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post #1 of 19 Old 03-31-2011, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Buget lift for daily driver

I drive my Jeep every day, X Unlimited, and i want to run 33's. Also hunt out of it, just muddy roads and fields but no rock climbing. What would be the best lift for me and a good price. Any ideas???
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Rough Country Budget Boost. Only other thing you need is new rear sway bar end links. Use the stock rear ones for the front.


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You don't even need the sway bar links.

I've been running the Rough Country 1.75" spacer kit for 3 years. Still using stock shocks too.

http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_jk-suspension-651.html


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I second the above. Rough Country is GREAT for budgets of all kinds. Good product too.
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x4 on the RC BB. I have been running it on my rig for the past year and a half. No problems with it. You don't have to use extended sway bar links, but I would recommend it to help keep the bump steer to a minimum.

I have the coil spacers and the shock extensions. It's a great "first step" lift. I plan on going bigger soon, but it works fine for now.




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I have been running the teraflex 2.5 BB with shock brackets. I love it!
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I was just wondering, has anyone had any experience, or heard anything about this BB:

http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.as...7&partID=45060


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What is the budget?

I always like to know how much I can spend to get the best kit possible.
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I was just wondering, has anyone had any experience, or heard anything about this BB:

http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.as...7&partID=45060


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Seems really expensive for 1.75" spacers.


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Honestly I don't see how Rock Krawler's BB is going to be any better than any other BB out there. When you get into more expensive lifts, that becomes a different story.

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Seems really expensive for 1.75" spacers.
I am assuming it has something to do with the sway bar disconnects?

I personally used to have everything done by a shop near me, but I have finally started doing everything myself so in a way it is all new to me.

I mean we finally got a full sized lift in the workshop with a 35 foot ceiling, tire balancer, ect, so it is a lot easier now for me to do it on my own.
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I made my own sway bar links with heim joints and threaded rod. Cost around $40.

Got everything at MSC Direct and it's all made in the USA.

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I got a RK 1.75 BB from Marcus at RCO for $200 and love it. I plan on runnin on the stock rubi tires for a little while so I didn't want to go too big and look stupid. The kit comes with some stout dis'cos and it leveled out the Jeep. It gave me 2" in the front and 1.5 in the back.
I'll break the bank when I'm ready for the right lift, till then, I'll break my Jeep.
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post #14 of 19 Old 03-31-2011, 09:33 AM
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Take a look at our 4" Sport lift, as well. PN RS6507 or RS6507B
http://www.gorancho.com/suspension.p...0_jeep_jk#lift

We are also offering our No Limits Promo as well. Where if you buy a qualifying suspension and shocks we can gt up to a $500 rebate.
http://www.gorancho.com/promotions.php

It should fit your parameters. If you have any questions feel free to ask or PM to me.
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If you don't need crazy articulation, what about just cutting your fenders and going with 1.5" wheel spacers instead? Cheap and easy.
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The RK kit has added expense because of their sway bar disconnects being included.

I ran the 2.5" Rough Country BB on my JK for a good year with shock extensions because I just didn't know what the hell I wanted to do with the suspension and wheel base.

2.5" BB + 35" MTR/Ks on 15x8" Cragar Soft 8s. I had less than $1000 tied up in this setup. Stock bump stops, stock links front and rear, just unbolt and zip tie up when you're offroad. Free and easy.

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For comparison, here's our Unlimited with 2.5" coils and 285/70s on the stock wheels:



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Can anybody comment on the 2.5" spacer kit versus the 2.5" spring/shock kit from Rough Country? Decent springs/shocks for that setup?

Ive heard much more positive feedback on RK setups but wondering about rough country's bang for the buck.

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If you're looking at 33's, you can go with the Teraflex Leveling Kit. You can run up to 34's with it with no problems.
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I know there's some hating on Zone Offroad Lifts around here but that's what SeminoleJeep and I both have with 33's. I have run mine for 25k miles and had zero issues. I'm also fairly rough on it offroad. The suspension is more solid than stock and very quiet. On road it rides better than stock. The kit from Zoneoffroad.com cost ~$500 shipped. I figured that instead of paying almost $300 for spacers, shock extensions, and stabi links (budget boost)...I might as well get springs, shocks, stabi links, and a front track bar. JMO
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