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BB to Spring Lift - Suggestion for the best way?

I currently have a RC 2.5" BB. I already have end links so I was thinking of just buying 2.5" springs. OME, TF?

I also want to buy longer shocks - probably Bilstein.

Suggestions are welcome but I'm looking to do this economically.


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post #2 of 8 Old 11-08-2010, 02:54 PM
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Coils can provide you with a better ride and better performance. Spring Spacers cannot do that! Just our 2 cents..

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I'm doing the same thing from RC BB to springs right now. I had the TF rear bar bracket, the brake line brackets and shock brackets. I have now gotten Rusty's shocks all around,RC rear bar pin eliminator and a Rusty's front adj. track bar i dunno if my JK was an odd one or not but even with just having the spring spacers my front end was over 3/8". The Rusty's track bar is beefy went right in the shocks ride well for a hydro shock and for 33 bucks a piece you can't beat them. I am ordering the 2" front springs next week and then the rear's with the next paycheck along with the rear bar. I am ditching all the brackets and doing what should have been done in the first place.I also lost my DW since replacing the front bar with an adjustable one. I can recommend Rusty's his stuff is beefy the customer service is tops and they make their stuff in USA. They also tell you up front that with their 2" springs you will get average 2.75" of lift which is what i am after not going bigger then 33" tires i don't wish to re-gear.If your looking for 35" tires i would get their 3.25" advanced kit they have one that comes with everything (except rear control arms,drive shafts) including tires and wheels.

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The RC BB was a quick fix to the get the Jeep lifted and the 33's on without breaking the bank. I haven't gotten out on the trails much in the past year, maybe 4 times, so the BB worked great. I have to disagree about the ride. It rides exactly like it did as a stock Rubicon.

Right now I want to put some shocks on it and some good 2.5" springs. If I still have the rig in a couple of years, I'll be installing a RK 3.5 lift, 35's, new shafts, etc. For the wheeling that I do now, I only need 2.5" and 33's.

I see a lot of people running a 2.5" lift and 35's with flat fenders. That may be a route to go as well.


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Just saw the RK 2.5" Stock Mod system. That looks like a great place to start. Are the springs in that kit the same as the Max Travel kit? I could upgrade the control arms later.


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That's the way I will be going. 2.5 RK with Bilsteins! The quality and price are unmatched.
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We can do just the RK springs if you aren't ready to spend the money on an entire kit yet, but that stock mod is a great deal!

I'll PM you and we can that about some options.


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The RC BB was a quick fix to the get the Jeep lifted and the 33's on without breaking the bank. I haven't gotten out on the trails much in the past year, maybe 4 times, so the BB worked great. I have to disagree about the ride. It rides exactly like it did as a stock Rubicon.

Right now I want to put some shocks on it and some good 2.5" springs. If I still have the rig in a couple of years, I'll be installing a RK 3.5 lift, 35's, new shafts, etc. For the wheeling that I do now, I only need 2.5" and 33's.

I see a lot of people running a 2.5" lift and 35's with flat fenders. That may be a route to go as well.
I have to agree with this, if anything it was a little less vibration with putting the large neoprene hockey pucks above and removing those coasters that are from the factory. I have been off road and had no trouble- granted it wasn't MOAB- but it works pretty well- when I upgrade I want to do a full kit.


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