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Old 12-16-2006, 02:59 PM   #1
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lift question

I know, I know. I keep asking question after question about this, bear with me. Least this isn't another thread where I pick little bits of y'alls personalities to snicker about.

I'm looking at a relatively small lift since I only want 31 or 32 inch tires. I'm wondering why the OME lift that I'm eyeing comes with a 1" body lift.

What's the point of adding a body lift instead of just adding a bigger suspension lift?

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Old 12-16-2006, 03:23 PM   #2
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What's the point of adding a body lift instead of just adding a bigger suspension lift?
cost is the first factor I can think of.

if the lift is small enough and then you add a body lift, you won't have to get into an SYE or new driveshaft or anything like that but will still have the clearance for tires.

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Old 12-16-2006, 04:15 PM   #3
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Also, when you start looking at armor and skid plates there are much more products available if you're using a 1 - 1.25" BL.

Why wouldn't you want a 1" BL?
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I'm not sure, Scout. That's why I asked.

So, there's a point to the body lift? It's not a short cut?
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I'm not sure, Scout. That's why I asked.

So, there's a point to the body lift? It's not a short cut?
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Old 12-16-2006, 04:51 PM   #6
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Filler opinion here...you know I have a spacer lift with new shocks and got the impression from all the recommendations here that for light off-roading the spacer lift would be fine. I like it and it was cheap. I got the skyjacker and have 32's. I heard and read that with body lifts come additional mods. is that right?
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Old 12-16-2006, 04:58 PM   #7
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if you get a 1'' BL and a 1'' MML, that'll be all you need....no extra mods necessary. the 1'' MML will help any vibes that might ever occur with the BB and keep the fan out of the shroud. it's when you go above 1'' that you would need to start looking at shifter linkage mods, brake line extensions, etc.
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Also, when you start looking at armor and skid plates there are much more products available if you're using a 1 - 1.25" BL.

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This is the main reason I went with the 1.25" BL and MML. All my future plans of the Jeep like Tummy Tucks and a new gas tank skid will work much better with a body lift. Not many tummy tucks will work without a body lift.

Plus an extra inch clearance under the oil pan never hurts and helps cut down on the chance of driveline vibes.
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This is the main reason I went with the 1.25" BL and MML. All my future plans of the Jeep like Tummy Tucks and a new gas tank skid will work much better with a body lift. Not many tummy tucks will work without a body lift.

Plus an extra inch clearance under the oil pan never hurts and helps cut down on the chance of driveline vibes.
Agreed (again). I do not have a BL and my choices in Tummy Tucks is pretty limited. Looks like Nth is about the best out there for anyone without a BL. Although, I'm still up in the air about the BL. I might be leaning that direction.
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Although, I'm still up in the air about the BL. I might be leaning that direction.
i've got one with a mml coming for xmas!
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i've got one with a mml coming for xmas!
Cool! What did you get?
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Agreed (again). I do not have a BL and my choices in Tummy Tucks is pretty limited. Looks like Nth is about the best out there for anyone without a BL. Although, I'm still up in the air about the BL. I might be leaning that direction.
I think the N'th offers the most clearance for those without a BL. But I recall some people over on RoF getting the Medic to work without a BL. However I think it has about an inch less ground clearance then the N'th.

IMO I would rather install a body lift then the hammer (dimple) the under body of the Jeep to make it fit.
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Old 12-16-2006, 06:04 PM   #13
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Yeah I've read the same thing too over there. I'm not a big fan of hammering out the floor pan to make something fit. I'm 70/30 leaning towards to BL and the Nth.
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Cool! What did you get?
M.O.R.E 1'' BL system and bombproof 1'' MML

i'm excited!
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M.O.R.E 1'' BL system and bombproof 1'' MML

i'm excited!

Kewl!!! How bout a write-up of the install?
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Kewl!!! How bout a write-up of the install?
oh don't worry. now that i have the digi, there will be the write-up and the lots of pics! won't be til the first of the year tho.
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oh don't worry. now that i have the digi, there will be the write-up and the lots of pics! won't be til the first of the year tho.
That's allright. We'll wait.
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body lift gives you a little more height (only the body of course) to fit bigger tires but it doesn't affect the driveline.
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Old 12-17-2006, 01:59 AM   #19
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body lift gives you a little more height (only the body of course) to fit bigger tires but it doesn't affect the driveline.
Yep...

Body Lift - see how the bumper stays in place while the headlights get higher?



Suspension - see how the bumper gets higher with the headlights and the tires get bigger?



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Old 12-17-2006, 10:26 PM   #20
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what size tires are on the jeep in the second pic?
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:28 PM   #21
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It's photoshopped, bigjeep. The tires were just blown up digitally.
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It's photoshopped, bigjeep. The tires were just blown up digitally.
your joking right?

i was kidding.
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:34 PM   #23
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I didn't see a smirk on your face
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:45 PM   #24
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Yep...

Body Lift - see how the bumper stays in place while the headlights get higher?



Suspension - see how the bumper gets higher with the headlights and the tires get bigger?




That's awsome! Great illustration!
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Thanks scout! I try my best lol
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Az to me that looks like a 5" bodylift

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