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Old 10-09-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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Body lift question

So I was thinking about getting the performance accessories 1.25 inch body lift in preparation for a tummy tuck down the road and I had a few questions. If I get a 1 inch motor mount lift with the body lift can I do away with the shifter linkage bracket? and also if I use a engine mount lift will this cause drive line vibrations and the necessity of a transfer case drop till the tummy tuck? sorry if these are dumb questions I'm new to this. Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-09-2010, 03:53 PM   #2
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:03 PM   #3
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Why dont you look into coil spacers?What are you wanting out of the bl?
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:09 PM   #4
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4 inch longarm with coil spacers I run 35s.No problem
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:10 PM   #5
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I did the 1.25 body lift along with the mml and got ride of my transfer case drop. I too am wanting to tummy tuck as soon as the money for SYE is there.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:12 PM   #6
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The OEM set-up uses a bell crank that pivots between a transfer case mounting bracket and a body mount. When the transfer case moves during a transmission retro-fit or a flat skid plate is used, so does the transfer case shifter mounting bracket which will cause a misalignment of the transfer case shifter bell crank. Body lifts will also cause misalignment.

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Old 10-09-2010, 06:18 PM   #7
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Just say no to Body Lifts...
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:24 PM   #8
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There's not a thing wrong with a 1" body lift. I'll agree if you're talking 2" or 3" body lifts however. Not to mention a 1" body lift is required for such things as a tummy-tuck t-case skidplate, Atlas transfer case, etc. Plus if you need, for example, 5" of lift to clear 35" tires, a 4" suspension lift plus a 1" body lift will give a lower center of gravity than a 5" suspension lift will. No big deal if you do easy trails but that lower COG can make the difference in rolling or flopping on an extremely steep or off-camber trail.
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There's not a thing wrong with a 1" body lift. I'll agree if you're talking 2" or 3" body lifts. Not to mention a 1" body lift is required for such things as a tummy-tuck t-case skidplate, Atlas transfer case, etc. Plus if you need, for example, 5" of lift to clear 35" tires, a 4" suspension lift plus a 1" body lift will give a lower center of gravity than a 5" suspension lift will. No big deal if you do easy trails but that lower COG can make the difference in rolling or flopping on an extremely steep or off-camber trail.
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There's not a thing wrong with a 1" body lift. I'll agree if you're talking 2" or 3" body lifts however. Not to mention a 1" body lift is required for such things as a tummy-tuck t-case skidplate, Atlas transfer case, etc. Plus if you need, for example, 5" of lift to clear 35" tires, a 4" suspension lift plus a 1" body lift will give a lower center of gravity than a 5" suspension lift will. No big deal if you do easy trails but that lower COG can make the difference in rolling or flopping on an extremely steep or off-camber trail.
What all do I need to do a 1" BL ?
In time I'm going with 3.75 or 4" lift , SYE , and tummy tuck but I want to start with the BL .I gess I'm asking what else should I buy with the BL to make things alittle smoother for the next step ? I dont have the cash to do it all at once so it will be in stages over the next 6 months
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What all do I need to do a 1" BL ?
In time I'm going with 3.75 or 4" lift , SYE , and tummy tuck but I want to start with the BL .I gess I'm asking what else should I buy with the BL to make things alittle smoother for the next step ? I dont have the cash to do it all at once so it will be in stages over the next 6 months
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l. Dont waste your money on a body lift
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Very little is needed for a small body lift (1.25 or less). I did the JKS and everything was included - if I recall correctly, it consisted of new bolts, the 'pucks' that do the actual lifting, and a transfer case shift linkage drop bracket. Installation was very easy. I do recommend doing the MML with it though, otherwise you will be drillng new holes for your fan shroud.
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:18 PM   #13
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So even with a MMl ill still need the transfer case shift linkage bracket?
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