TJ: The build begins... 2006 LJ. Recommendations? - Page 2 - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Jeep Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 5th, 2013, 03:57 PM   #21
montecarlo33
The Violator
 
montecarlo33's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-23-07
Location: Otsego County 49735
Posts: 4,485
iTrader: (19)
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Default

I will have a slighty used set of v8 ZJ Moog stock replacement springs, I may have forsale soon when I put my lift on in a few months.
montecarlo33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old April 5th, 2013, 04:22 PM   #22
jthomp
Senior Member
 
jthomp's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-01-06
Location: Linden MI
Posts: 981
iTrader: (11)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Another bump for OME shocks. I had their 2" heavy springs on my TJ and the ride was fantastic, especially compared to my buddy who had a BB and clapped out stock springs.
jthomp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2013, 07:04 PM   #23
SS
Blinded By The Light
 
SS's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-12-05
Location: Mogadishu, Somalia
Posts: 11,977
iTrader: (14)
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Default

Thoughts on the Rancho 3.5" Sport Kit with the RS7000MT shocks instead?


Really looking for a complete kit for simplicity instead of putting one together part by part.
__________________
-Jeremy

Watch yourself. I'll light you up.
SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #24
shawn
Resident HVAC/R Jambi
 
shawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Milford/Commerce
Posts: 10,076
iTrader: (24)
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to shawn
Default

Ya, highline is ghey.



__________________

Last edited by shawn; April 5th, 2013 at 07:39 PM.
shawn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2013, 07:52 PM   #25
SS
Blinded By The Light
 
SS's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-12-05
Location: Mogadishu, Somalia
Posts: 11,977
iTrader: (14)
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Default

The problem with the highline is the time involved and the bodywork vs mechanical work when it comes to the mechanic that will be doing all of it. He doesn't do bodywork.

I'm also looking to upgrade the suspension because of the incredibly soft springs that are on my LJ already. I'm pretty sure it was owned by an older guy before I bought it in Texas. I don't think it had even seen a dirt road before I picked it up. Not even the slightest rock chip on anything in the undercarriage. It looked like it just rolled off the show room floor.

My wife also has a 2006 LJ and the difference between our two Jeeps when it comes to suspension is extremely noticeable. They are both at the same height but my springs are unbelievably soft.
__________________
-Jeremy

Watch yourself. I'll light you up.
SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2013, 11:05 PM   #26
fullthrottle
2013 King of da Moustache
 
fullthrottle's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-17-05
Location: flint
Posts: 2,020
iTrader: (40)
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to fullthrottle
Default

Just to put this out I was looking at Metalcloak springs 3.5" for our 05 tj back in Jan. They are diff and look like they would perform well offorad and smooth on road. I do not like BB. the stock spring is just compressed a bit making for a harsher ride. My last white tj and my current tj both had them and I want to get ride of them.

rears -->http://www.metalcloak.com/TJ-LJ-Wran...ear-p/7061.htm
fullthrottle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2013, 11:10 PM   #27
High Center Hancho
rack tap re-rack click
 
High Center Hancho's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-10-07
Location: Genesee County
Posts: 13,134
iTrader: (40)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

No lift...budget boost and body lift is all you need
High Center Hancho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2013, 01:55 AM   #28
Wehan
Senior Member
 
Wehan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-07-06
Location: Charlotte, MI
Posts: 2,543
iTrader: (25)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

My buddy has a BDS lift/shocks on his tj running 33s and it rides pretty good.
__________________
Wehan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2013, 10:49 AM   #29
SS
Blinded By The Light
 
SS's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-12-05
Location: Mogadishu, Somalia
Posts: 11,977
iTrader: (14)
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by High Center Hancho View Post
No lift...budget boost and body lift is all you need
That would definitely be the cheap route to 33s.
__________________
-Jeremy

Watch yourself. I'll light you up.
SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2013, 11:00 AM   #30
feva4u
LCG
 
feva4u's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-01-07
Location: Petoskey, MI
Posts: 10,390
iTrader: (12)
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SS View Post
That would definitely be the cheap route to 33s.
Tummy tuck should be high on the priority list.
__________________
My Jeep
feva4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 22nd, 2013, 11:04 AM   #31
SS
Blinded By The Light
 
SS's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-12-05
Location: Mogadishu, Somalia
Posts: 11,977
iTrader: (14)
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Default

Budget Boost: http://www.quadratec.com/products/16064_510.htm

1" Body Lift: http://www.quadratec.com/products/16053_40X_PG.htm

Use the left over cash from going this route for a regear to 4.10s and a locker in the rear?
__________________
-Jeremy

Watch yourself. I'll light you up.
SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9th, 2013, 11:33 AM   #32
hamr26
Newbie
 
Join Date: 06-08-09
Location: Youngstown
Posts: 4
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I have an '06 LJ (Rubicon) and I did the 1.25 BL + 1"MML to do tummy tuck. Added 255/85-16s (33x10.50) then 2" BB. Then bought +2-3" Teraflex front shocks. Lift parts and TT were less than $1K, tires were $1200 for 5. This setup works well for trail riding and DD.

Dave
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	March 2013.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	118.5 KB
ID:	105740  
hamr26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Jeep Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.18110 seconds with 58 queries