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post #1 of 3 Old 01-19-2015, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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WJ lifting question

This weekend I am hopefully getting a new to me WJ. I have a few questions about lifting that i hope people that have had this done would be able to answer. I'm on a budget but not a super tight one but either way i would on want 2-3 inches of lift.

This will be a daily driver that sees mostly pavement but gets in the mud a few times a month if possible.

I have been looking at lifts for a bit and wanted to know if a 2 inch spacer would be as good as buying new coils. I would like to avoid the extra hundred or so in coils if possible.

I have decided on IRO, from what i have heard on this forum and others they are the best, especially for the price. I am looking for a softer ride with mono tubes so im thinking Bilstein 5100s are the way to go. What I dont know is if I should order coil spacers or lifted coils. Its about a $110 difference but i rather do it right and/or better the first time.


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post #2 of 3 Old 01-26-2015, 01:38 PM
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I bought a 3" lift kit from Kolak here on the forums with new coils (Old Man Emu) Bilstein shocks and adjustable track bar to go with my 245/70R17 Cooper Discoverer A/T3 tires (largest I could get and still fit in my spare tub) and can without hesitation say my Overland rides and drives better than stock. I can't speak for the 2" budget boost but new springs are not that much more and I think well worth saving and getting what you really want. I definitely am going with a new rear sway bar for even better road manners though as the stock one is pretty useless.
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post #3 of 3 Old 02-08-2015, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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New to all of this stuff. When you buy new coils, such as IRO coils, does it level your jeep out or does it remain noticeably taller in the back. Only reason I would consider a BB is to level it out while still gaining some height.I am not a big fan of the wedge look on these on either side (taller/shorter in the front) so I would like it 'level' or close to.

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