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Old 02-26-2003, 11:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2" Budget lifts

I have a 96 XJ with upCountry package. I wanted to do a budget lift on it. Rocky Mountain Outfitters has a 2" kit, using 1.5" shackles and 1/2" spacer in the rear, and 2" poly spacers up front.

My questions are:
Will this affect my driveline, i.e. will it vibrate and need shim/adjustments?
Will I need different shocks due to the longer reach required?
(I am currently using RS9000 (9129s) in the rear, stock up front)
Do I need a 4 wheel alignment when it's all done?

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 02-27-2003, 05:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Actually the correct answer is it belongs here: PBB Newbie General 4x4 discussion

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It's very unlikely that it will afftect your driveline
You don't NEED different shocks.
No such thing as a 4 wheel alignment on a Jeep, nothing to adjust in the back. The front will need a toe-in adjustment which takes 5 minutes with a tape measure and pipe wrench. It's unlikely that 2" will noticably affect your caster
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How tall exactly do I have to make the spacer to get 2" of lift out of it?
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Old 02-27-2003, 10:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually the correct answer is it belongs here: PBB Newbie General 4x4 discussion

i thought thats where we were?
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Old 02-27-2003, 10:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It was moved here from Jeep tech

(my response made more sense before the flame posts were emoved)
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Old 02-27-2003, 02:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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my brother runs about 3" lift on his. he has no driveline problems. it has been on for about 6years now. you probably will need longer shocks. shops always recommend alighnment after lifting. you could probably get by without it.
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Old 02-27-2003, 02:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i haven't heard anyone complain about driveline probs with a 2", you should be o.k.
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