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post #1 of 11 Old 05-31-2012, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Which lift option?

To start off, Im on a high schooler budget. I dont have a lot of money to be spending and I just dropped a bunch of money on new tires. I wheel a little but my TJ is mainly a DD. Im thinking about getting the RC 2.5 lift vs just a BB. Is the RC worth the extra money? What do you guys think of Rocky Roads 2 inch BB with shock extensions? Are shock extensions iffy? What other options can I do to get a few inches for cheap? Thanks!

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-31-2012, 09:19 PM
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I know rocky road has great stuff for samurais. I forgot they do stuff for Jeeps. I'm looking at doing a spacer lift on my tj. Only issues I have with spacers is if your springs are shot. Otherwise the people I see running them don't have issues
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I know rocky road has great stuff for samurais. I forgot they do stuff for Jeeps. I'm looking at doing a spacer lift on my tj. Only issues I have with spacers is if your springs are shot. Otherwise the people I see running them don't have issues
I have no idea how bad of shape they are in or how to tell...
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post #4 of 11 Old 05-31-2012, 11:11 PM
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I just installed the RC 2.5" lift on my 2003 TJ with 96k miles. Very easy to install and just the right height for me. For $300 it was well worth it to me.
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post #5 of 11 Old 05-31-2012, 11:14 PM
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you could also look for a lift that someone might be selling to go bigger if your short on money but i would do teh RC over teh BB

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i just installed the RC 2.5 lift only complaint is that the right side rear sits lower than the drivers side but about half an inch. Cheap lift so dont really care 380$ for me to Canada.
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If you want cheap, find some stock JK springs, most guys sell them cheap after putting on a lift. That will give you a couple of inches, the shocks will work a also with a little bit of work without adapters (bar pin eliminators)

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No reason not to go with the BB and some good shocks until you can afford the right lift for you. I have a 2" BB and Rancho shocks on my LJ right now and it wears 33" tires, drives well in the city and hwy, and does well on most trails until they get into the black.
It drives just as well as it did stock and wheels a little better with the larger tires....
I would recommend the BB until you can afford something like OME 2.5" kit JMO
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If you want cheap, find some stock JK springs, most guys sell them cheap after putting on a lift. That will give you a couple of inches, the shocks will work a also with a little bit of work without adapters (bar pin eliminators)
How much does 4 jk springs/shocks and 4 bar pin eliminators run? and how much more height do i get?
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How much does 4 jk springs/shocks and 4 bar pin eliminators run? and how much more height do i get?
After doing some research it appears JK springs in a TJ do not work. Back to the drawing boards! any opinions on shock extenders?
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save your money for college. lift it later.


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