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We are looking to do a 2" lift sometime in the near future. I am sure this has been kicked around. But I am looking for what options with the pros and cons between the 2 different styles of lift (what changes do I need to make to the ride geometry)

At sometime in the future, will upgrade to tube fenders and maybe 35" tires.

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We are looking to do a 2" lift sometime in the near future. I am sure this has been kicked around. But I am looking for what options with the pros and cons between the 2 different styles of lift (what changes do I need to make to the ride geometry)

At sometime in the future, will upgrade to tube fenders and maybe 35" tires.
I installed 2" puck kit from Black Diamond. I run 33s but have room for 35s. I stuck with the pucks to maintain the ride and other factory components.


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We are looking to do a 2" lift sometime in the near future. I am sure this has been kicked around. But I am looking for what options with the pros and cons between the 2 different styles of lift (what changes do I need to make to the ride geometry)

At sometime in the future, will upgrade to tube fenders and maybe 35" tires.

Another option is to get springs from a 4-door, that will probably be cheaper than a BB or other lift but from what I have read you will only get about 1.5" lift. Unfortunately I can't speak from experience here but I do have the springs in my garage and plan to install them in my 2dr within the next few weeks.
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Another option is to get springs from a 4-door, that will probably be cheaper than a BB or other lift but from what I have read you will only get about 1.5" lift. Unfortunately I can't speak from experience here but I do have the springs in my garage and plan to install them in my 2dr within the next few weeks.
I have springs from an Unlimited to compensate for the bumpers and winch; I'm running 33's.
They don't "lift" the Jeep in this case but do give the right spring rate for the added weight.
My back tires rub the fenders at full-stuff.


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Personally, I will always think that a spring lift will be superior to a spacer lift. A spring lift gives you more spring to extend and compress and is probably going to travel better. Most spring lifts also include a heavier spring rate to help with those heavier bumpers and such as well.

Not to say that spacer lifts are bad, I run one in my WJ right now. If they suit your needs at the time, they're fine. Usually I'd say they're chosen because of their low cost.

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x2. Aftermarket springs are generally better quality and durability than the factory springs. Plus they give you a longer range of travel if articulation capability is important for your wheeling needs (i.e. rocks and ruts).

Geometry doesn't change, but you want to make sure you have the right components to compensate for the longer travel: longer shocks (whereas factory shocks with or without extensions are fine on spacer lifts), track bar relocation--you want a rear track bar relocator that mounts to the axle/driver side, NOT the frame/passenger side (there is a fine line between the 2 and 2.5" lifts as to when you actually NEED any track bar relocators, but you are MORE likely to need one with a full spring lift).

If you just want the lift to fit bigger tires, and you only do occasional easy trails, just get the spacer lift. Actually, we run our spacer lifts pretty hard, too, though.

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the info you already got was very good!

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I'd go spring lift and at the size of 2" you got the majority of the info you need. Jeep school has a good descript of what you would need. The overall quality difference is pretty significant from the stock shock and springs. I went 2 1/2" bb from teraflex at first but they didn't have there spring kit yet. I would of went that route if it was available.

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I have springs from an Unlimited to compensate for the bumpers and winch; I'm running 33's.
They don't "lift" the Jeep in this case but do give the right spring rate for the added weight.
My back tires rub the fenders at full-stuff.

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My 2c, go with the coil lift. I am running the TF 2.5 coil lift and a friend has the pucks. We basically have the same setup otherwise, both 2dr, same tires etc. Mine rides better (although could be trackbar related). I got behind the wheel of his, he drive mine this weekend just to test this.
His steering feels loose compared to mine. There is not much difference with the type of wheeling we do but if we were running the harder I'm sure the coil lift would outperform the pucks.

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