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Old 01-13-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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I was thinking about 3inch spacer? with nitro shocks in 3inch too much for a body lift?

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Old 01-13-2009, 08:46 PM   #2
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3" body lift is a no.

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Old 01-13-2009, 08:53 PM   #3
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what is good height for a body lift then
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:59 PM   #4
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1.25" at most because it requires much less than a 2" or greater...
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:02 PM   #5
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what size tires are you looking to run?
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:05 PM   #6
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well i was want to the spacers of a four inch lift kit but i dont wanna spend an arm and leg
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:15 PM   #7
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nothing to crazy for a BL I would suggest a JKS 1.25 BL and then maybe you could get some spacers and maybe look into a budget boost if you want OR save your money just a little bit longer and just get a suspension lift, then throw on some old man emu (OME) shocks and you would be set, to much of a body lift would look kind of funny, plus when you look at the big picture you would not want a 3" bod lift. are you goig to run some bigger tires, or use the ones you are rockin now, but to be honest with you, do what you want to your Jeep, don't get me wrong there are tons of people on this forum who can give you some of the best advice but what it really comes down to is what you got and what you want to spend, we all would love to spend every dime on our Jeeps but we can't so do what you can do. you could run something like a BL or spacers now, then later on down the trail get a suspension lift. who knows if YOU think it would look good by all means go ahead and do it man, if I saw you runnin a 3" BL hell id say nice Jeep to myself and give you a big fat Jeep wave! haha



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Old 01-13-2009, 09:27 PM   #8
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3 inch body lift is a disaster waiting to happen!!!
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3 inch body lift is a disaster waiting to happen!!!
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I was thinking about 3inch spacer? with nitro shocks in 3inch too much for a body lift?
what do u mean with nitro shocks? Body lifts dont need shocks...

As the body lift it self goes, i love my 2" bl and will never replace it with anything else.
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they put a lot of stress on the 11 bolts connecting you jeep to its frame, there are many highway accidents caused from the body ripping off the frame and im not making this up.. the trans and t case linkages will be off because the body is significantly higher off the frame... brake lines and possibly fuel lines will need extensions... also you get no benefits from a body lift other than stuffing big tires underneith.. there is no added axle travel and play in the suspension.. its the cheap and not safe way to lift a vehicle.. stop at a one inch body lift..
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[QUOTE=Giancarlo;308002]they put a lot of stress on the 11 bolts connecting you jeep to its frame, there are many highway accidents caused from the body ripping off the frame and im not making this up.. the trans and t case linkages will be off because the body is significantly higher off the frame... brake lines and possibly fuel lines will need extensions... also you get no benefits from a body lift other than stuffing big tires underneith.. there is no added axle travel and play in the suspension.. its the cheap and not safe way to lift a vehicle.. stop at a one inch body lift..[/QUOTE


Wow ive never heard of anybodys body ripping off
I know plenty of people with more than 1" of BL and I dont see their body rollin down the street
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dont mock me man im not kidding around here.. there a really unsafe way to lift a wrangler... not to mention they look like absolute shitt.. maybe you haven't been in the jeep community long enough or looked at enough forums about body lifts but anything past one inch is not good
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[QUOTE=Giancarlo;308022]dont mock me man im not kidding around here.. there a really unsafe way to lift a wrangler... not to mention they look like absolute shitt.. maybe you haven't been in the jeep community long enough or looked at enough forums about body lifts but anything past one inch

calm down nobody is mocking you, you have no idea who I am, or anything about me, dont assume things about people man its makes you look like a jerk.


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i just want to chime in here and maybe diffuse the situation..

giancarlo- hey bro you told him its unsafe and it looks like ass.. its all you can do. if he wants to cheap out and have his rig pointed out by everyone that sees it that theres a huge gap between the frame and body let him. maybe he thinks it look good?
if he wants to risk putting stress on the mounts, let him. if he wants to have a higher rollover risk on the trails, let em.


wavebacktothetj- bro i see where your coming from but remember, it DOES put extra strain on the body, and a body lift isnt something you just put on for a few months while you save up for a better lift.. most people keep them on. so not only do you risk rotting out those body areas if your in a salt state, you also already really running the risk of rolling it on the trails as well. a suspension lift will give you more flex so you can go up grades without the jeep rolling to one side, a body lift will give you more clearance, but you still have the stock suspension flex so your just asking for trouble. granted yes there are plenty people in the world who drive the hell out of 3 inch body lifts and have never had problems, but the facts still remain that it is unsafe and runs you at higher risks for certain things.


i hate to see two guys who have helped me in the past get into it over something as stupid as a body lift lol.

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i just want to chime in here and maybe diffuse the situation..

giancarlo- hey bro you told him its unsafe and it looks like ass.. its all you can do. if he wants to cheap out and have his rig pointed out by everyone that sees it that theres a huge gap between the frame and body let him. maybe he thinks it look good?
if he wants to risk putting stress on the mounts, let him. if he wants to have a higher rollover risk on the trails, let em.


wavebacktothetj- bro i see where your coming from but remember, it DOES put extra strain on the body, and a body lift isnt something you just put on for a few months while you save up for a better lift.. most people keep them on. so not only do you risk rotting out those body areas if your in a salt state, you also already really running the risk of rolling it on the trails as well. a suspension lift will give you more flex so you can go up grades without the jeep rolling to one side, a body lift will give you more clearance, but you still have the stock suspension flex so your just asking for trouble. granted yes there are plenty people in the world who drive the hell out of 3 inch body lifts and have never had problems, but the facts still remain that it is unsafe and runs you at higher risks for certain things.


i hate to see two guys who have helped me in the past get into it over something as stupid as a body lift lol.

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your right it is stupid to argue over a body lift, im done im not here to make other Jeepers mad im one to
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:26 PM   #17
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calm down nobody is mocking you, you have no idea who I am, or anything about me, dont assume things about people man its makes you look like a jerk.
like i said earlier and speep verified its unsafe and looks bad.. im not looking like jerk im the one giving information to someone who is less informed on a certain topic.. the jerk is the one who wont accept the constructive criticism as something that is only to help someone
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I think he apologized...^^^settle down.
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I'm sorry if I offended you, I will probably need your help later on at some point, im not looking to piss anybody off here
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i'm gunna have to agree w/ the nay-sayers on the 3" body lift. i don't like them b/c they look terrible and they put a lot of stress on the mount bolts. also, imo, a 3" spacer lift is way too big for a spacer lift. you are going to run into a lot of issues w/ the drivetrain. a 2" is the most i would do w/ a spacer lift.
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A 3" BL will involve moving the radiator shroud and extending the filler hose for the fuel tank. I didn't have to extend my fuel hose for my 1.25" BL but I can see the need for a life > 1.25".
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A 3" BL will involve moving the radiator shroud and extending the filler hose for the fuel tank. I didn't have to extend my fuel hose for my 1.25" BL but I can see the need for a life > 1.25".
a 3" bl will involve moving the entire radiator on drop brackets, extending the filler hose for the fuel tank, adding a lift bracket for the steering bracket right in front and bellow the brake booster, cutting a tiny piece of the radiator bracket if you have AC, It will also come with a drop bracket for the tcase shifter, some come with spacer or extension for the transmission shifter as well. Perhaps there might be something that i'm missing but i'm not sure.

I had to do those on my 2" bl and honestly i will do it again. The end result is i can cover up my 2" bl because brackets from the factory flip backwards to lift everything up almost 2" leaving your rig looking stock but taller. You cannot flip stuff backwards with under 1.75" body lift since then you will not have any space.

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