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Old 07-27-2009, 06:23 PM   #1
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Need some straight up answers to my lift questions

Hey guys i have the new 17's of the jk's that i want to put on my yj they were a great deal so i bought them and i already got spacer/adapters so i gotta go through with this.

I am glad you guys gave me opinions on body lifts and shackle lifts but now i need straight answers
here are my questions

1.How much lift do i need to clear 32.1's ?
2.Does a body lift mess with the actual steering or anything like that the way i have heard that shackles do?
3.If i put on a 3" body lift will i have to do any other mods to say the radiator mount,shift handles anything like that?If yes,would i have to do these with a 2"?
4.What tools would i need to put the body lift on?
5.Any welding involved?

i want to keep costs as low as possible so i want to do it myself. I am sure i can do it but if you think i should take it to a pro please tell me i would like your opinion on that.

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Old 07-27-2009, 06:34 PM   #2
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In my opinion, either do it right or don't do it. Save up for a decent 3 inch lift kit. Don't mess with the hockey pucks and all that it entails.

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Old 07-27-2009, 06:38 PM   #3
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well what does it entail

and suspension lift is out of the question
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:14 PM   #4
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forgot to add
what are the body lift pucks made from?
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:25 PM   #5
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Question why is suspension lift out of the question? Its a very easy install. And wont cost you to much.

But if you just want to or need to. I really hate saying this, but dont go over a two in lift. So 2in at max, get the actual kit tho dont just add pucks. This way you will be replacing the whole bushing, that will make it a little safer and better. Then get again hate saying it but a 1in shackle lift also at max and if that amount.

Neither should really screw with anything, you may need to trim part of your tranny hub to beable to shift but nothing to much.

Or you can probably get away with the BL and trim your fenders or get tj flares
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:51 PM   #6
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so the lesser of the two evils would be?
and what is the tranny hub?
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:05 PM   #7
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Well it depends if you have a manual or automatic. If auto it doesnt matter. lol for the tranny hub, but its the bumped up part of the body in the inside that the 4x4 n tranny shifter are.

But if you cant go the suspension lift route, i say go with the 2in lift. And try the tires, see how much room you have and how much more you will need. Also do you go wheeling a lot and will you be flexing a lot.

But anyway, i say get a good i repeat good 2in bl and see how much room you have. You may be able to just trim your fenders and if needed add tj flares for the extra room. If you need more get a 1in greasable shackle lift and then if need trim your flares.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:17 PM   #8
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Hey guys i have the new 17's of the jk's that i want to put on my yj they were a great deal so i bought them and i already got spacer/adapters so i gotta go through with this.

I am glad you guys gave me opinions on body lifts and shackle lifts but now i need straight answers
here are my questions

1.How much lift do i need to clear 32.1's ?
2.Does a body lift mess with the actual steering or anything like that the way i have heard that shackles do?
3.If i put on a 3" body lift will i have to do any other mods to say the radiator mount,shift handles anything like that?If yes,would i have to do these with a 2"?
4.What tools would i need to put the body lift on?
5.Any welding involved?

i want to keep costs as low as possible so i want to do it myself. I am sure i can do it but if you think i should take it to a pro please tell me i would like your opinion on that.
1.to clear 32.1s about 2-3 lift
2.no a body lift will not mess with the steering your just rasing the body off the frame
3.ya with a 3"body lift you will have to move the radiator mounts and you may have to lengthen the shifter if you buy a kit it will include all that stuff and instrutions
4.a basic set of hand tools and a floor jack
5.thare are 2 pices that lift the grill that should be welded on you could screw then on if you wanted allso the shifter may need to me lengthend you would have to weld that
a lot of people on here hate body lifts im not shore why it is true that thay dont actually lift the truck just the body so you wont get any lift under the belly of the truck but thay give you the room for bigger tires with out messing with the steering and as for the safety thing im shore that thay will cause a little more body roll but thay are keeping you center of gravity lower then a suspension lift
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:21 AM   #9
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I don't take it off road at all,as in NEVER.This baby stays on the road and it is a manual.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:32 AM   #10
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Well then, go with the body lift and check if you need anymore room. You probably wont really need more if you dont flex. After that if you do need more go with the 1in shackle lift.

But really this is all not the best route to go and only recomend it if there is no possible way to go the suspension route.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:13 PM   #11
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hey i need some lift shackles any suggestions
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:21 PM   #12
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Yeah, go with the MORE boomerang(sp?) shackle. I hear good things about them, they have different sizes but dont go over a 1in lift.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:34 PM   #13
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ok thanks wear can i get some at
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:49 PM   #14
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check quadratic, MOREs website. I know Rough Country sells a set but they are more there RC but still the boomerng style.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:14 PM   #15
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Teraflex makes nice shackles. I would do a suspension lift on your ride. I have both, but it just boils down to cost. There are a lot of advantages and disadvantages to both products.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:30 PM   #16
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ok thanks ohhhh i want a suspension lift but i would dump my money in to it but i would rather race hey i race all the time chattanooga all the time well east brenert or what ever its called
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:56 PM   #17
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will i need to lengthen the shifter and change rad mounts if i only go with an 2" bl?
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:30 PM   #18
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You probably will need to i am really not to sure. But if you by a kit which you should, they should include the stuff to do it all.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:27 AM   #19
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Yea, all that stuff has to move. The kits sends an extension piece for your steering rod that has to be welded in and the front radiator drops down with brackets. The core support has 2 brackets that need to be welded in (most kits). Everything is step by step though. A good one day job for a first timer.

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