Originally Posted by 4.0_4x4
I was wandering what everyone thought about using a budget boost with lift springs. For example a 2" budget boost and a 2.5" lifted Coil springs. I've got a Rough Country budget boost on my 01' WJ now and would like to put on a bigger lift, 4" to 4.5". It would of course be cheaper to "stack" the two however I would still have a short arm. So less articulation but I don't do do a whole lot of crawling, mostly trail runs and mud. So would it be possible to stack them safely or should I just go with a 4.5" long arm. The "stack" method would run me about $500 to $600 including the price of the budget boost. 4.5" long arm would run close to $1,000.
Stacking is actually quite a horrible idea.
Stacking a lift on a Jeep (WJ in particular) is not a smart, cheap or safe route.
Up front cost will be low, yes, but to do it right you need to keep in mind all the moving parts that now need to be put back into spec to avoid death wobble, irregular tire wear, and other safety concerns.
A WJ is 3 link in the front with a trac bar. If you stack lifts be prepared to replace everything in your front end chasing the cure for DW and bad road manners. That is just the front end, we have not even started talking about drop spacers and the possibility of needed a front driveshaft (recommend swapping out a ZJ front driveshaft or get one built for anything 4+'")When it is all said and done you will be in it hundreds of dollars more because of stacking when you start needed to replace lower control arms with adjustable ones, longer sway bar end links, new trac bar.... etc.
Save the money and many nights of being pissed off that the Jeep is not running right and just get a standard 4" kit. (For what you are talking about doing with your Jeep a LA kit is not needed, but it does have its advantages) Also, if you are going to get a 4" kit STAY AWAY FROM ROUGH COUNTRY!
Hope this helps.