im looking into a 2 inch suspension lift...what is the most economical way to do this...any kits around?
Quite a few kits, I'll list the ones I've used and my opinion:
1. Big Blue (by Bearmach - sold by DAP-Inc in the US). I had two sets, one set was a 2" lift and the other was a 3" lift (both on my 88 RR). I used them with Bilstein shocks. The combination was perfecr because the springs were soft but the shocks were hard. They flexed well but the only problem is that they started to sag after a few years. Most of the products I've seen from Bearmach are inexpensive but you get what you pay for.
2. OME MD - I had them on my wife's 96 D1 and she didn't like them. The ride was too hard and the truck would bounce on curves. She begged me to remove them so I replaced them with a 3" AG lift (that's our brand coils that we are testing). It's been a year now and the springs have held up fine, no sagging. We use my wife's Disco for "long travel" with lots of cargo. Last year we went on a camping trip to the Cape (6 hours from me) with 7 people in the Disco and seven bikes plus all our camping gear and the spring shelp up pretty good. One more thing about the OMEs, you won't get a 3" lift from them, max is 2.5.....
3. Scorpion Racing - I have the 2.5 on my 95 D1 and they aren't as hard as the OME and have a lifetime warranty. Yep, lifetime, only springs I know of that have a lifetime warranty. And they come in a trillion different sizes and load ratings. For example, the Front RR springs come in 12 different configurations from standard height to 3" with different load levels (25% up to 85%). And they make them for many different vehicles (LR, Suzuki, Jeep, MB, etc). They come matched.
4. RTE - I've heard they had problems with the older springs (sagging and breaking) but they've corrected the problem. I have a set of 3" Front springs which I never installed sitting in my shed. They have springs up to 5" of lift.
5. Northwestparts - haven't heard much about their springs but I've spoken to them a few times and they seem like nice people.
Ok, that's just my opinion, I'm sure others will chime in with their opinions and hopefully you'll be able to decide what's best for you.