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    So I went wheelin over the weekend and got stuck for the 1000th time. While I sat there and thought about letting my jeep roll down the cliff and burn, I decided that it's much more cost effective to do a budget boost and not have to explain to the insurance company how my jeep managed to roll down the rock wall all by itself.

    I talked to Chris and he said go with 2 3/4" pucks and 33's. Any advice?

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    Yeah save your money and buy a lift. All a budget bosst is going to do is make you want a real lift. Do it once and do it right!
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    Most budget boosts come with 2" spacers. That part is pretty much the same no matter who you go with. The key is running good shocks. If you go cheap on shocks, your ride is going to suck.
    In order to fit 33's you'll probably need the 2" BB and a 1" BL. Do a 1" MML at the same time to save you the aggravation of moving your fan shroud and adjusting your t-case linkage. The 1" BL will also allow you to do a tummy tuck and gas tank skid which will also give you about 2-3" additional clearance underneath.

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    You can use ZJ springs up front for 3" and Crown Vic rear spring (from an interceptor is stiffer) to get you a cheap 3" lift... Get good shocks...

    I'm running a 2" BB and can fit 37's!!! I need some more money so I can purchase some 35's!!! I'm currently on 31's!!! I've gone places that LOCKED 33's have had a hard time!!!

    Bucket-o-karma I believe did the coil spring thing!!!

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    I'm going with what was mentioned above already. Save the money and get a good lift, do it right the first time. Getting a BL will just make you wish you got it right. Remember though, getting a lift by itself won't cure all of your problems.
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    I have a spring spacer on the wife's TJ and currently installing one on my LJ Rubicon. For both the TJ and LJ I really just want to clear 33 inch tires. I did swap Rubicon springs into the TJ to achieve this. The LJ I also wanted to level it.

    Several companies make different size spacers. The 2" are actually 1.75", although I did find a company that makes an actual 2.25" spacer. There are also some 3" spacers on ebay but they looked kinda sketchy to me.

    If you want to go this route for now and save for the big left later I think it's a good thing. Just make sure like everyone else to to buy good shocks. You can pick up the spacers, even staggered sizes, for less than $100 but shocks will cost a few dollars.

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    I had a 2" BB that I ran on my TJ with stock shocks (and stock everything else) it would have cleared 31's or maybe 32's - def not 33's at full flex. I took em out as soon as I could to get a real full traction lift.
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    I's definitely a good start for a lift for cheap money!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinedawg View Post
    Yeah save your money and buy a lift. All a budget bosst is going to do is make you want a real lift. Do it once and do it right!
    ^^^THIS!!!

    I have a budget boost and 1" body lift. Yeah I can fit 33s. But by the time I spent all the money on the budget boost, new shocks, adjustable track bar, cam bolts, and bump stops I should have just bought a 3" spring lift that came with all of it and done it right the first time. Now I am looking at getting what I can get for the BB and shocks and buying springs to lift it the right way. Don't waste your time or money on a BB. Just my advice.
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    Alright, a little background for you guys on why I told him to get a budget boost.

    1. He goes through vehicles like toilet paper. No sense in spending a shit ton when he'll get rid of it shortly thereafter.

    2. He has a JK so 2" spacers for his coils should be more than ample for 33's. If I remember correctly 3" suspension lifts gave JK's clearance for 35's.

    3. He's also a college kid, so it should be cost effective with Point #1 kept in mind.

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