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Old 02-25-2009, 08:16 AM
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okay i got tires yesterday and now i want to get a small lift..im only looking for like a 2" lift nothing huge, does anyone know of any good lifts that are preetty inexspensive? and is a lift pretty easy to do with just your basic garage and tools? thanks
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okay i got tires yesterday and now i want to get a small lift..im only looking for like a 2" lift nothing huge, does anyone know of any good lifts that are preetty inexspensive? and is a lift pretty easy to do with just your basic garage and tools? thanks
Just about any 2"budget boost that uses a front coil spacer and rear shackle will work just fine. Teraflex makes a kit, Rocky Road makes one as do others. The main thing is the shackles need to be heavy duty and have a center brace. There is also kits that use a front coil spacer and a rear add a lead. They are harder to install then the shackle setup though. IMHO if your rear leafs aren't sagging a rear shackle should work fine, but if your rear leafs are sagging then a good rear Long not shiot AAL on a 2" lift is a better option but new rear leaf packs are even better.

Tera Flex shackle kit:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/76190_803.htm
http://jeepinoutfitters.com/scripts/...idproduct=1172

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http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...ode=sus_xj_kit
4wd.com AAL 2":
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My favorite RE 2" AAL kit with shocks..:
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Anyways there are a few options to look at.

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yeah i like the shackle lift idea better than the rear leafs but my leafs are sagging but i was wondering if a new set of shocks would do the job along with the shackles and lift blocks? i appreciate the links and help!
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yeah i like the shackle lift idea better than the rear leafs but my leafs are sagging but i was wondering if a new set of shocks would do the job along with the shackles and lift blocks? i appreciate the links and help!
Do not use lift blocks in the rear, and no shocks will not fix sagging leaf packs. Only way to fix sagging leaf packs are new ones. Shackle will flatten sagging leaf packs and blocks will cause axle wrap which is a very bad thing. IMHO if you have sagging leaf packs you either buy new oem replacements or move up to a 3" lift with new leaf packs. What size tires did you buy?
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okay sounds good, i got 30" goodyear wrangler mtr's brand new for $500 out the door mounted and balanced
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okay sounds good, i got 30" goodyear wrangler mtr's brand new for $500 out the door mounted and balanced
yep a 2" or 3" lift would be perfect. What's your top end budget for a lift? That plays a key roll in what you get.
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i just ordered the 2" economy suspension lift with AAL
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what kind of lift do you have on your jeep okcjeeper? its a nice looking jeep!
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what kind of lift do you have on your jeep okcjeeper? its a nice looking jeep!
I have the RE 3.5" super ride lift. In the end I actually got about 4.5" of lift. RE always advertises theirs smaller then it really get's you.

Which lift did you end up with brand wise?
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k so i've found a lift i'm interested in puttin on my '00 XJ.. a 3" Rough Country. Would i need to make any mechanical mods and if so how complicated would it be to do?

I should add that i dont do too much wheelin.. just goofin around in feilds with some of my buddys so there wont be too much flexing goin on (if that even in any way impacts my question)

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so i got the 3" lift done now there is a noise/ vib at about 30-40 mph will a t-case drop cure this?

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its from 4wd hardware the 2" lift, how hard should a lift like that be? i know i can expect broken bolts and such but a couple of guys with pretty good knowledge of trucks should be fine right? is an impact wrench necessary?
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Yes it should take care of it if it is driveline vibes.
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its from 4wd hardware the 2" lift, how hard should a lift like that be? i know i can expect broken bolts and such but a couple of guys with pretty good knowledge of trucks should be fine right? is an impact wrench necessary?
Get some PB Blaster and start soaking all the bolts. Yeah you should be all good to go. Air tools makes it easier but not needed to do the job. Also make sure you have a stout breaker bar for those rear shack/eaf spring bolts..
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okay will do thanks alot, im sure ill have plenty more questions to come.
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