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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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TJ Budgest boost

Howdy folks, it's been a long time since I've been on here. I just bought a 04 Rubicon for "my daughter" I decided to keep it stock-ish for a while until shes tired of it. I decided on throwing a 2.25" budget boost from 4 wheel customs and 31's. After installing the 1st spacer on the front, it only gave me a total of 1/2" lift.

It it safe to assume the springs a worn out? 105K road miles.
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Worn out is a maybe, but it's certainly safe to assume that they're sagging some. However I don't understand how the lift could only give you a half inch over what it was before installing the lift. Or is it a half inch over stock height? That would make sense.

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I'm going to claim stupid on this one. You REALLY need to install both front spacers before you break out the tape measure. Easy install about 4 -5 hrs total. Got the other 3 installed in about 2 hrs this morning. Perfect for what I plan to do with it....for now.

Its running 31's. There are no vibrations or any noticeable alignment issues. I'm going to have the alignment re-done Tuesday. Maybe they will do it for free since I just had it aligned with the new tires last week.

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