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apsoccer511 07-10-2009 12:17 PM

2" Lift question.
 
I Have a 1999 Grand cherokee and I want to get a 2" lift. Do i absolutly have to get new shocks or can i get just the pucks and stay with my same shocks?

Relwarc 07-10-2009 12:19 PM

Re: 2" Lift question.
 
pucks should be fine... my ZJ was fine with 2

apsoccer511 07-10-2009 12:45 PM

Re: 2" Lift question.
 
also it seems as though some kits come with just 4 pucks (2 front and 2 rear) example: http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...y_Code=wj_kits
and others come with 4 pucks and then all these screws and bolts example: http://www.teraflex.biz/products/wj-...get-boost.html

What is the difference? If i buy the one without the bolts will i have to buy them seperatly

Relwarc 07-10-2009 12:52 PM

Re: 2" Lift question.
 
the screws and bolts are a transfer case drop... there is a cross member under your transfer case, attachd by 4 bolts, those spacers go between the transfer case and the unibody "frame" rail.

this means....

#1 the second kit is more thurough and will help avoid and drive line problems
#2 with a 2" kit... you shouldn't have any drive line problems, but.. the Xfer case drop is an easy install, and a nice insurance policy BUT it decreases your under body clearance when offroading.

honestly, i say just either do the rustys, look at "rubicon express" or find "daystar" pucks... all that extra stuff is not necessary/more money for a 2" boost.

NHWK05 07-10-2009 04:57 PM

Re: 2" Lift question.
 
You will have very limited offroad droop or flex. I would not do it. You can get shocks as cheap as $35 each from places like rustys off road and doestch tech 3000s from Rubicon express. Shocks can be had cheap, do it the right way the first time and you will be happier in the end.

Relwarc 07-10-2009 05:07 PM

Re: 2" Lift question.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NHWK05 (Post 31589)
You will have very limited offroad droop or flex. I would not do it. You can get shocks as cheap as $35 each from places like rustys off road and doestch tech 3000s from Rubicon express. Shocks can be had cheap, do it the right way the first time and you will be happier in the end.

I agree, but at what point do you just spring for the spring set up for 3 or 4"

NHWK05 07-10-2009 05:09 PM

Re: 2" Lift question.
 
This is true but i see the point of a 2".

It adds the look and height for bigger tires for those new to lifts or those that just want the look. and it does not require alot of other parts or mods, and its easy to install.

3 or 4" kits then you get in to big money and lots of extras needed.

If i ever lifted the wk id only do a 2" and 31s and it would be just for the looks, my wk will never be wheeled.

robpp 07-10-2009 05:43 PM

Re: 2" Lift question.
 
i dont know what OEM, but the WK Bilsteins say they are good up to a 3 inch lift.
and lots of the 2 inch lifted guys use the Bilsteins, same ones as us asphalt guys....

caa0428 12-09-2009 10:25 AM

Re: 2" Lift question.
 
I was looking at this 2" lift, I have read some reviews and it does not sound bad and it can fit the tire size I want, 265/70/17
http://www.rocky-road.com/grandbudget.html

02JeepGrandCherokee 01-21-2010 12:16 PM

Re: 2" Lift question.
 
all you need is the spacers. I got the 2" skyjackers before i decided to go with a 6", and all i did was put in the spacers, didn't do anything to the shocks or t-case or anything until i went up to 6"

FlyinRyan 01-22-2010 05:08 PM

Re: 2" Lift question.
 
I would replace the shocks if you have more than 40,000 miles on them. I'd also get an adjustable trackbar too.


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