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Old March 2nd, 2011, 07:18 AM   #1
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It's time to put a lift on the WJ. I'm not talking anything serious, I don't want to get into 4" range wehre it starts getting expensive and I need to get adjustable control arms, etc. I'm thinking a 2" BB or can I do 3" without having to get into changing other components? If so, what is the recommendation here, and what is the recommendation on where to go to get it? It's a 2000 WJ with a 4.7 motor, won't really be wheeled maybe taken to the dunes here and there.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 07:55 AM   #2
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I just put a BB on mine last spring. Wheeled it a few time last summer. I have the Rubicon Express 2" kit, which includes extended bump stops. I really like this setup, 2" means no issues with geometry, which can get expensive to fix on a WJ. The shocks are great off-road, but a little stiff on-road, especially unloaded. It gets a little "pitchy" (rocking fore and aft) on anything but the smoothest road. I'm running 245/75/16 tires on the OE wheels. You might be able to go 2.5" lift spacers (which i've seen available) and not have issues which would need adjustable control arms, but I think you would still need to trim the fenders to run 265/75/16 tires.

Unfortunately, I just heard the RE filed for bankrupcy, so I don't know if their parts are still available or not. But I would check out BDS, they have a 2" kit with shocks and springs that is comparable in price, and I've heard good things about them. They are local also.

I bought my stuff from Unlimited Off Road in Fenton. Knowledgable and fair prices, I would go back. I believe they advertise on here, or used to.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 08:03 AM   #3
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I put an OME 2.5"HD Lift on my WJ last summer and love it.

Rides better than stock and I comfortabley have 265/75/17 tires on it with no rub except a little at full right turn
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