International Full Size Jeep Association
Home Forums Reader's Rigs Tech Library Trail Stories FSJ-List
International Full Size Jeep Association  

Go Back   International Full Size Jeep Association > Tire Kickin' > General FSJ Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-28-2010, 05:22 PM
zacswoody zacswoody is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 06, 2010
Location: Raleigh NC
Posts: 10
Question Questions Lead To Questions

I started a thread earlier today about my stock Wagoneer ("More Suspsension Advice Needed"). I'm looking to make my sag wag a multipurpose rig with a modest lift and better suspension for towing. I have received some helpful feedback which of course leads to more questions.

Has anyone had experience with a 1" body lift and a 2" suspension lift done together? I am trying to find a way to lift my rig without spending a fortune in parts. When you add in the beer cash needed for a helping hand it gets up there quick. My help likes beer! Combo body/suspension Lift on BJ's is $620.00.

I looked at the Rough Country 3" lift which is springs and U bolts. That is another cost effective option but is the kit all I will need? What about a drop pitman arm, brake line extensions, etc. The 3" suspension lift kit with RC 8000 Series shocks, and steering stabilizer is $634.30.

I like BJ's because of their loyalty to FSJ's but the Rough Country kit seems like a much better deal. am I missing something?

Thanks for your thoughts and advice

Zac
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-29-2010, 01:05 AM
Skeeter74 Skeeter74 is offline
Grease Monkey
 
Join Date: Sep 25, 2009
Location: Joplin, MO
Posts: 435
Some of it comes down to "ride quality." I have heard the Rough Country set-up is pretty stiff.
As far as add-ons, Anything more than 2" in the rear and you are going to need a longer rear brake line. I went with 2" blocks and at full droop, the line is very tight.
I went with 2" blocks in the rear and extended shackles for 1" in the front and it turned out pretty nice but I then needed longer shocks. However, in all the helper springs, blocks, shackles, shocks, etc, I probably could have gone with a 4" lift for not too much more.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tatsadasayago
"And on the 7th day god created the Full Sized Jeep and he saw that it was good. He gave these mechanical marvels to his chosen ones and they went wheeling in style and comfort!"

80 Wagoneer Limited, 2 bbl 2150, 360, 727TF, NP219, "Moby Dick" Now with Dragonfire HEI, Contour dual fans, CS144,
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

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

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Diesel Transfercase Swap Questions The PIG Smith General FSJ Discussion 9 04-14-2008 08:10 PM
Just bought my first Jeep... few questions Mutt General FSJ Tech 15 05-05-2006 06:30 AM
Registered Numbers So Far 2nd Day East Coast FSJ Invasion 50 06-02-2005 01:00 PM
Have a lead on a wrecked 96 Silverado 4X2...drivetrain questions 243 General FSJ Tech 5 11-01-2003 09:13 AM
lots of drivetrain swap questions... rockcandy General FSJ Tech 7 09-19-2003 03:02 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
corner corner