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3 inch coil spacer, do they work?

I am looking for a cheap way to make my rig look better. I stumbled upon this one ebaymotors. eBay Motors: Jeep Wrangler TJ 3" Lift Kit w/ Pro Comp Shocks 1997-06 (item 270287200719 end time Oct-20-08 16:00:00 PDT)

My first question is that if I buy a 3 inch coil spacer am I going to need a transfer case drop kit? or can I install this without it? The auction ends soon, so if anybody could get back to me on here in the next 40 minutes that would be great.

97 TJ SPORT...2" SKYJACKER LIFT KIT, 30X9.50X15 BFG ALL TERRAINS, BLACK STEELIES, SAIL CLOTH SOFT TOP, SONY MARINE GRADE BOAT STEREO.

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I wouldn't do it... there is NO such thing as a cheap lift....
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They work ok, With three true inches of lift you may need a tranny drop or an engine lift, Some do some don't and there dosen't seem to be a ryme or reason//
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I think most of the 2-2.5" "good" lift kits actually come with a transfer case drop kit, so I would assume that if you went 3", you'd need to do something.

Also, what about brake lines? 3" lift is quite a bit, I'd be surprised if the stock brake lines had enough travel without needing a relocation bracket or a longer line.

As LEVE said, and like the old joke goes "I do 3 kinds of work -- -good, cheap, and fast. Pick any 2."

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I will take good and cheap!!!!
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I have to speak up on this one. I have a 2.5" teraflex budget boost on my 08 Rubi and it works great.

I would prefer to have a nice mid to long arm kit, but my Jeep flexes fine, didn't need a tranny drop and I can fit 35's if and when I wanna (this is only true on the JK's) and after I do a gear swap.

I have been more than pleased with it and wouldn't have been able to afford a lift at all if I hadn't done this and am pleased I went this direction.....

Its got plenty of flex...


I know i'm lifting a tire here, but its a steep up hill climb and everyone lifted a tire, me less than others...


And wheels like a champ


Now with that being said, I don't know how comfortable I would be with a 3"....2-2.5 would be about the max I would go with a BB.

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Don't have a problem at all with 2 in, but at 3 the potential for problems is greater..
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