers and run the 33s and you'll be fine with no extra mods needed.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 04:07 PM   #33
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Just so I know I am not getting ripped off, what are yall's opinion on a decent charge for installation? I don't have the knowledge nor tools to install the lift myself.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 04:12 PM   #34
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And to be 100% correct, the 2.5" BB is NOT a body lift. It is a suspension lift right?
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Unread 05-04-2013, 04:27 PM   #35
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And to be 100% correct, the 2.5" BB is NOT a body lift. It is a suspension lift right?
Correct. It is a spacer lift but a spacer that goes on top of each coil spring.
BB meaning Budget Boost.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 05:44 PM   #36
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I just installed a 3'' rancho lift. Comes with a front adjustable track bar. and if you buy 4 rancho shocks, they give you back 300 bucks.
The lift with 4 9000 shocks cost me around 600 bucks. So far very pleased. Great ride and cant wait for my tires to come in.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 07:52 PM   #37
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Correct. It is a spacer lift but a spacer that goes on top of each coil spring.
BB meaning Budget Boost.
And do you have an idea of what a reasonable amount would be to get the BB installed? Thanks
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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:16 PM   #38
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Thanks for all of your input guys. I appreciate all the help. With my 33's I think a 2.5-3" lift would look great. If I were wanting a 5-6" lift I could see needing to upgrade to 35's but with only a 2-3" lift and my 33's being wide (315/what ever the other numbers are lol) I think it would look sharp. The only thing with the BB: does it drive "bouncy?" I have a friend that is a car salesman and he told me about people selling jeeps with body lifts and them driving really bouncy as if it werent done right. I guess my main question now is, will I have to change anything if I get the 2.5" BB? Or will I just get the lift and be good to go?
I ran 36s with a 3" lift




And am now at 4" with 37s, and still plenty of room for 40-42s




You really don't need any lift at all for 33s, but if you're going to, stick with a set of 2-2.5" coil spring spacers and a set of replacement shocks (BDS shocks are inexpensive and ride nicely).

Body lift is not necessary and not recommended.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:18 PM   #39
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And do you have an idea of what a reasonable amount would be to get the BB installed? Thanks
Someone that knows what they're doing will charge you four hours and have it done in half of that. ~ $300-$350 labor. You CAN do it yourself. It is doable in an afternoon for even the most inexperienced wrencher. Gotta learn somehow
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What Mol said. For what you would spend on installation, you can buy the tools you need and do it yourself. Like most things, its only scary until you actually try to do it. With all the experienced wrenchers on this forum and how to videos, theres no reason you couldnt handle this. If your smart enough to use your computer, you can handle a BB.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:43 PM   #41
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My suggestions when doing it yourself are these - do not use shock extensions. Buy replacement shocks...there are several budget friendly shocks out there that are of good quality (TeraFlex and BDS are my two favorite inexpensive shocks).

When removing the shocks, if the nut on the post of the front shocks (upper) is seized up, channel your inner anger, and crank up and down on the shock body. The stock shock will snap pretty easily, and save you a lot of time and headache.

Don't remove your track bar. You don't need to, and will decrease the odds of developing "death wobble" by avoiding doing so.

Two 18mm wrenches, two 16mm wrenches, and one 15mm wrench is all you need. Oh and a 10mm wrench can disconnect the brake line bracket from the frame and give you plenty of slack, if youre worried. And a 19mm socket and ratchet with a 3" extension for removing the tires. And a set of jack stands and a jack.

If you don't have tools, now is great time to buy two sets of metric wrenches up to 21mm (one ratcheting 12 point set and one 6 point set). All of that plus the jack and stands will be about what you would pay in labor, and you're setting yourself up for future odd jobs
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Unread 05-04-2013, 09:07 PM   #42
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What Mol said. For what you would spend on installation, you can buy the tools you need and do it yourself. Like most things, its only scary until you actually try to do it. With all the experienced wrenchers on this forum and how to videos, theres no reason you couldnt handle this. If your smart enough to use your computer, you can handle a BB.
X2. Google Terra flex 2.5" budget boost & one of the 1st items returned is a how to install video on YouTube. I'm no mechanic but I've installed my own BB as well as a 2.5" lift. Both were on TJ's, but its virtually identical to doing it on a JK.
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Looks good and I still like the rake, but


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Treat yourself to a Old Man Emu kit. Just get the standard with the springs and shocks. Get yourself a adjustable front trackbar, a track bar bracket for the rear, some rear extended sway bar links (use the old rear ones and put them on the fronts), cut the little brake line bracket (you can just grind a nice line across it and bend it open, how I did mine) in the front near the shock (no need for extended brake lines in the front anymore) and get yourself some brake line relocation brackets for the rear.

This is pretty much 100% what I did with my lift, and I'm 110% happy with it. Obviously you can choose what lift you want to put in yours, teh Old Man Emu was just a recommendation as it is a great lift for someone who uses their JK as a DD and weekend warrior

This is how my JK sits as of right now on my OME lift and 35's, dont mind the rake the driveway is sloped

Get rid of the "LITTLE" spare tire, it draws all the praise away from the rest of the jeep

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Unread 05-04-2013, 11:18 PM   #44
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My suggestions when doing it yourself are these - do not use shock extensions. Buy replacement shocks...there are several budget friendly shocks out there that are of good quality (TeraFlex and BDS are my two favorite inexpensive shocks).

When removing the shocks, if the nut on the post of the front shocks (upper) is seized up, channel your inner anger, and crank up and down on the shock body. The stock shock will snap pretty easily, and save you a lot of time and headache.

Don't remove your track bar. You don't need to, and will decrease the odds of developing "death wobble" by avoiding doing so.

Two 18mm wrenches, two 16mm wrenches, and one 15mm wrench is all you need. Oh and a 10mm wrench can disconnect the brake line bracket from the frame and give you plenty of slack, if youre worried. And a 19mm socket and ratchet with a 3" extension for removing the tires. And a set of jack stands and a jack.

If you don't have tools, now is great time to buy two sets of metric wrenches up to 21mm (one ratcheting 12 point set and one 6 point set). All of that plus the jack and stands will be about what you would pay in labor, and you're setting yourself up for future odd jobs
This is true. I will take this into deep consideration.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 11:19 PM   #45
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So what brand do yall prefer for the BB? Teraflex, Rough Country, something else? Can anyone send me a link...I may have been looking at the wrong lift, but I thought the Teraflex 2.5" BB is close to $900.
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