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Offroading wj 02-26-2012 09:39 AM

HELP!!! 2.5" or 4"?
:) Im looking to lift my wj 2.5" but need HELP!! Not sure if this is just a bolt on and drive kit or is there anything else I have to change. Can anyone help? Or should I just go Big and do 4" kit with everything with it? :D anyone have pics of either lift?

SvenskaJeepGuy 02-26-2012 01:13 PM

Re: HELP!!! 2.5" or 4"?
welcome! c heck out the off road mods forum

mrjaydeeone 02-26-2012 01:14 PM

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Welcome to JeepGarage|

Gus9890 02-26-2012 11:42 PM

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Jvenrick 02-27-2012 10:11 PM

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Welcome, happy modding.

straty1987 02-28-2012 08:57 PM

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this chart sums it up

i had a rusty 2.5" lift on my WJ with MX6 shocks and a bigger rear sway bar.

i would recommend if you want a simple lift and dont want to change allot of parts get 2" BSD springs and bilstein shocks for 2" of a lift and spring isolators. spings $200 and shocks $300 + shipping.

the better shocks you get the better the ride and you can look at BB budget boost over springs but the ride is harsher but cheper

if you want higher 2.5" need just as much things as 3" lift so just get a 3" done. i was going to add 3/4" spacer to be a bit over 3" so i could have more ground clearances on the trails. only reason why i picked upo teh 2.54" lift is becase i scored a new set for under $200 shipped.

at 3" i would recommend getting
- 3" iro sprinsg and bilstein shocks
comes with track bar and rear sway bar links which you will need
- need "BPE" bar pin eliminators for the front shocks to mount to the WJ and JKS makes a good set for $40 +shipping
- will want to repace all the coils isolators (they hold the springs and get destroyed over the years causing you to loss 3/4" to 1") $1000 shipped from rockauto for 8
- a steering stabilizer from moog usually called "
SuperTrail boss" modle number SSD107 $55 + shipping

- if you plane on offroading and want to flex allot look into a set of front quick disconnects, $60 +shipping from rusty no needed
- a bigger rear sway bar from addco will help keep body roll down and make the jeep drive better $150 + shipping model # 684 and will want the greasable bushing set so you dont get sounds over bumps $25, modle # 9.5161G not need but it helps allot even at stock

if you want to offroad and want clearances go for the 3" if you have the money but a 2" will work just as good on the trails.

if you have any questions post or pm me

nwb300 03-01-2012 01:57 AM

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If you can afford it.....just get the 4" and be happy :thumbsup: I went with the BDS 2" and ended up getting the 4" in the long run. I would also recommend getting the addco 1" sway bar. That piece of spaghetti that comes from the factory doesn't do squat with any kind of lift.

Tamerin 03-04-2012 01:30 PM

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Great chart, I've been looking for something like that. Awesome.

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