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Old 01-17-2012, 09:59 PM   #61
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when i was lookin at buyin a jeep i was a lookin at my 2000 tj with a 2" BB and a 94 yj with a 3" BL i avoided the YJ because of the 3" BL.

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Any Jeep with a body lift I avoided. Not sure who screwed around with it. About to put 1'' on mine when I swap my frame. No harm in it, it's a nice addition to my 3'' of suspension, going up to 35'' tires and flat line fenders. 3'' is stupid.

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Back in 93 I bought a CJ with a 3" body lift because it was the only one I could find for sale. I didn't like the body lift but I was on tight budget and couldn't run larger tires without it. It eventually ruined the body mounts and cracked the frame. We all do what we have to to support our addiction but like any other addiction eventually you may pay the price.
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Back in 93 I bought a CJ with a 3" body lift because it was the only one I could find for sale. I didn't like the body lift but I was on tight budget and couldn't run larger tires without it. It eventually ruined the body mounts and cracked the frame. We all do what we have to to support our addiction but like any other addiction eventually you may pay the price.
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Maybe one day I'll be able to afford a good suspension lift but right now for $150 total my 3" bl & 2" bb will have to do.
Maybe if you had bought smaller tires you could have lifted it properly.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:04 PM   #66
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Any Jeep with a body lift I avoided. Not sure who screwed around with it. About to put 1'' on mine when I swap my frame. No harm in it, it's a nice addition to my 3'' of suspension, going up to 35'' tires and flat line fenders. 3'' is stupid.
i needed a 1" mml when I did mine, not sure if you already knew that
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Just for the heck of it.......Does anyone have any pic's of a jeep where the body lift failed?? Just asking...............
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Just for the heck of it.......Does anyone have any pic's of a jeep where the body lift failed?? Just asking...............
stay subscribed on to this thread and I'm sure you'll see some if these 3 inch body lifts failing in the near future
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that seems a bit over the top dont you think tjkris?
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No. There's 5 pages of some saying it ok the us a bl and more just bashing the hell out of them for saying it. Even saying stupid. Ok we get it. I'm out
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Maybe if you had bought smaller tires you could have lifted it properly.
Maybe if you & others who have nothing better to do than call others stupid could read the title of this thread to see someone was wanting to see others with 3" bl. Not to hear from people who don't. Maybe other's could see pictures of your Jeep & start telling you how you should have built yours or probably paid someone else to build it for you. I understand the dangers of what I do to my Jeep & don't need someone telling me I'm stupid or I built my Jeep wrong. I've built several 4x4's, install gear changes in my own differentials & a machinist by trade. I just wish that everyone didn't try & tell everyone else how to build their Jeep.
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Maybe if you & others who have nothing better to do than call others stupid could read the title of this thread to see someone was wanting to see others with 3" bl. Not to hear from people who don't. Maybe other's could see pictures of your Jeep & start telling you how you should have built yours or probably paid someone else to build it for you. I understand the dangers of what I do to my Jeep & don't need someone telling me I'm stupid or I built my Jeep wrong. I've built several 4x4's, install gear changes in my own differentials & a machinist by trade. I just wish that everyone didn't try & tell everyone else how to build their Jeep.
But why put a 3" BL on in the first place?
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Maybe if you & others who have nothing better to do than call others stupid could read the title of this thread to see someone was wanting to see others with 3" bl. Not to hear from people who don't. Maybe other's could see pictures of your Jeep & start telling you how you should have built yours or probably paid someone else to build it for you. I understand the dangers of what I do to my Jeep & don't need someone telling me I'm stupid or I built my Jeep wrong. I've built several 4x4's, install gear changes in my own differentials & a machinist by trade. I just wish that everyone didn't try & tell everyone else how to build their Jeep.
Sorry, but if you build 4x4 and you even reckoned putting a 3" BL on a wrangler then I'd like to see them.

BTW, to everyone on here thats saying "were bashers, we are know it alls" blah blah blah.

We never "hated" on someone elses Jeep, what we did was bash the worst idea called a 3" BL on a wrangler instead of getting a suspension lift or hell even a 2" BB and 1"BL.

We arent being know it alls, were being realists and youre being insensible and overrationable about our responses to something that has a very good chance at wrecking your rigs performance on or off the trail.

If we didnt care thered be more people with these, but they have read the negatives, gave them an honest to god rationalization of the idea, and decided against it.

Its not opinions, its a fact that a 3" BL is non-sensible and has no place in the Jeep world.
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Maybe if you & others who have nothing better to do than call others stupid could read the title of this thread to see someone was wanting to see others with 3" bl. Not to hear from people who don't. Maybe other's could see pictures of your Jeep & start telling you how you should have built yours or probably paid someone else to build it for you. I understand the dangers of what I do to my Jeep & don't need someone telling me I'm stupid or I built my Jeep wrong. I've built several 4x4's, install gear changes in my own differentials & a machinist by trade. I just wish that everyone didn't try & tell everyone else how to build their Jeep.
I just grew brolove for you. I to am a automotive machinist by trade. Though I recently made the change to something different. I like to think after building 800hp drag engines I can pretty much do what I Want but to get back on task. Here's another pic of my Tj with a 3 inch bl and 33s and I flex the hell out of it and yet the world does not stop rotating on its axis

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Sorry, but if you build 4x4 and you even reckoned putting a 3" BL on a wrangler then I'd like to see them.

BTW, to everyone on here thats saying "were bashers, we are know it alls" blah blah blah.

We never "hated" on someone elses Jeep, what we did was bash the worst idea called a 3" BL on a wrangler instead of getting a suspension lift or hell even a 2" BB and 1"BL.

We arent being know it alls, were being realists and youre being insensible and overrationable about our responses to something that has a very good chance at wrecking your rigs performance on or off the trail.

If we didnt care thered be more people with these, but they have read the negatives, gave them an honest to god rationalization of the idea, and decided against it.

Its not opinions, its a fact that a 3" BL is non-sensible and has no place in the Jeep world.
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doesn't anyone get it? it's a forum. it doesn't matter what the intention of the original post is its the responsibility of other in this jeep community to give their input. the past handful of posts were over the top. if you dont like what's being said then don't read it. I'll bet my jeep that there has been a handful of people within the past couple of days who have searched for 3 inch body lifts and saw these posts and decided against it. that's the point of this forum. I built half of my jeep on the experience of others. if you think that all there should be in this thread is pictures of 3 inch body lifts and people saying "I have one it gets the job done" then you're wrong, and that's a fact. the original poster might not agree, but if you
make a post you should want constructive criticism and you will get it whether you want it or not. I know I have and that's what stopped me from making poor decisions. individuals on this thread who have gone over the top have made opposed to this thread look like bad guys. everyone here gives their input and experience. the reader has the option I learn from it or make the same mistake.
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body lift been on my jeep sence i bought it 4 years ago and have had no issues with it. its a sturty jeep and i wheeled it semi hard befor i put the bigger tires on it. but it is my daily driver so i dont thrash it.
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not starting anythang but of all the comments. How many people have ran a jeep with a 3 inch body lift? if you did just answer with an i did and tell what bad happened and only the bad that happened from the body lift. i would like to know.. and pics would be of help with the problem you had
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I think the ratio of people who have a 3 inch body lift to those who have a suspension/combination of suspension and BL lift is enough to show 3 inch body lifts aren't the best idea but think what you want it's not my jeep
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I think the ratio of people who have a 3 inch body lift to those who have a suspension/combination of suspension and BL lift is enough to show 3 inch body lifts aren't the best idea but think what you want it's not my jeep
thank good its my jeep. have you had a 3 inch body lift on a jeep. and did it fail. i would like to see pics
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Body lifts place extra stress on the mounts the taller the lift the more stress they eventually start to crack and rust before you know it your three inch body lift goes through your floor i have seen it happen to a Toyota that use to wheel with us completely broke free of the body when he flopped it on the side. It's just not safe Most people build there jeep for reliability I know I did and suspension lift is the only way to go. If you don't have the funds go with a one to two inch coil spacer Also not the best but it's safer.


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akjk it looks like rust was the weakining factor on your jeep. i see rust around the structure. if that is the case the lift did not fail the cab rusted and i see more rust around in the picture as whell
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thank good its my jeep. have you had a 3 inch body lift on a jeep. and did it fail. i would like to see pics
if I had a 3 inch body lift and wheeled it half as hard as I do and used it as my DD half as much as I do I assure you I wouldn't last one year. that's what I have what I have. maybe yours will last because it doesn't seen mud that often and doesn't get a lot of miles put on. either way it doesn't effect me
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It's something to be said that people here are showing concern for your safety.. Imagine the physics of it.. or just thinking about leverage.. in any impact, the energy being released through the frame can only be transferred to the body by the bolts holding it on, longer bolts will give the body more leverage. Considering the sheet metal the body is made up of, its not well suited to handle that type of leverage during the transfer of energy. This is why while some states will have no laws regarding suspension lift, they will have laws regarding body lift. They are dangerous, there are numerous people who its happened to and have posted up on various forums.. try googling it. You will constantly receive negative feedback about such a high body lift because like everyone else they either knew in advance it was a bad idea, or researched it and found out it was a bad idea..

I am a strong opponent of body lifts, the only time i think they're even a good idea is when you're using it to clearance drivetrain components.. IE you did a motor swap and the transmission wont fit through the transmission tunnel. I don't like using motor mount lifts and body lifts to accomplish correcting driveline angles, i think if you plan to lift a vehicle it should be well thought out.. Besides a transfer case drop can be accomplished easily, and ive seen jeeps that do just fine with 4 inches of suspension lift and a 1" tcase drop without needing the extra clearance. There are cheaper ways to lift, as has been mentioned, you can get coil spacers, and i suppose if you really want 3" of lift then get a 1" body lift.. but a 3" body lift is asking for trouble, its not IF its going to happen, its WHEN.. In which case you pose an even bigger risk to yourself and those around you while you're driving..
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It's something to be said that people here are showing concern for your safety.. Imagine the physics of it.. or just thinking about leverage.. in any impact, the energy being released through the frame can only be transferred to the body by the bolts holding it on, longer bolts will give the body more leverage. Considering the sheet metal the body is made up of, its not well suited to handle that type of leverage during the transfer of energy. This is why while some states will have no laws regarding suspension lift, they will have laws regarding body lift. They are dangerous, there are numerous people who its happened to and have posted up on various forums.. try googling it. You will constantly receive negative feedback about such a high body lift because like everyone else they either knew in advance it was a bad idea, or researched it and found out it was a bad idea..

I am a strong opponent of body lifts, the only time i think they're even a good idea is when you're using it to clearance drivetrain components.. IE you did a motor swap and the transmission wont fit through the transmission tunnel. I don't like using motor mount lifts and body lifts to accomplish correcting driveline angles, i think if you plan to lift a vehicle it should be well thought out.. Besides a transfer case drop can be accomplished easily, and ive seen jeeps that do just fine with 4 inches of suspension lift and a 1" tcase drop without needing the extra clearance. There are cheaper ways to lift, as has been mentioned, you can get coil spacers, and i suppose if you really want 3" of lift then get a 1" body lift.. but a 3" body lift is asking for trouble, its not IF its going to happen, its WHEN.. In which case you pose an even bigger risk to yourself and those around you while you're driving..
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thank good its my jeep. have you had a 3 inch body lift on a jeep. and did it fail. i would like to see pics
OK... This is a pic of a 1.25" body lift. When i find the pic of the 3" BL i will post it on here. A 3" BL is just stupid and ridiculous. I don't care how poor you are a body lift over 1.25" unsafe. I don't see why you would put a 3" BL, put 35s on with stock brakes and steering. Why not just stay stock? If you cant afford to pay for a suspension lift and proper gears, steering and brakes. than you probably cant afford to pay for the extra gas and wear and tear from those 35s.

I just don't understand people that do things like this . They go the cheapest route possible, and endanger themselves and everyone else on the road. I mean seriously, do you not realize how much leverage is on those body bolts? Your rig is a screaming metal deathtrap, and an ugly one with that huge BL. Im not trying to be a jerk here but you are being a hardhead when people are trying to give you good honest advice.



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OK... This is a pic of a 1.25" body lift. When i find the pic of the 3" BL i will post it on here. A 3" BL is just stupid and ridiculous. I don't care how poor you are a body lift over 1.25" unsafe. I don't see why you would put a 3" BL, put 35s on with stock brakes and steering. Why not just stay stock? If you cant afford to pay for a suspension lift and proper gears, steering and brakes. than you probably cant afford to pay for the extra gas and wear and tear from those 35s.

I just don't understand people that do things like this . They go the cheapest route possible, and endanger themselves and everyone else on the road. I mean seriously, do you not realize how much leverage is on those body bolts? Your rig is a screaming metal deathtrap, and an ugly one with that huge BL. Im not trying to be a jerk here but you are being a hardhead when people are trying to give you good honest advice.




What happened to this jeep? That 1.25 Bl looks bad, accident?

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